Stephen Chapman at his blog “The State Of The Nation UK”, has a monthly feature called “Five on the Fifth” in which bloggers may participate by posting five photos on their blog and exchanging links with his. The five pictures, taken in the days leading up to the fifth of the month, may be random or may follow his suggested theme, which this month is “New”.
This was a good fit for me this month, because a strange little houseplant purchased when I moved here a year ago (to have another life form for company) suddenly began to send up a new shoot and I wanted to capture it's growth progress. I didn't use flash purposely, because of the reflection from the shiny leaves. Flash gave the little plant an unreal quality. The last shot is how the shoot looks today as it unfolds and grows much taller than any of the others. The plant must have decided it likes living here. So, here are my 5.
|First day new growth was noticed.|
|Three days later.|
|Another 3 days pass.|
|June 2, 2011 and another new shoot is emerging at bottom right of the other one.|
|Finally, June 5 - leaves are opening. Second shoot growing quickly.|
That's my contribution for this month. I appreciate any and all comments.
Update: Thanks to Stan for the plant name - Zamioculcas - and a link to it's story at Wiki.