Sunday, March 13, 2011

Wild Cuke/ Macro Monday

Dried wild cucumber

As this wild cucumber ages it is becoming more and more lacy.


Brown but not yet totally dried
 

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35 comments:

Jan said...

Wow, these are great. Isn't nature grand, when we keep our eyes open.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That looks like some kind of fancy ornament one could buy in a craft store.
It's actually quite pretty.Hmm,I've got ideas floating around in my head.I'll have to watch for these plants next fall.

Lois Evensen said...

It looks like a delicate crochet ornament. Very pretty. Great image.

texwisgirl said...

Indeed. Very pretty.

John S. Mead said...

What a great view! I've never seen a wild cuke....I really am enthralled at how well you captured the ephemeral nature of its decay! Kudos!

Viola said...

Oh.. you know what, it's the first time I see a wild cucumber! :)

LauraX said...

This is gorgeous, I've never seen anything like this before!!! It's almost like a paper lantern.

Kathy said...

I see a crocheted ball filled with crumpledand torn tissue paper.

Kim, USA said...

I thought it's an old old bee hive. Great capture!
Macro Monday

BJ Roan said...

It's a delicate beauty!

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

I have never seen one of these before, it so beautiful in it's dried state.

Mike B. @ slugyard.com said...

Great to leave them out for nature to recycle!

Evelyn said...

Wow, it looks like a pendant.

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

I've heard of wild actors but not wild cucumbers. Hmm. So, I'm ignorant. Stop laughing!

Not only that but at first I thought the first picture was some kind of artsy chandelier! Seriously!

Stop laughing!

And yes, for some reason a bunch of zebras showed up at a local horse/cattle farm about four miles north of where we live. I dunno why or from where they came.

George said...

I really like this first macro. The dried cucumber is very lacy and delicate.

Farmchick said...

Very cool! I don't think I have ever seen one like this.

GVK said...

If I have it right, the lacey lump of dried cucumber, soaked in water, was used by my mother as brush for bathing before they took to soap in villages.

Randy said...

That is awesome when it dries.

edenhills said...

What an amazing shot. I love that you've shown us the before and current.

Teresa

Jack said...

If someone held a gun to mae and told me to name that thing, I guess I would be pushing daisies by now. I have never heard of, much less seen, a wild cucumber.

farmablefibres said...

You lucky lucky people who have never had to deal with this stuff. The vines are very springy. I need a machete to get through!

lisaschaos said...

Wow! That looks really cool!

Halcyon said...

Really interesting. I would have had no idea what this is! Is it edible?

msdewberry said...

Simple and beautiful. Even in death it is beautiful.

Jama said...

Dried stuffs can be pretty too!

Small City Scenes said...

Fantabulous!!! Nature is so wonderful and I am glad you have an eye to see it and then show us. Love it!! MB

patty said...

very interesting and beautiful captures!
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Ann said...

You can use it as a Christmas decoration. I wanted to say it looks like our apple cucumber until I saw the prickles.

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

You've captured some terrific details!

Andrea said...

yeah, that is naturally beautiful. We just have to look everywhere and beauty abounds around us!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Beautiful...nature...it can really make us stop and view it's artwork!!!

My Macro Link: Sand Dollars and Sea Drift Seeds

Hope you can visit; have a glorious day!!

Rebecca said...

I don't think I ever knew what these were!

Gary said...

Interesting photo!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Mommyof2girlz said...

Wow love the textures! I thought it was some bug cocoon or something at first, so interesting that it is a wild veggie :)

Paulie said...

Never heard of such a thing! Very interesting!

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