Sunday, 10 August 2014

Nature's diamonds


For some reason that escapes my rather non-scientific mind, some plants seem to have more of a propensity to gather up droplets of moisture than others. Lady's mantle (Alchemilla Mollis) is one such. I don't know the name of the shrub pictured above - but it also was covered in little beads of dew that sparkled like diamonds.

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  1. It is most likely because of a waxy surface on the leaves.

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  2. I like the berries, also. Sweet diamonds!

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  3. It's true...I know which plants in our yard seem to make such pretty droplets. My favorite is our lotus in the water garden. It's leaves must be made from Teflon!

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  4. I don't know what the plant is, but I do know that your image of the leaves covered with beaded water is superb. Nature's diamonds, indeed.

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