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Ruby Tuesday: The Original Ruby Slippers. May 18, 2009

Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature, Love and Death, macro photos.
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Before Judy Garland,

Before Dorothy,

Before L. Frank Baum,

There were Ruby Slippers:

Lady's Slipper1

And Oh, those Lady’s slippers!  Lush and full, vascular and inviting,

Lady's Slipper 2

Queen of the Woodland Blooms, sensual and elegant,

Lady's Slipper 3

Irresistible to her pollenators, who enter through her frontal folds but are forced by her form to exit through the opening in her top

Lady's Slipper 4

…taking a parcel of pollen with them.

Form follows function,

function follows form.

It’s genius,  I tell you!

Thanks to Mary at Work of the Poet for this Rubesque meme!


1. Dora - May 18, 2009

Haha! So creative of U!

Happy RT! 😀

2. Paul in ABQ - May 18, 2009

Ah, Maytime! (so to speak)

3. caryl - May 18, 2009

what a creative shots! 😀

happy tuesday….

4. sylvia - May 18, 2009

Looking over your last few posts, I’m struck again by your incredible artistry when it comes to the camera. They are exquisite, CR!

5. susan - May 18, 2009

Gorgeous.. and just like you to find them for the meme.

6. Kym - May 19, 2009

Here in the wilds of northern California, I’ve never seen a ladyslipper in person. I didn’t know what I was missing. Those are sweet.

7. Auntie E - May 19, 2009

beautiful orchid photo. Happy RT

8. sherry - May 19, 2009

i think i need a drink??? ; )

9. littlebangtheory - May 19, 2009

sherry, 😉

Youz other guys, thanks

10. judi - May 19, 2009

Sha bam! I haven’t seen one in years and the ones I have seen were more purple, I like the redishh ones too. Judi

11. dianne - May 19, 2009

I have never seen one of those! wow!
your close shot is wonderful, thank you for that
the texture is astounding

12. nonizamboni - May 19, 2009

I have yet to see these up close and in their natural surroundings. Your photos are amazing.

13. Tengrain - May 19, 2009

Oh. My. Word.

I think I need a shower now.



14. littlebangtheory - May 19, 2009

Thanks all. Yeah, they’re really exotic looking for a New England woodland wildflower. But then again, if one gets close enough, all kinds of things become interesting!

These seem plentiful this year. Unless it’s my attention level as a budding photographer. 😉

Ten, yeah, I’ll have a cold one… glad it was good for you!

15. Eaton Bennett - May 20, 2009

Awesome photos and I love the way you described them. Creative and fun. 🙂

16. Tarynn - March 1, 2010

Where did you find these at? I have been looking for them everywhere!!! They used to be behind my house in West Olive Michigan but since then we have moved away and I no longer have them in eyesight it is very hard to transport these plants i just want to lay my eyes on them again!! thanks a bunch

17. littlebangtheory - March 1, 2010

Tarynn, these are in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts. They’re a transitional plant, inhabiting the edges of encroaching mixed forests, and as such, they move as their habitat evolves.

Thanks for stopping by!

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