Hogweed by helanker ()
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These big plants, looking so gorgeous in bloom, but are so poisonous to touch are growing in a beautiful reclaimes area near my Childhood home, where both my sons are living. I cannot help loving these plants, for a nostalgic reason. They are having a hard time getting rid of them, but they found a good idea, which I will share, in my next upload. :)
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First, a little etymology. (This is like when teachers did "slide shows" when you were a kid, and all the students hid under the desks...I'll make it short!) "Hogweed" was probably so-named because it was food for hogs. YOUR word---another Danish wild-word (to my uneducated ear): bjørneklo---I THINK means "bear claw". Yes? Am I close. (I looked up the parts of the word.) Well, if so, it makes sense given what these little monsters look like. Your shot has a 'sameness' to the leaves, so that they look like they go on forever. It has a very strong presence. And the grasses---lower right---are wonderfully sharp, and in relief. A big diagonal runs across the pic---sweet. And it's a sharp assault on the eye. So it kind of feels the way the leaves feel on the skin...I know what you mean by being nostalgic about it---we had this or something similar in the forest around me, as a kid. It hurt, and I got rashes, but I luuuuuved the leaves. A fine shot, Helle.