Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Spotted this again - 'Pea Pumpkin'
On my way to the bus stop after work , i came across a rather familiar creeper Mukia maderaspatana among the hedges. Not far away the gardener had weeded out ( uprooted) another similar creeper leaving behind drooping leaves and skeletal stems but had apparently missed out this one. I was looking high and low for a fruiting branch among the tiny yellow flowers near spot school and never imagine just 3 days later i found one close to my work place and i had noticed this creeper weeks ago without realizing the resemblance . ( Finally saw an unripe one with wavy- greenish pattern last Sunday). I brought back the hairy, spiky branches and finished the foto-shoot before the dinner. At least the cuttings survive the journey home structurally intact unlike other speciment eg tiny flowers- Imaging via Canon S3 Super macro mode handheld