"Hot Mess" (6-4-11 11066v3) was just made from an old pic I rediscovered in my archiving/deleting project. All I did to it was crop it, saturate the colors a bit, and then sharpen it a smidgen. It's really a total indulgence as I'm fairly certain not many other folk like looking at such a tumult. But I do, both in this pic and live. Unfortunately, I've not seen this stand of cannas get this tall and full since this pic was taken four years ago. Of course, we're in the fourth year of a drought and that may very well be why. (BTW, this crop of the pic doesn't show the entire stand or its full height. To do so would mean leaving in a lot of very distracting background -- building/windows and palms at "wrong" angles, a too bright sky, and so on.)
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