Thursday, April 30, 2009

Swirl



Sometimes I think the prettiest stage of hosta growth is the beginning.  The birth.  The swirl of unfurling leaves. 

 How's that for an internal rhyme?  ;)

I think one of the greatest advantages of carrying a camera is that it teaches you to really see.  To look from new perspectives, and to see new and beautiful worlds in the smallest of details.

 What new worlds have you discovered lately?

19 comments:

hip chick said...

Great post. And, I agree with you about both the carrying of a camera and the prettiest stage of a hosta. They have their purpose but full grown they are not my very favorite. However, at this time of year when they are just unfurling from the ground they hold their certain promise.
I love seeing your new pictures every morning.

Country Girl said...

Oh, that is beautiful Mary! And quite poetic, as well.

margie said...

hosta la vista! my favourites. tulips and hostas. all i need.

Marcie said...

Exquisite detail. Love the color and shallow dof. You're a little ahead of us. No hostas coming up just yet!!!

Jill of All Trades said...

I love it, love it, love it. Hostas are my favorite green plant.

Carolynn said...

Wow, that really is a gorgeous view and the colours are so fresh, too.

I agree. Carrying a camera with me has definitely made me more aware of my surroundings.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Your hosta are WAY ahead of mine. ;-)

My latest "new world" is a small deciduous forest filled with gorgeous spring wildflowers. I'm discovering tiny blossoms.

Deborah Godin said...

That is a perfect, beautiful swirl (and I love the rhyme!). There's something cosmic and musical about it, too.

Steve B said...

I agree. Doing the type of work that you do forces you to see things differently than us mortals. Wonderful shot.

Maria said...

I love all the references you make in this post. I also feel photography has taught me to see, notice things I may have walked on by and is a great teacher in mindfulness. What a beautifully written post.

SD at "Addicted to The Click" said...

My prayer plant looks similar to this. I've tried to click a similar image but can't get it anywhere close to as gorgeous as this!

Miriam Lovell Dyer said...

Oh, I love green! I almost went for all greenery instead of flowers at my wedding. Yeah, I know. So I went with white flowers. Still... love green.

Barbara said...

I agree.. this is a beautiful stage and you captured it nicely.
Have a great weekend. Smiles Barbara

mountain.mama said...

i agree, the swirls are delightful. I won't be seeing mine for another month probably but that's ok, my coral bells are starting to come up and those are wonderful as well. A macros lens is fun to play with, most definitely.

olivia said...

Agree w/ you and all the others here that the unfurling hosta is a thing of beauty. You've captured it perfectly!

spread your wings said...

i agree. every year i am excited to see the hostas unfurling. the plant amazes me - it seems to appear overnight from underneath the earth. they're like a green flowers in the landscape.

Andromeda Jazmon said...

I love the unfurling of the hosta too. You're doing a fabulous job of showing ups spring!

Puna said...

Oh me! This is beautiful!

Sharon said...

Beautiful! (I miss the hostas) shutter sisters