Thursday, April 25, 2013

Flower Photos: What the Heck Are These Things ?

They Look Like Xmas Decorations


For more than a few months, I've been meaning to identify these flowers.

So far, they don't seem to want to cooperate.

So, I just shot a bunch of them and will let someone else tell me.

They are bright red flowers hanging from some evergreen-looking stems.

 A few years ago, I couldn't tell you those white flowers were lilies but, I know now.

Here's a closer look for you to get a sense of scale.

The red rascals were growing along the road going up to Mt. Tachuu on Ie Jima, Okinawa.

Dodging traffic, I went up and down the road shooting from different angles.

When the wind and rain started coming after me, I left.

Pentax cameras and lenses are made for this kind of stuff, not me.

Does anyone know what those plants could be ?

I'm tired of fooling with them.

Give me an ID and you can have any or, all of those photos !

UPDATE: Best friend in the Land Down Under gave me the ID

Russelia equisetiformis

Firecracker Plant



Okispice said...

I'd love to tell you, but I'm clueless. Great photos. Can I guess and have them anyway? LOL

RyukyuMike said...

Aw c'mon, you must know somebody wjo knows. Trick them into giving you the name and, I'll email a huge, printable photo file to you !

Okispice said...

My sister told me firecracker, but looks like someone beat me to it. ;)

RyukyuMike said...

A dude in Australia beat ya to it !

Okispice said...

Well, we win some we lose some. But we learned something in the process, so no complaints here.