Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Wonders of Nature

I was wandering around the yard today with my new camera looking for something interesting to shoot. I happened to notice these odd looking buds on the magnolia my mother-in-law gave me about 20 years ago. It's one of my most favorite plants in the yard and today it took on a whole new look for me. I've never noticed these before and was fascinated by what they look like.




A baby bird just hatched?



This looks like a bug.....



My all-out favorite.....

"I'm watching you!"




23 comments:

Laoch of Chicago said...

Wow, nice.

Badass Geek said...

Interesting!

Good macro shots.

mama-face said...

You must have a beautiful yard. I love your captions. Good eye!

How's my Cranberry Bush doing? :)

Cairo Typ0 said...

That "i'm watching you" pic was kinda scary. LOL Great pics! :)

New England Girl said...

The last few photos look very sinister... and a bit creepy! :) Lovely photos though. Your new camera takes great photos!

Tammy Howard said...

Ohmigosh! New camera, new eyes, huh? Really cool. And that flower/snake - I'm showing that to my youngest - that's the sort of thing she can write a story about...

dadshouse said...

Little Shop of Horrors!!! That "I'm watching you" one is creepy

kaye said...

how very interesting. I've seen a magnolia tree only once. How wonderful to have one in your yard.

Vodka Logic said...

That is creepy looking. almost scary. Thanks for the photos

honeywine said...

Am I the only one who saw a penis there? Ooookay... lol Now I need to go out and check my magnolia's for lewd buds.

Just Breathe said...

Strangest thing I have ever seen.
Weird!

BONNIE K said...

very bizarre. I have a magnolia and have never seen anything like this. And honeywine is not alone - I was thinking it must be my crazy mind, but one of those pix was a bit phallic looking.

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Indeed strange, yet beautiful. If they open more, take more pics.

Chanda said...

Great pictures! The "I'm Watching You" one is very interesting. I need to check out my magnolia tree. I don't think it has anything like this on it. Hmmm.

Housewife Savant said...

Creepy cool. Good pix. We remain in awe of Southern Illinois flora (coming from Northern Wisconsin) and Magnolia TREES are part of it.
Is that a Magnolia TREE?

Pam said...

Beautiful and creepy all at the same time. I need to pick your brain about your new camera. Katie is going to do photography for her senior project - it's something she's always been interested in. And I'm thinking about upgrading her camera for her. I may as well take advantage of all the research you just did.

Brittany said...

Incredible!

BPOTW said...

Amazing stuff when you look at it from all around!

Laura said...

Its amazing how nature mimics itself. Love the photos..came over from Saturday Sits Sharfest..love your blog..Have a great day!!

mbkatc230 said...

Nice macro shots! Love "I'm watching you". Really unusual buds, and they made for some great photos. Visiting from Words of Wisdom photo gallery, glad I stopped by. Kathy

WhiteSockGirl aka The Fabulous Bitch said...

Beautiful. In a creepy kinda way, but so amazing.

Visiting from WOW's photo gallery

Low Expectations said...

Great pictures! It sure is something interesting to look at!

Stopping over from WOW

Rachel Cotterill said...

Wow, those really are unusual - the last one is just like a dragon! Fantastic.

Visiting from WOW.

 

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