Thursday, January 17, 2008

Snowflake, Lace, Kale


I started to balance my checkbook tonight, and somehow ended up blogging about this fine botanical specimen, instead. I told you: I'm addicted to blogging! (And to photography, of course...)

This magnificent ornamental kale reflects the wonderful organization of nature, and the idea of fractals, more specifically: the idea of the forms of the parts refecting the form of the whole, and vice versa. It's amazing how each cell of a plant or animal "knows" how to differentiate itself, knows what it "wants to be," in a sense. And it certainly is a visual treat, as well! Image and text c Lynda Lehmann.

You can purchase this image matted at my www.lyndalehmann.com site. My signature will be on the mat, not directly on the print. Or you can purchase it at my Imagekind gallery--plain, matted, or framed. The link is on my home page. For poster prints, you can try my Artist Rising Gallery, also listed on my home page.

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33 comments:

  1. Your work is extraordinary. Very beautiful. So glad I followed the link. Good luck with your beautiful work on your beautiful blog.

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  2. Another really great picture. You are so talented!
    Lynda,
    email me at
    1461.carol@gmail.com and I will try to help you embed those links.
    Thanks,
    Carol

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  3. I appreicate the depth and perspective of your work. We can learn so much from nature. Your work helps people to gain insight into new dimensions of things all around us. You're a true blessing.

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  4. Very beautiful!

    Compliments!
    The photos are extraordinary!

    Franz
    www.mattisulweb.altervista.org

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  5. Lynda,
    You did a great job putting the Peace Train Logo and scrollbar on your site. Looks great, thanks so much :)
    Peace.
    Carol

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  6. this is beautiful Lynda
    it reminds me of a delicate and fragile rose :)
    exquisite !!

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  7. Winter kale is so pretty and your photo does it such justice.

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  8. Hi Lynda
    Have been to your site for a while and am playing catchup.
    This plant is so perfect it does not look real - stunning photo

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  9. i liked the angle from which it is shot. wonderful!

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  10. Hi Lynda:

    It's a beautiful looking blog, and the pictures - well - they're just too wonderful to say. Breathtaking. You have a fabulous eye and great technique. It was a real pleasure to visit your site.

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  11. Beautiful "cauliflower" - I were told they are used for "sprucing" up borders of flowerbeds etc when I posted a similar picture.

    Fractals are a fascinating subject lots of good books on that.

    Thank you for a nice comment!

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  12. A very nice specimen, but I don't know whether I would eat it!

    Thank you for you comment. BTW, my picture was taken the day it was posted. Couldn't have done it today, though...

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  13. Lynda you are funny: 'I started to balance my checkbook tonight, and somehow ended up blogging about this fine botanical specimen, instead.' - this is sometimes happens to me too, yes blogging can be addictive. This is really nice and I say twice a really nice kale photo. Can you eat it - not this particluar, lol, - just in general can you eat this plant? Thanks for sharing, Anna :)

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  14. That's gorgeous! I've never seen anything like that.

    And thank you for visiting:)

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  15. Lynda - It really beckons you to come see it's beauty - I can see how you got distracted from that boring checkbook!

    Kathy

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  16. Heyyy Lynda! Please drop by when you have a sec.
    *Hugs!*

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  17. tangled stitch, thank you for your very kind words and your visits. i'm late in responding to comments because i'm still getting ready for my painting show. i'll be over to visit you soon! :)

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  18. Carol, thank you for your offer. After my show, which is in two weeks, I'm going to find by "HTML for Dummies" book. I know I have it somewhere in this house, and it's time to find it and open it! Don't want to be doing these sloppy posts where site names are not anchored, etc. It's too bad I'm in mentalpause--I don't know how fast I can learn anything technical, especially when I'm preoccupied!

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  19. Liara, thank you so much for your kind words! Yes, we can learn so much from nature and from each other! I'll be over to visit, soon!

    Thanks again for visiting!

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  20. Franz, thank you and thanks for stopping by! :)

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  21. Kim, thank you, dear! Have you gotten your MRI yet?

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  22. Nessa, hi and thanks for looking and commenting! Have a nice weekend, coming up so fast...

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  23. max-e, great to see you! i always have to play catch-up, too! i'll be over soon... :)

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  24. Bob, thank you!

    I haven't forgotten about the award you gave me, Bob. I just can't keep up with everything and I appreciate your award a lot.

    I wish I had a blog-secretary, since I'm so slow at these things.

    Going out tonignt for a -27 degree photo shoot? If so, dress warmly!!!

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  25. merging point, i SEE photos from different angles, and you do it with THOUGHTS! :)

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  26. swubird, i am overwhelmed by your kind and gracious words. it's very gratifying if my images give you a moment of peace and beauty. you can't imagine how happy that makes me!

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  27. runee, someone said you could use that kind of kale as a garnish. sorry i can't remember who is was. but i've never eaten winter kale.

    yes, fractals are so fascinating-- as is all the eloquent design of the universe!

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  28. Anna, I've eaten green kale quite often--it's packed with good nutrients--but I've never eaten winter kale. It's my guess that you can, but don't take my word for it.

    Hope you are having a fine week, Anna!

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  29. actonbell, thank you, and you're welcome! i'll see you again around the blogosphere.

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  30. KML, I'm doing bills tonight, so that boring checkbook is out again.

    I probably won't be posting or commmenting for the next two weeks very much, until my show has passed. But I'll see you soon.

    I can never seem to catch up....lol.

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  31. I like the way you said it, Lynda!
    Just images within and outside!
    Seeing,sharing,appreciating...thatswhat we do in the process of learning. lol

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  32. You've shown me kale in ways I've never seen it before, and in doing so have shown me to find great beauty in all things. The beauty has always been there... it's up to us to find and appreciate it.

    Beautiful photo.

    Best of luck with your show!!

    *Sparky*

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