This is one of my friends in the back yard. If you've been around
the site for a while you have seen him before. My Mom sent me a
bag of about three rhizomes over ten years ago and they (or their descendants) are still going
strong. I've seen a lot
of other Cannas, but this one is not so common. It's always been my favorite.
When the sun is low in the
afternoon it has to get through the rest of our jungle, so the lighting
gets mottled and really interesting. The only problem is it moves fast
and what is a great shot when we are out watering the plants, is gone once
I get back out with my camera. Which, of course, leads to the dangerous practice of watering the
plants while I'm holding the camera. This, like chasing bees, has
worked out well for me so far but may come too an abrupt end one day.