Wednesday, February 25, 2009

F IS FOR FLOWER

Peek-a-boo!

ABC this week is brought to you by the letter F



Last round I had the flower fuchsia which is also known as the Tears of Mann. Yes Mann. Back to all those Manx spellings again this island's rich language throws up. So that would be Tears of the Isle of Man then. This time around I have plumped for a tulip from Amsterdam. That is Amsterdam via the local Supermarket in Ramsey which actually has them all year round. I rarely have flower photographs and I have for both F's. That would be F for flower as well then obviously. For more tulip info click the word Wiki. I have to be honest doing a flower write up isn't for me and Wiki does have lots of generic info for you and sub species and what not. I'm sure my flower people friends out there who I rely on to name wild flowers for me are tut tutting but I'm afraid it doesn't float my boat in the way some other subjects do. I'm much more interested in the issue of language. F for foreign language to you F for friendly readers out there.....


...... such as the F word, Fastyr mie- Good evening in Manx. I will have to use more Manx words in the blog for you. Not that I actively speak Manx. Heavens no. I'm trying to master another F, French. Ooh la la, I digress. The F I really wanted to show you of course are the Fairies that definitely don't live at the bottom of the garden, specifically the Manx ones. Flitted away to freedom at the very thought of being photographed no doubt. Yes I am having another F tonight
F for fun because.... It had been noticed I have not been around on another F Facebook the blog
or my emails. Well I'm here now.


A eclectic stream of consciousness for you tonight. For more cohesive F's go to Mrs N.



Babooshka Ramsey Daily Photo hhttp://dailyphotoisleofman.blogspot.com/

54 comments:

John said...

Lovely capture!

marley said...

Tulips are one of my favourite flowers. This one is reaching for centre stage!

Tanya said...

Love the tulip! I'm going to remember to join ABC Wednesday one of these days!
I have a friend who went to Amsterdam just to see the tulips!

Kerri said...

I think you have lost it my love tonight. Take a chill pill.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful shot! and I love your rambling humore with the wicked edge! Thanks for the beauty and a big grin as well.

alicesg said...

Love the lone flower there. Very nice shot. F is from your friendly blogger viewer. :)

Rose said...

Fascinating, Babooshka! I'm one of those garden bloggers who tries to write down the Latin names of all the flowers, but to me "tulip" says it all:) Lovely photo; I enjoy all your information about the Manx language,too.

Lew said...

Interesting composition! Love the sharpness of the tulip and shadow.

Mojo said...

Well your Flower Foto is Fabulously Fantastic.

For reals.

Qtip said...

Aldous Huxley lives in Ramsey. Photo reminds me of a painting that I can't figure off hand. Get back to you.

Marie-Noyale said...

I would have loved to see the Fairies...
I will now have to wait for M...like Magic ;~)))

Dreamybee said...

Flighty fairies! At least the flowers are easier to capture on film. Good luck with the French. After 3 years of it in high school, I can muddle my way through a bit of written French, but to try to capture anything from the spoken word is an absolute disaster for me!

Greensboro Daily Photo said...

Thanks for reminding me! In the northern hemisphere, we are all ready for tulips! Great capture!

Jan
Greensboro Daily Photo

apol said...

a pretty flower it is..,

Mo said...

A beautiful image. Has given me an idea to cope with not having enough photos to post while I am away. Not managing to keep up with my french either.

Cloudia said...

Yes, please: use more Manx words in the blog. The Hawaiian words in my vocabulary make my life richer, plus we need to save these lovely legacies, Babooshka. Aloha

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

I enjoyed your stream of consciousness, Babooshka... as well as your "F"lower.

Virginia said...

B,
For you, the Letter F is for FEISTY!!!!
Good shot today. Glad you're back.
V

Laurie said...

And F for fabulous, you fantastic, far-fetched femme. This is gorgeous prose for a gorgeous posie.

magiceye said...

delicately coy... so beautifully pictured!

