Sunday 1 July 2012

Textures: Sharp

Stinging Nettle.  Nikon D7000
1st July 2012

I did some gardening today; clearing nettles is one of those jobs that the more you put it off, the worse it gets.

Most of the nettles were by the gate of the chicken pen.  Chickens are not stupid and steer well clear of nettles; the result is that although all other greenery gets turned to wasteland, then nettles grow stronger and sharper.

I had thought of taking a picture of a pin cushion for 'sharp', but now even after a few hours and the application of dock leaves and plantians, my hands and arms are still sore.  The nettles take the prize as not only are the stings sharp, they pack a lasting punch too.


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