Sunday, February 19, 2012

Macro Monday - Figure of 8 Knot

A weekend of that most suburban of tasks, gardening, reminded me of these pictures I took a few years ago.

While trimming the excess growth from a wisteria I found this knot. It had probably been formed by the plants responding to stimulus of light and gravity.

This process had formed a figure of eight knot – beloved of climbers. I think it was the first new knot I learned when I started to climb.

So, here we have an example of apparent design without either purpose or intelligence. It was a good thing to find. This weekend of snipping and clipping yielded no such interest! But the mid afternoon tea and cake tasted mighty fine!

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Enjoy the close ups.

19 comments:

ladyfi said...

Love the green knot you found.

Imaginography said...

That's amazing, I thought it must have been tied by someone! The knot is also beloved of sailors who also need stopper knots i rigging :)

Thanks for the visit to my blog :)

TexWisGirl said...

oh wow! how cool is that?!

Leslie said...

I think tea and cake sounds like a fitting reward after gardening! And I agree, vines can make endlessly fascinating subjects. Sometimes they even spell out words (well, almost ;)

Kateri said...

It is always so neat to find something so perfect and so unexpected in nature like this.

From The Heart said...

Unusual...but a nice knot.
great post!

Mama Zen said...

Cool find!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Love what nature creates sometimes ~ awesome shot ~namaste, carol (A Creative Harbor)

shutterbuggbitten said...

What an amazing find. I've never seen anything like that.

Bee Girl said...

Very cool! I'm not very familiar with wisteria, but am wondering...might this dry beautifully?

Lea said...

Great shot - very interesting!
Happy Macro Monday!
Lea
Lea's Menagerie

Nita said...

Great find. Happy Macro Monday!

Nita

The Paw Relations said...

What an amazing find!

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Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

awesome find ~8)

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very interesting and unusual.

Regards and best wishes

Karen said...

That's cool Stewart!

Costin Comba said...

Beautiful picture, looks like a pretzel. Have a nice week. Greetings from Romania.

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Great find!

Happy MM

Ida said...

How interesting that the plant formed this knot naturally. Thanks for sharing.