Friday, June 27, 2008

Blue, garlic, and water lily.

21 comments:

MB said...

Gorgeous. Celestial.

Elizabeth said...

WOW...can I print out a copy of that for my bedroom???
My room is a verydeep shade of teal and this would look beautiful!
Thanks for stopping by, I'll be working on getting my house "heveled" this afternoon!
Blessings, E

Lucy said...

Thanks both.

Elizabeth, of course, I'd be honoured!

laureline said...

Wowed again. You're fabulously talented, Lucy.

SpiralSkies said...

I was just thinking that it would be lovely in a bedroom... your photos always make me sigh. Must learn how to do collages next. You inspire me so much, you really do!

Dave said...

I'm waiting for the call to prayer...

Lesley said...

Fabulous. They do look a bit like mosques, or perhaps modern air traffic control towers;

Lucy said...

Thank you. I almost called it 'Garlic Minarets'!

julie said...

Oooo; at first I thought they were part of some forgotten World's Fair. Beautiful!

herhimnbryn said...

Such blue!

HLiza said...

Wow Lucy, I can't thank you enough for showing this photo of garlic plant! I've never seen a garlic plant for all 35 years of my life! Garlic comes here imported; dry and ready to be peeled off and cooked..we can't plant them here. And the collage is such a sight to behold too!

Bee said...

Oh, I love those shapes! They look a bit like mosque-tops, which fits in nicely with the ghazal mood you've created here.

I'm awaiting, eagerly, my agapanthus . . . soon to bloom.

Barrett Bonden said...

The trick is in the low viewpoint; thus the garlic plants could be 1 m or 150 m high. And you pretend not to understand photography!

Belated thanks by the way for setting a good example. Trawling your labels I was led to the marvellous piece about about the déchèterie. I wouldn't have found it if it hadn't been been for your label discipline. Checking my own blog I discovered 49 posts and 49 labels. Oh the shame. Things are now tidier once I resolved the final problem of sticking a piece on pencil-sharpeners under DIY. Well, it sort of fits.

Dick said...

Beautiful - like minarets in some sci fi city!

Dick said...

Which observation has already been made. Always read the previous comments first...

apprentice said...

Yes love this piece, they look almost metallic.

I commented on your poem below, which is lovely and very wistful, and mentioned that this form appeared on Poetry Please two weeks ago, the 15th June one if you want listen on the R4 website, but blogger must have eaten my post

Lucy said...

Thank you again.

Hliza, that's interesting, (as is that there are ghazals in Malay too...), that surprises me, as I thought garlic was important in most Asian cooking, so assumed it grew everywhere!

Barrett, I was intrigued re the labels,as I couldn't remember what I'd filed that one under! When I found it again i realised it was under Gear and Tackle, which may have caught your eye, I suppose! I often think one ought to be able to double reference them into cross-sets, so, say, what comes under both 'Breton Horses' and 'recipes'. Oops, perhaps that wasn't a very sensitive example...
The garlic is the IoW Elephant Garlic, one of Plutarch's and my areas of common interest, we found, and so is remarkably tall, as high as an elephant's eye, almost. I am ok on the arty, compositional, intuitive side of photography, but not so good on the
technical stuff, though I have just spent the morning teaching myself Photoshop 'dodge and burn' about which I'm quite proud!

Dick - I'm not sure. In fact you have rather convinced me of the value of commenting prior to reading everyone else's comments. I was actually very pleased to get similar observations along those lines from a number of different people, it's rather satisfying, plus also if I can break myself of the habit of assiduously reading every comment before my own and trying to come up with something original already it will speed up my blog-trawling considerably and I might be a able to get round you all in under a fortnight...

Apprentice - funny how suddenly something appears and is everywhere for a while, a couple of years ago it was the Cathars and the dualistic heresy... I hope that programme's still on Listen Again. Thanks for teeling me!

Dave King said...

Bowled over! Really bowled over. It is a fantastic piece of work, I absolutely love it.

Rosie said...

It is a spectacular set from the latest Doctor Who series...

katydidnot said...

love this one.

Robin Starfish said...

I'm speechless.