NATURE'S ALPHABETS
A Photo Project

by Florence W Deems
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Passing under a catalpa tree that had dropped some of its seed pods on the snow, I happened to notice that some of them looked like alien scripts. So I made as many images as I could, trying to depict Nature's various scripts.

A perfect "L" - the first one I noticed.

Here's possibly a whole word.

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The four images below show grasses as the cursive scripts. Nature can use many different tools to create alphabets.

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Nature also can use sticks and leaves as writing tools to make alphabets in sand, snow or mud.

Corkscrew willow leaves

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Sometimes we need look no further than the produce department of a supermarket, or in our own refrigerator to find some sneaky alphabets!

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I found these in my garden and brought them inside. A couple I stuck in a vase, although foreign alphabets usually don't need to drink. They are scapes or flower stalks of chives.

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I decided to frame the catalpa "word" above by using its image source codes as a mat. I obtained the Greeky geeky looking source codes with this Jawjahboy's source code viewing tool. Here's a screen shot of a part of those codes for this particular image.

And the framed image.

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Dead plant parts sticking up from a pond's winter surface plus their reflections can sometimes look like graffiti.

Pond Graffiti

More pond graffiti

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Climbing vines leave parts of themselves on the structures they climb on. In the case below, the vine had climbed on a white column, making a nice graffiti during the winter.

Vine "stick tights" on column

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Instead of scripts resembling writing, sometimes plant parts stuck in ice can look like Japanese ink drawings.

I see a person wearing a wide-brimmed hat

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I hope to add more images
to this project as I find them.

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