Monday, March 8, 2010

Bottle brush anyone?

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I have no idea what it is, but I suspect it would be very useful if you happened to have a few old bottles in need of a cleaning lying around.
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More ruby red images can be found, as they are every week, right
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Many thanks to
Quilly, who has solved the mystery. Turns out I wasn't far off in thinking it looked like a bottle brush - "This is a Callistemon, more commonly called the [red] Bottle Brush tree. (It comes in white, too.)"
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48 comments:

Dina said...

Aren't they beautiful?!
I remember them as common in Australia.
BTW, when my firstborn was born, Israel was still using glass baby bottles and (real) bottle brushes.

Heckety said...

That's lovely! It reminds me of camping in the bush in East Africa when the girls pulled these off the trees and chased each other to tickle under the chin! They thought they were so amusing!

day by day said...

very pretty!!! and so true about the bottle brush look!

have a GREAT week, Robin!!

~m

Jientje said...

What a lovely vibrant red against that magnificent blue sky!

Frida said...

I have no clue to what it is but the colors are amazing.

Daryl said...

Pretty .. whatever it is ...

maryt/theteach said...

They may be called "bottle brush" Robin. We have something similar (not so beautifully colored) and we call it that! Happy Ruby Tuesday! :)

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

The colors in this are incredible. Don't delude me and tell me they've been enhanced!

ilanadavita said...

I love the colors too. Incredible and beautiful mix.

Lindz said...

I love this red bottle brush, I have yellow ones in my backyard, you took great macro shot.

Ralph said...

This ruby treat is wonderful, the color of each 'bristle' a brilliant ruby. The fact that it offers utility as well as beauty is a real plus!

nonizamboni said...

How oddly colorful! I've never seen them, only heard of the plant. Thanks for sharing...have a great week too.

Robin said...

Not to worry Susan, the colors really are that rich. No enhancement necessary.

Marjorie said...

I just cannot believe there is someone out there who actually saw the movie "Salt on our Skin, amazing. I even remember where I was the first time I saw it, I think I cried most of the night after that!
Your stuff is pretty cool, very enjoyable.

Rinkly Rimes said...

They abound here in Oz along with many other plants of a similar type. (I'm not 'up' to such things myself otherwise I'd say something botanical!)

Small Reflections said...

Beautiful capture of this lovely red bottle brush against your vibrant clear blue sky! These grow in Southern California too.
Hugs and blessings,

Felisol said...

Your flower pictures never seize to amaze me.
They are beautiful and so exotic.
Never seen anything like it.
Is the picture new? Do you have these kinds of flowers in Israel at this time of the year.
Sigh. Wish I was there.. Here is ice and snow.

toby said...

Those are so striking - and you got such a clear shot! Man, I really *do* wish I were a photographer...
:)

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Gorgeous. I wonder what they are...

Manang Kim said...

Awesome and pretty bottle brush ^_^. That flower is so pretty thanks for sharing!

Christmas Cactus

Patti said...

Those blooms are intriguing and beautiful. NIce photo.

Happy RT!

Jama said...

they are so lovely, it's quiet commonly grown here in Singapore too.

lynda Howells said...

oh..these reminded me of when we lived in Papua New Guinea. We don't have them growing wild in UK. Lovely image for ruby Tuesdayxlynda

Ricepatty said...

What a lovely tree - they are grow here in SW Florida too - yours is just perfect!

Leora said...

Gorgeous plant, but splendid photographer who captured it with light, beauty, texture, form and parts focused, parts blurred.

Marites said...

that is so beautiful! and the idea of it as a bottle cleaner is really a good one :D have a nice week!

My RT is up too.

quilly said...

This is a Callistemon, more commonly called the [red] Bottle Brush tree. (It comes in white, too.)

Matty said...

They sure are pretty.

anymommy said...

The sky behind them is amazing too! Hope Dad got home safely.

Kelley @ magnetoboldtoo said...

I have some in my yard!

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

So pretty.

Happy TQM!
Happy RT!
Happy HOT!

hugs
shakira

NEVER SHOULD

ROSE GARDEN

CUPCAKES

Batya said...

I don't know the names of the plants here. My Ruby Tuesday shows a handsome uncle and his adoring nieces.

Mojo said...

I never would've known what it was either, but it makes a very cool photo.

Eaton Bennett said...

Hi Robyn, It is gorgeous and it's common name in Australia is just that, Bottlebrush. I had no idea they grew in other parts of the world, I thought they were native to Australia. Very nice shot of it too!

Eaton. :)

Robin said...

I don't think they're native to Israel Eaton, but we do see them occasionally as part of someone's deliberate landscaping. They do seem to do well here.

Erica said...

Very beautiful, and great photo......

Dianne said...

really pretty Robin
I love how you captured it hanging down with all that blue behind it

Marice said...

cute and the title is perfect! I need one of this :)

u may view mine here

Stephanie V said...

We call it the Bottle Brush tree here, too. I think they're very pretty in full bloom.

Robin said...

Beautiful red color!

I had to come check you out since your name was also Robin and you live in Israel. I was raised Jewish so I was intrigued.

shibori girl said...

You have such an eye for photographic composition: gorgeous color contrast and that tree... well, I wish I had one to admire in person! :D

daylily777 said...

Very beautiful !
Blessings,
Myrna

kaye said...

so delicate and the blue and green are a perfect compliment to the red of the flower.

lynda Howells said...

Love this red. we used to see these flowers when we lived in Papua new Guinea but unfortunetly they don't grow naturally in London!xlynda

Jew Wishes said...

I had these in my yard years back. They are called the bottle brush bush and/or tree, species is Callistemon. Seriously. LOL.

http://www.anbg.gov.au/callistemon/index.html

Great shot, so lovely and vibrant!!

rivster said...

My grandparents had a Bottle Brush tree outside their home. I was fascinated by it. A little messy once the flower started to lose its petals. I loved to sit beneath it...

Thanks for calling up such sweet memories.

This Eclectic Life said...

The flower is so delicate and beautiful! And, oh that color! I'm so tired of gloomy winter, I need to see some flowers! Thanks for showing me a few.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Beautiful, Robin!