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Woodland gate – Sunday Stills – #Gates to Fun

This week Teri has challenged us with ‘Gates’.

So I chose this gate in the woodland at Colby Woodland Gardens, I liked the way the sunlight was filtering through the trees and catching the post.  Gateways are often the liminal spaces of transition between one experience and another, but in this case we pass from woodland – to woodland, did we feel a change of place?

‘Woodland gate’, Colby Woodland Gardens, 2016.Woodland gate

Ken

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Un-Green Man- Sunday Stills – Green.

This week Teri has challenged us with:

Tis the season for showing us something green, if you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Even if you don’t, the color green is all around us. If you want to get creative, you can use and interpret green idioms as in “green with envy,” “going green” (environmental), “sure as God made little green apples,” “giving something/someone the green light,” or “green thumb.” You get the idea!

Since I am all about my favorite color green, my images for this week’s Sunday Stills theme focus on things that are green.

Well my first thought when I had read that the challenge was to be green was to take a picture of my wife’s thumb, she is good with plants, then I thought maybe one of the nearby wind turbines, or maybe a piece of green Lego sat next to me on the desk.

So what I wanted to find in my archives was a photo of a Green Man, a foliate figure carving in wood or stone, however I could not find any at first glance, this is something I will have to add to my list to rectify.

This cheeky face at Dyrham Park was the nearest I could get!

‘Green face’, Dyrham Park, 2014.Green face

And just for another splash of green a fern near Zennor Quoit.

‘Hillside fern’, Zennor, 2016.Hillside fern

And then finally I found him, although he is the least green in colour, he is providing the water, which is the life of the garden in which he is situated, and thus providing for the luscious green foliage that is around him.

‘Life giving Green Man’, Colby Woodland Garden, 2016:Life giving Green Man

Ken