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.
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.
A preview of what’s to come in June.
Queen Mary’s Gardens, Regent’s Park, London
Snowbells (Leucojum aestivum) or Summer Snowflakes because they bloom a few weeks after Spring Snowflakes ( Leucojum vernum); also known as Loddon Lilies because they were first found near the River Loddon, Hampshire, UK.
Temple Square, Salt Lake City
Temple Square garden, Salt Lake City
It’s that time of year again.
A rose bush in its second season of color.
Salt Lake City, November 2013
A last glimpse of summer as we head into fall.