Saturday, August 31, 2013

Artichoke sculptures

I was at a friend’s house this morning and I immediately noticed their two artichoke plants—or rather what is left of them. They’d been beautiful earlier in the summer when they’d been in their prime, but I think they’re even more stunning now.

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Dried up and with their leaves removed, they’ve become veritable sculptures.

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I was so glad I had my camera along to record their singular beauty. I hope you will enjoy looking at these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them.

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The lesson for gardeners is to take your time ripping out plants that have died. Often they’re even more spectacular dead than alive!

3 comments:

  1. My mother in law has a bouquet of these in her home, lovely things!

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  2. So interesting! That last shot looks like a dried up rose.

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  3. They look so interesting even when dried up already!

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