nuances of colour,
an art gallery without walls
The photo above is a macro shot of a plant in my garden: the Maori Maiden Flax
Here is another of the complete plant.
Amazing what we find when we look closely !!
I’m taking part in the January 2012 River of Stones.
For more Stones from day 9 click here.
My other stones so far…
Stone # 1
Stone # 2
Stone # 3
Stone # 4
Stone # 5
Stone # 6
Stone # 7
Stone # 8
Stone # 10
Stone # 11
Stone # 12
Stone # 13
Stone # 14
Stone # 15
Stone # 16
Stone # 17
Stone # 18
Stone # 19
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Published by Jo Bryant
I was born in the land of Banjo Paterson, gum trees, and weather extremes.
I am a freelance photographer. I love to make images that make people happy. To capture forever a precious moment.
I am also a freelance writer/editor.
I live in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, but still like to claim my Australian heritage.
I graduated with a Bachelor of Communications in 2008.
I am writing my first novel.
I love to write poetry, short stories, and also write for the web.
And there is nothing that is on a par with a sunny summer's day spent at Waihi Beach.
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Wow, that is really wonderful. Lovely photographs but especially your comment — yes, amazing what we find when we look close. Even a deeper beauty.
Hi Robin – so glad you liked them. We do miss a lot in our haste these days. We no longer take the time to really SEE…
Thank you so much for saying so Angeline – I love hearing your thoughts on here !!!
The closeup is amazing – I was trying to figure out what it might be but really had no idea. Beautiful.
The leaves are stunning when you really get up close – after seeing this (which I had no idea was so beautiful until I took the photo) I am on a mission with other plants now…
What a great macro and beautiful thought. I saw your comment on Cee’s Share Your World and had to come see what you were up to. What is your novel about? My mystery story is out on my blog, in case you missed it. I’d love to hear about yours. Do you need a writing buddy?
Hi Chris – thank you. It is a fantasy novel. But at the moment it is the not going too well novel…grrrrrrrr
They really are beautiful, I thought this was a piece of fabric at first and would love it to be wearable!
As Robyn says ‘flax is wearable’. Maori use of flax
An 1847 portrait of Hone Heke and his wife Hariata wearing cloaks made from Phormium tenax fibre.
Flax is wearable – ask the Maori!
Very true Robyn – and some of their stuff is amazing…
‘Traditional Maori Garments’
I gotta hand it to ya, those variations in color are much more pronounced in your first photo, and it certainly is something I miss…. but I find I often miss the beauty because I’m wrapped up in the mundane.
As we all do – sadly.
Amazing colors. Loved both the shots, Jo. 🙂
Thanks Nandini – it is such a beautiful plant…
Less is more, just like the tiny are great. Look at tiny invisible microorganisms that can cause such havoc! I almost decided to go into electron microscopy, but hey, I almost decided to do a lot of things. :p
Hmmmmm – less is more – well, not always…I am thinking of when i told you all ‘it’s summer here, so…’
As usual, beautiful work, Jo!
Thank you Hook – but I just clicked the button – nature did all the hard stuff…
Unbelievable!! Totally agree with the fact that one sees a great more depth and beauty in each, when you watch closer. Absolutely loved it. Only yesterday I stumbled upon A RIVER OF STONES and am already beginning to enjoy through all the posts. Thank you for sharing.
So glad you liked !!! Thanks for stopping by and for taking the time to leave a comment…
wow, amazing macro!
Thank you for that !!!
I love this post Jo what a great photograph 🙂
Thanks Jake – this one is one of my favourites to be sure…
That’s amazing – looks like something that’s been spun or woven – the words said it all. Great shot!
Well flax is used by the Maori for clothing…
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