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.
Washington Triumph tulips in Salt Lake City.
One last bud before winter.
Salt Lake City
Some of the hidden beauty of the natural world.
Here’s a follow-up to last fall’s post, a view of the elegant pistil and stamens of the blossoming cactus.
Rosa ‘Mission Bells’ at the Huntington Botanical Gardens in San Marino, CA.
Thinking of spring during these exceptionally cold days. A budding agapanthus flower from the Huntington Botanical Gardens, San Marino CA, June 2012.
Phalaenopsis, commonly known as Moth Orchid.