Saturday, June 14, 2008

woundwort



a strange little homunculus caught appearing in some hedge woundwort. It reminds me of the fairy photographs that entranced Arthur Conan Doyle.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

homunculus |hɒˌmʌŋkjʊləs|
noun ( pl. -li |-lʌɪ|or -les )
a very small human or humanoid creature.
• historical a supposed microscopic but fully formed human being from which a fetus was formerly believed to develop.
ORIGIN mid 17th cent.: from Latin, diminutive of homo, homin- ‘man.’

spot said...

and so?