Thursday, December 20, 2007

The bare law of nature

Foot-worn story
Alongside the path in City Park in New Orleans, sits these two weather-worn and kid-worn oak knobs. Years of tennis shoes and barefoot toes have polished them and laid them bark-free to the sun that finds its way through the trees.

Those were not mean-spirited encounters. Each little foot was enjoying this form of nature -- it was that love of experiencing nature that inspired each little foot rub.

The experience has brought out their grain. But most of all, it has taken two plain-looking knobs and turned them into things of beauty. Their story lies bare on their face..

Seems an almost universal law.

--steve buser

Lagniappe -- (a little something extra)

The fog doesn't let distractions sneak in. You're fully in the moment.

The quiet stillness of fog. One could say the focus of fog.

Today on Pixel Eyed in Victoria


IamtheMom said...

That is just about the coolest picture I have ever seen! I think you should definitely keep at your photography skills!

Gwen said...

Great detail in this nature image, fantastic in its coloring and lines.

Chris said...

I would love to have either or both of those pieces in my house on display!

Jules said...

Certainly a work of art by Mother Nature!!!

Best of the Festive Season Steve to you and yours!!!

roentarre said...

Your photography has a way to tell stories. The wood is melancholic and the rain saddens me. Both are very good captures

Dan said...

Wonderful job on this Steve. You definately have a gifted eye. Your comments suggest the thought that these worn, polished stumps are a kind of metaphore for parenthood.

Wanda said...

Sorry, I haven't been around for a few days. Been at the nursing home with my Aunt. This is just a great photo. Amazing I must add!
Merry Christmas!