At least, even if they are still from last year's shots, i now have some use for them here!
Above are banana leaves showing what I call generation gap. But the one on top is actually a leaf from another plant trying to outdo the other leaves in this plant. So isn't that arrogance? You might say it just exercises survival of the fittest theory, the need for sunlight lets them that. On the other hand, the old leaf below has the almost resigned contentment in it. Can you see the wisdom it exudes, through the golden light? It seems happy on its own, on its place in the sun!
Another drama of leaf life is being demonstrated here. The youngest of them is at the top getting maximum attention from the sun, with all the older ones letting it be. It even has the brightest and most attractive among the colors, which slightly fades as it ages and assumes the normal hue it is expected to be, green! It contrasts with the banana leaf, the drama here is somehow different, but the lowest and greenest leaves look so contented as well, don't you agree?
What drama do you see in here? Alone but not lonely! That single plant is in a sea of unknowns, alien in its environment, independent on its own, but do they have relationship with each other?
These are two Turnera flowers of different species. T subulata seem to be damaged faster by rain than T ulmifolia. These flowers open only half a day and they started only this morning, so they are of the same age. Normally, they close after lunchtime. But at this condition, the first is already dead without the benefit of pollination, while T ulmifolia seems to be still capable of receiving some bees and butterflies. Nature is supposed to be fair, i wonder why T subulata is given that characteristics when the rains come! I have been looking for its other characteristics during the dry season, and I can't see obvious differences.