Let’s do something seasonal, shall we? These flowers that seem to want to be grapes were blooming at Juanita Bay middle of last February. You’re probably going to tell me they’re some sort of horrid invasive thingy.
Just bizarre, aren’t they? Leaves look a bit like holly, sorta-kinda, and then you get these tight tentacles of odd green flowers, which for all I know aren’t proper flowers at all, because sometimes leaves or bracts evolve to imitate flowers, but aren’t, and this is one of the reasons why biology bothers me. It does odd things.
I don’t mean bothered in a bad way. I used to sneer at biology long ago, but now, when it’s not getting in the way of my rocks, I quite like it. Fascinating stuff. I used to be able to rattle off all sorts of facts about the evolution of trees and leaves and flowers, but it’s been a bit since I did that research and I’m rusty. Leaves. Those are fascinating things. Perhaps I’ll dig out the old research and do up a little dissertation on those someday – you’d like it. We could throw flowers in as well, although oddly enough, I don’t find those half as interesting as I do leaves. I love looking at flowers better, and they make amazing photographs. But leaves are where it’s at.
See? Leaves. Those leaves are saying something important. Damned if I can remember what it is. So, um, yeah, focus on the flowers. Forget the leaves for now. Unless, of course, you know why they evolved to look the way they do, in which case, say on! But don’t forget to tell us what the plant is. Bizarre leaves, odd flowers – it may not be flashy, but it’s definitely interesting.