Friday, October 17, 2008

In The Thick Of It


This shrub hangs out by the driveway. I have no idea what it is. I just know I love it.

I posted a Black & White of this HERE - The World in Black and White is Dot's creation and I'm thrilled to be part of the team. If you're into B&W definitely check it out, there are some really talented photographers participating there.

25 comments:

Jackie said...

That's a lovely close-up. I don't often have luck with close-ups of plants, but I keep trying :)

I love the colours - the yellow, but also the hint of green leaves and the purpley mulch, it looks lovely.

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Hi Dianne! Color and B & W both beautiful. Thanks Lisa

bobbie said...

I agree with Villas Girl. I don't know what that shrub is,but it is beautiful.

Dianne said...

jackie - thanks!! I am very pleased with how it came out :)

Lisa - thanks :)

bobbie - thank you :)
no one knows what it is lol
and no one around here has anything like it.

Askew To You said...

I will ask my mom what it's called. She was a horticulture major in school and she's always telling me the names of plants.

Lovely photo. :D

Dianne said...

askew - thanks :) glad you like the photo and I'd love to find out the plant's name.

Rambling Woods said...

I have to add this new blog to my list of followings blogs...

Dianne said...

rambling - thanks!! I hope you enjoy my photos.

fermicat said...

I recognize that plant, but I don't know what it is called. Nice photo!

karey m. said...

i LOVE your new photo blog! wow!

Faye Pekas said...

Whatever it is, it is a pretty shrub.

Mo said...

I'm not sure what the plant is either, but I love the contrast of the yellow & green with the purply background.
cheers,
mo

Dianne said...

fermicat - if I had any sense I'd just take a cutting to the nursery and ask LOL
I kinda like having a mystery plant

karey - thanks!! means a lot to me since you have such a great eye :)

faye - it is, I love seeing it every morning. don't need to know what it is.

mo - thanks so much. I used film and was wondering how the colors would blend. I'm pleased :)

Ralph said...

Like all foliage in the fall, the colors change to a beautiful champagne, on these leaves. Too bad they will be departing the shrub soon...

Dianne said...

ralph - that's what makes this shrub even more wonderful. It stays the same all year!! Isn't that cool?

Michelle O'Neil said...

Beautiful! Let us know when you find out what it is.

the teach said...

Don't know what it is, Di, but it's gorgeous and your photo depicts it beautifully! :)

Dianne said...

michelle - thanks :)
I doubt we'll ever know, it's been a mystery shrub for several years

teach - glad you like the photo!! thank you :)

Mrs.French said...

it really is lovely...

ETK said...

Love the new photo blog. I'm totally gonna have to copy you and say i did it 150% because you did it.

God, i love Mia!! I want to snuggle her!

Dianne said...

mrs. french - thank you!!

etk - We could start a wave of copying and bad math!!
Mia is a sweetie. She loves to be scratched under the chin and then nips at you when she's done. She'll sleep right next to me and will even lean against me but if I touch her again she nips and leaves in a huff.

Raven said...

Gorgeous plant. Beautiful photo.

Dianne said...

raven - thanks!! I think I may print and frame this one.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Sorry to solve the mystery but I think your plant is Variegated Japanese Euonymus (Euonymus japonicus). Love the color.

Dianne said...

digital - I Googled that, the pics look a lot like it except they're more white and green with less yellow and they don't mention NJ but they do mention PA which is close.
So it could be or maybe not LOL
how's that for keeping the mystery alive LOL
it most likely is or a variation
thanks for the info, I learned how to root cuttings for next spring which :)