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One good turn deserves another

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Mustang Grape Tendril by Pond 0845

What the adage says about turns could be said of tendrils too. Here from July 30th with the Riata Trace Pond in the background is another and more abstract view showing the kind of tendril you saw last time, that of a mustang grape vine, Vitis mustangensis. In yesterday’s photograph there was a stalk for the vine to wind around, but even without anything to grab on to here, the tendril couldn’t keep itself from looping. That’s what a tendril of this kind knows to do, and that’s what this one did. You can see that the branch of the tendril going off to the upper left is beginning to curl at its tip in a similar way.

© 2014 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

August 19, 2014 at 6:48 AM

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