Sunday, February 26, 2006

Mushroom after the rain

Wet Mushroom
Originally uploaded by Jepster.
I took this photo after a rainshower. I went out to breath in the nice scents that comes right after a good downpour and I noticed several mushrooms beneath a tree. This one had a pool of rainwater still trapped on top.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Makahiya: A very shy plant

Originally uploaded by Jepster.
Flowers of the makahiya plant look like bursting pink fireworks. The name is derived from the tagalog word for "shy". Touching the leaves will make them close gently together. It's the only plant I actually seen that moves fast enough to be noticed. Hmmm... a relative of the venus fly trap perhaps? Isn't diversity in nature just amazing?