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Thursday, 7 February 2013

Blue Irises and Egyptian Starclusters

Blue Irises and Egyptian Star clusters

The thing about photographing flowers is that some of them unfortunately are only open for a short period of time or open and close during specific hours as is the case with Four O’clock (Mirabilis jalapa). This can lead to some disappointments not to mention missed photo opportunities if you do not have a camera at hand or come back later only to find that later was too late.

I have planted Blue Irises (Neomarica caerulea) in several locations at Malifa and Alafua. The thing with these flowers is that very saddly they are one day wonders. I saw one of them had flowered a few days ago and thought to myself that I should take a photo but as I was busy I decided to leave it till later. Unfortunately when I came back all I saw was the closed up flower already withering on the plant.

Fortunately I noticed that one of the other clumps had two buds developing so I have been checking them regularly. Today I was lucky as I had completely forgotten but was making cutting of some hibiscus and Pua taunofo among other plants when I was in the area where they are and remembered to check (since they are actually a bit obscured by some other plants) and there they were. This time I only briefly considered leaving the photos till latter but quickly changed my mind and hurried off to wash my hands and get my camera.



Torch Ginger (Etlingera elatior)
Egyptian Starclusters (Pentas lanceolata)
Egyptian Starclusters (Pentas lanceolata)


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