Monday, September 21, 2009

beetle mania

These massive water lilies, genus Victoria, which can reach nine feet in diameter, were named after the Brit queen by a fellow who spied them in British Guiana (now Guyana). They are said to be able to hold the weight of a person.

Pollination in this Victoriana amazonica is carried out by scarab beetles. Look in the blue box above -- could it be? I think so! Click on the picture to get a closer view and decide for yourself.

The art in this -- texture, texture, texture.

The price of the SAQA auction pieces goes down to $150 at 11 a.m. today.

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