'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Beauty in Unexpected Places


14 comments:

  1. Quite lovely. The sky is very dramatic looking, nice composition.

    Is it fall yet there? Are you still warm or has summer completely fallen away?

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  2. I really love this!

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  3. My kind of photograph ! It suggests a real melancholy or longing....Love it

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  4. Nice moody photograph, is that a NZ cabbage tree? I have just spent the day planting these all over Limestone Island here in Whangarei with a conservation group.

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  5. Beautiful - - but not unexpectedly beautiful, not to me in England. I've never seen a palm tree that I didn't think was beautiful!

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  6. 'tis wallpaper now, beautiful,

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    .ero

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  7. It's amazing where you can find beauty, even when you're not looking for it.

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  8. Reminds me of my place in Florida. I love palm trees...so peaceful!

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  9. award for you at my place :-)

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  10. That is one highly evocative picture. I could (I did) look at that for ages dreaming.....

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  11. Interesting BIUP this one - seems lots of people associate palms with warmth and therefore love 'em. However if I was to tell you this is a Chinese Windmill Palm - and would tolerate a certain amount of snow and gets frosted most winters, does it look as beautiful?

    And if I said this was an indifferent, overcast and cold windy day, in a part of town characterised by light industry and arterial routes, is it still beautiful?

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  12. How fascinating. I did think of warmth and possibly the things that go with warmth (probably because I love warmth). But, believe it or not, we have palm trees in Stornoway on Lewis so I can understand what you say.

    Is the scene still beautiful? Now here's a topic for discussion over a glass of wine on a warm evening on the veranda or a cold evening in front of a log fire.

    I would kick off the discussion by suggesting that it is still beautiful out of its context. If I show you a picture of a UK Robin Redbreast you may conjure up warm feelings of summer days in the garden or of white Christmases. But when you know that they dispose of their parents by pecking their brains out does that make them less beautiful?

    We are back to your comment on Elizabeth Taylor on the Eye Candy posting.

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  13. Interesting discussion possibilities GB. I like the proposed venue.
    And I didn't know that stuff about the robin. Sigh, it's a Bird Peck Bird world out there.

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