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Once a year this Cycad;- Cycas revoluta puts out a round of new fronds. Once a year only…..and they uncurl with intense grace and extraordinary elegance. Every year it is an anticipated pleasure to watch the new fronds develop and eventually unfurl and slowly harden up. I hate it if they get knocked or bent before they harden – for that will be all until next year.

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I like to play. I find joy in small things and moments where the edge between conscious looking and subconscious seeing becomes soft enough for me to be there for a moment.

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  • nadine henley
    nadine henleyalmost 5 years ago

    an exquisite image, lou – and i love the words that go with this

  • Oh thank you Nadine!!

    – LouJay

  • Betty Mackey
    Betty Mackeyalmost 5 years ago

    So elegant!

  • Aren’t they! I think the plant gets the credit!!! x

    – LouJay

    JUSTARTalmost 5 years ago


  • Thank you!

    – LouJay

  • donnamalone
    donnamalonealmost 5 years ago

    heart opening image and words!

  • Thank you Donna!!

    – LouJay

  • Trish Woodford
    Trish Woodfordalmost 5 years ago

    Gorgeous detail and light – beautiful capture :)

  • I am so pleased it worked out this way! Thank you Trish

    – LouJay

  • S .
    S .almost 5 years ago

    wow !! what an amazing shot !

  • Oh thank you so much Shoaib!!

    – LouJay

  • Adrian Kent
    Adrian Kentalmost 5 years ago

    Terrific Lou, I like watching the tree ferns for the same reason, the furls are mesmerising!

  • Something so universally appealing about delicate green fronds uncurling! Thank you Adrian!

    – LouJay

  • Lauri96734
    Lauri96734almost 5 years ago

    So lovely! And interesting, too! I like your artistic eye!

  • Thank you so much Lauri! You are very kind!

    – LouJay

  • Elizabeth McPhee
    Elizabeth McPheealmost 5 years ago

    FANTASTIC shot, LouJay – the curls, the translucence, the pale blue background, all wonderful. Graceful and elegant as you say.

  • Thank you Elizabeth! – That pale blue background is a hastily draped bit of cloth – we are so cluttered and chaotic here at the moment, It is hard to get a nice uncluttered shot!

    – LouJay

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsalmost 5 years ago

    Just beautiful love this the light shapes and colour. a Fav for its elegance and simplicity

  • Oh thank you so much Karen! You are very supportive x

    – LouJay

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