Caerie, Rage Flail says
25 July 2012 at 8:38 pm
Just knowing those exist make me happy.
25 July 2012 at 8:44 pm
That’s beautiful, and it really does look like an alien landscape. (Not that I actually know)
Glen Davidson says
25 July 2012 at 8:45 pm
Bestiality isn’t enough for Darwinists, now they’re breeding plants.
25 July 2012 at 8:51 pm
Me fail English? That’s unpossible.
25 July 2012 at 9:06 pm
Echinops are just cool. But it’s hard to grow in my area; too humid. I had a landscape client who really wanted that particular blue color (it’s usually enhanced in garden catalogs) for her garden. I was willing to try it but warned her. It didn’t make it through the summer.
They look like viruses on stems.
25 July 2012 at 9:13 pm
“A person’s a person, no matter how small.”
Antiochus Epiphanes says
25 July 2012 at 9:21 pm
Thistle go down as one of my favorites. My wife too. I aster.
25 July 2012 at 10:22 pm
Those look like the photographic negative of our Earth flowers…
Naked Bunny with a Whip says
25 July 2012 at 10:23 pm
Black light. Who needs it?
Ava, Oporornis maledetta says
25 July 2012 at 10:41 pm
Planet of the Spore People
Amateur Hour says
25 July 2012 at 11:20 pm
Thistles are truly great, but Globe Thistles are the best of all.
25 July 2012 at 11:37 pm
Seriously, man, if you have access to a starship, it’s time to share.
26 July 2012 at 1:01 am
26 July 2012 at 1:39 am
Fuck! That is an awesome pic. I want to live there.
26 July 2012 at 1:54 am
26 July 2012 at 2:48 am
I’ve got those in my garden. They’re pretty cool.
26 July 2012 at 3:48 am
Quite lovely, but the color looks a bit off as if it was shot through a filter to enhance the color. Reminds me of something out of Dr. Seuss.
26 July 2012 at 3:52 am
Reminds me of some of the scenery out of Rice Boy.
26 July 2012 at 4:35 am
My grandmother has those in her garden. Didn’t know they were special.
26 July 2012 at 5:47 am
They’re not special – just nice.
26 July 2012 at 6:51 am
Planet Photoshop perhaps?
The flowers are real but that colour is not in nature.
26 July 2012 at 7:03 am
That color, and other intense blues, certainly do exist in nature. Try anchusa, some petunias, gentians, lobelia, etc. I personally like the blues of Himalayan poppies and good ol’ roadside chicory.
26 July 2012 at 7:50 am
The color looks real enough to me. The angle and lighting help enhance it, though. Echinops pictures.
Ms. Daisy Cutter, Vile Human Being says
26 July 2012 at 10:57 am
I… want to photoshop Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion flopping blissfully into that field.
26 July 2012 at 11:04 am
One through which you do not want to run barefoot.
26 July 2012 at 12:32 pm
No, the colors are real. That’s what those things look like just before sunset. Trust me, I’ve got those plants in my garden.
26 July 2012 at 5:41 pm
It’s reeeaally hard for me to see this as not altered in some way. The shininess and crispness of them looks out of place compared to the grass/trees, and it’s very unreal looking. almost like they were digitally rendered 3D objects pasted over the background or something.
Though upon clicking the picture and seeing the full image it’s a bit more believable.
But damn, if those really haven’t been altered past good photography, I need me some. Even if they look like they would die instantly.
26 July 2012 at 11:57 pm
They really are lovely plants; in winter birds perch on the stems to eat the seeds. They never get all the seeds though, and you’ll have these beauties coming up everywhere the following year. Just be sure to pull the unwanted ones before they get big.