Friday, January 8, 2010

Red is green again

After missing the opportunity to take a picture of the "red" jade vine (read "Red is green" entry) when it flowered for the first time, a few weeks later the vine bloomed again.

The red jade's first flower buds.

At that time my brother was not available to travel to the farm to take pictures. Rather than lose the opportunity again, mom took pictures of the flowers using her cellphone's camera. The pictures sat on her cellphone for a couple of months since they had no way to extract the files from it. Finally last month, they were able to transfer the files from the cellphone to my brother's PC via bluetooth.

Granting that the image quality is not as good as those taken using a branded camera, they all turned out pretty much okay. Below are the pictures mother took of the flowers of the red jade vine.

After I saw these images, there is no doubt, this plant is one worth collecting and propagating.