Mirabilis jalapa (the four o'clock flower or marvel of Peru) is the most commonly grown ornamental species of Mirabilis, and is available in a range of colours. Mirabilis in Latin means wonderful and Jalapa is a not uncommon place-name in Central and North America. Mirabilis jalapa is said to have been exported from the Peruvian Andes in 1540.
Here it is blooming in our garden on this Summer morning and making a wonderful "contre jour" subject.
This post is part of the Nature Footsteps Inspiring Photography meme.
The light is lovely in this capture.ReplyDelete
love the light and the fact you chose a different angle of this beauty. :)ReplyDelete