Monday, November 8, 2010

Monday Morning!

Good Monday Morning to you!!

The weekend is over and a new week rolls out like a red carpet in front of you.

Time to put on the pretty shoes and walk with confidence toward the week ahead!



Here's a beautiful flower just for you!



Betty is doing a dance of joy because it is Persimmon season here!

I love these little gems!



Yum! Yum! Yum!


Here's another shot of that mystery flower.

Can you guess the name of this exotic beauty?

If not, can you make one up?


Balance, peace, and joy are the fruit of a successful life. It starts with recognizing your talents and finding ways to serve others by using them.


--Thomas Kinkade

61 comments:

Mamma has spoken said...

Never had a Persimmon before, they're not that popular in the stores in this area :o(
As for the mystery flower, when I first saw it, I thought it looked like palm bark that had been peeled off, dried, put into a vase and passed off as a flower.
How's that for a name?

Daisy said...

I don't know what it is, but I'm going to call it a Leopard Lily because it has spots like a leopard. :D Happy Monday to you, Betty!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You're asking ME to name a flower? Looks really dry to me. I'm calling it 'dead.'

HulaBuns said...

I'm going to call it a dehinana (short for dehydrated banana peel)...am I close? Happy Monday Betty!! :)

Joe Cap said...

Is it maybe an orchid of some kind?

Tabor said...

I agree with HulaBuns and I love persmmons but ours does not bloom or bear fruit....ah well.

Cricket said...

Hm. I'm think banana peel, too. Ya got me.

I have to put persimmon on my list of things to try. I like most fruits... most things actually. I don't think I've ever seen a persimmon, though I've heard tell.

Maybe at the Mexican market? Lately, I've been all about the pears. That's what we've got right now.

Madi and Mom said...

Morning BB....Persimmons...are very pretty. Neither Mom nor I have ever ever had one. We'll have to check them out at Fresh Market.....
Very odd we can see the first flower picture and persimmons pictures but we cannot see the mystery flower. Blogger is a freakoid sometimes!!
Hugs to you, Zelda and Mabel
Madi and Mom

Parsley said...

Looks like a banana!

Seams Inspired said...

I've never eaten a persimmon. Is it sweet? I also have no idea what kind of flower it is. Here's a page to help you find out the answer...Discover Life Flower ID Hope this helps! Great snaps. Thanks for sharing Happy Monday! :o)

welcome to my world of poetry said...

I have never heard of a persimmon before let alone eat one.

Thanks for the interesting post.

Yvonne.

Leah J. Utas said...

Happy New Week!
Love the perspective on the persimmons.

Old Kitty said...

It's a banana orchid!!! :-)

Good morning to you too lovely BB!!!

And erm persimmons look like sharon fruit - are they?!?!? Great pic of them!!!

Take care
x

Out on the prairie said...

Think everyone caught you on the bannana.Egads, I have to put on a tie today to speak.Maybe I should wear a bannana peel and see who will say something. LOL

Gaston Studio said...

It kind of looks like a dried cymbidian orchid to me, but... what do I know.

Jennifer Shirk said...

Is it the exotic "over-ripe banana peel" flower? LOL

Would you believe I've never had a persimmon? I wouldn't even know how to eat it if I had one in my hand!

Jules said...

According to previous comments it is a "Dead, leopard, banana iris." Sounds good to me :)

Never had a persimmon, are they good? :D
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

baygirl32 said...

is it a bananna blossom?

I've never had a persimmon either if you can believe that... what do they taste like?

Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife said...

I've never had Persimmon before. Looks interesting!

GreatGranny said...

The only persimmon I've seen down here is elongated and sour. The flower...how about 'butterfly flower'. It is a beauty, unusual.

Lydia Kang said...

I never liked persimmons by my mom grew up with them and adores them so they remind me of her!

I'm gonna call that flower the "BananaPeelMakeover"

Liz said...

I confess that I've never seen a persimmon before, and am not really sure what you do with one. However, that first flower??? That's a real flower and not a clever decoration?

Baby Sister said...

Dang...I feel like I should quit my profession cause I don't know that flower. It does look like it's in the lily family though...

Brian said...

I give up, I don't know what that flower is either, but it sure is interesting looking!

Leanne said...

Ooooo, what a lovely flower. Throw a little chocolate on it, and I might eat it! (I love chocolate covered banana's, don't you?) Is it a banana-lily. Or maybe an ape-lily. Hmmmm . . .can't wait to find out!

Flartus said...

Yeah, I'm joining the banana peel party. I didn't want to insult your flower if it really was an exotic beauty, but looks like I'm not alone.

Have you ever had native (as opposed to Asian) persimmons? We didn't know what the fruit on the tree in our park was until it ripened and we googled it. The thing's only fruited once in the 4 years we've lived her. The smell of the fruit pulp was divine!

TS Hendrik said...

Is it some kind of an orchid?

I haven't had a persimmon. What do they taste like?

RawknRobynsGoneBlogWild said...

I'm guessing it's a banana orchid. I always sit next to Old Kitty when it's test day. She's super smart.
xoRobyn

blueviolet said...

I thought you had created banana peel art with that flower!

I've never tried a persimmon either. Now I want to.

The Empress said...

OK, now I have heard that persimmon works magic naturally with reflux. SEriously, persimmon water is supposed to cure reflux, like no med can...

Shan said...

