Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: nature

Close up shot. Varigated leaves of tropical plant. Seen at the Wintergardens, Auckland Museum. Image: Su Leslie, 2016

Seen in the tropical house, Wintegardens, Auckland Museum. Image: Su Leslie, 2016

The blossoming of a single magnolia flower and the sporadic hibiscus blooms in my garden have lulled me into a false sense of flower security. So when I visited the Auckland Wintergardens looking for a floral fix, I was disappointed so few plants were flowering. Instead my eye was drawn to the variagated foliage of plants in the Tropical House.

They don’t offer the botanical ‘bling’ of flowers; definitely a restrained beauty that I should learn to appreciate more.

Sunshine backlighting large variagated tropical leaves. Auckland Wintergardens. Image: Su Leslie, 2016

Seen in tropical house, Wintergardens, Auckland Museum. Image: Su Leslie, 2016

Written for Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge at Lens and Pens by Sally.