Lanterns

After flowering, the sepals of the Sedge, form beautiful lanterns. I happened to see them on the Oostbroek estate near a compost heap. Fortunately, not all dying plants are cleared away.

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Sedge ‘lanterns’

To get to know the subject and environment better, I prefer to visit a location several times, especially when it it has been freezing.

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On the Kraaybeekerhof estate I spotted a Chinese lantern plant, covered in ice crystals.

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A low-lying sun illuminates a Chinese lantern plant