Tuesday, July 15, 2014

I spy with my little eye..

.... Well, not exactly.  I spy with the camera eye; mine can't see nearly this well.

The Hoya plant is trying to bloom for the 3rd time this year.... this was the last flower clump, only about a month ago...gee, have I had this camera that long already?  The summer has flown.  I still have no clue how to use it..but, am having lots of fun just trying it here and there.

Anyway... look how waxy they appear before they bloom... maybe even plastic....don't look real at all to me.

And closer yet...I see little hairs on the stems...you have to click to enlarge to see those....hahahhaha..

When the flowers open, the centre looks like a title plastic star...and the petals.. ...   barely a hint of pink...and, so soft and fuzzy looking... they have the most amazing scent in last evening and early morning.  It permeates the whole house.  Apparently it is to attract a certain type of moth.


Dolores said...

Amazing what you can see when you zoom in close to things. I wish I had a fragrant flower/plant. I love the scent.

Abi said...

Its really beautiful!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

How beautiful! I have tried several times to grow a hoya but can never seem to manag4e to keep them alive. For some reason plants don't survive at all in the apartment we're in, although I could at least grow African violets and cactus in the house. Different exposure I think.

Anonymous said...

What beautiful flowers!

Twiglet said...

Beautiful - I wish we had smellivision. x Jo

Lin said...

Those are really great photos of that flower! And yes, it almost looks like they are fake.