Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Lightness and Mirth

This wasn't intended to be all Mr. Subjunctive-y (with his obsession of taking his header photos from light filtered leaves) but the light passing through the plants' leaves near my windowsill was rather lovely and I thought I'd like to share:

This is my new black pearl ornamental pepper.  Gorgeous black-purple leaves on the top surface, but through the light, the underneath surface is beautifully green and purple-red spotted.

Maybe it's just me but I love the background effect.  Maybe you just need to be there to understand :)

Will need to cook some "faux"-ake Asian food like Kung pao chicken with these fiery little peppers!

This setcreasea pallida-like plant is gorgeous on its own, but with this extra light it's wonderful seeing all the details of color, purple-pink, browns and gold:

The light off the hairy leaves is pretty cool too.  Reminds me of some sort of alien bunny rabbit ears.

Well, I've shared the light part of this posting, here is some mirth:
My wife's a water sign.  I'm an earth sign.
Together we make mud.
-  Rodney Dangerfield 

Gardening requires lots of water - most of it in the form of perspiration.
-   Lou Erickson

*The real meaning of plant catalog terminology:
"Carefree" refers more to the plant's attitude than to your workload.
"Vigorous" is code for "has a Napoleonic compulsion to take over the world."
"Grandma's Favorite" -- until she discovered free-flowering, disease-resistant hybrids.
 "A favorite of birds" means to avoid planting near cars, sidewalks, or clotheslines.

Those were just a few I liked that I wanted to share from this site.


Rosey Pollen said...

You have a tiny rainbow on that first plant. How did you do that?!?
I liked your mirthy quotes.

persephone said...

@Rosey: I see a tiny rainbow on the 2nd pic... but as to how I did that... um, magic? Luck really :) The quotes from the site were a good smile to my face as well.