Saturday, August 19, 2006

Vacation Botanical Blogging

In case anyone's wondering why I haven't posted many vacation photos, my preferred upload tool (Hello/BloggerBot) is hosed, and I really don't like Blogger's Upload Image tool, because it makes resized images look like total crap. But since the last time BloggerBot broke, it stayed broken for weeks, I guess I have to live with it.

I recommend clicking on the pictures for full-size versions that don't look like total crap.

Today's installment is from some botanical gardens at Balboa Park in San Diego:


Consider the lily.


Or, if you're not quite up to that, consider the lily pads.


I'm pretty sure this is what Alien Space Potatoes look like.


Oh, I'm being followed by a fern shadow...
Fern shadow, fern shadow...

9 comments:

Buckeye, Dealer of Rare Coins said...

The fern one is very nice.

During my trip to Seattle I was disappointed that I couldn't get as many 'green' shots as I was hoping for. There's always next year!

Tom - Daai Tou Laam said...

I'm pretty sure your alien space potato is a member of the ginger family.

Probably not an edible ginger, but there's only so much sacrifice an alien space ginger will make for pathetic earthlings willing to vote for Dear Leader.

Eli said...

So... it's red and ginger?

Lizzy said...

Oh Balboa Park is such a great place. Hope you got to see Hall of Champions Sports Museum.

Eli said...

Alas, no. At least, not the *inside*. I'm pretty much the only member of the family who pays any attention at all to sports.

flory said...

I considered the lily pads and decided that I quite like them.

Smartypants said...

I think that is a bromeliad. Not a space potato.

Eli said...

Hm. Which star system is Bromelia in again?

oldwhitelady said...

I thought all the photos were marvelous! If they were uploaded by blogger, blogger did a good job:)