21 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrast

  1. Amazing photos! The first photo looks like a scene from Gulliver’s Travels. (When Gulliver lands in Brobdingnag and is found by a farmer who is 72 feet tall .) Great idea to show the contrast between the big outdoors and little people!

    • Thanks Theresa. We did feel Lilliputian standing underneath those big plants. We do not have plants like that at home, but Gilly Gee correctly identified them as gunnera.

    • So is that what it is? We were calling it “giant rhubarb”, for lack of a better name. I should have known a UK person could identify it for me. The first photo was taken at the Blarney castle gardens.

  2. Wow! If gunnera is another name for Rhubarb…well I never saw rhubarb that big. I visited Blarney Castle some years ago, but don’t recall those things. Of course, they could have been planted after my time there, or maybe I just didn’t get to that spot 🙂
    I especially like the picture of you at the foot of that HUGE rock.

    • Thanks Ann.

      Well it’s not rhubarb at all, but the leaves are similar. Thanks to Gilly Gee for identifying it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunnera

      This planting was in the castle gardens, a bit of a walk away from the touristy part of Blarney. I doubt that most people know it’s there. I found that garden while wandering away from Blarney Castle, in an attempt to get some photos away from the awful crowds.

      • Interesting. Thanks for the link for the explanation of Gunnera. I will check it out.
        No we didn’t get to that part of the Castle property, so no wonder we missed it.

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