Sunday, March 9, 2008

Green Thumb Sunday - Overgrown Driftwood


Overgrown Driftwood for Green Thumb Sunday


driftwood surrounded by overgrown greenery




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The last couple of weeks I have been posting about a view from the rocks at the ocean.

This week's post features a shot of what was on the other side of the rocks.

This old, weathered piece of driftwood was tossed way up on land by the waves during a storm.

It has almost been completely overgrown by the weeds and plants that flourish along this stretch of the coast.

Just to the right of this scene, it turns quickly into a thicket of bushes with thorns and one of my worst plant enemies - poison ivy. I swear I break out with a rash just by looking at it!




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16 comments:

  1. Very nice image Kathy,love all the detail in this, the green is a nice change of pace from all the snow and ice :)

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  2. Hi Kathy,
    I really like these type of images,I've heard a lot about this 'poison ivy'but never seen it, just as well by the sounds of things.

    Cheers Mark

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  3. Wow, love the picture, driftwood is a good contrast to the greens, very cool.

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  4. I love driftwood in the garden. I also love going out to the rivers and beaches to collect it, so then it adds nice memories to the garden.

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  5. Lovely picture.

    I read somewhere that poison ivy actually spits. I forget what triggers it, but I do remember reading that it "spitting" accounts for people who claim to get it just by looking at it. Made sense to me. I've never had a reaction from it, but I stay away from it - far away!

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  6. Another great photo, Kathy. We don't have poison ivy here for some reason. Too hot I'd guess. I know it grows in the northern part of our state where it's cooler. I understand the rash can be miserable. Happy GTS,
    Aiyana

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  7. Looks like a nice place to relax in the sun….

    You gifted an oasis of a holiday, thanks….

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  8. Thanks, Bernie - we're waiting for the snow to leave too!

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  9. Mark - poison ivy = mad itching, swelling, oozing, and going out of your mind! Massive allergic skin reactions!

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  10. I like to collect driftwood too - all shapes and sizes - I like to paint on them.

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  11. Hi Judi - the plant is covered with an oil - that's what makes you itch. I think that can be blown by the wind or splashed when wet too. It's out to get us in any way it can!

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  12. Very nice composition, Kathy. With all those natural materials self-arranged, you caught the total picture at a nice angle.

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  13. Very nice photo...I am so NOT a fan of poison ivy!

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  14. It is always nice to see green, especially now, lol, with loads of snow we are having here. Anna :)

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