21 Oct

I took this picture yesterday during a lull in one of the almost continuous ‘drizzle days’ we now are being subjected to.

So far….7 out of the last 8 days have been….hmmm…well…let’s say …gray….or grey if you prefer.

They are flowers which my wife planted and she DOESN’T know the proper name of them

I believe they are ‘unofficially’ called Chinese Lantern plants but somehow that sounds neither Latin nor very scientific.

It does, however describe them to a tea…..sorry…had to slip in a Chinese reference if I could.

These last well into the fall weather and I think they will actually freeze and keep their shape until spring….theoretically as these will be long blown down by my tractor/snowblower combo.

Still and all they are definitely a standout flower in my mind.


Posted by on October 21, 2011 in Uncategorized


7 responses to “ORBS…..JUST A FEW.

  1. danudin

    October 21, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    I don’t know from smellies, but Gung Hee Fat Chou to you whenever that comes around again!

  2. KarenAnn

    October 21, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Such a bright spot in the dreary fall weather! I love seeing the raindrops on the surfaces of these lanterns. Your photo makes me want to try growing these next year. Send some of that rain our way…please!!!

  3. Tony

    October 22, 2011 at 4:46 am

    Love these flowers, too, we had some in the garden, but they didn’t get the red color.

  4. jackscrap

    October 22, 2011 at 5:02 am

    Your close-in shot makes them almost appear big enough to be umbrellas, something you’re probably having nightmares about.

  5. lsvejda

    October 22, 2011 at 6:50 am

    Love the close up of the Chinese Lanterns with the rain drops to crisp and clear. Rainy days bring their own beauty.

  6. pcphoto

    October 23, 2011 at 10:29 am

    First, I am happy that gray/grey day and rain did not keep you indoors. If it had you wouldn’t have seen the Lanterns then we wouldn’t have gotten to see these beautiful orbs!
    Remember rain does not need to be shoveled 🙂

    • Wayne

      October 23, 2011 at 12:50 pm

      Too true 😦 We’ll be shoveling the rain in a few months…..maybe sooner.


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