A blog where I post a mixture of photos that I have taken and find amusing, interesting, artistic, surprising or strange.
Monday 10 February 2014
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.