Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Confetti

10 comments:

julieunplugged said...

What an absolutely cool subject, paired with the perfect title. Love it.

jo(e) said...

That's such a cool combo of contrasting shapes.

Ampersand said...

cool shot with great contrast. what kind of plant is that?

Sandie said...

Great shot, wonderful angle on it!

Dalissa 365 said...

This is such a visually interesting shot. I love those curly q's.

jayfish said...

nice!

Jess logic said...

This is an awesome shot! I love the combo of the straight green stalks and the curly strands.

my15minutes said...

This is saw palmetto. The stems are spiny enough to slice leather, hence the name. It is important in holding the sand and building dunes, and its roots are fire resistant so it quickly recolonizes. Native Americans used the fruits as sedatives and to treat infection...nowadays they sell it health food stores for "male reproductive health", I believe. Indians also used the points with the attached confetti for sewing.

SusansPlace said...

We have lots of palmetto in Texas but I don't ever recall seeing the curly cue thingies.

Susan

Scrivener said...

Great shot.