Friday, August 28, 2009

Friday Fleurish: Thou Wilt Not Wilt


It's Friday Fleurish, and here are some sculptural beauties for the weekend ahead: Lobster claws. I must confess, I don't usually gravitate to these as a cut flower. But no matter how much I might droop from the unseasonable heat we're - err, "enjoying" at the moment, these hardy heliconias will stay fresh for quite some time. Heat? What heat! In fact, they are begging for more humidity but I'm hoping they'll have to wait until summer proper for that to kick in. If they play their cards right, I'll take them into the bathroom while I shower... not an offer I make lightly.

Happy Friday Fleurish to you!

17 comments:

  1. Took a pic of some lobster claws at my local botanic garden, but your drawing is so much better. Hope they enjoy their communal shower w/you!

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  2. Lobster claws or peeping heliconias? :D
    The touch of pink is so pretty with the yellow. Your drawing is so much better than the photos in the link!

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  3. Totally agree with "from cali", I do prefer your drawing !
    I am so sorry. After checking on Internet, I though Brisbane area was the part of Australia I could consider visiting thanks to its relativey temperate weather !!! Accept all my "sympathy" for the heat !!!

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  4. Alexa ~ thank you! I'll make sure they keep their claws to themselves.

    Cali ~ thanks, and LOL! I think I'll have to shower in the dark now.

    Marylène ~ merci! Our weather is generally gorgeous, especially in spring and autumn! It's just been a freaky thing this last week. Pay no attention. :)

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  5. This is another painting of yours i really adore..its simple and so nice..

    how long will you finish each painting?

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  6. I'll just carry these in to the beach bungalow.

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  7. I think we're having the same kind of weather here in SoCal. Yesterday, I carried groceries up two flights of stairs in the unbearable heat and turned into a raging crankypants.

    So you don't often hand out invitations to accompany you into the shower, eh? I'd bet if RDJ called, you'd give him a season pass! [Was that too steamy?]

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  8. Thanks, Finie and Mise. :) Finie, it varies a lot depending on the detail and size. Sometimes less than an hour, but often, more.

    altadenahiker ~ ahh, that's kind of you, thanks!

    PCN ~ LOL, 'a raging crankypants'. I can't imagine it! As for the invite, RDJ is an entirely different matter, as you well understand...

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  9. RDJ?? I thought the hub's name was Bruce ;~}

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  10. Oh, um, err - he likes to think of himself as Robert the Bruce... {phew}.

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  11. Beautiful and lovely !! Have a wonderful weekend..Unseen Rajasthan

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  12. Shell, my brother-in-law's name is Robert but everyone calls him Bruce because "he doesn't look like a Robert" (this was established long before I met him).

    It's just the same kind of situation with your husband, right? ;-)

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  13. MmeB ~ :)

    Unseen Rajasthan ~ thanks ~ you too!

    PCN ~ Oh, THAT's it ~ absolutely ~ thanks for reminding me, heh heh.

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  14. Talk about wilting. I'm an old piece of lettuce it's so hot here.

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  15. Margaret ~ lettuce could certainly take a leaf out of the Lobster claw's book when it comes to heat endurance.

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