Weekend Snapshot: It's Alive!

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The swamp down the road is alive and well--teeming with life, that is. Yesterday I saw the skunk cabbage coming up for air when I went out for an early walk. It seemed vibrant on an overcast day.

Weekend Snapshot

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  1. Brilliant composition, Sandy. It reminds me of the sea monster from Pirates Of The Caribbean!

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  2. Beautiful shot, Sandy. I'm starving for sights of spring. There's only a hint of buds happening around here.

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  3. Lovely! It looks like you've captured a dance, such pretty curves.

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  4. This is a fantastic shot Sandy! They are starting to bloom here in Vancouver.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  5. I saw my first blooms this weekend! How neat that they are near you too. :)

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  6. So that's what that stuff's called.

    It's rained here 8 of the last 10 days or more, and this morning there was this strange light in the sky that allowed me to see that practically overnight the trees had busted out new leaves.

    And so begins the annual "Yellow Haze" season where just walking to your car leaves you feeling like you have a mouth full of chalk dust.

    Sure is pretty though.

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  7. what a brilliant lookiong plant I love to see all the wonders of nature coming out and up in the spring!

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  8. What a cool close-up!

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  9. Holy mackerel! That looks scary.

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  10. This shot is so cool, Sandy! It is so different which is why I like it. I just heard my son making a weird moster noise which scared me! LOL Thanks for your kind comment on my sky watch post. Greatly appreciated. I didn't take many photos this weekend since it poured on Saturday. Shocking!

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  11. What an amazing subject Nature is! You have got this captured so well it does look alive!

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  12. any new growth after a long winter is a reason to celebrate. fun photo!

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  13. Beautiful colors! Skunk Cabbage? I've never heard of it.

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  14. I have only seen Skunk Cabbage once in my life. We are a little too far south for it to grow here. Beautiful shot.

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  15. It's an interesting plant--loved to come upon small marshy fields of it high in the alpine forests of Colorado.

    Great photo!!
    You rock, you know that?

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  16. I really like this image, Sandy. It's a fine composition!

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  17. Sure is colorful! I don't think I have seen it in person but I recall that name for some rason so maybe I have.

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  18. Anonymous3:51 AM

    very beautiful composition and colors

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  19. Beautiful shot. Infact, you can certainly image it alive and moving :-)

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  20. it does look alive, as in crawly alive.:D

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  21. Oh yes, they seem alive ready to devour anyone near it. I am thinking of venus flytrap.

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  22. I love the skunk cabbage Sandy and that's such a good shot of it.

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  23. The caption made it look scary initially. Great shot!

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  24. it looks so odd and it looks like it's really moving.

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  25. wow! at first, i thought it's a sea monster! :)
    I have two entries for WS for the first time, it's here and here Thanks!

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  26. Isn't spring an inspiring season! Great photo Sandy and HAPPY SPRING to you.

    Hugs, G

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  27. Whew. I thought this was one of those plants that eat insects. I have never heard of "skunk cabbage" before, they look like huge tongues ... so I am off to goggle.

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  28. You always seem to know what works. The closeup is brilliant! Thanks,

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  29. What a great picture. The colors of nature all fresh and new are amazing.

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  30. Cabbage? You mean that is cabbage? What is skunk cabbage? You sent me into puzzles today. :O

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  31. Happy Springtime, Sandy! I know it's a plant but then i thought it can be a monster's horn. hehehee

    Nice shot!

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  32. They almost look like tongues of a monster. Great shot! I'm not familiar of skunk cabbage. Interesting.

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  33. And I shriek with Joseph Conrad's words from Heart of Darkness, "Oh, the horror...the horror..." Funny how this theme seems to be assailing me this week...I had written a post over the weekend that I plan to publish this coming Saturday...a horror/funny...and it seems the Muses are making the rounds with all of us :-) Loved this photo! Absolutely brilliant! "Terrific" perspective! ~Janine

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  34. Does that plant stinks? just wondering why its called skunk plant hehehe.. It looks very beautiful!

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  35. This reminds me of the human-eating plant in "Little Shop of Horrors." Saw that in New York and thought the audience might get eaten.

    :-D

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  36. Great shot. It looks like a force to be reckoned with.

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  37. This is such an interesting photo. Thanks for sharing and congratulations on the POTD Award from authorblog!

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  38. Amazing photography. Quite like a monster allthough right in front is a panicking hen being swallowed by the horrible swamp monster.
    Very inventive title too.

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  39. One of those extremely 'out of this world' photographs.
    Manuy congratulations on David's POTD

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  40. I have been fascinated by this stage of growth of the skunk cabbage since I was a teenager. I am going to have to find some here, and watch the rest of the cycle!!
    Thanks for the memories!

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  41. what a great macro; looks claw like - like a lobster. and cactus like; reminding me that I have a flowering aloe plant outside the door. I had no idea that they flowered. I was thinking of moving it to a different part of the porch but worried that it would shock it into blooming.

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  42. Never heard of this plant.
    You have captured it very interestingly it does seem vibrant. Is it edible?

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  43. Makes me smile in a horror show way.

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  44. Love this shot of skunk cabbage, a plant I know well from my childhood! You have captured the subtle colors well. How sculptural they are!

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  45. like tongues licking -love it.

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  46. Anonymous3:24 PM

    I've never seen it before! Great shot. Thanks for sharing.

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  47. Fantastic photo ... you've captured the essence of movement that holds my attention and makes me look everywhere.
    Hugs and blessings,

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