Friday, February 17, 2012

Friday Photo Fun: Nature

Friday Photo Fun is when I share a randomly captured moment,
or perhaps a photo experiment with more purposeful intent,
then pair it with a rhyming riddle to exercise your mind
and teach you more weird facts to which you once were blind



It's cold looking but also beautiful,
sometimes said to be too plentiful,
brought from South Africa to stabilize
U.S. beachfront railroad ties.

So, what is this thing I shot in nature?
I await your guesses... catch you later!

© 2012 Rachel Hoyt.  All rights reserved.

 
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Friday Photo Fun was inspired by This Moment,
a tradition begun by
SJ of Samuel Michaels Photography and
Alejandro of Raising Amelie and Blognostics.

28 comments:

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    1. No, but that is an excellent first guess! :-)

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  2. Wait I change my mind, Californias ever popular Iceplant!

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    1. Well that was fast! Yes, that is it! The ice plant. :) Are you just THAT smart or did I make it too easy.... hmmmm... :)

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    2. Rachel, after I thought about it I remembered from living in Ca. that they use Iceplant on just about every slope, incline, hill, etc. that is subject to erosion problems because it grows fast!

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    1. I learned something new while writing it. :)

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  4. I've not heard of a Californian iceplant but I'm off to google it - fun rhyme

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    1. I had to google it to figure out the name myself. I'm bad with plant names. :)

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  5. I didn't know this, Rachel. Great photo and poem.
    Blessings!

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    1. Glad I could enlighten you! Blessings to you too. :)

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  6. Never even heard of the iceplant before
    Have none of those at our shore

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    1. It wasn't here 'til we brought it over, now near whole beaches it does cover. :)

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  7. I never would have guessed this.......As always....XOXOXOXOXO

    http://bongoisme.blogspot.com/2012/02/this-moment_17.html#axzz1mWjob1z1

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  8. I do not know what an ice plant is and unfortunately your picture does not show on my laptop well I have to google it then :-))

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    1. Bummer that my picture wouldn't show on your laptop! :( Thanks for visiting.

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  9. Ice plant, I knew about Ice Plant we grew it in Brookings,Or. I did not know that it came from South Africa. Learning learning I love you guys...<3<3<3Rachel.

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    1. I had no idea it had come from South Africa either... until I googled some facts for my riddle. LOL. :)

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  10. Hello Rachel.
    Never heard of ice plant before. When I first looked at it, I thought it was perhaps celery! Saw some photos of it in Wikipedia. It's actually quite pretty.
    Learned something new. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hmmm... celery. Haven't eaten any in a while. Perhaps I should buy some so I can photograph it! :)

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  11. I saw from the other comments that it's an iceplant. Hmm, never heard of that one before! Glad I learned something new today! And your poetry is cute too! :-)

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  12. I had no clue, until I read the answer :)

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Rhyming or not, I would like a lot to hear the thoughts my words brought...