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Thursday, 23 August 2012

The Three Sisters – the movie

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We had noticed that the leaves of the squash plants in The Three Sisters bed, move and turn with the sun and heat. Today I set up our 'scouting camera' in the veg patch and set it to take a photograph every 10 minutes. I've put together all 123 photos to make this movie.

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19 comments:

  1. Aren't plants amazing? I know they're doing it to maximize on getting the light and nutrients that they need, but they actually look as though they're dancing! What fun :-)

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    1. They move a lot more than I realised!

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  2. Sunflowers do the same.

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  3. Celia, this is a lovely film, a modern sundial. And...think that I glimpsed a golden squash just below the front row of those dancing leaves.

    xo

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    1. The yellow patch at the front is in fact a flower with a tiny embryo squash attached. The growing season is so late this year, 4 ... maybe 6 weeks behind what it should be!
      I'm praying that we will have a warm and sunny autumn and the squash have time to mature.

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  4. Wow, dancing leaves! I love the music and the bird that makes cameo appearance. That was charming! Thanks!

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    1. The music is one of the free tracks on my Mac, it's called 'Acoustic Sunrise'.

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  5. That's really fascinating. I would have thought that they just followed the sun across the sky directly, but there are lots of smaller movements too. Amazing.

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    1. Yes I love how the leaves droop then stand up with like funnels... it is fascinating.

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  6. What fun! Looks like some of the big ones at the back get tired and have to take a rest

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    1. They do look like a random crowd dancing, don't they?!

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  7. I love time lapse photography and never thought that squash plants would make an interesting subject

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    1. Garden's are full of surprises... even the ordinary things turn out to be amazing.

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  8. What a lovely video, adored the music too.

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    1. I wish I could tell you the composer, but they seem to be anonymous; this is a free track supplied with my Apple Mac called 'Acoustic Sunrise'.

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  9. I too thought it looked like a dance. Great idea.

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    1. I think I'll be using the camera to do another stop-frame sequence - it can be surprising!

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