It's so simple to be wise.  Just think of something stupid to say, and then don't say it.     Sam Levenson (1911-1980)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Inaugural Ruby Tuesday

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,



Mamapippa said...

Those flowers looks like those things to take dust off. But it are lovely flowers !
Greetings from Belgium !

Robin said...

No idea, but they sure do look nice.

maryt/theteach said...

They are very interesting and unusual! Great post for Ruby Tuesday! I thought when you said it's time for new leadership you were dumping ME for a new leader of Ruby Tuesday... LOL! I'm glad your glad about Obama! I watched the inauguration all day long. :)

People with Cameras said...

They are very star-bursty! lol Very pretty too.

Pia K said...

Oh I saw, and captured, a plethora of these in South Africa a couple of years back, if I only could remember their name then... Lovely and unusual they are anyway.

therapydoc said...

Wow, they're beautiful. I wish I was there.