Arrangement: wild cucumbers
An arrangement of wild cucumbers:
It’s a still life of sorts, but not on a table top: I did it outside, in natural light, where I found the plant. I picked the cucumbers, laid them on wild cucumber leaves on top of a big broad-leafed plant that was growing near the vines. I might make a series of arrangements like this one, if I can find the right material.
The fruit looks somewhat like jimsonweed, which has naturalized in your area. According to the BONAP map, this cucumber isn’t native in Texas, so that explains why I’ve never seen it. The inclusion of the flower in your arrangement’s the perfect touch. Are the spines as prickly as a cactus?
The flower is attached to the bottom of a cucumber, I turned it around. Glad you like it! The spines are soft, not hard like cactus spines. I’ve seen jimsonweed flowers, but I don’t remember finding the prickly fruit.
This is a great photo! The white balance is perfect, and as @shoreacres mentioned, the flower adds a nice touch, as does the bed of leaves! I didn’t know wild cucumbers looked like prickly watermelons. You learn something new every day…
Thanks so much! They do look like prickly watermelons – but the biggest ones are a little bigger than a golf ball.
Oh wow! I did not know that 🙂 Thank you for enlightening me.
I thought it to be a different kind of watermelon 😉
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