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Week 6: Nature

February 12, 2012

It’s really amazing to me that the dried remains of flowers are sometimes more interesting than the actual blooms. This is a close up what ‘s left once the huge white flowers on barrel cacti have dried up. I love the arc of the thorn and the contrast of the dried leaves against the yellow pod thingies which sit on top of the cactus.

Eventually, the yellow pods shrivel and fall off. [Why do I think I’m going to regret that last sentence, Ron?]

The pods are in clusters – as you can see in the second photo.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. February 12, 2012 9:43 am

    Nice texture and color.

  2. February 12, 2012 11:12 am

    Very well captured shots…great colours

  3. February 12, 2012 2:14 pm

    No you’re right, eventually all our Yellow Pods shrivel up die and drop off, Don’t they? Mine started with my hair. Alas.

  4. February 12, 2012 2:59 pm

    I’m inclined to agree with your assessment of dried plants. In the town where I grew up, we used to have a store called “Brand New Dead Things” that specialized in dried plants and pods, cactus skeletons, etc. Great shapes and textures in the remnants! It’s great that the yellow pods still provide some color pop to an otherwise “dead” scene. The cluster shot is my favorite.

  5. February 12, 2012 10:32 pm

    Do the yellow pod thingies eventually turn into new cacti? They have an interesting shape and colour nonetheless.

  6. Tammy permalink
    February 15, 2012 8:29 am

    Amazing how bright they are while in this process! Nice!

  7. February 23, 2012 2:34 pm

    really interesting images – fabulous shapes and colours

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