Tentacles…

I don’t know if it’s just the glee I’m feeling about having freedom and independence again or if it’s just the next step in my photographic journey… but I started doing something that I’ve always wanted to do, but never had the guts to do…

You know how when you are driving and you see something that makes you think, “I’d really like to capture that, it is neat/beautiful/worthy of my attention” ?  Yeah, you know what I’m talking about.

Should I pull over?  Where would I pull over?  Would I be obstructing traffic?  Can I even get the photo I want? What am I going to do, stand in the middle of the road to get the image I just witnessed? etc. etc.

Ok, maybe some of that is exaggerating, but sometimes it seems like a very risky thing to do.

Let me assure you that I’m not brave enough to take those kinds of risks.

No, I looked for a safe place to stop and then walked over to my quarry.

For years, I’ve seen this strange plant.  It is always somewhere difficult to take a photo of… usually it’s in the median of a high traffic road.  I have no idea what it’s called.  My husband and I usually proclaim, “TENTACLES” while pointing as we drive by it.

Well good news!  I finally got up the courage to stop and take a photo of it yesterday AND today in two different locations.  Woohoo!

Without further ado, TENTACLES *pointing*…

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Until next time…
~nic

2 thoughts on “Tentacles…

    • Thanks, Now At Home! Interesting write up you have on it. I was starting to doubt the not blooming for 10 years, so it may be a different plant until I looked closer at my second image and noticed all the plant bases that had not yet bloomed. I’ve only lived in San Diego for 4 years, but every year I’ve seen these plants in that area, now I can see that perhaps I’m only seeing some of them each year. What a crazy-cool alien plant! 😀

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