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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Hens And Chicks

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After shopping at the farmers market on Saturday mornings, Mr CC and I will often take a walk. Last Saturday was no exception even though it was threatening rain. When we happened upon a garden in full bloom, two photos from which I've already posted, I spent quite a long happy while shooting.
These are commonly called Hens and Chicks. Their botanical name is Sempervivum, which means forever living. You can see the many varieties available by clicking here. Their leaves are full of water from the rain. Click the photos for more detail.





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4 comments:

Anna said...

I am a Hens and Chicks fan! The pink edges of this variety are really attractive aren't they? Great pics and I can see why you like them.

Christine said...

Hi Anna. Yes, I do like those pink edges. Thanks for visiting.

Paz said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely! And I like both names!

Paz

Christine said...

Thanks Paz!