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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Eye Candy from Cambodia

I have not been able to visit your blogs lately as I was on a mission, away from home. My mission from Roses and Stuff for Blooming Friday was to get eye candy for the week's theme. I went far and wide, searching for some truly exotic eye candy, and so I travelled to a land that takes you back to ancient times. My destination was Cambodia. I have just returned today from the city of Siem Reap, where the ancient temple of Angkor Wat is situated, and although it was easier looking for ancient ruins than floral eye candy there, I have managed to capture some rather strange-looking flowers.


This is the strangest lotus I have ever seen.






These cascading flowers come from a tree. I was told that this tree is actually a jungle plant, but we see them planted along the streets for landscaping. Tootsie at Fertilizer Friday might find this a lovely bunch to flaunt this week.




This last eye candy is the frangipani which is very popular in Siem Reap.The trees are used for landscaping. This bunch was photographed in the morning after a heavy shower.  Laura at Macro Friday might appreciate this.


Do visit the highlighted memes to enjoy more eye candy.

18 comments:

  1. Ca intotdeauna,ai poze superbe.Florile de nufar par ireale.Sa ai un sezon de gradinarit minunat!

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  2. Those lotus look like they are made out of cloth. Amazing!

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  3. I liked that lotus...it looks like there's a candle in the center. :D

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  4. You show us realy eye candy :) /Suss

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  5. Wow! You traveled to another country to get the assignment done? Well, you can take a break. There isn't any assignment for next week.

    The lotus flower does look very strange. Each petal is like a folded napkin.

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  6. I have never seen this typr of lotus flower shape before. It looks like candy. Thank you for sharing.

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  7. why must you torture me with all these wonderful flowers that I cannot find here????? WHY?????
    well I can say that as jealous and tortured as I feel...I am so happy to see you each week, you share some of the most unusual to me...and beautiful flowers I have ever had the chance to see. I thank you friend...your posts are always stunning!

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  8. I have never seen anything like those lotus flowers. For a minute I thought they were actual candy! Remarkable. Thank you for a great post!

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  9. Rosie, you lovely yard is up on The Yard Art Game.

    The lotus look unreal.

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  10. Amazing pics of the lotus flowers...

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  11. Wah i like the lotus, the folding-petal is very special. The purple flowered tree looks lovely too.

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  12. First our daughter and now you I so want to visit Siam Reap. Beautiful photos of stunning plants.

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  13. Hi Rosie,
    If my iris make a new variety, I will surely name it Rosie. LOL. Thanks for following on Facebook. This so new for me and I do not even know how to get around FB yet. I tried to find you but could not. I like how you added blogging buddies and I want to do that too!

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  14. Sounds a wonderful trip, thanks for sharing the amzing flowers we would never see otherwise.

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  15. Hi Rosie, thanks for dropping in!

    Lovely flowers, beautiful blog! Frangipani are gorgeous!

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  16. These are beautiful photos and gorgeous blooms.

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  17. The lotus is my favorite -gorgeous! And thanks for the "follow!" How did you find me?

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