Sunday, December 20, 2009

Pink Variegated Poinsettia - A Festive Photo for No Croutons Required

Pink Variegated Poinsettia

Poinsettias have evolved a long hybridized way from the traditional velvety, bordello-red botanical decorations clustered in the dining rooms and shopping malls of my youth. They now come in colors of golden cream, faded plum, and vivid salmon, as well as the variegated variety I snapped yesterday. These poinsettias sat among hundreds of bold, bracted plants that undulated and levitated in a cramped greenhouse shielded from the icy winds that forecasted, and delivered, a foot of snow a few hours later. Had I been paying more attention to the tag tucked in the soil line, I would have noted which cultivar it was. But I was so blinded by the wild, saturated beauty surrounding me that the moment was all that mattered, a moment captured just for Jacqueline of Tinned Tomatoes, who put out the A.P.B. for Festive Photos for No Croutons Required*. May we all be so blinded this holiday season.

*No Croutons Required is a collaborative food-blog event effort by Jacqueline, and Lisa of Lisa's Kitchen.


Been There, Done That ~
Christmas 2007
Christmas 2008
Peanut Butter and Chocolate Christmas Cookies

Other People's Pretties

Felix Xmas
Göteborg's Christmas Markets
New Day


  1. What beautiful colours... So Christmasy!

  2. Such a beautufully coloured poinsettia Susan. Have a joyous holiday season!!!

  3. Brilliant! Have stress-free, happy holidays!

  4. So beautiful! I never buy poinsettias as they're poisonous for the furry ones (even though I doubt they'd take a taste).

    Hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

  5. Poinsettia means Christmas time. Great photo ,Susan.
    Merry Christmas for you and family

  6. what wonderful splashes of colours! I think of poinsettas as just red but these are gorgeous - who needs labels when we can just enjoy looking.

    hope you have a great christmas

  7. Happy Holidays Susan.
    Beautiful poinsettias

  8. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones too sweetheart.

  9. Blinded by beauty, indeed. Wish you very happy holidays, dear Susan, and a great new year!

  10. MERRY CHRISTMAS, Susan! Wow... you've such a lovely blog here and your photos are breath taking! Will check out all of them! Thanks for sharing.
    Best wishes, Kristy

  11. Gorgeous!

    Wishing you a dazzling New Year Susan!

  12. Hi Susan,

    This is ruchikacooks. I've been a part of MLLA 18 and 19. Here is wishing you anf your family a Very Happy New Year.

  13. Trusting you had a great holiday season and wishing you a wonderful year ahead, Susan.

  14. Thank you, all! I hope everyone's had a great December and is looking ahead to what 2010 has in store. : }