19 June 2009


FiddleheadsYes, it's a bit of a cliché, but they looked so beautiful with the sun coming through. These were just outside Pourangaki hut, in the Ruahine. A lovely spot.

[P.S. There's a new post on my primary blog. You might like to check it out if you haven't already visited.]

[P.P.S. you almost didn't get a photo today. For some reason, blogger wouldn't publish this post; it returned an error message (code bX-oqpl4t). I eventually found a work-around, which involved saving the post as a draft, returning to the "Edit Posts" page, selecting the post and clicking the "Publish selected" button at the bottom of the page. If anyone else is having this problem, this method works, but I hope the problem doesn't persist.]
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the watercats said...

There's just something so magical about unfurling ferns... Something to do with the mystical spiral, a metaphore for life?... they look excellent in black and white too, though I can see the exact colour, backlit ferns make :-D

D.V.A. said...

Thank you so much for the work-around :) it worked. The picture is beautiful, they look frozen. Very nice close-up. Cheers

Zhoen said...

Nothing cliche about this image.

Like watching a bow from backstage.

pohanginapete said...

Watercats, that spiral figures prominently in Maori design (the "koru") and is used in the logo for Air New Zealand. It also seems to be one of those universal forms: look around and it's everywhere.

D.V.A., I bet they're frozen at the moment! Pourangaki hut in the middle of winter would be mighty cold.

Zhoen, thanks, and thanks also for the generous words on your blog. :^)

Michael said...

I love ferns too. We used to be able to buy fiddleheads in the frozen section of the supermarket. Delicious with a bit of butter. I like how the B&W brings the focus to the light and the fern fuzz.

pohanginapete said...

Thanks Michael. I'd forgotten they're edible, although I've never eaten them.