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Ranger Dan
08-05-2007, 11:38 AM
I love to play with my digital camera as I try to use mostly my own reference shots. Here's a few. Hope you enjoy them.

Blue Passion Vine
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Aug-2007/47176-blue_passion_flower.JPG

A night bloomer (Thank goodness I work nights)
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Aug-2007/47176-night_bloomer.JPG

A closer up of this night bloomer ~ Looks like she was making a kamakazi run
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Aug-2007/47176-kamakazi_run.JPG

Red Bird of Paradise
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Aug-2007/47176-red_bird.JPG

Pat Isaac
08-05-2007, 01:27 PM
These are beautiful, Dan. I love that blue passion vine. I have never seen one.

Pat

bayoudragon
08-05-2007, 01:41 PM
Ditto! I've never seen a blue one either! Thanks for sharing these! :)

C_Line
08-05-2007, 05:10 PM
I remember the first time I ever saw a passion flower as a child, (it was blue) I thought it was from outer space! That's gorgeous.

Charlie's Mum
08-05-2007, 05:41 PM
Lovely pics Dan - that passion flower looks almost like a face!
We have this plant on our fence - actually, it's the neighbours, but it flowers on our side :lol: :lol:

valchina612
08-05-2007, 06:42 PM
Stunning photos Dan -- you know how I love your photography. Each one is sooooooo special. :clap: :thumbsup:

Val. :wave:

Ranger Dan
08-05-2007, 07:15 PM
Thanks everyone! I was pleasantly surprised to the passion flower only about a week after planting. That and I planted this right at the beginning of summer (and it gets HOT here!). No more flowers yet, but the vine isn't looking so ragged now.

debsn2paintn
08-05-2007, 08:09 PM
Beautiful photos Ranger Dan, I just love Red Bird of Paradise, we call them mexican bird of paradise.

My DH grew up in Mesa/Tempe AZ, has been in So. California since 1982. We visit every few years and yes it does get hot! Have you had lots of rain this summer? I wish we would get a summer storm with some rain.