Friday, September 3, 2010

Sempervivum in Bloom



(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it.)

We have quite a few varieties of sempervivum (hens and chicks) around our yard. A hen will sometimes bloom before it dies, and although it is sad to lose a hen, the blossoms, though small, are beautiful. This picture was taken last month.

30 comments:

Mildred said...

I think these little blooms are so intricate. What a great photo you have shared today George.

Brookville Daily Photo said...

These are nice blooms. I don't remember if our hens and chickens bloomed or not. I don't remember any this nice.

Sandra said...

when I enlarged to study this one, they look like stars that have been crowned with beautiful crowns in the middle. beautiful

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I enlarged the picture,and those flowers are exquisite.It pays to take note of the little things.Thanks.
❀ Ruth

Rajesh said...

Beautiful flowers, lovely colors.

Happyone :-) said...

They look delicate and pretty. My hens and chicks never bloom. :-(

rainfield61 said...

The flowers just bloom for you.
You see, the rest that prefer to stay behind are far from blooming.

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

I didn't know they bloomed...of course I can't grow them so of course I didn't know they bloomed. I've always killed them before they had a chance to bloom!!!
Thanks for sharing George and have a wonderful weekend!!!

Sunny said...

This really is a lovely picture. What delicate blossoms and beautiful colors.
Happy Weekend :)
☼ Sunny

Ginny said...

Gosh, I don't know if I've seen any in bloom! I must have, but for sure not this pretty! They have never been one of my favorites, but I wouldn't turn this one down if someone offered it! Very cute! I hope you have a lovely time with your parents and the weather stays good.

Debbie Smith said...

I don't think I knew that they bloomed either. What a delightful little flower though!
Have a fabulous day!

Regina said...

Very pretty!

imac said...

They are very pretty George.

LV said...

I have a little plant that I call hen and chicken. It certainly does not look like this. I have never seen this. I love it.

teca said...

Lovely... lovely...

Kisses.

A Lady's Life said...

You make me want to continue painting now again.
I am into knitting. Made six hats and 2 + scarves so far. When my hands begin to hurt I will go back to painting hahahahaha

Anna said...

George, I think I have the same here. Beautiful serene capture. Flowers are always nice to see. Anna :)

Carletta said...

My Mom has had hens and chicks for years and I've never seen them bloom like this.
This is lovely!

Tes said...

I love the intricate design with its crown-like pistils that frame that neon-green center. Lovely! Good composition too, George. Artistically photographed.

EG Wow said...

Nice shot of the blooms, George. It always surprises me when the hens and chicks bloom, I don't know why!

SandyCarlson said...

My Gram had these all over her yard, but I was never around when they bloomed. Gorgeous!

Janie said...

Those are lovely flowers, and a nice photo of them.

Reader Wil said...

I have never seen these flowers. How nice that they should be called "hens and chickens". They are very beautiful. Great picture, George!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Interesting flower!

Indrani said...

They look like miniature stars. Beautiful.

Ann said...

I have not seen flowers like this.

http://annsnowchin.blogspot.com/2010/09/macroflower-flat-succulent.html

because of my new plant, I have been googling into succulents.

How true that the hens die. I had a whole wall with hens and chicks. I know they were there last year. But since I started blogging, i ignored my plants. I went to the wall to take photos today. They had all gone. Very very strange, and I feel guilty for ignoring my plants.

Pam said...

I enlarged your photo and I was amazed to see the tiny hairs on the buds. You are quite the pro photographer, George.
I think hens and chicks are so delightful to look at, I love them...I guess in part because they remind me of my grandmother.. happy memories, thanks for sharing the joy of all of your magnificent flowers, George.

Have a blessed Sunday and enjoy time with your sweetheart!

THE OLD GEEZER said...

What a beautiful flower! :-)

Scott said...

What a delicate and beautiful little flower. From the hairs on the edges, that you can see when you enlarge it, I would say it's quite tiny. Love the colors.

CR said...

Excellent.