Friday, January 31, 2014
Yellow Angel's Trumpets in Kin Town (Photos)
It's Chinese New Year's Day where I'm living.
Walking the back roads to my office, I spotted these flowers in someone's yard.
It was early afternoon and the sun was shining a little too brightly for my comfort.
So, I planned on taking the cameras over there sometime after 3PM.
It's not nice to just walk into somebody's yard and start shooting their plants.
So, I stayed out in the driveway and used my zoom lens.
Out came the owner of the house, probably wondering what some old geezer was doing.
I had to think quick.
Happy Lunar New Year, is a good way to get started, I figured.
Then, I asked if I could shoot those pretty flowers.
It worked, I got to go inside !
By 6PM my photos were all processed.
The Fiji Film guy had this one printed for me and, I went back and delivered it to the owner.
The whole family was gathered around some tables.
They may have been celebrating the Chinese New Year, too.
I thanked them for allowing me to take the photos.
When I asked, no one knew the name of the plant but, I told them not to worry.
It's something I could research online.
Brugmansia suaveolens, is something I've seen before. It's called Angel's Trumpet.
For those who wish to read in Japanese, I found a link for this flowering plant:
Useful Resources for Angel's Trumpets
Sub-tropical Flowers in Okinawa p112 ISBN4-9901917-3-0