Spotted as I walked from the print studio the other day, and like the little tomboy I used to be, picked it up to take home…. isn’t it a beaut?
September 22, 2011 in Nature, Photoworks by Marja-Leena
It is beautiful as is the hand holding it.
My husband spent weeks one spring picking pine cones for a logging company near Vernon. He’s not a fan.
Susan, shucks, thanks, my hand reveals my age…
Ouch, “picking pine cones for a logging company near Vernon” sounds back breaking and boring! I’ve heard of treeplanting jobs like it, so was he gathering them for the seeds? Not many pine trees left in the interior now since the pine beetles did their work.
The first one is especially elegant…
Marly, glad you like it.
Sort of restrained-looking: a reticent cone!
Marly, heh, you do love to play with words. Reticent sounds good for the first image, but now you’ve got me thinking of descriptors for the other two images like bold, brash….
Ah, I see pine cones and I think of Christmas.
Ah, an elegant curve and fine white dustings.
Cathy, yes, that did come to mind for me too. I see some of the cones I collect as part of the fall harvest which gets saved and added to the basket of cones I keep by the fireplace, or for other seasonal decorations.
Rouschswalwe, those white ”dustings” are actually slightly sticky crystals on the tips, though they did crumble a little onto the scanner. No need to paint on artificial snow!
Oh, and it is the equinox today, how auspicious – have a great day!
Good to come back to these beautifully structured cones, better than the best crafted sculptures.
Joe, nature does create some amazing sculptures in the plant world as well as all those rocks I often post here.
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