Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Skeletons.....





I threw these old seed heads of henbane Hyoscyamus niger on the compost heap back in the autumn and since then winter weather and fungal decay have done their work, reducing them to skeletons and revealing their complex network of veins.








More skeletonised plants here

8 comments:

  1. Doesn't it look wonderful? I love the way nature shows us how things are constructed.

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  2. Beautiful, aren't they toffeeapple - natural sculpture.

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  3. Exactly my words, Ellen, when I saw them poking out of the compost heap!

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  4. Thanks Adrian ... with subject matter like that you can't go wrong...

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  5. Wouldn't these be pretty cast in silver?

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    1. They really would!They would be a real challenge to a silversmith

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