22 August 2013

the Corpse Flower...

stop and smell the…
no, you might want to think twice on that with this bloom!
The Corpse Flower blooms once about every 10-years
a bloom can grow up to 10-ft tall—this one is about 4-ft-8-in
the bloom lasts only 24-48 hours
and the smell lives up to the name—gag



this bloom has been dubbed Romero after the filmmaker George A. Romero who filmed the cult classic Night of the Living Dead here in Pittsburgh back in 1968
Romero stopped in to see his namesake bloom Romero

creepy smelly flower
full moon
Night of the Living Dead
think I need to go stitch some zombies…
it's just embroidery, have fun with it!
The Corpse Flower can be found at the Phipps Conservatory
Pittsburgh PA



Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I've never heard of the corpse flower but it is kind of pretty.

Sarah said...

This is a new one to me. Have to say, it's really pretty in a strange sort of way. Great post!

Stitchfork said...

It was pretty -- if you got up close and held your breath. Pretty and pretty stinky!

LuLu Kellogg said...

OMG.....how fabulous!!!! Eeeeeeek!


Marilyn *Pink Martinis and Pearls* said...

Beauty is in the nose of the beholder? Well, at least it provided inspiration for your clever night walkers. I love them!