Saturday, September 15, 2012

Photo Art Friday : Nettle: Nature's textural Gem

Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.
"Nothing Gold Can Stay" by Robert Frost

Nettle has always fascinated me. It's nature's textural gem.  It's not a nice plant to touch or fall into but it's smooth, spikey, soft, hard, wispy & thorny surfaces make for some interesting images.


  1. Good photo of a common plant and a wonderful poem.

  2. Lovely photo and thoughtful comments about how even the NOT so nice, the hard, the spikey, and the painful carry BEauty and wonder.

  3. Wow you've transformed what is normally considered an ugly weed into something quite beautiful. I agree they can be very fascinating.

  4. What an exquisite marriage of image and poem! Thank you for sharing with Photo Art Friday.


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