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Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Lucy Corrander - Smoke Croses a Path in The Nothe Gardens

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Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Beautiful and mystic, it's so fantastic with old trees./ lol Tyra

Victoria said...

Did Esther start that bonfire, by any chance?

ELK said...

that is pure delight!

garden girl said...

Beautiful Lucy!

mand said...

Simply beautiful.

I've set it as my Desktop background! (Saved with your name on it, of course.)

Many thanx.

Lucy Corrander said...

Yes. And it's not just the age of the trees; there's something about these gardens which makes them peaceful even though there are always other people there.

And there's an odd sense of danger too for they are gradually slipping leftwards out of the picture; down a steep hill you can't see. Paths have had to be closed because of it . . .


Lucy Corrander said...

Victoria - It may have been Esther . . . it may have been council workers in a nearby depot . . . I don't know; but there seemed to be an altercation going on behind the hedge on the right, with a familiar voice shouting

"Don't rake the leaves!"

And, as you see - they didn't!


Lucy Corrander said...

Elk - isn't it just!

And I'll have a very good memory of taking this picture too.

I was about to take it when a man came down the slope from the right. (Just out of the frame, there is a wide gap in the bushes.) He was walking with his dog and he stopped.

I lowered my phone so he could pass but he insisted I take the photo first.

I bought my phone/camera at the end of June. This was the first time anyone had waited like that. Mostly, people just march up from behind and step straight into the path of the shot.

It was a small thing but it left me with a surprisingly warm gratitude.


Lucy Corrander said...

Mand - that's lovely. I'm glad you like it so much.

Yesterday, Gordon Mason put two poems on his blog which were inspired by two of the pictures. Today you have turned another of them into a screen saver. I'm feeling terribly proud!


Lucy Corrander said...

Thanks Linda. Perhaps I should go back and collect and press some of the leaves!


The Weaver of Grass said...

The smoke is so faint and yet it is there Lucy - i can almost smell it.

Lucy Corrander said...

Oh! Weaver of Grass - this almost-invisibility reminds me . . . did you find the fir cone?



Atmospheric - streaming like a silver ribbon.

But if it's No The Gardens what is it??!!

Barbee' said...

That's lovely, Lucy; you and your phone camera really get out and about.

Lucy Corrander said...

Thanks, Barbee.

Not only do I get out and about with the phone-camera, it gives extra purpose to a walk. I'm not very good at meandering along simply for the sake of fresh air and exercise. I could keep walking almost for ever when I have this camera in the palm of my hand.

Two problems though: one is that I become very anti-social and don't want anyone to come with me (if they do, I start shouting 'stand back!') - the other is that I'm beginning to wish for a second phone. Then, if the battery runs out on one, I can carry on taking photos.


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