Monday, October 06, 2008

Orange Santan Flowers

Today's Flowers


Santan

I shot these flowers by the entrance of the Bauang Church in Bauang, La Union. From the national highway, church goers still have quite a lot of steps to walk before entering the church itself, and on that pathway are these super beautiful flowers! As soon as I saw it, I didn't hesitate to take out my camera and just shoot the blooms!

Like what I said in our family blog, this flower brings back memories of my childhood when my playmates and I used to sip the sweet nectar from each flower. If you see a flower like this, just try it, pick a flower and pull this string-like something in the middle, and sip the water from it... it's sweet! =)

*** Jenn ***

27 comments:

lucy said...

The flowers are beautiful...the color is so vibrant. Your story reminds me of how we used to suck on the honey suckle flowers to taste the sweet necter when I was a child as well. Stop in and say hello. I have been busy!

ellen b said...

These are very pretty. It's great to always have your camera ready
:0)

Luiz Ramos said...

I like that flower very much: red, white too, beautiful colors.

April said...

These are gorgeous! I love their bright color. I have never sipped the nectar of a flower, but would like to try it sometime. Beautiful photo!

Dar's Foto Faze said...

The color is so cheery. Really good shot.

Laerte Pupo said...

Beautiful flowers. They have a very intense bright red.

Connie said...

Beautiful flowers. My son sucks the nectar from Honeysuckle flowers.

Leora said...

So bright. Not at all like the ones I'm used to seeing here in New Jersey. Lovely.

Denise said...

Hi there, beautiful colors, beautiful flowers and a beautiful photo. That is interesting about sipping the nectar as a child. I have never had this experience and it sounds like a lovely memory from your childhood and that's what childhood is all about. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the nice comment.

Gill - That British Woman said...

just perfect........

Gill in Canada

piedmontperspective said...

Gorgeous! Your santan flowers look like our ixora's, only with smaller leaves. Well done, Jenn!

dot said...

These are gorgeous! I used to sip the nectar from honey suckle when I was a kid. Still do it now when I can find some!

Lizete Vicari said...

Parabens, lindas flores!
Um abraço. Lizete

msdewberry said...

Those flowers are very pretty.

MumbaiiteAnu said...

Beautiful flowers. Oh yes, I now recollect that we used to suck the nectar too. Forgot to mention that in my flower post.
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jennyL said...

we have the same flower jen .. abundant ang flower na ito these days ano.

Roses and stuff said...

These flowers are new to me. Lovely!
/Katarina

Lawstude said...

my girlfriend will definitely love this. i will invite her to see this and spray perfume all around the room to have the blossom effect. lols. great post. i truly enjoyed it.

Reader Wil said...

Thanks for the interesting post. Lovely to drink the nectar from a plant like this.

Quiet Paths said...

Red is grand. You picked a beautiful subject. Great shot.

lepis said...

What a great photo of very interestin looking flower. Never seen such a thing before. Enjoyable.

Maria said...

Beautiful flowers, very exotic!

Norm said...

ohh!! I miss my place jen, daming dwarf na santan sa lugar namin...

dulce said...

Nice photo!

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Your post is wonderful!
The red flowers are fantastic!
A great vision!
Thanks for posting in TODAY'S FLOWERS!
Hope to see you every time in TF!

Luiz & Denise - From TF team.

mirage2g said...

Like you I enjoy doing that with Santan! I vividly remember this flower with colors in red, white, pink, creme too!

Seems wala nyan dito...

Visiting from ViennaDaily.

Ann said...

Ixora
Hi Jen,

This is known as Ixora. Is Santan a flipino name?

I have the same experience as you, sucking in the sweet nectar. Childhood days, no worries.

Ann

 
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