Weekly Photo Challenge: Hanging Orchids

Hanging Orchids

Just some of the many, many flowers growing at the San Francisco California Conservatory of Flowers. Larger version is viewable here.

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Ladybug Droplets

Ladybug Droplets

Large version available here. Came across this during my morning walk. Hopefully she liked the shower…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Sunburned Rose

Sunburned Rose

This week’s challenge is about the ephemeral. It reminded me of this rose I noticed in a nearby yard. It had already roasted a bit in the early spring heat, so I came back with a little water. Who knows how long it’ll last…

The King Protea

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The King Protea

During my visit to the Kula Botanical Garden on Maui, I came across a flower I’d never seen before. The King Protea is the national flower of South Africa, and it looks amazing even when it isn’t fully bloomed.