Thursday, May 01, 2008

Taken In

Great Combo

While it may not be easy to fool Mother Nature, it's pretty well a snap to fool Grampa AC. I took that picture last week while we were out walking. Oh, I thought it was too early for tulips never mind Irises, but there they were so, I stopped questioning. I was so taken with the complementary colours that I thought I must be looking at the work of a master gardener, and who was I to question a master. Even when I posted the picture, there was something that didn't compute. It was as if I could see an odd texture to the leaves, but I reasoned that it was simply an oddity of the photo. It took Cuppa to perceive that the flowers were silk or some kind of fake.

So, I confess to being taken in even though I saw more than one warning sign and should have been able to catch hold of the truth myself. But the arrangement and the context — spring flowers outdoors in spring — were enough to thwart my supposed powers of discernment.

No Grampa Nature, I.

10 comments:

Donna said...

LOLOL....I don't care...they're beautiful!!! I was thinking...my camera skills will Never measure up to your photos!! Happy day!hughugs

Coll said...

lol... too funny A/C. I would suspect anticipation and spring fever helped you see what you wanted to see. My but they are lovely flowers.. beautiful vibrant colours. Soon the real McCoys will be waving at us. :-)

ChrisB said...

I was only saying to my mother, when we were at the garden centre, how much they had improved the artificial flowers~ these are very colourful.

JunieRose2005 said...

LOL!!

But they're beautiful!! :)

Much prettier than what I posted today! hahaha


Junie

Ginnie said...

It takes a big man to 'fess up, AC. I commend you and look forward to some "real" photos!

Janet said...

I am completely sympathetic. If it's blooming and outside, I assume it's real. I used to live near a woman who put artificial flowers in her gardens every spring until the real ones bloomed. Unfortunately, she chose colors never found in nature, so it was pretty obvious, even from the road.

Norma said...

Now that's my kind of flowers!

womaninawindow said...

Funny, first impression was that they were pretty. I didn't look too closely and then, holy crap, they're fakes! I coulda been sucked in too.

Amanda said...

Tee-Hee! You were fooled!
I think that i would be fooled too!

Amanda

Pearl said...

ah, that's happened to me. a floral vine over a walkway. I took a photo and went home to i.d. the species to eventually figure out it was silka whimsia