25 09 2012

I think these might be ‘Black Magic’ Black Leaf Elephant Ears (Colocasia esculenta ’Black Magic’). I had never seen them lighted from behind, so I never knew they actually had more color to them than you can see on the surface! The photos below were of two different leaves from the same plant—the reddish-orange one had more indirect sunlight, while the top greener one had direct sunlight from behind. I find it fascinating that something that appears to be just a solid blackish-purple shade could be hiding a kaleidoscope of colors! Photographed at Green Spring Gardens

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Glass-filled window

2 06 2012

We spent part of our Memorial Day weekend in Wilmington, N.C., at the home of my friend Karen’s Aunt Doris. One of the bedrooms had this colorful display of vases and carnival glass in the window.

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23 03 2011

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