Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Rose of Sharon

I have found out why petals look like this after a rain - there are normally air pockets in the petals, which become waterlogged, and make the petals translucent like this.


Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Let me be the first to say that those drops of water make the Rose of Sharon look winsome!


Water in a drop of rain,
Water swirling down the drain;
Water clinging to the trees,
Water filling up the seas;
Water frozen, water free,
Water is the stuff for me!

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George said...

I didn't know about the air pockets in the blossoms of the Rose of Sharon. Thanks for the information and the great pictures.

Luna Miranda said...

the petals usually look wrinkled, i guess it was refreshed after the rain. marvelous shots.

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joo said...

This rose is so beautiful with the water glistering on its petals!

Deb said...

love the colors....

EG Wow said...

You captured the translucence very well!

Wynnie said...

Well, that's just neat. Learn something new every day, I guess. It looks lovely, even if it is waterlogged


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