Weekend Snapshot: It's Alive! Get link Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Other Apps By SandyCarlson - March 29, 2009 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 Weekend Snapshot Get link Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Other Apps Comments david mcmahon5:42 PMBrilliant composition, Sandy. It reminds me of the sea monster from Pirates Of The Caribbean!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyHilary6:18 PMBeautiful shot, Sandy. I'm starving for sights of spring. There's only a hint of buds happening around here.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplySusan at Stony River6:49 PMLovely! It looks like you've captured a dance, such pretty curves.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyChrissy7:27 PMThis is a fantastic shot Sandy! They are starting to bloom here in Vancouver.Have a wonderful weekend.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyUnknown7:39 PMI saw my first blooms this weekend! How neat that they are near you too. :)ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyMojo7:55 PMSo 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.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyLaura ~Peach~7:56 PMwhat a brilliant lookiong plant I love to see all the wonders of nature coming out and up in the spring!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyLA Nickers8:03 PMWhat a cool close-up!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyJulia Phillips Smith8:36 PMHoly mackerel! That looks scary.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplybecky aka theRAV9:03 PMThis 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!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyPaul9:09 PMWhat an amazing subject Nature is! You have got this captured so well it does look alive!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyLin Floyd9:51 PMany new growth after a long winter is a reason to celebrate. fun photo!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyterri10:02 PMBeautiful colors! Skunk Cabbage? I've never heard of it.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyLisa at Greenbow11:03 PMI have only seen Skunk Cabbage once in my life. We are a little too far south for it to grow here. Beautiful shot.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyBeth P.11:32 PMIt'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?ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyPietro Brosio12:37 AMI really like this image, Sandy. It's a fine composition!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyPERBS2:35 AMSure is colorful! I don't think I have seen it in person but I recall that name for some rason so maybe I have.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyUnknown3:06 AMA strange plant!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous3:51 AMvery beautiful composition and colorsReplyDeleteRepliesReplyanthonynorth3:59 AMBeautiful shot. Infact, you can certainly image it alive and moving :-)ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyBhavesh Chhatbar5:21 AMWOW!!!Salty, Spicy, Sour — Indian SnacksFunny, Rare, Artistic, Unique, Weird, Creative, InformativeReplyDeleteRepliesReplyUnknown6:11 AMit does look alive, as in crawly alive.:DReplyDeleteRepliesReplyLynn6:30 AMOh yes, they seem alive ready to devour anyone near it. I am thinking of venus flytrap.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyCarver8:46 AMI love the skunk cabbage Sandy and that's such a good shot of it.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyIndrani9:23 AMThe caption made it look scary initially. Great shot!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyUnknown9:49 AMit looks so odd and it looks like it's really moving.ReplyDeleteRepliesReply♥♥ Willa ♥♥12:39 PMwow! 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!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyRaven2:15 PMGorgeous photo.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyGeraldine 2:18 PMIsn't spring an inspiring season! Great photo Sandy and HAPPY SPRING to you.Hugs, GReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAmias (ljm and liquidplastic)5:52 PMWhew. 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.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyYogi♪♪♪6:16 PMYou always seem to know what works. The closeup is brilliant! Thanks,ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyIndependent Chick7:38 PMWhat a great picture. The colors of nature all fresh and new are amazing.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplytigerfish7:49 PMCabbage? You mean that is cabbage? What is skunk cabbage? You sent me into puzzles today. :OReplyDeleteRepliesReplyArlene12:43 AMHappy Springtime, Sandy! I know it's a plant but then i thought it can be a monster's horn. heheheeNice shot!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyHeart of Rachel1:18 AMThey almost look like tongues of a monster. Great shot! I'm not familiar of skunk cabbage. Interesting.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplySniffles and Smiles10:41 AMAnd 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! ~JanineReplyDeleteRepliesReplyChubskulit Rose10:45 AMDoes that plant stinks? just wondering why its called skunk plant hehehe.. It looks very beautiful!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplySan11:42 AMThis reminds me of the human-eating plant in "Little Shop of Horrors." Saw that in New York and thought the audience might get eaten.:-DReplyDeleteRepliesReplyA Scattering1:00 PMGreat shot. It looks like a force to be reckoned with.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyCheffie-Mom3:11 PMThis is such an interesting photo. Thanks for sharing and congratulations on the POTD Award from authorblog!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyTarolino4:37 PMAmazing photography. Quite like a monster allthough right in front is a panicking hen being swallowed by the horrible swamp monster.Very inventive title too.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyEddie Bluelights6:32 PMOne of those extremely 'out of this world' photographs.Manuy congratulations on David's POTDReplyDeleteRepliesReplyJudy8:08 AMI 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!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAscender Rises Above10:18 AMwhat 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.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyGlennis9:09 PMNever heard of this plant. You have captured it very interestingly it does seem vibrant. Is it edible?ReplyDeleteRepliesReplycolleen9:09 AMMakes me smile in a horror show way.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyKathie Brown5:50 PMLove this shot of skunk cabbage, a plant I know well from my childhood! You have captured the subtle colors well. How sculptural they are!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplysoulbrush10:22 AMlike tongues licking -love it.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous3:24 PMI've never seen it before! Great shot. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplystoryteller3:14 PMFantastic photo ... you've captured the essence of movement that holds my attention and makes me look everywhere.Hugs and blessings,ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAdd commentLoad more... Post a Comment Thanks for being here.