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photoblog image Pensthorpe Reserve #2

Pensthorpe Reserve #2

The second photo in this short series from Pensthorpe Nature Reserve, Norfolk is of a Red Hot Poker flower in one of the garden areas.  As it was by then September we felt these were in good shape for still being about that late in the season.

Details of the reserve are available at http://www.pensthorpe.com/ and it is well worth a visit, particularly if you enjoy walking.

 

 

 

Pensthorpe Reserve #2

The second photo in this short series from Pensthorpe Nature Reserve, Norfolk is of a Red Hot Poker flower in one of the garden areas.  As it was by then September we felt these were in good shape for still being about that late in the season.

Details of the reserve are available at http://www.pensthorpe.com/ and it is well worth a visit, particularly if you enjoy walking.

 

 

 

comments (14)

They're lovely Brian: reminds me of where I grew up (some say I never did)
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chris, as this was September I thought it a bit late in the season for these but there they were.
Wonderful capture of this beautiful flower Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, I must admit to giving them a very slight twiddle in the colours.
I was a little scared of these as a child, Brian. I think the name put me off.
Brian Walbey: It's funny how a simple thing like these flowers can cause unrest when we were children isn't it. Thanks for your comment Chad.
  • Tracy
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Nov 2008, 10:26
Lovely looking flowers Brian.smile
I can honestly say neither Chris/Chad or Bill have grown up Briansmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks for your comment Tracy. Grown up or not it's a good job the lads weren't in short trousers when they met you and Astrid smile
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 4 Nov 2008, 11:04
Beautiful flowers Brian nicely captured
Brian Walbey: Thanks Aussie, they are really nice and Maureen grows some in our back garden every summer.
Lovely colours. Nicely captured Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Janet for your very kind comment.
Fabulous colours Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks I an, they are a very colourful plant aren't they.
  • FLOOG
  • The windmills of my mind
  • 4 Nov 2008, 14:42
Such vibrancy in those spectacular colours. Superb
Brian Walbey: Thanks Paul, at least they brighten up this dull weather we are having, memories of summer.
I think we did consider short trousers. They are a flower from childhood. Every garden seemed to have them along with marigolds ans sweet williams.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill, a little secret between you, me and the rest of SC smile This image has had a bit of the "Orton" technique applied to it which has brought out the colours so much stronger.
They are certainly a bizarre flower form but I think rather splendid and flamboyant ... It reminds me didn't Edward second have a rather intimate altercation with a red hot poker ;-) richard
Brian Walbey: Lol Richard, I suspect what you suggest re Edward II might have brought tears to his eyes smile
These are flowers that we can't grow easily here (Alberta) and it's a shame as they are very interesting. You've caught their detail and color well.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Dawn, we have some of these in our garden at home but not as good as the ones in this picture.
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Nov 2008, 20:13
They are in remarkably good shape for that time of year.

The upper part of one on the left looks almost like somebody in a ball gown.

What's that Bill Phillips doing talking about "short trousers"? I thought he'd have grown out of them a good few years ago!
Brian Walbey: I don't think Bill, or any man our age, and short trousers go together Ellie :-D. Thanks for your comment, thse did seem to be very good for early Autumn.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 4 Nov 2008, 20:28
Orange is my colour, when this opened I just stared, very well captured....
I try to 'picturit' Biil in 'short trousers' ask me again when I finish my Bacon Buttie...gringrin
Brian Walbey: Lol Astrid. Bill and short trousers, no thanks. Glad you like my picture, we had an audio/visual evening at my camera club last night, Tuesday, and saw a short presentation of the Dutch bulb fields, the flower markets, the Kuekenhof Gardens and one of the Flower Parades in a town somewhere, very spectacular and colourful, I really enjoyed it and thought I must tell you.
Absolutely stunning.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Albert I'm glad you like it.

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