Thursday, April 8, 2010

Sour Fig


This south african succulent (Carpobrotus edilus) thrives in rocky/sandy soils on the seashore. It blooms once a year and it's a feast for the eyes. 

28 comments:

Kate said...

A beautiful field of flowers!

Ps. I've been travelling back to Mn. the past few days without ready access to the internet; therefore I haven't been commenting very much. I'm still posting from Santa fe since I scheduled it before we left. Hope to be back soon!

Jacob said...

Incredible. I've seen so many "wildflowers" lately and have been amazed at the diversity and beauty of these things.

Fantastic shot, too!

T. Becque said...

I like your perspective here. They are pretty and even better because they're near the ocean. Of course, I'm from the desert, so the ocean itself is kind of awe inspiring!

Marie-Noyale said...

A little bit looking like the small daisies I loved when I was a child!!
Thanks for sharing.

J Bar said...

Beautiful.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Sharon said...

Oh what goreous flowers! They look like what we call ice plants!

Dina said...

A feast indeed.

Irina said...

So beautiful. And the see is so blue.

joo said...

Beautiful flowers, i love the colour:)

AB said...

Sun, sea, flowers - life seems good down there in the south-west corner of Europe

Joan Elizabeth said...

I like the way succulents are happy to thrive in places other plants find inhospitable. They make for a very pretty view.

brattcat said...

Perhaps a sour fig but what a sweet image you've made of it.

Mirela said...

Beautiful! I love this plant/flower...

Paty said...

acho que temos planta semelhante aqui também na costa...lindo

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful,lovely and fantastic shot !! Simply great !!

Small City Scenes said...

A field of bright color. How beautiful.

Regarding have the young man staying with me: We all are products of our home life and oh so true when a teenager spends time with you. LOL. I just hope he went home with some positive ideas. MB

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

definitely a feast for the eyes! beautiful colors & beautiful shot!!!

Lois said...

It certainly is! What a beautiful color.

Jarart said...

You said it right...a feast for the eyes!

Spiderdama said...

Thats beautiful! Lovely nature and flowers:-)

bilsot said...

Hi, from Glyfada Greece.
Very nice photos indeed !!!
Basilis.

Saretta said...

Are sour figs anything like sour grapes? Beautiful shot!

VP said...

I once had some of these but I never saw them in their habitat. Gorgeous view, excellent images.

Per Stromsjo said...

Sometimes, we all have to act like succulents in the sandy soil of life...

Anzu said...

Maytime,
if it's possible for me,
I hope to stay in your country for a month
than being itinerant.

Johnny Nutcase said...

ice plant! it certainly is pretty, i must admit but it's hugely invasive here and has ruined a ton of native plant habitat and plants themselves! i wish the flowers were uglier so people would stop planting it around here!

amatamari© said...

Really a fantastic image: thanks for sharing!

Dean Grey said...

Pretty!

I guess the fact that it blooms only once a year makes it that much more special!

-Dean