Jan 28, 2009

Pitcher Plants

These are the sort of flowers that devour those who get near. Insects are trapped, drowned, and ingested.

This image looks spectacular at wallpaper size. It was taken in a greenhouse at Kew Gardens, on the outskirts of London, UK, on a coolish February day.

The daffodils were in bloom already and, for a few hours during the afternoon, the sun shone her warmth upon us. I bought lunch at one of the cafeterias on the grounds, carried my tray outside, and sat with my jacket off watching toddlers frolic on the grass.

A few days later, I'd return to Toronto - where the first thing we did on arriving home was place our suitcases inside the front door and grab snowshovels.

Wallpaper versions of this image may be found here:

See other "London in February" photos here: