Saturday, February 26, 2011

Gorgeous: fluffy and fragile plants

Everlasting plant 2, originally uploaded by Vilseskogen.

These flowers are called 'everlasting' because their petals are dry and papery and never wilt. When you touch them you get surprised that they are not fluffy and soft, but rather fragile and stiff, like thin cut paper. I saw these at the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa, a wonderful and amazing place at the end of the world.

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