Ornamental Pelargonium

The names we give flowers seem so pretentious when you have to use their Latin genus for the sake of precision. I can’t get away with calling my geranium a ‘geranium,’ for example, when it’s actually a pelargonium (which, apparently, derives from the Greek word ‘pelargos,’ or ‘stork,’ because the seed head looks like a stork’s beak). In this picture I took today, I’ve used a macro lens to focus in on the extraordinary color differences found on one unique (and ornamental) vine when illuminated by a specific ray of sunlight. Because I didn’t use a tripod, this image is a little too blurry, and I need to try again with the stability a tripod would have given me, but I like the colors a lot.

Pelargonium vine

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