Saturday, March 10, 2007

Uncurling and unfurling






10 comments:

stitchwort said...

Lovely pictures!

Found your blog through NOT DEAD YET, I think.

marlyat2 said...

Perhaps something like this--even a big ravishing thorn--is moving under the mountains of snow. Love the last one: so fragile.

Tall Girl said...

Mmmm

Granny J said...

Lovely close-ups! Our deciduous trees (found primarily along creekbeds) are getting that misty green look that precedes leafing.

catalyst said...

Looks like spring is coming to France, as well as Arizona.

zhoen said...

Those Fronds look Hungry.

herhimnbryn said...

Is that Pussy Willow in the last one?
Furious fecundity!

Lucy said...

Thanks all. On reflection,having sorted the shots I like best from a batch taken at one moment, I'm not sure this works as a whole; the delicacy of the willow is at odds with the rather monstrous gross fleshiness of the gunnera fronds... I dunno.
Stitchwort - yes I've seen you there! Your name caught my eye because I love the flower, its name so descriptive.
Marly - you're a wild woman in your images! Are you still under the snow?
TG - hello old friend! Glad you mmmm them!
GrannyJ -your comments are always more than garnishes! I love that misty green glow, and it's so fleeting. We won't have it for another month or so.
Catalyst - I can't quite imagine spring in Arizona...
Zhoen - (-:, they do don't they. I'm not entirely sure I like them...
H - yes, it is, only some of them (the males or the females? I forget) turn from silver to fluffy gold.
I'll see you all anon.

Janetto said...

Came to you researching differences potentially between unfurling and uncurling..love the gunnera. Any thoughts? Though think will be too late before I get to use knowledge in project today..but might be fun to think on anyway.

Lucy said...

Janetto, this is a very old post! I don't know that there is a great difference, I think unfurling is a bit more poetic, flags unfurl, so applied to a plant it's kind of figurative, uncurl is more literal. I think I just liked the rhyme at the time!