Size This Up, If You Can
Photographs copyright: DAVID McMAHON
Last week, while I was in Dawson City at the invitation of Yukon Tourism, I dropped my luggage off at the Dawson City B&B on Craig Street, but I headed straight out again to take some shots of the unique Gold Rush city in the mellow late-evening sun.
As I left the B&B, I took note of the many varied blooms in the immaculately maintained garden and this one caught my eye because of its sheer size. I had to shoot it immediately and when I saw the owner later, I asked if it was a flowering cabbage.
Yes, she said, it was the bloom of sauerkraut - which I've never seen before. Then I figured the best way to give you an idea of perspective was to shoot it from a different angle, including a couple of petunias in the same frame (see below) so you could judge just how huge the lilac flowers are.
Visit Luiz Santilli Jr for the home of Today's Flowers.