Saturday Snapshots #135

by Jeanne on March 26, 2011

in Photography, Saturday Snapshots

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Bromeliad – February 2008

Behind my father’s house, the house where I grew up, there is a shady slope that never had enough sun for plants to thrive – until the day that he planted the first bromeliads.  They loved their new home so much that they proliferated and now cover a substantial piece of the slope.  I love their exuberant flowers and subtle shading from hot pink to deep purple, and I doubt I will ever be able to see one without thinking of my father and his garden that he loved so much.

This is part of a series of non-food photographs that will be published every Saturday on CookSister – previously featured  photographs can be viewed on the Saturday Snapshots archive pages.  Photos featured in Saturday Snapshots are available to buy as high-quality greeting cards or prints in my RedBubble store, or even as gorgeous A3-size 2011 CookSister calendars for foodies, for London-lovers, Italophiles or beach lovers

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Mike March 27, 2011 at 12:43 am

Dear Jeanne, I’ve been following your recent postings. I lost my parents decades ago and the pain and the sweetness both still linger. Mike.


Celia March 27, 2011 at 1:43 pm

Beautiful photo. What lens did you use?


Lady Amalthea March 27, 2011 at 11:42 pm

I have never seen or heard of a bromeliad but they are just gorgeous! Thanks for both the picture and the memory.


Firefly March 28, 2011 at 7:30 am

I have a shady spot where they will do very nicely


apartments in goa March 31, 2011 at 7:12 pm

Amazing pics. Keep clicking.


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norma April 1, 2011 at 2:46 pm



CherylK April 1, 2011 at 5:09 pm

That is gorgeous, Jeanne. And a wonderful living tribute to your father. I love Bromeliads. We can only grow them indoors here, unfortunately, but they do make a lovely house plant, as well.


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