Maybe you can enlighten us as to the joys of the Persimmon. I, for one, just don't get it. All I've had are some bland mushy cookies. Guide us, O-Bossy-Wan, guide us.

Hilary said...

What a creative arrangement of your banana peel. It reminded me of an online Eyeball Bender contest I once entered for Games Magazine. They still show my banana entry to this day. http://www.gamesmagazine-online.com/gameslinks/puzzlesampler.html

Aren't persimmons those very mouth-drying fruits? How are they supposed to be eaten?

Marlene said...

That last flower looks like the lovely, ornate CHIQUITA flower. Of course, it could be CHIQUITA's ugly cousin, DOLE.

DrSoosie said...

Good morning Betty! I am not good at identifying flowers. So in this case I will make one up. It is a brown spotted mustard wing butterfly flower...at least it is to me.

Aging Mommy said...

I have to confess I know not what a persimmon is nor do I know what that flower is either. But I love your photos!

Jimmy said...

It's actually not a flower, it is three of the random and seldom seen bananapeel butterflys at rest.

Not really sure but it's cool looking :)

Copyboy said...

Loooove your variation on the flowers this week. Very festive and delicious!

Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

Did you steal the very rare flower from Phipp's Conservatory? The one that smells like rotting flesh?

I'm tellin'!

Jen G-son said...

Exotic Yellow Leopard Lily? :)

Ann said...

I'm afraid that the shoes I put on this morning were not very pretty but what can ya do.
Never had a persimmon
I guess I'm
That flower is the rare and beautiful yellow spotted whatchamacallit. Wherever did you find it?

slommler said...

That is what I was going to guess. The rotting flesh flower! Ewwwwwww!
Ha!
Hugs
SueAnn

faye said...

Persimmons ... ... lovely to
photograph, but I will pass on
tasting them... look like they
might be good for you and I am still
knee deep in Halloween peeps.

Have a good week.!!

Nicolasa said...

Persimmons. I've heard of them but don't think I've ever had it before. Now I want to try it!

That flower looks creepy.

Great quote to start the week with! Thanks!

Kazzy said...

Is the top flower a banana peel???

Love the persimmons!

Char said...

Beautiful and unusual looking flowers, have a great week!

Theresa Milstein said...

Banana peel flower?

I like your turtle picture. I had two red-eared turtles that my husband and I had to release when they got too big for their largest tank. We let them out at the Bronx Botanical Gardens.

Pat said...

Okay, so I don't feel so bad when I'm reading that some people are naming that flower with the word "banana peel" in it. I clicked on your blog and started to roll down the page. I just saw the top part of that flower and it looked like you took a picture of a banana peel that was being flung across the room and I thought, "WOW, what GREAT photography!" Then I saw that it was in a vase and said, "HUH?"

Oh. Never mind.

Catherine said...

I've never had a Persimmon before. I don't think I have ever even seen one before. Is it a fruit or a vegetable?

I'm not sure what that flower is either. Goodness... I am not very knowledgable this evening! :)

xo Catherine

Brian (not the cat) said...

Tonari no kyaku ga yoku kaki kuu kyaku da.

lifeisaroadtrip said...

I don't know what it is, but it's Monday evening and it still looks pretty!

Joann Mannix said...

Those persimmons are like a work of art.

I have no idea what kind of flower that is, but it looks like it would be a Tiger Lily if I've ever seen one, beautiful with a dash of roughness to it.

ds said...

Love the persimmons! Also the sunning turtles (are they new?). As for the flower, I am guessing that it is some sort of orchid. How about leopard? Or jaguar?
Whatever, it's gorgeous.

Michelle Faith said...

I've never had a Persimmon ether...how do eat it? Love the flower....had me going until I looked closer...think a monkey would love a bunch of em.

Sandra said...

I'm 41 years old and I've never seen a persimmon. How can that be? Well, thank you for the pictures!

Miriam in KS said...

Oh Betty! Thank you for the persimmon picture! My parents pulled a fast one on my brothers and me years ago. Have you ever tasted a "green" persimmon? As in not yet ripe? Quite puckery. The only way I can describe how my mouth felt is to imagine a cartoon character whose cheeks are sucked into his mouth and he cannot unpucker them AT ALL. I don't remember what the "antidote" was to relieve the feeling but I chuckle at the memory of Mom and Dad laughing at our reaction (because they KNEW what would happen)! It seems as if they offered a ripe one next to let us know persimmons could be quite tasty.

I don't really remember the flavor of a ripe persimmon but I sure do remember the "green" persimmon!

jenny_o said...

I think it's actually the HALF banana flower - first cousin to the banana flower and twice as common :)

A girl needs 2 Talk said...

Betty, don't shoot me, but I thought you'd decorated a banana peel there. :D :D :D

Zuzana said...

These are some beuatiful shots.;) I have no idea what the flower is called but it looks like an exotic butterfly to me.;)
Hope your Tuesday is lovely as well,
xoxo

NENSA MOON said...

Hi BB,
truthfully I've never seen those kind of flower or fruit like that...
The flower I think it's such kind of orchid or something...
and the fruit I wonder how it taste...hmmm...but looked yummy!!

hugs,
nensa

CherylK said...

I've never had a persimmon in my entire life. I can't believe it. Am going to go hunt one up at the market if I can. Anyway, they're really pretty, aren't they?

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

I love to eat persimmons. Those we get here come from China and Israel.