I forgot I had an account with Photobox. Or rather, I forgot I had any photos stored there. Photobox reminded me today. They wrote to tell me that because it was such a long time since I last logged in, I needed to do so or I would lose my photos.
What photos? It turns out I had four photos stored there. I can’t think how long it is since I last logged in – maybe ten years.
Among the photos is this one of the fruit inside a Winter cherry, otherwise known as a Chinese lantern, otherwise known as a Japanese lantern, otherwise known as a ground cherry.
I like Chinese lanterns. I like the shape and the red colour, and especially the way the sides of the lantern disintegrate in the late summer and autumn, leaving a delicate filigree.
Now I have to look for one, buy it, and watch it dry out and the filigree appear.
Meanwhile, here is a Wikipedia image – although I have never seen a Chinese lantern so well preserved.
The image is creative commons subject to attributing the author who is thought to be User:TeunSpaans