el diablo robotico (platypus) wrote,
el diablo robotico

These last two days have been pretty depressing. There's little to add to what's been said here already, and I've done most of the venting I can bear in comments already. jathomas's take on events is pretty good reading (and to think I nearly unfriended him when he hadn't posted in eight months).

So what can I offer you in this time of turmoil? Macro photos of gazania. I know, I've done it before, but I love these flowers, and there are a lot of them outside the library, and it might lower your blood pressure to look at pretty things. I'm splitting them across two posts because I used a computer on dialup last week in Wisconsin and it nearly killed me. I know you don't all have broadband.

I really love gazania. They have these paintbrush-perfect stripes and detailed little blocks of color at the base of the petals. They're ubiquitous in San Diego as groundcover, and I don't think they get a lot of respect in the plant world. I put my camera in macro mode and snapped these on my way to lunch. Tell me these flowers aren't extraordinary.


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