Today's Flowers: Wonderful in Winter

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The early morning sunlight was making it's way under the front steps to this lovely (you Southerners tell me what it is, please) flower one day last week in North Carolina. I discovered I like winter sunrises because I can manage to get up for them; they set well with my lazy soul.

Today's Flowers

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  1. Great post for our first 2010 Today's Flowers event.
    Hope somebody will know the name of the flowering plant.

    Thank you for sharing!!
    Happy New Year.

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  2. Anonymous9:10 AM

    I've got no idea what's the name of this flower. But I've got this strong feeling when fully in bloom, it'll look like beautiful fireworks!

    Happy 2010 Sandy!! :)

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  3. what a great entry you have!wishing you all the best in 2010!

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  4. Sunrise does take its time during the winter. It is such a delight especially for you night dwellers that find it difficult to drag out of bed to see it during the summer mornings. I don't know for sure what this flower is. Hopefully someone living further south can tell us. It holds lots of promise though.

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  5. I think it's your body that is slowing down not your lazy soul. great photo of possibilities

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  6. I am with you with the "lazy soul" hehehe.

    Snowy flowers is my post. Have a blessed Sunday!

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  7. Sandy I feel like I should know what it is but can't think of the name. Some plants survive on the NC coast which have much milder winters than the piedmont where I live has, so I'm not sure if I've seen that here or when I'm on the coast. In any even it's so beautiful and photographed so well.

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  8. Whatever it is I'm sure will look gorgeous in bloom. But it does look wonderful in winter.

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  9. Sandy: We do have to look for another day to see the ground, see greenery or the sun. Great photo from the past.

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  10. Alas I have no clue what it's called but I love the light and shadows you've captured along with the buds waiting to burst forth ;-)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  11. For the soul so correct sandy

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  12. I identify with liking winter sunrises. LOL (For the same reason)

    Lovely buds...but I have no idea what the plant is. :)

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  13. I have no idea what it is either, but then I can't name the plants in my own yard.

    Happy Sunday. And Blessed New Year to you! Thanks for always being there for me.

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  14. If you had been in the mountains instead of on the beach, I would say it was Mountain Laurel. I also find it easier to get up to see winter sunrises!

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  15. Sandy, thanks for sharing with me in 2009. I wish you and your family are very happy in 2010.

    I do not know this flower, it does not exist here, but it's very nice.

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  16. it sure looks beautiful.It will be even nicer once it is blooming.

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  17. Beautiful green, Sandy.
    I wish you a Joyful 2010!

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  18. Well the flowers look Ivy related to me so I am going to guess Fatshedera. It is a rare inter genera hybrid (usually it is just species).

    Happy New Year to you and your family!

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  19. I wish I can help you with the name. It looks like one that belongs to a berry specie because of the appearance of the florets.

    Anyhow, it's good also to share us what is unusual and out of the ordinary nevertheless makes our lazy soul perk up a bit. lol

    Happy New Year to you dear Sandy/

    here's our down under native flora

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  20. I would like to help u, dear
    But as u know...I dont know any flowers name...
    happy new Year

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  21. No idea Sandy but that one is simply beautiful! Happy new year to you and your family Sandy

    AL

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  22. Sorry, I will join the list of 'don't know's'. All I know is that I like this photo very much and the plant is lovely. Happy New Year!

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  23. Sandy,I think that this plant is a "x Fatshedera litzei" family Araliaceae. Hybrid between Fatsia & Hedera.
    Happy 2010!!.

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  24. Sorry. I'm a botanically impaired Southerner myself. Can't help you with the name.

    But I'm right there with ya on the winter sunrises. Much easier to get up (and out) for! 'Specially for an inveterate night owl like myself.

    Love the photo whatever it is.

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  25. Happy New Year Sandy. It has been a pleasure visiting your blog for the past year.

    I don't know its name either. But I concur with gracing the morning sunlight!

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  26. Lazy soul - NOT!

    A Savoring soul, Sandy ;-)

    Aloha,


    Comfort Spiral

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  27. Happy New Year again Sandy! I wish you all best.
    Beautiful bloom and words.

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  28. Lovely image, Sandy. I like the winter sunrises too for pretty much the same reason. Lazy soul? I think not! :)

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  29. great post for this post. Thanks for the visit and Happy New Year!

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  30. Good to know that this flower can survive winter.

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  31. Interesting flower - I think it will be very beautiful when it blooms...

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  32. It is simply beautiful, Sandy. And sorry I have no idea what's its name..

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  33. What an incredible blossom. I am not at all familiar with this plant, but it sounds like one I would like to get to know better.

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  34. What a pretty sight to greet you in the morning. I would guess ivy-related too in which case you will eventually have blue-black non-edible berries.
    Happy 2010!

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  35. I don't know what it is, but it is beautiful as seeds for now! Bet you it'll be gorgeous when blooms!

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  36. makes a day start fresh and beautiful! i wish i see those plants as well in the morning.

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  37. Amazing no one knows what it is ... me either but I was hoping .. those leaves remind me of Holly leaves .. maybe its a distant cousin?

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  38. Lovely green-ness! Much like my memories of N. Carolina. And here's to moving foreward happily, Sandy!

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  39. Try this site. Wild Sarsaparilla, maybe? It's just really odd if it's growing now.

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  40. So green, I wonder how it looks when in full bloom?

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  41. I like it and the shadow it makes on the one leaf. . . I don't think I have seen a plant like it before. . .

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  42. I hadn't thought about it, but you're right, I can see the sunrise in the winter too. I'm amazed that you found blooms in January! Wow! Dunno what it is.

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  43. what a great entry you have!wishing you all the best in 2010!

    Work from home India

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