Monday, November 15, 2010

Blue Monday and Ruby Tuesday - Flowers, A Fire Hydrant and Boats


This flowering plant was at the Conservatory of flowers. I don't know the name but I fell in love with it because it is so unique.


I came across this little fire hydrant in Golden Gate Park and it was just so cute, I had to get a shot of it.


The Blue and Gold fleet takes tourists on a bay cruise by Alcatraz Island and The Golden Gate Bridge. The Rocket boat which is the red, yellow and white boat takes riders on a lightning fast ride from the Bay Bridge to The Golden Gate Bridge.


Click the above widget for more Blue Monday fun
.



Click here for more Ruby Tuesday fun

38 comments:

GrandmaK said...

Well done. The plant is beautiful and since I have to expertise in plants I can't help you with its name. The hydrant is really RED!!! I like it! Cathy

EG Wow said...

The plant sure has beautiful colouring!

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Great colors! Love the top one:)

chubskulit said...

Love that vibrant fire hydrant

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Grandma K, thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. Have a wonderful week.

EG, I couldn't believe all the different colors on one plant. Thanks for visiting.

Jennifer, Thanks so much :)

Gary said...

I like the first photo. The effect you used here made it look like a painting. So beautiful.

SmilingSally said...

Interesting flower, Jennifer.

Happy Blue Monday!

☺lani☺ said...

The flowers are so unique! Love the colors! Happy Tuesday!

Auntie E said...

Love the plant. first photo.
Happy Blue Monday.

Nora Johnson said...

Beautiful flower- so exotic!

Love yr blog-will be back!

Happy RT!

XOXO Lola:)

Lesley said...

love the waxiness of that interesting plant.

Robin said...

That is a cool flower, I can see why you were so taken with it.

-------------------------------
Brand new at Around the Island Photography -- Photoverse Prints - Faith-Based and Inspirational Custom Photo Art

Linnea said...

Perfect vibrant selections! That first shot reminds me of some kind of microorganism you'd see growing under a microscope! Thanks for stopping by. We've had beautiful weather lately, haven't we...

Liz said...

Wonderful shots of red and blue.

My RUBY link.

Luna Miranda said...

that is a stunning flower--never seen it before. the fire hydrant is so cute.:p

reg said...

as always just great photos. I love the boats here so much

Kim, USA said...

It's very pretty!! Love it!
Blue Monday

Elizabeth said...

That flower/plant is quite interesting, not sure I've ever seen anything like it. That's also a neat photo of the boat - what a design!

eileeninmd said...

Great shot, the plant is gorgeous. The colors are all so pretty.

nonizamboni said...

Very eclectic post and what an adorable fire plug! You definitely live in a beautiful place.

Katie said...

That plant is so cool - the texture and color make it really different!

Pagan Sphinx said...

I've been to SF twice and the third time has to include a boat trip!

My Ruby Post

Donnie said...

Love all your blue photos. Happy Blue Monday.

THE OLD GEEZER said...

Beautiful Monday Photos! :-)

Terry said...

Howdy
Happy Blue Monday :)
What a fabulous find !
Thank you for sharing these awesome images with us today .
Have a wonderful rest of the week .
until next time
Happy Trails

EastCoastLife said...

The plant looks like the Bird of Paradise but it is not. I would love to take a ride on the Rocket Boat!

Marites said...

i think, that's a bird of paradise. I'm used to yellow-orange-red color combination of that plant. That's such a unique color!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Your first flower is absolutely amazing!!! It's so unusual.
Happy weekend, jj

LD said...

yes that plant is mesmerizing! wonder what it is? something exotic..the fire hydrant is great in fact I've noticed they're all painted different colors here where I live so must take some shots for future..

***Icy BC said...

Gorgeous series of photos, Jo! The first one has just a little touch of blue, which is just fantastic!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

That flower is so unique, and what beautiful coloration.

Love the boats too!!

LEGO art is my Ruby Tuesday today, hope you can stop by to join me!!

DoanLegacy said...

What a wonderful post to see a bit of everything.

EmptyNester said...

Love that flower! I've never seen one before! I'm a new follower from Ruby Tuesday! You can check my blog out here if you'd like: http://emptynest1.blogspot.com/

ruma said...

The red hat is a pretty form. . .
It has a heartwarming atmosphere.

Thank you.
ruma

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Thank you all for your kind comments and taking the time to express your thoughts. I appreciate each and every one of you.

RNSANE said...

Nice photos! I've never heard of the rocket boat...sounds like fun!

CherylK said...

That is really a gorgeous plant...some sort of succulent, maybe? Love the hydrant, too. I haven't ever been to Alcatraz Island! And I'm not entirely sure I want to go on the Rocket Boat!!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Thanks to all of you for your kind comments. Very much appreciated.

@Cheryl, It did resemble a succulent but it was not marked so I had no idea what it was I just found it fascinating. I don't think I'd want to do the rocket boat either :)