Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Witch's hair

I know you all were hoping to see a naked person from Black's Beach, but here is another type of native species. This is a plant known as witch's hair or devil's thread (official name is cuscuta or dodder) It is a leafless parasitic plant that grows along the trail. P.S.: I didn't see anyone in the nude! And like Denton hinted, I think I would have felt too voyeuristic to take photos at this beach.


Blogger Stu "El Ingl├ęs" Harris said...

Quite right. You wouldn't be criticised for keeping your skivvies on on Blacks, but photographing random nudes is a definite no-no!

Wed Apr 04, 06:49:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Jilly said...

I had to look at this photograph after seeing it in the portal. What an extraordinary plant.

And looking back - how did I miss your Mail Box the other day? Same style of mailbox as in Minneapolis(I think?) and there I was thinking it was a Minneapolis only mailbox.

Jilly x

Jilly x

Wed Apr 04, 11:46:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous pastorrick said...

Looks interesting. I was born and raised in Southern California and have never heard of witches hair. I guess i can learn something everyday.

Wed Apr 04, 12:18:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous mastic said...

Looks like reddish-brown orangutans hair. But, if you didn't see anyone... is a witch hair...indeed

Wed Apr 04, 02:34:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Kala said...

thats funny - i was just at a nude beach yesterday -well, actually walked by it but did not have any interest in photographing - as for your botanical knowledge, its very impressive =D

Mon Apr 09, 01:28:00 AM PDT  

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