Saturday, 8 August 2009

Purple quiz

Sea anemones? It sure looks like it, except I found them at the market. Can you tell what they are?

Des anémones de mer ? On dirait bien, sauf que je les ai trouvées au marché. Savez-vous ce que c'est ?

42 comments:

Chriscot said...

Oui, oui, je sais ce que c'est...
C'est magnifique!

Cham said...

Artichokes!

"They might choke Artie, but they ain't gonna choke me" -Little Rascals

Némo said...

Avant de commenter, je suis allée voir ce qu'était une anémone de mer. Effectivement cela ressemble à cette fleur aquatique qui devrait rester dans son milieu naturel, à moins que ce soit un accompagnement pour le poisson.
Le couleur est jolie et la fleur est bien plus belle sous l'eau.
Ses petite'tentacules" se balancent au gré du courant.
Tiens ! Je' suis contente de mon exposé, ce matin !

le poisson clown said...

Tiens toi qui nous poses toujours des question, devine qui est Némo.

Bergson said...

je prends mon masque et tuba et je réfléchis

Archie Shepp said...

Il faut dire que ces derniers jours il a fait archi-chaud.

Avignon said...

Il ne doit plus y avoir grand-chose à manger dedans...

Wanda McCollar said...

Most beautiful, and they do look as if they live in the sea. The last time I saw them at this stage of growth was in Salinas, California. Thank you - I had forgotten how strange and interesting they look in the fields.

Babzy said...

Fleurs d'artichauds , très beau !

1ondoncalling said...

Bonjour!

A type of thistle?
Protea?

Ha ha... What are they?

Sally said...

Artichokes, methinks, which is indeed a type of thistle!

Wonderful shot.

fleur bleue said...

Des bleuets ? mais où sont marguerites et coquelicots !

jeandler said...

Une douceur bleue
Cynara carduncullus
régal pour papillons

Abraham Lincoln said...

Thistle?

marieloupe said...

OK, it seems a bunch of thistle, a bunch of sea anemones, but it s a bunch of Artichokes, isnt it?

Dina said...

Wild artichokes grow rampant in my back yard. My neighbor harvested some and said only the Moroccan Jews know how to cook and eat them. They call them kharshoof.
But what were they doing in your market? Sold as decoration? Yours are past the eating stage, I think.
They are beautiful.

lakeviewer said...

Artichoke flowers? Beautiful.

Thib said...

Des fleurs d'artichaud !
Did you slightly photoshop the colour, or is it 100% natural?

Thérèse said...

What a waste... lol Just joking. J'aime tellement les artichauts!

yvelinoise said...

Minuit,
l'heure du crime...
à pas de loup
un couteau acéré
serré dans son poing,
un homme s'avance dans la cuisine.
Levant haut le bras
résolument il plante son arme
droit dans le coeur
d'un vieillard-
tichaut !

D'après le poème humoristique de Maurice Carême,
à retrouver au bas de cette page :
http://lieucommun.canalblog.com/archives/2008/04/01/11672388.html

(yvelinoise, alias fleur bleue)

Aileen said...

gasp -- amazing!

spacedlaw said...

Oh les beaux artichauts!

Birdman said...

Purple dust mops? hahaha!

AmyR said...

Wow, I had no idea that artichokes flowered like that. Those are so vivid and lovely!

Dimple said...

Artichokes indeed! I love to eat them, but have never grown them. Very thistle-y flowers.

California Girl said...

are they thistles? or artichokes? hard to tell. Really gorgeous shot.

Books,Coffee,etc.... said...

Bonjour! Nathalie,
The consensus seems to have been reach that it's a photograph
of thistles?!? or artichokes.?!?

Hi! C.G.
Merci, for sharing!
DeeDee ;-D

Amy J said...

Lovely artichokes!

Sharon said...

I'd say artichokes in full bloom, but lots of people beat me to it.

MyVintageCameras said...

I've lived in an area where Artichokes were grown, but never saw them in bloom. Obviously a member of th thistle family aren't they. Lovely.......

NRG said...

Nice!!

Owen said...

There is an artichoke throwing contest advertised on local posters for this week near St Pol de Leon, Brittany... will have to try to get a picture of the poster at least... you definitely don't want to be in the landing area... could get messy. :-D (they do like their artichokes in these parts !)

Babooshka said...

I have never seen artichokes in full bloom. Whatever they are gorgeous is a fact. That purple is just superb.

nathalie in avignon said...

Artichokes, yes. Harvested in full bloom for decoration purposes. Aren't they lovely?

Owen, an artichoke throwing contest in Brittany? I know this is artichoke-growing country but what a crazy world we live in!

mirae said...

C'est une magifique photo Nathalie de la couleur royale.c'est presque une couleur de transfiguration par votre angle.

bambi said...

Violet anemones.
So pretty lovely flowers.

Virginia said...

Je ne sais pas! :)
They are trés belle however.
V
( Did I say it correctly????)

ladydi said...

How amazing! Your photo makes me want to plant artichokes right away.

Lydia said...

I'm here via Owen, and I'm so glad he linked this post. I am awestruck by the color of the artichoke bloom! Gorgeous. And so is your blog. I am going to follow.

Nina said...

bhen ce sont des artichaux...

Anonymous said...

Интересно написано....но многое остается непонятнымb

Anonymous said...

Интересно написано....но многое остается непонятнымb

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