Posted on March 23, 2018
by Elan Mudrow
Lewis and Clark National Historic Park, Oregon, March 2018
via Fallen Lantern — Elan Mudrow Photography
Category: PortraitsTags: Art, Hiking, Life, Love, Nature, Photography, Poem, Poetry, Writing
I love photography
I love seeing photos that have gone close up on what I might have walked right past
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Stunning photo – crisp and vivid.
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Oh, you were looking at Fallen Lantern. Sorry about that. You will see that it’s down on the ground lying on some moss. That’s why it’s “Fallen”. If I were to switch it around. One it would be just another closeup of a flower. Two. It would not produce the allegory which is kind of like a puzzle piece for you to figure out. Take care!
Not sideways, just looking straight up.
I thought it was sideways, but beautiful anyway!
WOWWWWW nice photography.
I think they’ve planted these in Heligan Gardens, over in UK, of all things. At least, they mentioned the rare Skunk Cabbage when I was on a tour and I thought, which one? I’ve only seen the reddish one, so cool to see a yellow bloom.
Stunning photo of the flower. I enjoyed your response to seedofqalaxies giving expanded information about it.
Meriwether and William are the bomb! If you haven’t read the story of John Astor – you should…
Fallen Lantern – Skunk Cabbage, also known by its poetic name Swamp Lantern, blooms a bright yellow spathe in March. This attracts insects for pollination and sometimes bears. (if you’re unlucky enough to run into a particularly hungry one). If you are inside the dark canopy of a temperate rain forest in March and come across a swampy area, created by slow moving or backed up water from a stream, you can see them dot the landscape, giving the forest a bit of a science fiction feel. This spadix and spathe had been uprooted, most likely by a human intruder (like me) and laid gently upon some very happy, wet, and sunny moss.
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Magnificent, whichever direction it points, it is elegant, yellow makes me smile. Isn’t it just perfect this flower!!!
What on earth is it?
I would say East, but I was lying down at the time. I might just have been lying about that though.
Great close-up! I love this macro, Elan!
That’s your job to figure out.
In which direction is it pointing?
The photo is beautiful! Thank you for sharing!
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