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Teresa Gilman

Jarrett, what a delightful encounter with the Alien Hand Plant. The close-up side view looks like some sort of bonnet [American sense of the word], and the others.... well they are all hands scrabbling at the air, trying to find meaning in the world.

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robin andrea

Yes, hands, beautiful little hands that look both young and old. I have to admit to see them fills me with a little pang, an ache that I can not grasp them and free them from their longing.

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Denis Wilson

Hi Jarrett
Interesting plants, but yes, you do have an alien hand fetish. But the last photo alone justifies it. A lovely image.
By the way, some feminists might use that plant to justify their belief that the Goddess has a sense of humour.
Personally, I am more of a Darwinian than that, (but not a Dawkinsian). Blind Watchmakers would not make those lovely hands - for they could not wind their watches with all those fingers.

robin andrea

I had to come back to say that these hands remind me of the lines from the song Suzanne by Leonard Cohen:

They are leaning out for love
And they will lean that way forever

I know I'm projecting, but they really are quite evocative.

Miss Bliss

Yes they are lovely...but also just a teensy bit creepy. Maybe that's because I've read too much science fiction and tend to be suspicious of anything that looks like it could actually grab me. :-)


Very strange. Like a still from some CGI masterpiece yet to be made.

Crafty Green Poet

there's something distinctly eerie about that plant, excellent series of photos

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