|Hoya carnosa -- the Wax Plant, drawing by Sarah "Sallie" Thayer, 2011|
The flowers are light pink, star-shaped, and they put off a strong smelling waxy viscous material. They are sweetly scented and produce abundant nectar.
Hoya is a genus of 200-300 species of tropical climbing plants in the family Apocynaceae (Dogbane), native to southern Asia (India east to southern China and southward), Australia, and Polynesia. Common names for this genus are waxplant, waxvine, waxflower or simply hoya. This genus was named by botanist Robert Brown, in honour of his friend, botanist Thomas Hoy.
|Hoya carnosa -- the Wax Plant with solarization effect, drawing by Sarah "Sallie" Thayer, 2011 |
As you can see below, the "colours" and "dust shapes" given to the photograph by the editors bear an interesting resemblance to the colours and shapes of the flowers of the Hoya Plant, solarization version.
|Hubble Telescope Photograph|
PETS AND CHILDREN
Here are a few of the many photos I have collected of the interactions (mainly sleeping) between young children and the family pet. Enjoy.
This is all for tonight as I am not feeling all that great. I will write more about how I am doing in the next posting.
May the peace of God be with us all.