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Alas, the flower was a fraud

I should be less credulous.

I noticed in the photo I'd taken the other day that the stalk in the background looked spattered, as if by paint. This morning I went back and looked at the flower again. It's closed up now, and you can clearly see where the paint hit and where it didn't.

Ah well!





ETA: To see what genuine pigmented Queen Anne's Lace looks like, check out this photo by clarentine on Flickr:

Daucus carota 'Dara'


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heliopausa
Sep. 1st, 2015 01:00 pm (UTC)
Well, phew, considering the concerns raised! :)
and you're not credulous at all! You observed, recorded, considered, rechecked and are now setting the records straight. This is highly scientific, non-credulous method at work!
asakiyume
Sep. 1st, 2015 01:03 pm (UTC)
((hugs))

Thanks for giving me a better way of looking at it!
(no subject) - mnfaure - Sep. 1st, 2015 06:41 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - cucumberseed - Sep. 1st, 2015 01:09 pm (UTC) - Expand
cucumberseed
Sep. 1st, 2015 01:11 pm (UTC)
I wonder what the motive was behind the painting - prank, aesthetics, curiosity or "you know, I have this can of spray paint..."
asakiyume
Sep. 1st, 2015 01:13 pm (UTC)
I wonder too! If only they knew how much excitement they stirred up.
queenoftheskies
Sep. 1st, 2015 01:16 pm (UTC)
Aw, sad...but, hey, it was still beautiful. :)
asakiyume
Sep. 1st, 2015 01:18 pm (UTC)
Yeah, and a fun adventure. And shows an interesting turn of mind on the part of the spray painter, too.
browngirl
Sep. 1st, 2015 01:59 pm (UTC)
It's extra lacy!

Anyway, the painted flower is still a story idea. :) Just for different stories.

Edited at 2015-09-01 02:00 pm (UTC)
asakiyume
Sep. 1st, 2015 05:14 pm (UTC)
Just for different stories--yes, and the more different stories, the merrier :-) Thanks.
sartorias
Sep. 1st, 2015 02:56 pm (UTC)
The real thing is jaw droopingly exquisite. As for the painted one, I still love the serendipity of flower art.
asakiyume
Sep. 1st, 2015 05:15 pm (UTC)
Isn't the real one amazing--like a coloring book, carefully coloring in here, here, and here, but not there.

And yeah, I like the art of the spray painted one, too.
dark_phoenix54
Sep. 1st, 2015 02:58 pm (UTC)
The real one is so much better than the painted one! I didn't realize they ever came in color.
asakiyume
Sep. 1st, 2015 05:16 pm (UTC)
Me neither! I knew they could soak up colored water--we used to sometimes do that as kids--but I didn't know they could grow naturally that way.
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(no subject) - asakiyume - Sep. 1st, 2015 08:48 pm (UTC) - Expand
duccio
Sep. 1st, 2015 05:09 pm (UTC)
I like this painted one. I think whoever sprayed it took care not to get the whole place slopped with red. Maybe they took the caution of using a mask of some sort not to get the neighbors sprayed. In a way it could be thought of like a passionate message in a bottle (spray can) left along the pathway of some drifting love-full wanderer, and you discovered it. I think I would like to see more of these types of "frauds" as I travel my own trails.
asakiyume
Sep. 1st, 2015 05:13 pm (UTC)
That is a lovely, beneficent, Duccio-esque reading of the situation, and I like it, and I think I'll adopt it. Thank you!
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sovay
Sep. 1st, 2015 05:12 pm (UTC)
I should be less credulous.

Dude, you fact-checked your flower and found out it was spray-painted! That's being very skeptical!

I wonder why they spray-painted it. Memorial?
asakiyume
Sep. 1st, 2015 05:19 pm (UTC)
wonder why they spray-painted it. Memorial?

I wonder! As people have suggested, it's as pregnant with story material as a spray-painted flower as it was as a naturally red flower--just a different story.

And thanks, re: my credulity. I guess I was diligent, but I wish I had been before I deluged all my social media outlets with the picture. But I guess having people along for the adventure of discovery is pretty good, too.
puddleshark
Sep. 1st, 2015 06:05 pm (UTC)
I was fooled. Spray-painted flowers - not something you come across every day. Hopefully.

*checks the red roses carefully*

Alas, the flower was a fraud is a wonderfully evocative line... I'd like to hear the rest of that poem.
asakiyume
Sep. 1st, 2015 08:39 pm (UTC)
*checks the red roses carefully*

As yamamanama says, maybe the Queen of Hearts was wandering through.
mnfaure
Sep. 1st, 2015 06:46 pm (UTC)
I need to get my mitts on some daucus carota dara for my Someday Home.
asakiyume
Sep. 1st, 2015 08:47 pm (UTC)
It sure is elegant!
amaebi
Sep. 1st, 2015 06:50 pm (UTC)
Well, that's very interesting-- whoever spraypainted it didn't get spraypaint all over, which care I find a little surprising.
asakiyume
Sep. 1st, 2015 08:47 pm (UTC)
Wakanomori was saying similar. And it's not like we get very high-quality graffiti in this area. Maybe this was a very unusual artist, with a light touch.
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(no subject) - asakiyume - Sep. 3rd, 2015 04:35 pm (UTC) - Expand
khiemtran
Sep. 1st, 2015 07:36 pm (UTC)
An enigma replaced by a mystery...
asakiyume
Sep. 1st, 2015 08:47 pm (UTC)
Maybe someone just really liked the color red.
yamamanama
Sep. 1st, 2015 08:36 pm (UTC)
Perhaps the Queen of Hearts was there.
asakiyume
Sep. 1st, 2015 08:38 pm (UTC)
Let's hope no one lost their heads!
(no subject) - yamamanama - Sep. 1st, 2015 08:44 pm (UTC) - Expand
xjenavivex
Sep. 2nd, 2015 12:04 am (UTC)
We all like to put on a costume every now and then.
asakiyume
Sep. 3rd, 2015 04:36 pm (UTC)
I like this way of looking at it! Yes! Helping the flower try something different for a change.
asakiyume
Sep. 3rd, 2015 04:36 pm (UTC)
Beautiful stuff! I read about this earlier--very cool indeed (in a hellishly beautiful way).
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