Description Cayman Islands Plant Life : Orange Ixora* Also known as Flame of the Woods, Jungle Flame, and Jungle Geranium * Bright flowers of pink, red, white, orange, and yellow * Their sweet nectar attracts humming birds * Large head of small flowers * Coloring attracts Lady bugs * It prefers a warm, humid climate with temperatures rarely dipping below 60F, and has only moderate drought tolerance * Plants grow in shade or full sun * Small, thin, pointed petals amongst large, glossy, deep green leaves * Long stems the color of their petals * A year-round bloomer, but maximum beauty is from late spring through the early winter months, peaking in the hot months * Grown as a hedge.usually 5-10 feet tall * About 150 species of Ixora: Most common flowering shrub in the Caymans.Nora Grant is the most common.
Ron Scott, Massachusetts Member Since January 2007 Artist Statement* NEW * Follow Ron on Twitter @RonScottJr
Ron Scott has been enjoying the hobby of photography for many years. He has photographed the Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Northern Alabama, Las Vegas, and Massachusetts.
Ron has been traveling to the Cayman Islands for many years to visit a large part of his family that lives and works there so he understands the people and the culture and takes great pride in only offering the very best, of the approximately 1500 photographs he has taken, for sale here.
"One time I was standing in a photo lab store signing some of my pictures that were going into an art gallery in Grand Cayman. A gentleman approached me and wanted to talk about my work. I assumed, wrongly, that he was going to ask me boring questions about what kind of camera I used or what f-stop I used for the photograph. I don't really enjoy talking about that kind of detail because I want the work to speak its own language and not of the technical details. However, this man asked me a question that I couldn't readily answer. He said, 'How do you get those amazing angles in your photographs?' I had to think about this for a moment because I was just thinking, 'I aim and shoot...' There is a method to my picture taking that I took for granted was easily understood but apparently it's not. For some of my shots, not all of them, I literally lay down on the ground and point the camera slightly in an upward direction. This gives the subconscious appearance to the person looking at the photograph that she could walk into the picture as if it's a part of her own environment." Ron Scott, January 2007