Have you ever noticed how things look so totally different ... almost unrecognisable ... when you get a really, really close look at them?
The photo above is of an unfurling French Marigold. I had not quite realised that they unfurl tightly curled layer by layer until I saw this one.
This is how it looked when fully open . The Grass Yellow butterfly was a bonus :)
And this? A very green pineapple which toppled over and continued growing sideways instead of upright.
Who would guess that a cheery yellow gerbera would have a ring of spikes and curls at the centre ?
It isn't just teenagers who have to battle a pimply face. Except, in an anthurium, it would be its raison d'etre ... a well-pollinated spadix with dozens of little baby anthurium-hopefuls in the making.
A wide-eyed look can melt anyone's heart ... or scare the tail feathers off a hungry bird. Depends on who's looking at this Peacock Pansy butterfly.
Now guess what's in the photo below if you can.