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Friday, January 11, 2008

snags & curls

When I wander around the farm, I'm most interested in the small curiosities of nature.





This wild grapevine ensnared a pine twig last year:



This year the same natural ornament was embellished by falling pine needles, and you can also see that the bottom arm of the twig has broken off, both elements causing it to strike a different balance:

Like pumpkins (I won't show you those, it's the wrong season), grapevines send out tendrils to steady themselves.
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In the process they capture things. Imagine the actual process of wind (or what?) it took to get this blade of grass all wound up in a tendril like this:



10 comments:

Astrid said...

*sigh*, Ruth these delicate snags and curls are captured so beautiful, a joy for for the eye, very well spotted and you did them justice in a wonderful way, nature gives us a lot of nice things to capture and as a photographer we are able to stop time and enjoy looking at them over and over, have a nice weekend.

freefalling said...

I love that last photo - it looks like two ballet dancers to me - a beautiful coupling.
It has a wistful quality.

Kerri said...

I really like these Ruth! Lovely shots!

Rauf said...

i am wondering at the pictures Ruth
how every season offers its best for photography. And Ruth is always there to capture the best of every season to delight us all. How delightful !

Ginnie said...

You really are a poet, Ruth, not only with your words but with your photography. Heck, you life is a poem!!!

Ruth said...

Astrid, you are so good at doing that yourself, getting up before the sun, in the cold!

Ruth said...

Letitia, ballet dancers, lovely.

Ruth said...

Thank you, Kerri!

Ruth said...

Thanks so much, rauf.

Ruth said...

Oh, Boots, how wonderful.