The bougainvillea — SO rich and large in ruby red leaves. But the inner delicate yellow on white flowers are almost unnoticed in the large scope of the big plant. Up close and personal, this 1/4 inch plant is beautiful with it’s 5-sided dimensions. And notice the adjacent unopened pods with their texture and shape. Beautiful flowers, even though tiny.
The biggest weed of all. But we all (at least as kids) loved to blow away the little puffs of “seed.” This dandelion is almost finished with its job. It has sent most of its flighty little seedlings on their way with their precious cargo. Isn’t it amazing how flying is so easy when you know how?
I had fun with my macro lens this evening after dinner. We find honeysuckle growing wild in most places in Arkansas, and I found it as a “weed” in our plants in Greece, too. But it is beautiful! This is a backlit (sunset light) displaying the craning “necks” of the inner flower. And the smell is sweet!
Those who know me well can testify that I do NOT like flying insects. Especially those with stingers. So it took considerable courage to make this CU of a bee, right outside my office. She just went merrily on her way — I think she liked getting her picture made.
Tomorrow (May 14) the new “batch” of students will arrive at the Artemis. This stairway view shows some of the memories of past semesters. Each group creates a photo board expressing their faces — and culture.
Yesterday was a beautiful day for a trip to Cape Sounio, but not to watch a sunset. The sun did peek through the clouds a few times, like this mid-day shot shows.
In the ancient Agora of Athens, few structures remain. In their place is foliage like this Oleander plant. While passing through, perhaps in the footsteps of Socrates from long ago, our guide commented that the leaves from this pretty plant were poisonous, and likely were the hemlock juice Socrates was forced to drink.