Sunday, January 24, 2010

Wild Cucumber/ Macro Monday

Dried seed pod of a wild vine that grows rampantly over anything in its path.


Luckily it's an annual and is easily pulled out!


This is what the seed pod looks like when the weather begins to break it down.

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27 comments:

Jacob said...

Now that is just plain scary...no wonder it runs roughshod over everything - who of what's gonna stop it with those spikes!'

Yikes!

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

We also have some wild weeds that have some disturbing seed pods. This one you photographed looks like you might get stuck trying to remove it.

Kris said...

That looks like it would hurt if you sat on it.

Rambling Round said...

I think it's pretty!

Betty said...

That is very interesting the inside looks like a luffa sponge,but I don't think I would like it in the shower with me.
~~ Hugs~~

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh --what an ugly thing!!! Glad we don't have them here (at least to my knowledge). We do have dandelions---which multiply very very fast. When I was a little gal, I'd blow that white seed pod all over the place not knowing that I was growing Dandelions everywhere around!!!! ha...

Hugs,
Betsy

Coy said...

Nasty looking seed pod photographed beautifully. Excellent detail!

Paulie said...

I love the photos of it! Is it edible before it goes to seed? I don't dislike it -- I find it great photograph subject.

Carletta said...

Lots of detail and great textures!
Wonderful shots!

Round The Bend.

Small City Scenes said...

Wow now that is very interesting. We had some growing along the fence line on a Berry Farm I worked at. The dried pods look kinda like the body snatchers pods. Hmmmmm. MB

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Excellent detail. I don't ever remember seeing a dried cucumber pod.

Happy Macro Monday

Cezar and Léia said...

You are very skilled at photography, wonderful macro!
Léia

Jay said...

That's very picturesque! Nice contrast you've captured there, too.

I imagine you'd need stout gloves to 'just pull' that out! LOL!

Teresa said...

Thorny plant. YOu have to watch out for those invasive ones. Great picture!

Manang Kim said...

Thorny but inside looks like sponge...great macro shot!


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Rose said...

Great shots...

Johnny Nutcase said...

ouch! wouldn't want to walk into that! but your pictures make it look pretty :)

lisaschaos said...

I've never seen these before! Remarkable!

Kerri said...

Looks a little prickly!

kaye said...

what an interesting plant.

John McDevitt said...

Great shots. I wouldn't want to step on one of those in my bare feet.

George said...

These are great macros of the wild cucumber seed pods.

Tammie Lee said...

very cool photos, but oh so ouchy looking. Good thing you can pull it out easily.

I look forward to seeing what you find in the wetlands.

RuneE said...

I guess you would need gloves for this one...

Judy said...

These photos of bur cucumbers are WAY better than mine! Awesome work!

storyteller said...

Your photos of this wild cucumber seedpod are wonderful but methinks I'm glad these don't grow anywhere near me. The look like they'd be a constant challenge. I've been having trouble visiting because Mozilla keeps crashing (It seems I have a faulty WLAN card) ... but I'm doing what I can this morning catching up in my reader before clicking over to comment.
Hugs and blessings,
Small Reflections

Michelle said...

I have never seen such a thing as a wild cucumber.

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