Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Pod invasion

La Florida - "the land of flowers" in Spanish - is also the land of mighty strange looking pods, like this one


and this one.

Don't ask me what they are - I have no idea! But if it seems like I've been replaced by an alien being, you'll know how it happened...

22 comments:

Rambling Round said...

Now that is one scary looking pod! Looks like red bulging eyes coming out of a yellow body...hope they don't snatch bodies!

Me said...

Cool shots! I love it. I bet TOG knows.

Olivier said...

je ne connais pas cette fleur, mais cela me fait penser à la naissance d'un papillon. je trouve la dernière photo très belle et poétique

I do not know that flower, but it makes me think of the birth of a butterfly. I think the last picture beautiful and poetic

Lynette said...

Gosh! Wow! Amazing! No way will the alien pods take you away because you're their best photographer!

By the way, the Fremont Bridge was not icy. I've been lucky not to have to be in any vehicle when it was slippery except for the bus ride I posted about on Dec. 2.

Glenn Standish said...

Gees...they are like something out of The Invaison of the Body Snatchers!!

Jilly said...

I don't care for the first one - rather yucky. But the second one is just beautiful - I so agree with Olivier. As always beautiful photographs.

freefalling said...

I've got one word for you, Isabella, one word - hemorrhoids.
Oh, hang on - I've just read the other comments - cancel hemorrhoids - I'm going with Olivier - that's what I MEANT to say!

Nikon said...

I've got one word :) Color!!
You still have green, & warm golden sunlight & aliens. We have 20 degrees that'll freeze those roids right off :-)
Everyone knows that it's the spores that you have to be careful of.

Frank said...

Yes but, how do we know you have not already been replaced? What if you have been an alien all along?

Oh well, at least then we would know aliens have great blogs!

I think they are coming for me now, I have to go.

oldmanlincoln said...

Very nice pods. I have no idea what they are except that they are very attractive to me.

TOG said...

The first picture is one of the bitter gourds(or melons). It is an antioxidant and is good for people with diabetes. This wild one is probably good only for warts. I won't say if it reduces or produces warts. The second is the seed of the yellow, Tabebuia chrysantha. The winged seeds blow all over the yard and can sprout were you don't want them.

Lessie said...

They ARE so unusual! Love the second one best.

Lessie said...

They ARE so unusual! Love the second one best.

Moi said...

i shot the first one just a few days back....was drawn to it because of its lovely color.......dont know what they are, but tog seems to know!!

We dont move to Washington till Dec end.....so the recent floods should not make a difference.

GMG said...

pods, warts, roids... weird!

Zsolt said...

they look pretty good...even if I have no idea what they are:)

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How interesting. It must be the climate. They kind of look like something one would find in the tropics.

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Gwen said...

Nice pod photographs, and your caption is funny! :)

J.A. said...

In Spanish, 'florida' means flowerly. "Land of flowers" would translate "tierra de flores". Almost the same thing, but not exactly.
Great photos!

Suzi-k said...

those are fascinating, and thanks to tog for enlightening us about them!

Chris said...

Didn't I see that first one in Men In Black?

Annie said...

Those are amazing! I've never seen anything like them either. Florida must be where the podpeople are from.