Chilean Rhubarb Leaves In The Botanic Garden

Chilean Rhubarb (Gunnera manicata) grows in the Botanic Garden here in Cambridge. The leaves are huge, maybe a metre (three feet) across.

It grows by a small stream near the Trumpington Road entrance to the Gardens.

A couple of days ago the leaves were all cut down and stacked in piles like this. They were blue rather than the green when they are growing. I wonder whether there is some changed in the acidity that causes it?

I have eclectic tastes in photographic subjects and this looked appealing.

I rarely know whether I will actually like the shot until I see it printed (or on the website). Actually, if it is a human face or an animal, then I often do know that I will want to print it.

But for other things, it is up in the air until I see it as a photo.

I wonder how many photographers think similarly?

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