One of my photos is featured on the cover of the latest issue of Cell Chemical Biology. The article describes research into metformin, a drug derived from the French lilac (Galega officinalis), for the treatment of breast cancer. The research was done at the University of Minnesota, and was sponsored in part by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
This is especially meaningful to me because my grandmother was a cancer research scientist.
A macro photograph of a budding agapanthus with colorful bokeh at the Huntington Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California. Though not of the lily family, the beautiful blue flowers of the agapanthus plant are commonly known as lilies of the Nile and African lilies.
A close-up photograph of the colorful bracts of bougainvillea planted outside of the Getty Center Restaurant/Cafe building in Los Angeles, California.
I especially love hydrangeas when they’re starting out. In this plant you can see its various stages of growth.
Chelsham Road, Clapham, London, UK
More tulips from Salt Lake City.
Washington Triumph tulips in Salt Lake City.
One last bud before winter.
Salt Lake City
Some of the roses at Queen Mary’s Gardens are just beginning to bloom. Here’s an especially delicious rose — looks like scoops of sorbet.
Regent’s Park, London, May 2014
In the 19 days leading up to the Chelsea Flower Show (May 20 – 24), designers are creating elaborate exhibition booths from scratch, both outside and inside the Great Pavilion.
Yesterday many of the flowers were still wrapped while others, such as this rust iris, were already set out on display.
Two pair of ladybugs practicing the rites of spring on a rose in Queen Mary’s Gardens, Regent’s Park, London. If you look closely, you can see an aphid looking on.