It's time for new leadership... and a new Ruby Tuesday.
Not that the two are necessarily related, but with the inauguration just over, a general excitement pervades the air, making the different colors that much brighter (and in certain contexts, all the less relevant... Go President Obama!).
I caught these cool, star-bursty creatures last week at Hebrew University, Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem, using a digital macro (note the varied focal lengths). No idea what they are... some mysterious, desert-thriving species sticking out in all directions in the raised bed opposite the entrance to the Akademon (university book store). Positive ID's welcome.
Note how the stamens reveal themselves over time. I love the color transformation... even as the flower withers.
With brightest wishes to our new president.
Keep the balance,