Monday, February 13, 2012

"Coy (Red Torch Ginger)" by Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch | RedBubble

The large Red Torch Ginger is from the ‘Etlingera Ginger’ family.
Photo Location – Home garden near Innisfail, Tropical Far North Queensland, Australia.

Amidst tall green ginger stalks
And lush canopy foliage surrounds
A large exotic torch ginger flower
Nestles coyly
Saturated red pink
Multiple finger-long and waxy tongue-like curled petals
Finely outlined white-tipped edgings defined
Caressed by
Lingering rain droplets
Glistening in the dawn’s sunlight
Clinging
©2012 Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch
Coy (Red Torch Ginger) by Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch Photography ©2012 | Prints available at Redbubble

Original photo taken 31Jan.2012 Time 6:40 AM

There hasn’t been many more of these flowers happening with the continual dry hot humid weather we’ve been having. Since taking this shot, Feb’s 1st-2nd week of extreme heat (reached 36 Cel inside our house one day, [meaning hotter 38-40 outside] when only forecast for 33Cel) with not one thunder storm or drenching rains in our area, the 4-5m tall blue green stem and leaves have been scorching and slowly turning more to green-yellow-brown.

In the 3rd week of Feb, 15-16th saw some reprieve finally with some heavy coastal showers at least, drenching and refreshing the thirsty landscape and cooling temp's down again.

Hope you enjoy this 'macro' version of the flower image.  I certainly never tire of seeing them growing in our large tropical garden.

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