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there's news from the swamp. this is skunk cabbage. I found it. took me a week and a lot of time in swamps. it stinks and it's beautiful. it melts the ice on its way up to the sun.
14th Mar 2010, 04:35   | tags:,,

paintist says:

oh wow ! that is beautiful.....'nature red in tooth and claw' immediately came to mind.....

14th Mar 2010, 04:56

swamprose says:

they are neat, aren't they? I can hardly wait to see what they do next. I know they have big cabbagey leaves later on, but the little pouchy things have a stinky flower inside and most of them weren't very open when I was there.

14th Mar 2010, 05:23

paintist says:

I guess that its very colours tell you it is going to stink.....that bluey grey/green just shouts decay and mortification... look forward to seeing what happens next too :-)

14th Mar 2010, 05:39

shitake says:

Yes,absolutely, what a beauty! ... maybe stinky, but this fantastic set of colours! : )

14th Mar 2010, 07:07

minushabens says:

very sexy!

14th Mar 2010, 08:32

harimanjaro says:

What a wonderfully alien looking thing.

14th Mar 2010, 09:38

Helen says:

It's gorgeous.

14th Mar 2010, 13:41

Rick says:

So that's what a skunk cabbage looks like. It is beautiful.

14th Mar 2010, 17:06

Jane Doe says:

LOts here, but bright yellow
Love the carnivorous look of this

14th Mar 2010, 19:43

hildegard says:

Nice one. :)
We don't have it so I looked it up - it has some splendid names, "foetid pothos" is particularly fine.

14th Mar 2010, 20:57

swamprose says:

well, I'm glad you all like it as much as I do. It is stinky but look at those curves and that red and green colour scheme. JD, the splendid yellow ones are western skunk cabbages, which only grow out west. And yes, it is foetid, because it is pollinated by those buzzy flies that come out on your window sill when spring sun warms them up.

this week I don't know what to look for. I do like a good swamp, though.

14th Mar 2010, 23:42

Caine says:

What a splendid shot!

19th Mar 2010, 22:31

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