Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Mother Nature's Artistry

This edition of Mother Nature's Artistry (published the last day of every month) is a shot of the leaves of Cycas revoluta (King Sago) while they are still soft and unfurling.

Once the leaflets have flattened out, they become very rigid and prickly--a huge change from the soft texture seen in this photo!


BernieH said...

Great photo. I know only too well how the texture of the fronds change ... I have an enormous cycas revoluta growing right next to a pathway leading to our house and I need to keep it trimmed to avoid the unpleasantness of being pricked!

Floridagirl said...

A crown of new leaves is something I look forward to every year on my old king sago. What an awesome sight!

Susan in the Pink Hat said...

So lovely! I love photography of highly structured plants. You should see some of the photography at for similarly exotic photos. Thanks!