Geometry #3 & Macro Monday

Geometry is hosted by Katney of Katney’s Kaboodle. If you’ve got a line or an angle on a great shot, Katney wants you to share it.

Radiant Lines

This is the center of a fan palm frond.  These grow at University of Hawaii at Manoa, in a row along the Bilger Hall parking lot and are quite impressive.

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Macro Monday is hosted by Lisa of Lisa’s Chaos. If you love macro photography, this is the place for you!

The Last Leaf

This leaf fell from the tree, spiraled to the ground and stuck itself in the grass at my feet.  Of course I had to bend over and photograph it!  Imagine my surprise upon downloading the photo to find all of these white flowers — to my naked eye they just looked like a fine white fuzz on the grass.

UPDATE: Amoeba, my darling botanist, says that this is not grass, but the leaf of a very small lily or onion.  He also said the white “flowers” are called “hair points” and they are on the edges of the very tiny leaves of a very tiny moss.

Rosaceous

I found this beauty when going through my Summer photos from Friday Harbor. I opened the photo and it almost took my own breath away. Aren’t these flowers stunning?

Does anyone know their actual name? Amoeba doesn’t and he’s too busy tying up loose ends to research the answer.  All he knows for certain is that they are in the Rose family.

Desert Rose

Desert Rose

This beautiful flower grows on a lush, beautiful bush in my neighbor’s front yard. The other day I asked for permission to photograph the coffee tree in their front yard, and when permission was granted, I snapped this pic as well. We have one of these flowers in our yard, too. It is about 18 inches tall. I am never going to get to see it grow taller because I am certain it won’t fit in my suitcase, or survive the 30 days transport to Washington State with our household goods.

The Desert Rose, Adenium, is native to Southern Africa and Arabia, but is a very popular house plant in temperate regions.  It thrives on small amounts of moisture, much like a cactus and is a good house plant for under attentive caretakers.  That means if I can find one in Washington, I might actually be able to grow it!