Few-sha! Fuchsia…


Some days, by this hour, my brain is pure mush and I haven’t anything interesting in mind to write about. So, here’s a mystery of sorts: how does a plant manage to survive when its leaves become this color, given that its chlorophyll activities are extremely frustrated*.

Still, pretty darned beautiful!

* I once heard The Botanist characterize plants bred to have non-green leaves using this word….


  1. Marquis says:

    I have envy for your camera’s eye. — M

  2. Sammy says:

    Thanks. Lovely macro. I liked your santa’s neck picture, if that’s what it was. I think differently about images when I look at your exaggerated horizontals.

  3. pooh says:


    That is the planetarium portion of the St. Louis Science Center. Its shape is based on a hyperbola, one of the conic sections from geometry. As opposed to hyperbole, or the use of excessive language. Interestingly, they both have the same etymology, from the Greek, “throwing beyond”.

    The bow around the Planetarium is a traditional holiday decoration. Other times, they have colored lights shining on it, which slowly change hue. One time while driving West from downtown, the sunset sky was shading from tangerine to teal and the planetarium was fuschia. I was wishing for a camera!