14 May 2009

self portrait challenge: diptych.2

among the ferns.

among the ferns

these green fellows make me itch, what with their prickly, hairy stems and their sinister tendency to launch fern spores at unsuspecting passersby.

nevertheless.

i can't help but love them, as in a span of a few small weeks their tiny coils of pale chartreuse unfurl and fan upward with unbridled exuberance. i love how they are both lacy and hardy, delicate yet resilient. i love the grace with which they flutter and sway in a storm.

i just make sure to do all this loving from the opposite side of the windowpane.



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12 comments:

Kindra said...

That pic makes your hair look almost blonde! I'm thinking it's a look you should try :)

Kimberly said...

I've loved them, from a distance, since we studied them in biology in grade eleven. Loveliness.

erin {tvp} said...

Your hair looks lighter, did you get it highlighted? You're so purty!!!

PamperingBeki said...

This is stunning!

Lily Boot said...

the ferns are marvellously primitive aren't they - more like a creature than a plant, how they slowly uncurl themselves, rippling and stretching until they have formed an amazing parasol of green lace.

Organizing Mommy said...

so pretty/ nice photography

jen said...

my goodness that is a great shot. what sort of transfer would make you blond?? and if you were considering a change... you could pull it off. :D

Todd Owens said...

Wow!! That pic is a quick reminder of how far out of my league I married.

Little Dickens Designs said...

Love the shots. Our ferns are still fiddleheads right now.

Kristen said...

how do you write like this! such eloquence - I feel mute beside you

Little Dickens Designs said...

Love the shots. Our ferns are still fiddleheads right now.

Kimberly said...

I've loved them, from a distance, since we studied them in biology in grade eleven. Loveliness.