Saturday, October 2, 2010

Studying stamens

I do go on a bit about the rock rose I know, but I couldn't resist posting this shot of the stamens. Like my post about the bulbine, it is when I get really close up that I find myself in such awe of the cleverness of each plant. And I love the fact that you can see both the festive little circle of stamen stems, that look like some kind of Dr. Seuss hairdo, and the shadow they cast down on the flower.

1 comment:

  1. Love the way the stamen curves around to almost touch its own shadow in the 1st photo.