Monday, September 13, 2010

Rubies for Tuesday

I haven't the faintest idea what kind of flowers these little red ones growing in a formal garden in Portsmouth, NH's Prescott Park are but I quite liked them, they remind me of strawberries.

*ding ding ding* - Ten points to Carletta who just identified this as a Strawberry Fields plant (see, it DOES look like strawberries!), or more officially a Gomphrena Haageana.



Click to enlarge. More rubies can be found here.

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26 comments:

Fiona said...

These might be a sort of Thrift.

Dimple said...

I don't know what they are, either, but they are cute!

reg said...

What ever it is, they a sure beautiful in this picture. They do remind me of Strawberries as well

ilanadavita said...

They also make me think of strawberries. Lovely and airy.

marcia@joyismygoal said...

aww those look so sweet

Daryl said...

No idea but I have seen them here

Steffi said...

Really beautiful flowers.But I haven´t a idea ...

Scribbit said...

That really is beautiful!

Yaelian said...

They are so pretty! I think I have seen something like that in Finland,but cannot remember what they were called.
Beautiful picture Robin!

Felisol said...

Lovely flowers. Are they edible?
The pastel green and strong red work so well together.

EG Wow said...

Hmmm. I have seen these before but I haven't a clue as to what they are called. I'm going to guess strawberry flower. LOL OK, I am now slowly backing away....

Carletta said...

Hi Robin,
Lovely shot and DOF!

I think your flower is actually called "Strawberry Fields" - a Gomphrena Haageana flower.

Joops said...

Beautiful wild flowers.
My Ruby Tuesday

Dianne said...

great shot
I'll be humming 'Strawberry Fields Forever' for the rest of the evening now :)

Ralph said...

Delicate rubies, the berry appearing flowers are lovely. They grow wild yet have a cultivated look - small and powerful rubies...

Mojo said...

Well if you don't know flowers, know your florist. and if you don't know jewelry, know your spammer.

All kidding aside, it's a great shot. And I alla time take photos of flowers I have no idea what they are.

The Cunning Runt said...

Col flowers. I live not far from there and don't believe I've ever seen them before!

Junneth said...

Cute post! Can those be eaten?

khaye said...

so pretty and beautiful

Jill said...

They DO look like strawberries ... :)

Limar said...

Really cute flowers :)

maryt/theteach said...

Strawberry Fields forever, Robin! Happy RT! :)

Auntie E said...

Loving these flowers. and A large field of them...
My Ruby Link for you

Stephanie V said...

Strawberry Fields Forever! Lovely place to see on RT.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Sumptuous red and green.

Pagan Sphinx Ruby Tuesday

anymommy said...

This is one of my favorite summer shots of yours. So sweet and simple and delightful.