Tuesday, August 5, 2014

A Weird Flower & PUPPY Kisses!!

Today the PUPS and I find ourselves a few miles from my son Trent and his family in the rural village of Leiper's Fork just outside Franklin, Tennessee. We parked in a beautiful grass field near all the action of greater downtown Leiper's Fork. While the PUPS were on a PATH doing their business I spied a beautiful wild flower on a vine in the trees...

The shot above was done late in the afternoon with the sun behind the plant. I went back and took this shot for my mentor, Carol Ann.

The "Mother Ship" has landed!!
Purple Passionflower
Passiflora incarnata

The fresh or dried whole plant has been used as a herbal medicine to treat nervous anxiety and insomnia. In cooking, the fruit is sometimes used for jam or jellies. The fruit can be eaten out of hand and historically it was a favorite of colonial settlers of the South and Native Americans alike.

And below Eddie steals a kiss from Doodlebug!!

More of Leiper's Fork later!!


  1. Indescribably exotic and beautiful. I've Never seen anything like it in my life. Your photos are all luscious. I love the shots of the dogs too, especially Eddie coming toward you. I will study them tonight on my big monitor. What sharpness! YOU ROCK, MR. ARTIST!

  2. We have a blue passion flower vine on our trellis in south TX. Very similar to your pics, but not exactly the same. There is a picture at the end of our last post. BTW nice pics, as always.