Monday, July 11, 2011

The Simple Things

Coleus Canina
Coleus Canina
There are times when you walk outside and look down and see something you've seen innumerable times before in a slightly different way, such that you stop ignoring them for a time. These coleus are an example of this. I think it's due in part to the fact that I just need to pay more attention to the simple things that grow naturally.

Perhaps it's the variegated crimson and yellow-green leaves, or the not-so-simple fractal-like patterns the colors form on the leaves. But the coleus are growing in full now, outside in the beddings around Research Park, all differing colors. I think I will concentrate on them and the other flowering plants for a few days. As a form of escapism.

Coleus Canina


Technical

Taken with the Olympus E-P2 and Zuiko Digital 50mm with DMW-MA1 adapter. Post processed in Lightroom 3.4.1.

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