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During our recent stroll through the desert I came across this.  Have you any idea what it is?   Try some guesses before scrolling down

What the...? Any ideas about what this is?

What the…? Any ideas about what this is? Mohair perhaps?

The next image coming up should give the game away.

I love the way the camera helps us to look more closely at things and discover such beautiful details that are missed by the casual stroller-by.

Seeing these details leads to wondering about the incredible variety in the natural world and the ingenuity in the myriad of ways of protecting different species.

Some people just see nature, others signs of intelligent design, for me it’s a journey into recognising meaning – all this struggle for life and survival can’t be for nothing. It shows me how precious life is and how all living things should be treated as sacred.

Soft and subtle

Soft and subtle.  I suspect this distance gives it away.

below is the wider view.

Here is the plant growing in the desert. All those hairs must protect the plant from something.

Here is the plant growing in the desert. All those hairs must protect the plant from something.

I am intrigued by the sculpted edges of the leaves.

Just a short little post which seems fitting after the longer recollections of November 11.

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