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Strange flowers







Today, walking on the train tracks, I found pieces of a discarded bouquet, flowers that bloomed from copper cable.









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queenoftheskies
Apr. 25th, 2015 11:44 pm (UTC)
How lovely!
asakiyume
Apr. 27th, 2015 01:56 am (UTC)
Aren't they? It was like magic, finding them.
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asakiyume
Apr. 27th, 2015 01:56 am (UTC)
Re: Oh my
Strange and wonderful blossoms to encounter.
sovay
Apr. 26th, 2015 12:37 am (UTC)
Today, walking on the train tracks, I found pieces of a discarded bouquet, flowers that bloomed from copper cable.

Those are amazingly beautiful.
oiktirmos
Apr. 26th, 2015 07:36 pm (UTC)
You are always faithful to notice the skill of her phrasing.
asakiyume
Apr. 27th, 2015 01:57 am (UTC)
Amazing what the combination of copper cable and several tons of freight train can produce.
yamamanama
Apr. 26th, 2015 01:31 am (UTC)
You certainly have a way with words.
asakiyume
Apr. 27th, 2015 01:58 am (UTC)
Thanks--I'm touched you think so.
sartorias
Apr. 26th, 2015 02:57 am (UTC)
I love all those shades of brown.
asakiyume
Apr. 27th, 2015 01:58 am (UTC)
I love the light glinting in the second.
khiemtran
Apr. 26th, 2015 04:02 am (UTC)
You do find them everyone now and again, but normally they get trimmed off when the harvest the copper vines. Obviously, every now and again, a few slip through. I've heard that back in the plantations in New Guinea, you can see big vats of copper flowers and leaves, ready to be smelted down to make raw copper, which they ship in ingots all around the world.
asakiyume
Apr. 27th, 2015 02:01 am (UTC)
Reminds me of that song, "Down by the Copper Tailings"

Down by the copper tailings
Where the cable flowers bloom...

khiemtran
Apr. 27th, 2015 03:41 am (UTC)
Is that the one about the lightning cat? I did read somewhere that they also called them "lightning flowers" because people grew them next to their houses to protect them from lightning strikes - although it might have just been a warning not to get too close the copper vines during a thunderstorm.
asakiyume
Apr. 28th, 2015 05:31 pm (UTC)
It is!

Folk wisdom often knows best, doesn't it.
mnfaure
Apr. 26th, 2015 07:15 am (UTC)
How gorgeous! So many lovely things to do with those.

And speaking of "strange," have you heard of this: https://youtu.be/iE1nsOoTJos I know you liked the book. :D
asakiyume
Apr. 27th, 2015 02:03 am (UTC)
Oooh, wow! That looks quite good!
heliopausa
Apr. 27th, 2015 02:47 am (UTC)
Those are wonderful - thank you for sharing. :)
asakiyume
Apr. 27th, 2015 06:25 am (UTC)
Thank you ♥

pameladean
Apr. 27th, 2015 06:56 pm (UTC)
Those are gorgeous. I wonder how many people passed them by before you came along with your noticing eye.

P.
asakiyume
Apr. 28th, 2015 12:09 pm (UTC)
They are so artistic, and yet were formed by accident!

Probably not that many people, as not that many people walk along the train tracks.
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