Friday, October 12, 2018

Twisted

Here's a vine that climbed up a couple of stalks of tall grass before it withered. I thought that the contrasts in color, texture, and shape were interesting.

I probably would not have noticed this when everything was green.

We learned yesterday that another of our neighbors has passed away. He lost his wife a few years ago to cancer and, apparently, just gave up on living. He was not old. We understand that his daughter plans to put his house up for sale. That makes seven of our neighbors who've passed away in the last fifteen years. And the third house (of nine) sold or for sale since we bought ours.

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  1. It's interesting to note, as shown here, that some vines twist counter clockwise (right to left) around a support, whereas some other do it clockwise (left to right). In French they are called destrogyre and lévogyre; in English it is even worse, dextrorotatory and levorotatory!

    Nonetheless, it turns out this is a beautiful photo.

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  2. That photo is wonderful. It looks like some kind of alien life form.

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    1. You're welcome, BettyAnn. I knew about levogyre and destrogyre at an early age because my father, who was a very well educated man, taught my brother and me a lot of interesting things, some, as here, that you don't have any use for everyday!

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    1. Darn auto correct!

      chm, thanks for those new words. I doubt I will ever use them but, thanks anyway!

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  4. chm, it's kind of like ronds-points. The ones in Britain and Asia turn clockwise, while those in France and the US turn counter-clockwise. :)

    mitch, Ur-spo would say triffids.

    bettyann, :)

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  5. >>some vines twist counter clockwise (right to left) around a support, whereas some other do it clockwise (left to right). In French they are called destrogyre and lévogyre<<

    I can't help (somewhat belatedly) recalling this song on the topic:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYr0eNtpDHs

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Pour your heart out! I'm listening.