Monday, January 14, 2013

Oleander

Bring some fresh spring color into your winter blahs - here in the Eastern Mediterranean the oleander is in full bloom! This one is blooming on a tree (bush?) in Cyprus - and on a variety of throw pillows, phone cases and prints as well ;).

Fine art photograph by Around the Island Photography

So what reds are popping up in your world this week?

15 comments:

Ralph said...

Alas, it is the usual gray in the northeast US, as you remember. So, the only red outside os our daughter's cherry red '96 Neon and a red Hyundai across the street. No nature alas until spring...nice delicate flower over there!

Sara said...

I love the deep pink versions of oleander. There is oleander all over the place here too. I remember going on a tour once of this area and the guide told us all about the oleander and how the Romans used to make tea of it to poison people. So that's what I think of every time I see oleander!

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Heckety said...

Oh this is lovely, so fresh and sunny!
I looked at the throw cushion link and its really attractive, and unusual too. Cushions are 'in', I hope you get lots of sales!

One of the first things I stuck up on the wall in each of my two places is one of your pictures I bought a few years ago, the rose with the Hebrews 11v1 quotation. I love it and it keeps me motivated.

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Beautiful Pic!

Jackie said...

I am loving all of the flowers and this is a lovely shot. It's cold and gray here right now too for us.

I found a little color of pink the other day but that's about it.

I too always think of it being poison. But then again many pretty things in life can be dangerous!

Happy Ruby Tuesday!:-)

Yaelian said...

Pretty picture of a pretty plant.They are so pretty but so poisonous...

Leora said...

Refreshing! What lovely natural colors you picked up in the photo.

Daryl E said...

but be careful, they are poisonous

stevebethere said...

What a lovely photo ;-)

Have a fantabulosa week :-)

Danica Bridges-Martin said...

Nice colors! :) Danica

Patti said...

We just got a fresh "batch" of snow here in Connecticut so gazing at this beautiful oleander bloom reminds me that spring will get here.


Reading the comments..didn't know it was poisonous.

Happy Ruby Tuesday, Robin!

Janet said...

Oleanders
growing outside her door
Soon they're gonna be in bloom
Up in Annandale
- Steely Dan

anymommy said...

Some day, I'm coming to visit you and watch as you work photography magic. That's not a scary, I'm stalking you statement, I promise. I'll get a hotel ;-)

Dina said...

Oleander is a fun word to say.