Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Answer IS

Thanks to all of you for a few good laughs from your guesses.
Yesterday's Mystery Plant is the unfurled leaf of an Elephant Ear and I tracked the unfurling over 9 days.

First photographed May 28th 
June 2nd

June 7th 9 days later fully open

I apoligize for the over abundance of photos,  I could not decide which to post.
I did not take a picture of the leaf  from the top because it is a foot taller than my head and about 3 feet accross.


Krista said...

Sandra, this is ULTRA cool! So... it wasn't cabbage then? LOL!

I really love time lapse photography, it's so fascinating. With nature in particular; I love watching things grow. Thanks for sharing, and I'm glad you posted them all!

DawnTreader said...

No need for apologies ;) That was fun. Some of the pictures look more like putting up a tent or blowing up a balloon...!

fini said...

i still can't guess it at the 1st picture :( And I got this plant at home!! Pathetic me!! Great shots you have there!!

Ginny said...

Good grief! Again with the elephant ear! You must have put one up for guessing at least three times now. But every time it looks different, and I guess wrong!!! O.K. from now on, no matter what you put on, even if it looks like a STOVE, I will guess elephant ear!! I did not know they were curled up like that and then unfurled, I've never seen them in that stage, how beautiful and fascinating! The pictures are really something, especially with the sunlight, I know what you mean about not being able to choose!

SquirrelQueen said...

I'm glad you posted all the photos, it is interesting to watch the leaf unfurl. Keep those mysteries coming, love 'em.

George said...

That is some leaf! It's hard to believe the size; no wonder it took several days to completely unfurl. Thanks for all pictures.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow---that is some HUGE leaf, Sandra... I enjoyed seeing it unwrap itself like it did... Very interesting.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Looks huge now..and also quite like a tarro plant-

Tipper said...

WOW how cool is that! Those pics look like they should be in a science book : )