08 February 2015

Hare's tail grass, Taylor's Mistake

I remember as a small boy seeing these distinctive seedheads and wondering what they were. Now, when I encounter them I'm often struck by a strange feeling — something like a sense of Time passing; not so much a feeling of having grown old but as if I've somehow sidestepped the years and found a direct link to the past. An odd and wonderful feeling.



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7 comments:

Zhoen said...

Very much a child's view of the world. Yes, huge ships, gorgeous sea and sky and cliffs, but oooo... fluffy bunny plants!


pohanginapete said...

Zhoen, yes, that's it ;-)

Retaining a child's perspective helps me notice things I might otherwise miss.

Lisa Emerson said...

Such different colours to the ones I associate with your photography - and such lovely light!

pohanginapete said...

Thank you, Lisa. It's easy to get into a photographic rut (pardon the mixed metaphor), so I'm glad this feels different. Some radically (perhaps?) different photographs coming up shortly.

Barbara Butler McCoy said...

Ah, I recognize that feeling ... rather like connecting back to myself. For me it is seeing Queen Anne's Lace (Daucus Carota). It grew prolifically in the field behind my parents' first house and I thought it lovely. Just now I discover it is in the family Apiaceae ... calling to mind bees. Hmmmm... Beautiful colors.

pohanginapete said...

Barbara, I find it fascinating how certain things or places have this effect. Sometimes it's completely unpredictable, but it's always a wonderful feeling. Fleeting, though — I wish I knew how to hold on to it longer (but maybe the lesson is to learn to let go).

Tim Koppenhaver said...

As a photographer myself (amateur that I am), I've often been disappointed in landscapes that show blur in the foreground. Your shot is one in which the deliberate foreground blur actually enhances the feel of the picture. Very nicely done.
TK