Nave said...

:) Fantastic shot Babooshka !! it speaks volumes for itself :) Thank you for your visit to my blog :)

Gaelyn said...

Fantastic flower photo.
Please don't stop trying for fairies.

naturglede said...

I love flowers, and your photo was beautiful. Have a fun abc:)

Olivier said...

magnifique, c'est simple, c'est beau, bravo
splendid, it is simple, it is nice, bravo

Ackworth born said...

I'm not much of a one for flowers either and not knowing their names and stuff makes me fight shy of photographing them much of the time when I can't answer the ? - what is it?

Reader Wil said...

Fabulous F for Flower and Fairy. I am flabbergasted to fancy all F's I saw today and yesterday.Thanks for your tours on Mann.

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Flower is the perfect F!

Flower has the power!

LOVE your F

Tyra

Grace and Bradley said...

A perfect F, very nice.

kRiZ cPEc said...

thanks for sharing this bright red tulip.

uncleawang said...

A perfect choice of letter'F'- Flowers.
Have a nice day.

Gordon said...

Let's see the fairies next time! I'm a bit like you; not very knowledgeable about flowers. I do know what a tulip is though - great shot.

JM said...

Very Zen, love it!

Miss_Yves said...

Fine shade of red, and beautiful shadow!
"Tears of Mann" is a poetic way to call fuchsia!

Carolina said...

Fastyr mie, how do you pronounce that? It would be goedenavond in Dutch, if you are at all interested. Otherwise Feel Free to Forget it immediately. Isn't language a wonderful thing? Goedenavond, good evening and the German guten Abend are quite similar. But fastyr mie?
Bonne chance avec le Fran├žais of which I have forgotten almost everything ;-(

Fhaye said...

I love the labels of your photos.

Small City Scenes said...

You are right---F is for Flower too.

I have pics on my www.day4plus.blogspot.com blog of tulip fields here in the Skagit Valley soon to be in full bloom. MB

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

tulips are always gorgeous and they do not live long enough.

Ferreira-Pinto said...

An amazing capture.
Seeing this I remembered I must start thinking of painting the walls of my flat so I can start making pictures like this one!

Jay said...

INteresting photo! Rather nice and simple.

You're learning French? I've decided to try Italian. I nearly had 'F' for 'foreign language', but found I had enough already! LOL!

Atlântico Azul said...

Wonderful choice for F!!! F is obviously for Flower! And you captured it SO well!!!!!!!!

Halcyon said...

Tulips are so simple. I think that's one of the reasons I like them. Lovely photo and happy "F" day!

Kim said...

Creative photography. Blooming beautiful.

Bibi said...

Not a lovely flower to be found here in Belgrade yet...waiting patiently for one as pretty as your tulip.

dulce said...

A beautiful look of a tulip!
Good luck with your French. It's a beautiful language and unfortunately each time less spoken. It was my first foreign language but today the students here rarely choose it.
Have a nice week.

Dragonstar said...

Lovely shot. Tulips come in so many attractive colours, and a bit of floral brightness is very welcome!

Tumblewords: said...

Fanciful post! Love it - makes me smile and ponder...

Rinkly Rimes said...

We loved the sound of the language when we visited.

Baruch said...

Beautiful - love the simplistic look of the photo

Bergson said...

simple, graphics and beautiful

RuneE said...

Composition does not start with an F, but that was what caught my eye. The red tulip of course (must be red here), but the way you have used the pattern in the wall or whatever it is that forms the background.

PS Thank you for the very pleasant comment!

Suzanne said...

This is lovely, tulips remind me that warm weather and spring is not far behind.

ramblingwoods.com said...

Can you actually read all these comments..wow..I love the flower and the humor..Perfect combination...

mge said...

Great shot

Simple and effective.

Anna said...

A lovely little tulip. I like your take on the letter F. Good luck with the French lessons - hope that you will soon be fluent :)

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