Malvaceae week 09 05 2011 UD 005
Family : Malvaceae
Genus : Gossypium
Species: Gossypium kleenexia (caav.) Delz. Ex. Delz and Ginsb..
Vernacular names: They had me going… now its your turn.
I spotted these cotton plant branches ready for some dry flower arrangement in a florist shop in my town a few years ago…
Now look at PICTUREs 1 , 1a and Picture 2 and then come back and read the following.
I was minding my own business, walking, doing some serious window shopping on a sunny late summer afternoon… in a suburban village near NYC… (spotted some nice flowers in my favorite flower shop, where I often would take some pictures for the owner… ) and guess what beckoned me on…. I think they said new stock of cotton plants for dry flower arrangement had come in… could I please take some pictures for them? As usual I was happy to do some clicking for their in-house magazine…. I took quite a few pictures… and then got closer… my body language must have changed from happy to dismay… I heard a gaggle of titter from the sales girls and the owner… they had me …. Was not April… this was late summer… not Halloween either… just Summer madness… Had a wonderful laugh together…
Enjoy… I did , they did , and many countless others also had
been had that summer afternoon...
ps what gave it away was the thin wisp , the cotton ball itself and the plastic leaf with its attachment looking closely.
|But Di they have really taken pains. Great. Nicely fooled|
--- On Tue, 6/9/11, ushadi Micromini <micromi...@gmail.com> wrote: