This week we are challenged us with:
the theme this week comes natural (!) to me – Trees.
I love trees, and walking in wide open spaces, interaction with ‘nature’ is when I probably feel most like ‘me’. Trees whisper softly and slowly to us, if only we stop and listen.
“I thought all the trees were whispering to each other, passing news and plots along in an unintelligible language; and the branches swayed and groped without any wind.”
“But there, my friends, songs like trees bear fruit only in their own time and their own way: and sometimes they are withered untimely”
― J.R.R. Tolkien
But sometimes they shout and let us know what they are thinking, they breathe, they weep, and bleed. If we pay attention we might learn what we are missing.
Look at the way the Welsh weather has shaped this tree, and how resilient it has become in spite of the forces of nature, Uprooted at on point in its life, but still strong and apparently healthy.
‘Park meets art’, 2013.
This week Jenn at ‘Traveling at Wits End’ asks:
This week, the challenge is to go out and…
For this week I have chosen a photo of a tree that is in the process of Decay.
And a second photo of the interior of Kenmure Castle, the roof gone and falling to Decay too quickly for a building of this beauty.
This week Teri has challenged us with:
“spring” is this week’s theme for Sunday Stills.
So what could be more spring like than the return of blossom to the trees and new leaf buds. Well I suppose I could have gone with lambs frolicking in the fields or new shoots thrusting from the earth. But in the end I chose to use this photo.
And as an additional photo, because I I almost used something similar for a challenge a few weeks ago, and I did say it might make an appearance.
And other than it being some sort of clip, I have no idea what it is either!
For this Sunday’s trees challenge from Becca I thought I would use this lovely tree.
This week Nancy has challenged us with the topic of ‘Meme-worthy Photos’, saying:
My Facebook feed is always filled with memes. Most use quotes from religious or government leaders. And even though I’ve been know to make a few memes myself, I’m usually more interested in the photo than the words. What made them choose that photo? Did they take the photo themselves or grab it off the internet? I like to use my own photos (saves a lot of heartburn over copyright infringement risks).
So plenty to choose from here in my catalog, but I chose to go with this.
So do I go with the inspirational quote, or a funny? How about –
I would be more than happy to hear your interpretations if you want to leave me a comment.
In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful. – Alice Walker
For this Sunday’s trees challenge from Becca I thought I would use these two magnificent beasts taken at the Eden project.
For this Sunday’s trees challenge from Becca I thought I wood use this photo of a tree from our local woodland.
Each week Kammie challenges us to post an oddball photo:
Odd Ball Photos are those great photos that you take which really don’t seem to fit into a common category. We’ve all taken them and like them, because we just can’t hit delete and get rid of them.
So what to choose for this week, having chosen a mirrored photo last week I thought I would do the same again. Once again the basic photo was not an oddball at all, but once it was mirrored on both vertical and horizontal axis, and a filter or two added, well . . .