Tuesday, July 19, 2011

ABC Wednesday
Starting all over again on this wonderful adventure of matching up the letters of the alphabet with an object, a poem, a place, a painting or some whimsical thing that challenges your imagination.

A is for Anemone

picture by S. & J. Perkins

A lovely example of this early spring flower
the Anemone Nemorosa
or Wood Anemone
a beautiful member of the Ranunulacae family.

Alas, the plant contains poisonous chemicals that are toxic to animals, including humans,
 but it has also beenused as a medicine.
All parts of the plant contain protanemonin which can cause severe skin and 
gastrointestinal irritation.

For more interesting A's visit here at Mrs. Nesbitt's ABC Wednesday meme.


24 comments:

Linnea said...

I haven't seen one of these flowers in a long time. It's very pretty!

Wanda said...

Such a lovely flower. Great way to begin our new Round.

Roger Owen Green said...

AMAZING how something can be problem or cure.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

photowannabe said...

Gorgeous flower. Its too bad its toxic also.
When your post header came up I just said Ahhh...beautiful.

Ms. Burrito said...

Absolutely Amazing!

A is for Appreciation, your visit will be so much appreciated, thanks!

John said...

Lovely!

Please come see my Abstract post.

Gigi Ann said...

The flower is very lovely. Great choice for A day today.

Meryl Jaffe, PhD said...

Beautiful shot and great information!

Paula Scott said...

Absolutely alluring and attractive!

Sylvia K said...

I agree with Roger, it is indeed amazing how something can be a problem or a cure! What a terrific post for the A Day! Hope your week is going well!

Sylvia

Lynne Rees said...

Hello to you both - how lovely to meet you on my open field blog (river of stones) and to read about your lives filled with words and gardens and family. Congratulations on your 66th wedding anniversary. My parents will be celebrating their 60th next year and I hope their life continues to be as rich as yours.

Reader Wil said...

This is a great beginning for round 9! This pretty plant is poisonous as you told us. Many beautiful things are. Isn't it a pity?

Gigi Ann said...

Just had to leave you a quick note, I loved the photo so much it is now my wallpaper on my computer of course..LOL

Jane and Chris said...

Oh, so beautiful, it doesn't look deadly!
Jane x

Carver said...

Beautiful shots of the flower and interesting post for A day.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Pretty poison ;>)

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Such a lovely image.

nonizamboni said...

Beautiful. . .and useful, all in a sweet harbinger of spring.

Leslie: said...

Ah, that is SO AWESOME! Great start for Round 9 - can you believe it?

Leslie
abcw team

helenmac said...

How could something so beautiful as the anemone also be a hazard? Ah, life! The African Lily is a beautiful blue!
HelenMac
ABC Team

Kathy said...

A lovely photo. (I see you also like Ann Patchett!)

kml said...

They are most pretty - I wonder are the poisonous to smell too? I would have been a sucker for a sniff!

Leena said...

I have been looking your wonderful photos and greatly admiring your activity, elegance and richness of your blogs.
I have been married 47 years but compared with you it is only a start :)
Warm greetings from the eastern part of Finland and happy days to you!

EG Wow said...

What a beautiful anemone! The wild anemones here in Ontario are much simpler looking.