Description Cayman Islands Plant Life : Red Tower Spiral Ginger * This tropical plant needs full sun * They come in Red and Pale Yellow * They bloom in Mid Spring, Late Spring/Early Summer, and Mid Summer * This beautiful ginger (perennial) with red spiral arranged leaves, grows up to 9' tall and has larger green leaves * In 'Suriname's traditional medicine,' an extract of the stem is used against many common skin ailments * The red inflorescence contrasts nicely with the clear yellow true flowers. The yellow flowers are edible and have a delightful sour lemony flavor.Sourcehttps://os.lsac.org/Release/mydocuments/mydocs_Forms.aspx
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