Wednesday, December 24, 2008

White Glitter Poinsettia

White Glitter Poinsettia
Euphorbia pulcherrima 'Sonora White Glitter'
(yoo-FOR-bee-uh) (pul-KAIR-ih-muh)

This is one of the 10 or 12 varieties of Pixie Poinsettias we bought this year. The pixie part only refers to its size (3 inch pot). 'White Glitter’ looks a lot like ‘Jingle Bells’ and is considered a novelty Poinsettia. This one is nice since it has all red leaves, all white and the speckled ones, too. We are going to use the pixie Poinsettias as a Christmas table centerpiece and all the different types look good together.

This picture is from the new camera and the 105mm macro lens. Wow, this camera shoots huge pictures! They are roughly 9 by 14 inches right out of the camera. That is sure going to allow a lot of cropping and still end up with a nice size file for enlargements. It is going to take a bit of learning to nail down the D700. I think that new lenses often have a bit of learning curve to them also. There hasn’t been a lot of time to play around with it but so far I am very impressed by the cameras interface and ease of use.

Very deepest wishes for a wonderful Christmas to all. We are going to be getting together tonight with a lot of the family and tomorrow looks quiet (thank heavens).

Christmas Eve was a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl. But it warmed more than your body. It warmed your heart...filled it, too, with melody that would last forever."

Bess Streeter Aldrich (1881-1954), American author


Jon said...

Wow! Double wow!! As the younger crowd loves to say "Awesome"! I have not seen this particular cultivar "in person" but I like it. Thanks for sharing this photo.

Hope y'all have a very Merry Christmas and all the best in 2009!

Jon at Mississippi Garden

Les said...

I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


Digital Flower Pictures said...

Happy New Year to both of you!