Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Flannel Flower Gloat Moment

The photo I posted here a while back of the flannel flower (Actinotus helianthi) I'm growing has been chosen for today's Botany Photo of the Day published by UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research.

Which is nice.

Just as jolly is that I've sold my first photo. The Herbarium had an art exhibition over recent weeks, "Our Hidden Talents", to which the staff were encouraged to contribute. I entered four photos, and someone liked this one enough to part with ready cash for it. Heck.

I took this photo, "After the Fire", in February this year, while on the NSW Herbarium Plant Science Internship's field trip to the NSW Central Coast. It's a burnt-out tree in Awaba State Forest.


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Wish you a happy xmass,


Margaret said...

Hi Myla,

Thanks so much for the link! It's the first time I've had an Iranian contact on my blog.

Nice to "meet" you. :)



Anonymous said...

Morning Margaret -

I saw your BPOD flannel flower yesterday and meant to comment but I ran a bit short of time.

Congrats - it's a great picture!

Hope all is well pre-xmas!


Margaret said...

Thanks, David! Yep, the buildup to xmas is going smoothly, amazingly enough. Finished my shopping, planned a few low-key social things, and I've got 2 weeks off work.

And isn't it wonderful to have a wet xmas? Love it!

All the best to you and yours.