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New Zealand: weaving

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Do a search for Māori weaving and you’ll turn up plenty. What you see in today’s picture, though, is nature’s own weaving in New Zealand in the form of some dry fronds hanging from a tree fern that caught my attention at the Waimangu Volcanic Rift Valley on March 5th.

© 2017 Steven Schwartzman

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

September 11, 2017 at 4:46 AM

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  1. Very observant of you! Great image!

    exploringcolour

    September 11, 2017 at 5:00 AM

    • This time the observer prevailed. I still often wonder how many great things I’ve walked right past.

      Steve Schwartzman

      September 11, 2017 at 8:28 AM

  2. They look as though they would make a fine garment. Well spotted.

    Gallivanta

    September 11, 2017 at 5:32 AM

  3. That is beautiful!

    mycopyeditor

    September 11, 2017 at 6:39 AM

  4. This is gorgeous, Steve.

    melissabluefineart

    September 11, 2017 at 7:20 AM

  5. Fabulous example, thanks.

    lensandpensbysally

    September 11, 2017 at 8:08 AM

    • You’re welcome, Sally. I’m always on the lookout for abstractions in nature (and in the human world, for that matter).

      Steve Schwartzman

      September 11, 2017 at 8:33 AM

  6. Ooh, I love this! These would make lovely “nature” window shades!

    Littlesundog

    September 11, 2017 at 11:01 AM

  7. What splendid texture and detail. Its simple complexity reminds me of a William Morris design.

    shoreacres

    September 12, 2017 at 8:14 AM

    • I can see why this would remind you of a William Morris design. I wonder what he would have come up with if he’d visited New Zealand.

      Steve Schwartzman

      September 12, 2017 at 8:39 AM

  8. What a beautiful image, Steve!

    Lavinia Ross

    September 15, 2017 at 12:16 PM


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