Hozuki [Chinese lantern plant]: Abergavenny, Wales, UK by Alfie Goodrich

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I found these on a headstone in the churchyard of St Teilo’s, Llantillio Pertholey, Monmouthshire. One of my most viewed pictures on Flickr. It is a fave of mine too. Amazing how these plants decay when left undisturbed.


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  • Sabine Spiesser
    Sabine Spiesserover 6 years ago

    I love these seed pods and the way the berries ripen oover a long time

  • Larasolnishko
    Larasolnishkoalmost 6 years ago

    i felt as if they hold a heart inside there rib cage….

  • Alfie Goodrich
    Alfie Goodrichalmost 6 years ago

    Thanks both. The flimsy delicacy of these was breathtaking.

  • Ming  Myaskovsky
    Ming Myaskovskyalmost 6 years ago

    Stunning!! :-)

  • Richard VanWart
    Richard VanWartalmost 6 years ago

    Exquisite! Breathtakingly beautiful. Such a wonderful inner glow of the “heart”, despite the lovely “death” — Great image!

  • Vivi Kalomiri
    Vivi Kalomiriover 5 years ago

    Beautiful nature!

  • jwinman
    jwinmanover 5 years ago

    so beautiful and delicate! great use of light here…

  • karentillotson
    karentillotsonabout 5 years ago

    Incredible…they are perfectly intact and oh so beautiful!

  • flower429
    flower429almost 5 years ago

    Love your style Alfie. I’d love to attend one of your work-shops. In fact, I plan to visit Japan next year.

  • Zane Paxton
    Zane Paxtonabout 3 years ago

    This would be a fine entry in this month’s Macro Competition !

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