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Friday, October 5, 2012

Sip And Stay For A While



pitcher plants offer
up invitations to sip
and stay for a while




instead i just sit
adoring their feminine
wiles- hard to resist




sensuous beauty
blossoming through new hampshire mud
bog mermaids await




dangerous lips open
life and death meet on the edge
of every moment



pitcher plants in ponemah bog
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60 comments:

  1. They are incredible plants - I've never actually seen one. Your photos are wonderful.

    By the way, I love your header!

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  2. Beautiful shots and a totally unexpected place to find a reflection!

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  3. Wow! Fantastic photography of one of nature's beauties ~ Your haiku are divine words of life and death ~ (A Creative Harbor)

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  4. Interesting though that "life and death meat on the edge of every thought." Something to ponder!

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  5. dangerous lips open
    life and death meet on the edge
    of every moment......Love this, Laura.

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  6. Beautiful light and texture.

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  7. Thank you for sharing.
    Have a nice weekend.
    Mormor

    http://www.starbear.no/mormor/2012/10/05/the-weekend-in-black-and-white-5/

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  8. Beautiful shots! Interesting looking plants.

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  9. wonderful imagery both visually and verbally.

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  10. there is a feminine look to them as well...have to watch following that allure though as you may never find your way back out...smiles.

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  11. Nice macro ! The reflection on the last picture in the heart of that flower is fantastic !

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  12. wonderful images and prose. I love them in b/w
    ~Dawn

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  13. just marvelous.... Have a great weekend!

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  14. I love the photos and your words Laura. Nature just seems to reflect us in so many ways. Here, the beauty of the feminine cannot be denied.

    Hope you're well. Have a good week end.

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  15. life is a bright dance where
    even the garden wrestles with birth and ruin.
    your words and these exotic lips sing fiercely
    viva la vida!

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  16. Wow. Just a whole new world in glorious b&w.

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  17. Especially loved these lines:

    'life and death meet on the edge of each moment'

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  18. I have never heard of this particular plant...it is amazing...as are your photos of it.

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  19. Great set of pictures - these plants are fascinating.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

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  20. Very weird plants. Extra weird and intriguing in black and white. Not entirely nice plants but they always draw one in - hopefully, though, not literally.

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  21. These are lovely (photos and poems) - never seen the beauty in pitcher plants before -

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  22. superbe tout ces details,merci du partage ;o)

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  23. 'dangerous lips'.... beautiful!!! Great series of photo and haiku!

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  24. A lovely series of pictures and haiku. I enjoyed this!

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  25. Very nice! Love these plants. They remind me of old Sci-Fi movies I used to see as a child :)

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  26. Great photos! Love the black and white!

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  27. Amazing plants! I love "bog mermaids await."

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  28. Bog mermaids is a wonderfully original image. Thank you for sharing your photos and interpretation with us.

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  29. life and death meet on the edge
    of every moment

    so true of these plants--and of life in general I think--lovely work Laura--beautiful

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  30. amazing photos and words... I too love your header. Stimulating and inspirational.

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  31. Fascinating photos and verses -- I don't think I know this plant!

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  32. A cool place for looking for reflections. Beautiful shots.

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  33. Laura the details you captured in these imagines are superb. what an amazing collection.

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  34. Stunning pictures, they work so well in black and white.

    Herding Cats

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  35. Wow! Great photoserie! Works well in b&w!

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  36. Beautiful nature well captured in your words!

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  37. I love your choice to use black and white. Great macros!

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  38. Lovely invitation ~ Thanks for the lovely pictures ~

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  39. Gorgeous, alive photography. The accompanying poetry is subtly erotic and evocative. Great job.

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  40. fascinating! i've never seen these before! stunning photographs!

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  41. Very interseting photos and stories! "life and death meet on the edge" It's very interesting words.

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  42. Wow, so unique! Your photos are gorgeous in black/white.

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  43. just think, one could walk right on by and never see these stunning beauties.

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  44. Fantastic photos and perfect words, Laura.
    K

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  45. What amazing shots - love the header photo too!

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  46. Beautiful photos you have here Laura!

    Hank

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  47. Wonderful black and white shots.

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  48. Thank you SO much for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #51… I’m sorry that I am very late coming by to visit your entry. But I have been fighting being sick all week, trying to fend off a virus and haven’t been doing much besides working and sleeping.. I do hope you’ll forgive me and come by tomorrow to share on Weekly Top Shot’s 1st Anniversary!

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  49. I love these plants, and these are so perfect in black and white.

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