Friday, June 05, 2009
I've been looking for a place to use this bit of business for a while, and found a scene in the current book-in-progress today, an assassination sequence set in the lush gardens of Bogor, Java. Behold, the tropical plant called the Corpse Flower.
I came across this a while back and filed it away. It is a beautiful, huge plant, one of the largest of all flowers, and so colorful. (Look at the little sign at the bottom, you get a sense of scale. )
A gorgeous thing. It also smells like a rotting body in the hot sun, which is how it got its name.
Is this a great planet, or what?