Monday, August 17, 2009

A Thorny Ruby

Here's one I found on a rocky hillside, this past April:

That's a case where looking is a lot more fun than touching, methinks.

Don't forget: On Tuesdays, just post any photo you like (it must be one of your own) that contains the color RED and then link to this blog.


14 comments:

ilanadavita said...

Very interesting flower. Happy RT!

Marites said...

that looks quite intimidating. beautiful but intimidating:) my RT is up too.

Leora said...

I would stare for a while. I think I might be tempted to touch - is it really that sharp? Neat discovery.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Looks a bit thorny. What is it?

Stephanie V said...

What an amazing shape - sharp-looking, too. Nice shot for RT.

~Just me again~ said...

That is so cool, I like that!

Dianne said...

it's like a sweet little rock garden
pretty
love all the different textures

Jan's Place USA and Mt Forest Pictures said...

Me thinks you are right!! Lovely.. I love your blog name as well :)

Meikah said...

Ahahaha... yeah definitely a "touch me not" momemnt. :) Happy RT everyone!

toby said...

Thanks, everyone!
I'm not sure exactly what this flower is, but after going through the "Flowers of Israel" site, http://www.flowersinisrael.com/
the closest match I can find is for "Star Clover." Their photo is here:
http://www.flowersinisrael.com/Trifoliumstellatum_page.htm
I'll let you know if I get any more information!

Lynn said...

It looks sharp and pointy -- but incredibly intriguing...and great photography too!

maryt/theteach said...

A kind of sticky-wicket of a flower, eh? Happy Ruby Tuesday, toby! :)

Robin said...

Looks like home to me :). Actual, an entire field of "kotzim" caught fire just outside of town a few months back, filling an entire neighborhood with smoke but luckily not doing any serious damage. Those dry fields are a real firetrap in the summer.

Fun pictures on your blog, I'd have loved to go to Hutzot HaYotzer too.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Look, but do not touch,
lest the spines pierce your finger,
drawing drops of blood.

My Ruby Tuesday