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July 2017 - S is for ....

Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:17 pm
by Sheila
Hi,

I'm going back to the alphabet, always a useful source of inspiration, for this month's topic. After a rather dismal week summer seems to be with us again (at any rate in the south-east), with plenty of sun I hope, so the topic for July is

S is for summer, sun and .....

I'll look forward to seeing your pictures.

Best wishes,

Re: July 2017 - S is for ....

Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:40 am
by DaveW
Clarification please Sheila. is it to illustrate Summer and Sun or simply any plant or genus beginning with "S"?

Re: July 2017 - S is for ....

Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:25 pm
by rodsmith
DaveW wrote:Clarification please Sheila. is it to illustrate Summer and Sun or simply any plant or genus beginning with "S"?
I assumed the "and..." indicated that anything suitable beginning with S could be a contender; but I may be wrong. Unfortunately I have very few cacti or succulents whose first or second names begin with that letter. I'll have to think laterally, :wink:

Re: July 2017 - S is for ....

Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:32 pm
by Sheila
Hi,

It was supposed to be any plant name beginning with S (genus or specific or cultivar) - I thought there would be quite a few, not necessarily something in flower at the moment.

Or, as Rod suggests, you can think laterally. How about S is for splendid, S is for small, S is for scarlet, or even S is for surprise - something you never thought would flower.

Anything really. I would like some entries though please. It would be embarrassing to be the first person to set a subject which had no entries at all.

Thank you in advance.

Re: July 2017 - S is for ....

Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:29 pm
by rodsmith
Sheila wrote:...I would like some entries though please. It would be embarrassing to be the first person to set a subject which had no entries at all...
I'm sure I'll manage something, Sheila.

Re: July 2017 - S is for ....

Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:29 pm
by Chris L
echinopsis_mirabilis[2012_001a].jpg
(Seti)echinopsis mirabilis
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frailea_castanea[2013_001b].jpg
(Surprise) Frailea castanea
Frailea_pygmaea_aureispina_v_pallidor_GF700[2016_001c].jpg
(Second Suprise) Frailea pygmaea aureispina v pallidor GF700
escobaria_minima_SB423[2011_001c].jpg
(Small) Escobaria minima SB423
notocactus_scopa_v_rielii[2013_001c].jpg
(Sensitive Stamens) Notocactus scopa v rielii

Re: July 2017 - S is for ....

Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:47 pm
by Sheila
Hi,

Great some entries. It has occurred to me that you could enter anything you didn't have a specific name for as S is for sp!. Also, for Rod, you could always have S is for survivor (of the dark).

S is for scarlet - people's ideas of scarlet vary so it could be any shade of red. I'm sure there are plenty more ideas out there.

Best wishes,

Re: July 2017 - S is for ....

Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:54 am
by Chris L
Sheila wrote:Hi,

Great some entries. It has occurred to me that you could enter anything you didn't have a specific name for as S is for sp!. Also, for Rod, you could always have S is for survivor (of the dark).

S is for scarlet - people's ideas of scarlet vary so it could be any shade of red. I'm sure there are plenty more ideas out there.

Best wishes,
The only correct shade of scarlet is that used on a Ferrari Formula One Car. (tu) :grin: :wink:

https://hiveminer.com/Tags/f310%2Cferrari
gymnocalycium_baldianum_P127(Y)[2017_001a].jpg
(Scarlet) Gymnocalycium baldianum P127(Y)

Re: July 2017 - S is for ....

Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:44 am
by DaveW
OK, to show willing as I asked.

"S" is for Sulcorebutia.

Sulcorebutia tiraquensis ssp. electracantha.
S.-tiraquensis-ssp.-electra.jpg
Sulcorebutia tarabucoensis ssp. lindae.
S.-tarabucoensis-lindae-RF-.jpg
Sulcorebutia patriciae.
S.-patriciae.jpg
Sulcorebutia purpurea.
S.-purpurea.jpg
"S" is for small.

Lophophora alberto-vojtechii (the "littlest Lophophora") 5p coin against it.
L-alberto-vojtechii.jpg
"S" is for stellatum.

Gymocalycium stellatum.
Gumnocalycium  stellatum.jpg
"S" is for saboae.

Mammillaria saboae.
Mammillaria saboae.jpg
and lastly "S" is for sanchez-mejoradae.

Mammillaria sanchez-mejoradae.
Mammillaria sanchez-mejoradae.jpg

Re: July 2017 - S is for ....

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:45 am
by Sylvia
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Sulcorebutia tarabucoensis v aureiflora.JPG
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A few of mine.