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Rose of Jericho keep on blooming.
August 8, 2014 6:37 AM   Subscribe


 
If Obama hadn't caused global warming it would never have dried out in the first place.
posted by jimmythefish at 8:01 AM on August 8


Evolution is awesome.
posted by maryr at 8:06 AM on August 8


Would it have killed them to just let the timelapse go from beginning to end without all the cuts and jumping back to an earlier point? I found the editing of that video to be maddening.
posted by norm at 8:09 AM on August 8 [21 favorites]


Came in to say what norm said. Totally agree.
I also could have done without the splash frame at the end. Even if I liked their logo (which I don't), the way it slammed into the frame was incongruous following the practically meditative fern sequence.
posted by staccato signals of constant information at 8:31 AM on August 8 [2 favorites]


(Still loved the post and watching the hydration, though. Sorry to complain!)
posted by staccato signals of constant information at 8:32 AM on August 8


Thirding the criticism of the MTV-style editing. Also, the narrow depth-of-field was distracting and unnecessary.
posted by tonycpsu at 8:33 AM on August 8


It wasn't cutting back to an earlier point. Those were all separate occurrences of the phenomenon in question:
Thanks. It took around 12-24 hours for the full cycle. I shot this over the course of 3-4 weeks, letting it soak then drying it out again and starting over.
posted by Jpfed at 8:38 AM on August 8 [1 favorite]


I thought the cutting was distracting too, but I thought the blooming itself overcame that.
posted by OmieWise at 8:52 AM on August 8 [1 favorite]


It wasn't cutting back to an earlier point. Those were all separate occurrences of the phenomenon in question:

Jesus, that's possibly even more annoying than what I THOUGHT I was seeing.
posted by norm at 9:06 AM on August 8 [2 favorites]


I was kind of hoping this post would make sense of a Cocteau Twins lyric.

Sadly not.

After being exposed to water, the plant turns from a dried tumbleweed to a green fern over the course of several hours.

If I had playdough, and an imagination I reckon I could make this a metaphor.

I'm just going to enjoy life, finding A Way.
posted by Mezentian at 9:08 AM on August 8


The editing was kind of maddening. Sent me to YouTube to find other footage.
posted by msbutah at 9:42 AM on August 8 [3 favorites]


I was kind of hoping this post would make sense of a Cocteau Twins lyric.

Don't even try.
posted by forgetful snow at 10:00 AM on August 8


You are the mage of Jericho!
posted by Mezentian at 10:06 AM on August 8


I liked the cuts, the different angles, the dripping water, and the depth of field. It looks almost like stop motion. Beautiful stuff.
posted by beau jackson at 10:40 AM on August 8 [2 favorites]


I'm with beau jackson - that was beautiful and well-done.

Thank you, OmieWise.

(tho, yes, that splash frame at the end was not good. that fox tongue thing gave me the serious jibblies.)
posted by jammy at 2:09 PM on August 8


Thanks for the other footage, msbutah. That pulsing thing the plants were doing at the end was eerie, like something out of A Wrinkle in Time.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 7:41 PM on August 8


I was kind of hoping this post would make sense of a Cocteau Twins lyric.

Can't help you there, but now I understand Paul Simon's "The Coast" a little bit better. Always loved the songs, had no encounters with the plants. Now I suppose I'll go find a little harbor church of St. Cecilia.
posted by aureliobuendia at 8:45 PM on August 8


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