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photoblog image Tales from My Garden: In Search of The Lost Light

Tales from My Garden: In Search of The Lost Light

In contrast to the firefly, it might take us a lifetime to find our light.

 

Tales from My Garden: In Search of The Lost Light

In contrast to the firefly, it might take us a lifetime to find our light.

 

comments (16)

  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 25 Apr 2008, 02:57
yeh...I suspect fireflies don't spend a big portion of their lives chasing after an answer to the big question...rather, they just get on with their lives which are governed by the basic mantra of all animals...

Eats, Roots & Leaves

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Love the omni-present milkweed, and your treatment of it.
vz-nostalgia: I never knew it was a milkweed. You are a great source of knowledge, Ray. smile
Nice picture.Nature purists would want both antennae sharp. Is milkweed what we call a Daisy?
vz-nostalgia: Oh those nature purists! They would like to see everything to be pin sharp. Fortunately life is not always that way, and our eyes can rest at times on life's softer moments. smile
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 25 Apr 2008, 10:54
Some will never find the light....I only saw once a few fire-flies, stunning sight.
So is this beautiful macro of you, I love the colors, great DOF.
vz-nostalgia: ...and some are born with the light (like Mozart). Some have to go through Dante's Circles of Hell to find what they want. And you're right, some might never find the light. smile
  • Stan
  • 25 Apr 2008, 11:48
Colours, the lovely colours smile
vz-nostalgia: It didn't occur to me to convert this to B&W. I might try just to see if it works as well as it does in color, Stan.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 25 Apr 2008, 12:37
Lovely coloured close-up! I always love the concentration and devotion of the flies to their search, it must be a short, but very intensive life. Your sentence is thoughtful and inspires to think over that. I don't believe that we only have to 'search' and to 'find our light/s', often as I have experienced we get presented with light and we have to accept and to thank for that. For many people it may be very difficult to find their light... This reminds me of Brecht's sentences: "Denn die einen sind im Dunkeln/ Und die andern sind im Licht/ und man siehet die im Lichte/ Die im Dunkeln sieht man nicht."
"And some are in the darkness
And the others in the light
But you only see those in the light
Those in the darkness you don't see."
(Dreigroschenoper/Three Penny opera, Mackie Messer Song))
vz-nostalgia: "...often... we get presented with light..."
Yes, we do, Ms. Philine, and often we pass it by without recognizing it as such, until it is too late. This thing is called an intuition. smile
By the way, Mack The Knife is one of my favorite songs in all its incarnations.
  • Kelly Henry
  • United States
  • 25 Apr 2008, 13:08
Once I get over the girly reaction of a bug so close. It is interesting, I can see why you said he is searching for light. He looks like he is stairing into the center of this Daisy as if it holds the truth to his existance.
vz-nostalgia: Oh, you're digging deep here, Kelly. smile
Existence is precarious...
vz-nostalgia: I know for sure that even strongest armour can't protect you from the penetration not by a sharpest spear, but by a tender word. smile
What wonderful and strange creatures inhabit your garden... marvellous shot. Great colour.
Nb- the phoenix always rises out of the ashes, so the light always returns.
vz-nostalgia: I'm surprised myself at what I see through the lenses of my camera. The world is rich in colors, forms and shapes indeed. smile
  • Kathryn
  • Florida
  • 26 Apr 2008, 01:17
One of my delights while living in Pennsylvania was the fireflies in the Spring and Summer. At dusk the fireflies were so thick that they became a mass of twinkling lights. I used to go into the fields at night to watched them. I noticed that when their lights are on, they rise, moving up as though they are propelled by a strong ground wind. When their lights are off, the firefly drops quickly to the ground. If it takes a firefly life time to find its light, it would be doomed to never rise and fly. Good thing we aren't fireflies.
vz-nostalgia: I wonder at what age you found your light, Ms. Kathryn? smile
  • martie
  • Okinawa, soon to be US
  • 26 Apr 2008, 04:35
Beautiful macro! And such a different end of the firefly than we normally "enjoy".
vz-nostalgia: I guess by the "end of the firefly" you meant its out of focus butt? smile
  • scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 26 Apr 2008, 06:27
Ah, often we think that when we find it all will be alright but it's the journey that counts. The petals of the flowers are gorgeous in this shot, Viktor
vz-nostalgia: Well, sometimes the journey itself is more interesting than the destination. I agree. smile
  • Jewlya
  • United States
  • 27 Apr 2008, 02:57
Fun macro shot.

lol @ Ray and his bug knowledge
vz-nostalgia: delighted you had a moment of fun, Ms. Jewlya.
Oh wow - This is such an incredible shot!
vz-nostalgia: Do you really think so? Wow. smile
  • Beth
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Apr 2008, 14:08
I love these shots. It took a moment for me to realize it was a firefly; as someone else said, it's normally the other end we "enjoy". ha ha
I love how the flower petals look like fringe!
vz-nostalgia: Glad you love them, Ms. Beth. The bugs in our garden provide me with so much material. Got to love them. smile
  • France
  • Bordeaux, France
  • 30 Apr 2008, 19:11
Je connais bien des gens pour qui une vie d'être humain ne suffit pas à la trouver. Aurait-il mieux valu qu'ils n'aient pas autant de temps ... Auraient-ils mieux cherché ? ... That's the question ... smile
vz-nostalgia: "I know people for whom a lifetime is not enough to find the light. If people wouldn't have that much time, wouldn't they search for light much faster? ..."
This is a very unexpected thought for me, Ms. France. And it's a darn good one. smile
  • Aksel
  • at Nordic Light Festival
  • 1 May 2008, 17:30
Like you pic, and as always your comment is a great treat too - even if I'm stuck grin
vz-nostalgia: Now you're on the move again, my friend. smile
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