Tuesday, April 17, 2007

It Was Meant To Be

I've taken a lot of pictures since I started dabbling in photography about a year ago (the groaning hard-drive is testimony to all those accumulating pixels). Nevertheless, this has got to be one of the pictures that I'm most proud of:

Until two days ago however, I didn't know what flower it actually was. I had happened to see it on the side of the road and had just grabbed the photo-op. It was only when I saw the comments of a fellow Flickr member that I happened to browse over to one of Kishimi-san's photos and realized that its botanical name is hypericum calycinum.

Even better, one of its common names is (and I just can't make stuff like this up): Aaron's beard.