Antelope-horns milkweed flowers
Eventually the buds of Asclepias asperula, known as antelope-horns milkweed, open into the five-pronged flowers you saw a few posts back. Now here’s an even closer view, with no distractions, to show you the intricate structure of those flowers. You’ll recall that the flowers form a sort of dome, but if we flattened out the perspective I think the resulting pattern* would lend itself to wallpaper. I’m talking about the good old-fashioned kind of wallpaper that people put on the walls of rooms rather than on the monitors of computers, though the pattern would work for the newer type of wallpaper as well.
For those of you who are interested in photography as a craft, points 1 and 9 in About My Techniques are relevant to this photograph.
© 2012 Steven Schwartzman
* I sometimes use the WordPress tag patterns, but I’ve found that almost everything on WordPress that gets categorized that way has to do with fabrics, weaving, clothing, sewing, etc. How about some equal time for patterns in nature and abstract patterns?