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Ruby Tuesday: More Carnivorous Edition! June 15, 2009

Posted by littlebangtheory in Ruby Tuesday!.
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Well, ok, the insectivorous edition.  Gotta get up pretty early to get the jump on you folks, eh?

Up in Rowe there’s a little fen (alkaline bog) filled with Northern Pitcher Plants (Sarracenia purpurea ) and water irises:

irises and pitchers

The pitcher plants are astonishing, being simultaneously fleshy and otherworldly and vibrant in the late afternoon light:

pitcher flowers

Blood-red sepals unfurl to reveal delicate chartreuse interiors:

pitcher flowers

I think they’re pretty cool.

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


1. DrillerAA - June 15, 2009

Very nice series of photos. Wonderful colors and great composition. Well done!

2. Carletta - June 15, 2009

Lovely shots!
I never knew this plant until last week when another blogger posted one.
Love the light and DOF in the last shot.

My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

3. Gayle - June 16, 2009

A very striking flower.

4. Eaton Bennett - June 16, 2009

Gorgeous, they look like they have faces, and I guess they sort of do; as far as the insects are concerned. Mouths at least. :))

5. floreta - June 16, 2009

lovely flowers!

6. Stephanie V - June 16, 2009

Beautiful photos for RT. Those flowers are so pretty it’s hard to remember that they’re always hunting.

7. dianne - June 16, 2009

I do believe you live within driving distance of all the most beautiful places on the planet
more likely is that you are that good a photographer

8. maryt/theteach - June 16, 2009

Wow! I’ve never seen anything like this! Great for a Ruby Tuesday post, Cunning Runt! 🙂

9. littlebangtheory - June 16, 2009

Why, Thank You, All!

If I get a calm day (ever!) before the blooms fade I’ll get some better shots.


10. Susan H. - June 17, 2009

Your photos are always so stunningly beautiful! I rarely comment, and should more, but would have little more to say than share my amazement at your ability to capture such beauty. Thank you for sharing it with us.

11. Lisa - June 17, 2009

Those are just gorgeous, C.R.

12. Tom McCoy - July 6, 2009

What great pic’s !!!!!!
Can I ask directions to this place, so I can try and get some photos before the flowers finish ???

Thanking you in advance for any and all help.

I would be driving from Boston.

Thank you,


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