Sunday, March 28, 2010

NZD 12192009

Is it or is it not flax???

I love the differences in colors in this.  There are so many bright and dark colors along with the expected green.  I like the layers and the depth, the different degrees of focus and the raindrops on the leaves.image

5 comments:

Kaite said...

yes it is flax Jen, but NZ flax, which the Maori use to weave their amazing articles such as baskets, floor mats etc. If one splits it lengthwise then one can also carefully split off "threads" for stitching the flax leaves - but it is not the linen flax that we know. That is a bast fibre from the stems of the Irish flax plants. K.

Theresa said...

The colors remind me of rhubarb. Pretty

Jennifer said...

Katie - it may be flax, but I don't think it is harakeke that we saw as the flax that the Maori were weaving with. Those did not have the colors. This was a landscaping plant in a parking lot. It was quite tall like the harakeke. Thanks - Jennifer

Life Looms Large said...

I like how my eye wants to join those top leaves into a triangle, but because it's a broken triangle my eye is drawn farther into the plant.

Sue

Jennifer said...

Sue -It's funny how I've always thought triangle with this one - and yet in reality it is not!