Monday, 24 January 2011

REED

Phragmites communis

There are notes on this photo on my other blog Loose and Leafy.

14 comments:

RuneE said...

Interesting posts (on both blogs). The conclusions must be:
1. Keep it simple
2. When you know the rules you also know when to break them

Hermes said...

Your black on grey prints work so well.

Luis Gomez said...

Lovely!

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

wow, great

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

I like this one very much, though I'm not a fan of Phragmites--despite its beauty, it's a real pest here in NS, displacing a lot of natives; but it was brought here by settlers who used it for thatching. So it's historical but annoyingly beautiful, too

Barbee' said...

I was looking at the artwork of Flora McLachlan on the web, and it reminded me of your photography. I tried to make a link of her name, hope it works in case you want to look.

Hermes said...

How very strange Barbee' I posted about her on my children's illus blog only today. Wonderful work. Glad she has two fans at least.

Barbee' said...

Hermes, not strange at all. Your blog was where I found her, and then I Googled her name and browsed a while.

fer said...

Very nice photo!

BLOGitse said...

ooo this is cute, little sad but beautiful!

Lucy Corrander said...

Hello Everyone. Sorry to have taken so long to reply to your comments. Blame the rain!

Rune - your maxim 'Keep it simple' is a good one and something I try to adhere to. However, there are some paintings I admire (they tend to be old ones!) which have so much detail one can spend ages looking for more and more to see within the frame. I'd like to be able to take photographs like that too.

Hello Hermes. I used to wish I could wear clothes this grey. I looked terrible. Still think the colour is elegant though!

Thanks Louis and Nouvelles Couleurs and Fer. Pleased that you like the dark reed against the grey sky.

Hello Jodi. Fortunately, although I did not have to go far to take this photograph, Phragmites communis does not grow close enough to my house to know from experience how much of a nuisance it might be. However, way it spreads does look rather bamboo-ish.

Barbee. When I first read your comment, I looked at the pictures by Flora McLachlan and found they reminded me of the paintings of Karen Davis. She has a blog at

http://moonlightandhares.blogspot.com/

There's a site which has a page of her paintings but the URL is long and I can't get to the page I need for shortening it so I'll come back and put that here later.

Hello Blogitse. Interesting that you find a hint of sadness in the reed photo. It strikes me more as elegantly independent and resilient. That may be because I feel warmly towards grey skies!

Lucy

Lucy Corrander said...

P.S. As long as I don't have to send my laptop away to be mended (it's doing something odd with pages I try to print) I think there are enough gaps emerging between bouts of rain to be reasonably confident I can return to daily posting . . . fingers crossed!

Lucy

Hermes said...

Do hope so Lucy - always enjoy your posts.

Lucy Corrander said...

Thanks, Hermes. Posting here has become part of the ordinary rhythm of my life.

Lucy

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