Friday, January 24, 2014

sinuous


As is often the case, I cannot identify this beautiful vine that occupies long stretches next to the bike trail in Amboise.  Please enlarge (by clicking on it) to see all the wonderful tendrils of this vine.  I was lucky to catch this cluster backlit by the sun recently.  Here is a wider view of a larger mass of them on a metal gate:


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    1. Thanks. Reminds me of a dandelion ball... on drugs.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I enjoyed viewing your site... wonderful work you do.

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  3. Same for me ...no idea but very pretty ..a sort of cotton plaid soft and somehow a nature art work ...I apologize for my not so good english it's not my mothertongue.

    Tess

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    1. I'm guessing you're better with English than I am with French ! But I'm still working on it.

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  4. A dandelion ball on drugs :) good description Stuart! Beautiful detail in the first shot, looks good enlarged and as mentioned the only thing that matters is that it looks très belle :)

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  5. I quite like Grace's name for it. It's lovely, I've seen it before, don't know it though.

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    1. It was really pretty being back-lit on this sunny day.

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  6. J'ai immédiatement pensé à un arbuste sauvage: la viorne, cependant il me semble que c'est plutôt en fin d'automne qu'on les voit comme ça.
    Mais cela ressemble aussi à ce que deviennent certaines clématites après la floraison. Notre clématite d'hiver ne se comporte pas comme celle d'été qui produit de semblables effets.

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    1. Ca fait deux votes pour clématites ! Merci !

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  7. It's a clematis of some sort.

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    1. Thanks, Susan. I never would have guessed that. I'll be interested to go back in the spring to see what the blooms look like.

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  8. Good one Grace. Looks great at a closer look.

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  9. Clematis is one flower that I find almost as pretty when dead as alive (to put it bluntly)

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    1. Not too many things you can say that about !

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