Thursday, April 14, 2011

Spring in My Garden - Pregnant Hellebore

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Now this is what I call being really pregnant.

You can see earlier photos of these beguiling nymphettes here, here, and here, when they were young, quite beautiful, and by no means innocent.

I consider this phase exquisite

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Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous captures and I love your pregnant Hellebore!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Christine! Enjoy!


forgetmenot said...

Exquisite it is!!!! Lovely photo. Have a great weekend. Mickie :)

Genevieve said...

Beautiful! I have never thought of a pregnant Hellebore as being such, but of course! It fits perfectly. Thanks for giving me a new view of something ordinary.

Christine said...

Hi Sylvia and Mickie! The weekend turned rainy again but at least everything is green. :)

Neither did I, Genevieve, until I took a good look at this one and the light bulb went on. :D

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Christine girl !
WOW ! that is one gorgeous picture of a beautiful pregnant hellebore !
My older "Orientalis" Christmas Rose .. that was all that was on the tag of my very first hellebore .. well it has looked a little like that but I had no idea pregnancy was it's state of play ? haha
My spotty one has me in shock .. I think the original name was London Fog which is so NOT this .. well, we know mis labeled plants are common don't we ? LOL
PS .. that picture is PERFECT !!

Christine said...

Thanks Joy. I never thought to label these seed-laden gals pregnant before either. But how can they not be? Enjoy your week!

anna maria said...

That is the most amazing photo of a Hellebore I've ever seen!