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Queen Of The Nettles...

By Traceyflowerpots    
Eric and I have had a very busy weekend, we have been tidying our garden.

I have been digging and tidying the borders up, while Eric has been lifting some old slab to lay some grass on the area instead, and putting a slab floor in front of his shed.

It has all come together very nicely and well worth all the hard work we have put into it, it looks beautiful.

I decided to go for a little walk this morning before cooking the Sunday Lunch.

I got a handful of different weeds as I was quite pleased with the photograph I took of the dandelion seedhead the other day.

I picked this stinger nettle (without getting stung, haha, thats a first) and decided to take some photogaphs of it.

I have never like these as I used to get stung quite alot when I was little, and since I have been with Eric over the years he has chased and teased we with them by picking one and chasing me to sting me with it, haha, (he is only playing me up though... well I hope).

When I uploaded the photograph I couldnt believe the detail of it, the white section looks like a Queen to me sitting on her nettle throne. She looks so beautiful, such a beautiful looking plant, I will never look at a stinger nettle in a horrible way again.

I hope everyone has had a lovely weekend...

Tags: Plant Nettle Close up Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Weed Traceyflowerpots Wildlife and nature

Voters: glyndwr, skoffs, gary_d and 19 more


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Comments


glyndwr 9 66 9 Wales
6 Apr 2008 7:04PM
Beautiful plant, I like the detail you captured.

Robert

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gary_d Plus
8 576 13 Wales
6 Apr 2008 7:08PM
This is almost a very good image but i don't quite now where to look, i think had you blured out the buds in the top left it would have made for a much better image and trained the eye to the important part. but i still think its worth a vote. - gary
dianah 9 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2008 7:10PM
I have never seen one so close Tracey..I know what Gary means as there is so much to look at but I like it all the same.
Di
Bob_V 8 1 2 United States
6 Apr 2008 7:16PM
What a lovely capture, well done.
Bob
mrswoolybill Plus
9 902 1445 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2008 7:29PM
White, green and black. And a nice bit of hairiness. Works for me.
Moira
climbing_orchid 11 321 1 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2008 7:32PM
Beautiful detail - great capture
Liz x
Good detail a lovely shot.
Will.
mrswoolybill Plus
9 902 1445 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2008 9:33PM
PS There's a ghostly little face in this one, she's really rather cute. Two eyes bang in the middle...
Cormy 8 3 England
6 Apr 2008 9:42PM
Your zany imagination has got away with it this time.I now believe your mangy old nettle looks like a queen.And I promise I'm sober Occifer.
Cheers
Alan
6 Apr 2008 10:55PM
Beautiful, lovely detail, I never realized they were so pretty. I'll look closer when we get some out.
Sylvia
nickyv32 8 135 England
7 Apr 2008 8:26AM
I agree with Moira, looks like a little ghost.

Great shot.

Nicky
7 Apr 2008 11:47AM
Beautiful image with such prefect detail.
Harry

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