18 May 2009

Yellow Flower To Brighten Up The Day

Monday, May 18, 2009
Yellow Flower In The Morning

Yellow Flower In Blossom

The weather here in Indonesia is supposed to be divided into two seasons, the dry season from April to September and the wet season from October to March. At least that's what written in my daughter's elementary school books. But, currently the weather is pretty much unpredictable here. It has been raining for several days now, whereas I need some sunshine to get my laundry dry. So, I'm posting this yellow flower from the Safari Garden Hotel & Restaurant in the hope of a brighter day. I had never seen this flower before and find it very unique in shape and color. May be someone of you could tell me the species.
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PS: According to my friend Jama's book it is a Neomarica longifolia. Thank you for the information. I love the written history of the name, I found at this link here.


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36 appreciated note(s):

Waileng said...

From the looks of the flowers and leaves in the back ground, I'm guessing this plant is a kind of lily. But I'm not 100% sure.

Jama said...

I just check my books and found it's name, it's Neomarica Longifolia or commonly known as the Apostle Plant. I love taking shots of flowers and it's frustrating not knowing the names, so I bought a few books for reference. Really comes in handy .
In the beginning I thought this flower must be a hybrid of the orchids but now I know better, thanks to my books. lol

Thom said...

I am so glad you have smart people that follow your blog. The picture is wonderful and I'm glad to have learned what it is. Excellent. I hope you get your brighter days soon :)

Marie Reed said...

It DOES brighten up my day too! Yellow is such a happy color!

Dagrun said...

I really do not know what it is, but I see the mystery has been solved now :) Beautiful yellow flower! Hope you will have sunny days very soon.

Pacey said...

Beautiful flower Rosidah. I love this, I think I've seen it earlier on the web when I happened to browse on tropical exotic flowers. Just forgot the name, hehehe..I want to know the layman's name of it. Easier for me to remember.

Blue said...

Is it tulipe?
Nice.

June said...

And a lovely one at that! Thanks for brightening the start of my day :-)

napaboaniya said...

Yellow flowers definitely brighten up my day :)
Lovely~

maryt/theteach said...

I think this might be an iris, Rosidah! :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Love that unique flower, Rosidah.. The colors are great.

Hope you are feeling better.
Hugs,
Betsy

Karen said...

That's a very pretty flower and a perfect colour for today !

Very nice shot !!

Happily Retired Gal said...

Magnificent yellow transitions ... thanks for sharing ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Well, it looks like some kind of lily, whatever it is it's beautiful!! Have a great day!!

Sherrie

mimi said...

pretty yellow flower.",)

Minie said...

beautiful flowers.

Annie said...

Such a pretty flower. I was wondering what it was and saw Jama had noted that it is called Apostle's Plant. what a perfect name.

Regina said...

Hi Rosidah..I like the images.
Nice post as always.

Jientje said...

It's BEAUTIFUL Rosidah, and I like the purple bkoeh in the background of the first picture. It makes the yellow pop out even more!

Tricia said...

Very very pretty! I love the yellow & the purple in the background help make the photos, too! So tropical looking!

VALKYRIEN said...

What a wonderful flower Rosidah! Never seen anything like that! And the second shot is simply gorgeous! That is a great closup!

So fun to take this tour, and see flowers I never new excisted! :)

Thanks for stopping by! ;)

lisaschaos said...

Wow so pretty! Looks a lot like an orchid!

Pagan Sphinx said...

I thought it was some sort of weird lily but the lady above did her research well!

Have a great week!

amanda guthrie said...

Gorgeous flower, I don't think we have anything quite like this!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

What a beautiful flower!

Robert V. Sobczak said...

That's a captivating flower. Some are like that, the closer you see them the more interesting they become. Others look better at a distance.

Martha said...

I have one of those plants in my yard too! It took me months to find out what it was - glad Jama was able identify it quickly for you. The weather here has also been very unpredictable - global warming is to blame I suppose.

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Syaa_Fiqq said...

I also not sure the flower's name, but for sure the flower is so beautiful and you captured it so well. You also getting better in your photography skill. Good work Rosidah. Have a nice day.

Lin said...

Very Beautiful flower, Rosidah! I wouldn't know what it was, although it does look like a type of lily or even an orchid. Glad someone identified it for all of us! Have a great week!

Anya said...

Your post brighten my day always:)
You are a very happy and friendly blogfriend :)
And I love flowers,
very lovely shots from those yellow beautiful flowers :)))
Have a nice dayyyy.....

Pacey said...

Beautiful, flower Rosidah. I played too for MYM.

Tammie Lee said...

Your second photo is so lovely!

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Hi Rosidah

Wonderful and interesting yellow flower.
Thanks for sharing this beauty!

Luiz

Denise said...

Hi Rosidah, an exquisite flower. I have never seen it before and am so glad you shared it. Thank you very much.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

I missed Today's Flowers but yours adds happiness to the blogosphere. Yellow is also for friendship.

As to your laundry, you can just air dry them outside but under the shade. I do air drying with mine most than sun drying. It keeps the colour of your clothes.

We are in Autumn now and progressing towards winter, so it's normal that we get dismal weather.