Gold and silver
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|Helichrysum arenarium, known as Everlasting flower is Polish kin of common garden plant Helichrysum bracteatum or Strawflower. This plant thrives in extremely dry, sandy places. It's one of a few Polish plants having silvery leaves. Long, dense white hairs probably serve as insulation against hight temperatures and drought. The petals of flowers are dry and have characteristic shiny surface.|
It's one of my "first plants" - when I was ten or so, my grandfather collected it because of its medicinal properties. Polish name of this plant - "kocanki" is derived from "koci" = "belonging to the cat". It's allusion to the smell of this plant, slightly resembling smell of cat's urine ;-)
This picure was taken on the "neglected meadow" near my home. It's really magic place, wonderful mosaic of dry and wet habitats and home for 100 or more plant species.
Post-processing: as usually crop, sharpen and white balance.
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- [2005-07-20 4:43]
Great, very informative note. Flowers look very sunny on your picture, good 'meadow' composition, I like yellow spots on BG. Sure think that this place is magical!