It’s Electric

The variegated Solomon’s Seal is emerging, along with the hostas and, well, just about everything. Finally.

Polygonatum odoratum, commonly called fragrant Solomon's seal. The scientific name sounds like it could be a band member's name in GWAR.

Polygonatum odoratum, commonly called fragrant Solomon’s seal. The scientific name sounds like it could be a band member’s name in GWAR.

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Yummy Cauliflorous Inflorescence

“Cauliflorous”, or “cauliflory” is the term describing the production of flowers on the trunk and branches of woody plants, as opposed to the ends of the twigs. In this case, we’re looking at the ubiquitous eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis) – which happens to be a legume (member of the bean family: Fabaceae). Native Americans consumed redbud flowers raw or boiled, and ate roasted seeds. That’s the green seed pods, not the mature seed pods. The flowers contain anthocyanins. Images abound on the web picturing beautiful salads garnished with redbud blooms, and the blooms visible through the translucent rice wrappers of spring rolls. How appropriate… spring = redbud blooms = spring rolls.

Eastern Redbud Buds 041014

Definitely fluorescent.

Definitely fluorescent.

Eastern Redbud Blooms 041014

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Barking Up the Right Tree

While removing bark from several chunks of Yoshino Cherry tree trunk the beauty of the natural saturation started to sink in. These images are only minimally enhanced.

Cherry Bark 3

Cherry Bark 2

Cherry Bark 4

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Wouldnt It b Nice

New slow dance music, just in time for Valentine’s Day, but a very late addition to the 2013 Camelian EP.
Camelias, roses, let’s not get hung up on flora.


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Sheets of Ice

Arguably the coldest winter in awhile.

Ice 2014 A

Ice 2014 B<a

Ice 2014 C

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Marie Antoinette

Puppie Buffe performs as Marie Antoinette during Behind the Seams, a Richmond Burlesque Revue production at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, January 9, 2014. The production was in association with the current Hollywood Costume exhibition.

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Delilah

An excerpt from Deepa De Jour’s performance as Delilah. Richmond Burlesque Revue, Behind the Seams, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, January 9, 2014.

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