Purple Passion Flower

August 03, 2014  •  1 Comment

This amazing flower grows wild near my mountain hideaway and they are thriving this year. Although I have photographed them many times, I never tire of their exotic beauty. The buds open in the morning and by afternoon are fully extended. The bloom will last a day or two, but its best presentation is the first evening, when this one was photographed. Some of them will transform into a seedpod known as, Passion Fruit. The seeds of the fruit are covered with a sweet membrane that is enjoyed by some critters and myself. The deer will eat the fruit whole, I prefer to cut open the pod and eat the seed membrane, discarding the seed and pulp.

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David Viles
Very nice photo of a beautiful flower. I like your descriptive word of 'exotic' for that truly is an appropriate term to express the glory of such a wonderful example of God’s creation. It is also remarkable this is not a product of long cultivation but simply a ‘wild thing’ growing unattended in nature.
“Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these.” Matthew 6:28b-29
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