Thanks to an early (and heavy) snowfall in Vancouver, snow-laden trees broke powerlines supplying the UBC campus somewhere around 3 AM local time on November 27. No power, no functioning web server! When power was restored yesterday at 5 PM, the server also didn’t restart automatically as it should due to a failure of an external component. It had to wait to be restarted manually, so that’s why the web site came back online today at 8 AM. C’est la vie!
Today’s duotone image was taken in the Asian Garden on the day before the snow started falling, last Friday. Redvein enkianthus was previously featured on Botany Photo of the Day (May 13, 2005), so do visit that entry if you’d like to see the flowers of the plant.
If you’re considering growing the plant, reading the information on the Kemper Center for Home Gardening would be helpful. For an even more detailed horticultural examination of the plant, Washington State University’s Extension Service has a Plant of the Month entry for Enkianthus campanulatus.