Sunday, October 3, 2010

From flower to pod...

The jardin des Martels has the most incredible collection of lotus plants. The boys were reminded of the Lotus Eaters in the Percy Jackson film,
whilst I was reminded of how good lotus pods look in flower arrangements!
And here we are - three lotus pods for 2€, and one that Son 2 accidentally broke off when he was over-enthusiastically studying them in the garden (cough, cough, parental guilt-trip etc...)
The gardens held a Lotus Festival this July - I am going to keep my eyes open and try to get to the next one! They make lotus flower fritters...

12 comments:

Serendipitychild said...

I am an art teacher and have wondered for ages where those things come from, we use them for observational drawin all the time, I had no idea! lol!

Heidi said...

I love that enamelware tray...so pretty!

Shirl said...

Very pretty ... :0)

Shirl x

Lululiz said...

They are really attractive seed pods, I have a couple in a potpourri. I like the way you have displayed them, with long stems in a pot/vase/jug, thats even better.

Carol said...

They are amazing plants. I have seen them dried too but never have I seen the actual plant which is very pretty really, the pods not quite so but they are still very nice. I like the woodyness!

Josie-Mary said...

Looks great :) x

VintageVicki said...

Very pretty :)

Just to let you know my magazine swap parcel has arrived & my partner has received hers too. Thanks for organising this swap - such a nice simple one to take part in :) xx

Pink Feather Paradise said...

well I never... I didn't realise they were lotus flowers... our art teacher use to bring them out and use them in still life arrangements...

x Alex

bad penny said...

So beautiful. I NEVER knew those were lotus flower seed pods !!!
Thank you so much for your explaination about lace making / tatting. I knew someone could tell me if I asked !

Jane and Chris said...

Hi Floss, you left a comment about firewood splitting, and how you hoped that because you are so much further south than us that winter may be delayed. Take a look at this!!!
The nearest place to me I could find Latitiude =
43 54 N.
Toulouse = 43 36 N.
This may be a fun fact for your boys (and a challenge to find out why the weather is so different)
Jane x

Serenata said...

Oh I've seen those pods in some flower arrangements, I wondered what they were from. Aren't they wonderful and perfect for an Autumn arrangement.

Tee hee, I bought a 'vintage' orange tablecloth today for £1 thinking I could use it for my Autumn display, but although it is bright and wonderful, it is very 70's (gosh does that make me vintage?) and really too big for where I thought it would go!

harmony and rosie said...

Those seed pods are a work of art and the fritters sound very intriguing indeed.

Hope you are all well xox