Thursday, March 18, 2010

Triffid in my garden

The Code Id Da Dose has passed along with the 2 day migraine that followed it, but my post-migraine fuzzy brain isn't up to clever word craft, so I'm just going to content myself with showing you this pseudo-alien life form which looks as though it may have sprung from the pages of John Wyndham's classic novel

I have some unusual looking things in my garden but the Ox-Tongue Lily would have to be one of the strangest.
The waxy-looking flower pushes its way out of the soil over several days, followed a couple of weeks later by the big, fleshy leaves that give it its name. So far it's just the one flower... that greenery belongs to an adjacent succulent.

8 comments:

Donna Lee said...

That is a strange looking flower but so pretty when it finally blooms.

I'm glad you're slowly rejoining the land of the living.

Bengigirl said...

That is the wierdest looking flower I have seen, but I love the colour.
Sue

Lynne said...

Very weird looking! I was expecting something monstrous when I read the word "triffid"!

Jan said...

We have a triffid tree in teh front yard which is reaching for the skies and triffid blackberries in the back yard growing down from the trainline. I can sit and watch them grow. This is inner city Sydney, not the bush!

That flower is a truly beautiful colour.

Hope you improve quickly. I wonder if it's the same lurgy as is going around up here. I thought it was a cold but the killer headache made me wonder. Then I heard of others and the headache seems to be an identifying symptom. I haven't had a migraine in a couple of years and was annpoyed when I woke up with one, but it seems to be part of the illness. I know several people who've had it.

Nothing I took even looked like ameliorating the headache.

Bells said...

how freaking cool is that!!

Nadie said...

is it weird that this reminded me of that episode of x-files where people inhaled the weird spores from the volcanic expedition and then the fungi burst out their throats?

catsmum said...

Not at all Nadie - although mine's a lot prettier and has shown no signs of a predatory parasitic nature as yet :]

Alice said...

That lollypop turned into a beautiful flower. Nature is wonderful.