Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Red leaves, up close

Here is a closer view of the red leaves that I showed yesterday. Perhaps someone will know shat type of plant this is. I have looked in my Costa Rican plant field guide, but without any luck.

Supplement: JM has left a comment suggesting that this plant is a cordyline terminalis. JM is very knowledgeable about plants and animals, as reflected by his several, outstanding, photoblogs, so his answer is good enough for me.

This week we have posted photos of Burano, Italy, where some of the houses are the color of these leaves. Please check out our Viva la Voyage travel photo site to take a look.

8 comments:

crocrodyl said...

Beautiful colour and texture - they look so soft:)

JM said...

I believe it's a Cordyline terminalis and I just love this species as well as your brilliant shot. Unfortunatelly it's hard keeping it outdoors here.

Regarding your comments:

1- I totally agree with you as to the IguaƧu/Iguazu Falls views;

2- When we visited Tanzania it hadn't rain for 7 monthes. We literally had our bodies (and throats!) covered with dust while on the road! I remember Joanne holding a bottle of water saying "I wish I could breath water instead of air!" LOL! But it was fantatic as you could see the animals really far away, not to mention the small tornados (our car was hit by one) and we even had a mirage on the road between Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara. It was incredibly hot but awesome!

Being in the Amazon was one of the most thrilling experiences of my life so you can imagine how much I am enjoying the "Walking the Amazon" blog! Thank you so much, David, for sending me the link! I've shared it with all my 'crazy' adventurous friends! :-)

brattcat said...

This looks almost like feathers.

domino said...

Would love to help you on the subject. But I am not somebody who is blessed with green fingers. This doesn't stop me from admiring your plants, though. In Monaco there are many gardens maybe you should contact them!

Sharon said...

I don't think I've ever seen anything like this! Such brillliant color in those leaves.

Jarart said...

I'm glad you did a close up. The texture is delectable.

glenda said...

This would be a great color for a dress. It really does look like velvet.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

i like this macro shot. great color

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