Pincushion Cactus

Its hard to get perspective from this photo but this group of pincushions are in total perhaps 40 centimetres tall. Their burst of colour popped out at me on a back country hike in the Catalina Mountains. In six hours of walking I came across perhaps 5 or 6 of these plants and they were […]

Fragile Fundamental

I watched an excellent documentary a couple of nights ago, narrated by Meryl Streep, called Wings of Life (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_VRvhFLRCk0), about the ingenious ways flowers lure winged creatures (birds, bees, bats and butterflies) to spread their pollen. The macro photography is astonishing (there are shots from inside the flowers … hats off ┬áto cinematographer!) and this […]