Vine and Bamboo, Green Edition (With Desktop Backgrounds)
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Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 55mm — 1/180 sec, f/4.5, ISO 500 — map & image datanearby photos
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Vine and Bamboo Fence: Summer Edition
Kyoto, Japan

As I mentioned the other day, we visited the Nanzen Temple, and on the way, stopped by to see the area where I took the Vine and Bamboo pictures that I posted last fall. It seems that the vine had come back to life, so this is the summer version of the picture.

Just like last time, I've included links to desktop-background versions in various sizes, both widescreen and standard.

Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 23mm — 1/200 sec, f/4.5, ISO 500 — map & image datanearby photos
Vine, Bamboo Fence, and Silly Kid

The vine emerges from behind the fence in its middle, with the part growing above the center apparently new growth. I find it mildly interesting that the new growth would grow at exactly the opposite direction. How does it know? Is it fixing a mistake it made by having gone the other direction last year? Or is it just trying to distance itself from the older vine, which perhaps got a bit stuck up after being featured on my blog?

I'll have to put “understanding how vines think” on my to-do list, perhaps between the permanent “understanding how women think” and “understanding how kids think” entries......

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