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photoblog image Tales From My Garden: At The Gates Of Dawn

Tales From My Garden: At The Gates Of Dawn

 

...sad dragons shed no tears

but precious diamonds...

Tales From My Garden: At The Gates Of Dawn

 

...sad dragons shed no tears

but precious diamonds...

comments (18)

  • Ada
  • United States
  • 19 Aug 2008, 00:31
Where can I find these prescious diamonds? Lovely image VZ.
vz-nostalgia: smile
1. Plant a garden
2. Befriend a dragon and let him into your garden
3. Make the dragon sad one day and let it cry
4. Go to the garden at the gates of dawn
5. Enjoy the diamonds
but remember, the diamonds will be gone with the first rays of sun. smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 19 Aug 2008, 05:27
Hints of the fantasy land of Ursula leGuin here VZ.

Your sun is as a greedy pig...I think an umbrella is in order to assist with its re-education.
vz-nostalgia: Are you implying I should rename the image to the "Tales of the Earthsea", Ray? smile
  • Roland
  • France
  • 19 Aug 2008, 06:27
Ah ah !!! I'm reading your answer to Ada...
And do you know what to do to prevent a drop from evaporating ?

Just throw it in the sea !
vz-nostalgia: ...and let them disappear in the faceless mass of billions of other droplets? Nah, Roland. I prefer a couple hours of unique beauty to a thousand years of mediocrity. smile
Exquisite! Gotta get me a dragon! (:o)
vz-nostalgia: Better hurry, Ms. Roz. I've heard they are in short supply nowadays. smile
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Aug 2008, 09:51
Stunning close-up Viktor - a whole world in a drop of dew
Ingrid
vz-nostalgia: A whole world IS a drop of dew, Ms. Ingrid, (but only for those who is capable to see it smile).
  • Bill Phillips
  • Droitwich..sunny...at the moment
  • 19 Aug 2008, 12:07
Like tiny glass paperweights Viktor. The one bottom right could be Caithness glass.
vz-nostalgia: That's an idea. Want to chip in for a joint venture, Bill? We can be next Swarowski. smile
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 19 Aug 2008, 12:58
Dragons are such emotional beings with a toughness that take much patience and kindness to penetrate. They protect themselves against so many things and rightfully so because their interior is as soft and gentle as their exterior is hard and gruff.

But in the right light with some gentle whispers, dragons take off their armor. And they even feel sadness and cry diamonds. Such a gift.
vz-nostalgia: Got to be careful with dragons, Ms. Kathryn. One not careful step can turn their sadness into anger, and instead of falling diamonds one might get a plume of fire. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 19 Aug 2008, 15:29
A very poetic pic- introduced by words which might tell a myth, but I cannot gather them to a whole story. I can only pick up some details and observe them like valuables:
first the metaphor "The gates of dawn", very electrifying myself and creating a wonderful imagination only in my mind (a vision of a sunrise, clouds....). The cracks in the painted wooden (?) door may hint to a powerful starting, outset for a totally new day/beginning, but with a slight remembrance of the expulsion from paradise (Were there then dragons present? I don't know) ).
second: "Tauperlen" -neither in English nor in Dutch I found this wonderful German metaphor: translated pearls of dew (or diamonds), and the most important point is that the dew has come/dropped down from above, from heaven like all very beautiful 'things'/experiences in our life , they all come from heaven to earth!!!
I cannot see and imagine any dragons, I have to throw them away in order to enjoy this magnificent, wunderschöne Viktorian morning- garden- pic!
vz-nostalgia: Oh, Ms. Philine, you can't gather a story looking at just one of my pictures. You got to look at the whole exhibition. smile That's what Modest Mussorgsky did, when he visited his friend's exhibition of drawings. The result was, as we all know, a magnificent story for piano "Pictures at an Exhibition". Maurice Ravel was so mesmerized by it, he arranged it into an impressionistic symphony.
I'm impressed that there is a special word in German for a dew that looks like pearls. No wonder Germany gave birth to so many poets. smile
  • Affi
  • United States
  • 19 Aug 2008, 23:45
Diamonds are a girl's best friend. What a mystical treat this photo presents. "A"mazing and great macro.
vz-nostalgia: ...or girl's worst enemy, if she becomes addicted to them. smile
  • Ginnie
  • in Amsterdam
  • 20 Aug 2008, 08:41
Those dragons are so tough, Viktor, but even when they spew their fiery rage, they only betray their soft underside. I know because Donica is a crab and her animal spirit is a turtle. All 3 have the hard outer shell!

Surprisingly, this leaf looks like a dragon! It totally amazes me. Did you ever see/read "Eragon?"
vz-nostalgia: You got it, Ms. Ginnie. Of course, the leaf as a dragon's skin.
Let me guess, Donika's vegetable spirit is a coconut! smile
Nope. I've never read or seen "Eragon". You got me intrigued, so I went to Wiki. Here's what I got "Eragon was released worldwide between December 13 and December 15, 2006 by 20th Century Fox. It was the 10th worst reviewed film of 2006 on Rotten Tomatoes, and the 31st highest grossing film of 2006 in the US". Go figure. smile
That is a lovely image VIKTOR
vz-nostalgia: I noticed you start switching to the upper case every time you spell my name, Chris. Do you have a CapsLock malfunction of your keyboard? smile
  • makoto
  • Japan
  • 21 Aug 2008, 11:30
Many galaxy on that leaf!
vz-nostalgia: ...and I'm an interstellar voyager, Makoto. smile
Looks like dragon's skin, sure enough. A very poetic picture Viktor.
vz-nostalgia: Yep, Ian. An old fairy tale about dragons, which is closer to reality than one might think. smile
  • Su
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 Aug 2008, 14:28
Fabulous shot!
vz-nostalgia: My pleasure, Ms. Su.
  • tim
  • some were in Armley, Leeds:)
  • 25 Aug 2008, 17:18
stunning image Victor.
vz-nostalgia: with great pleasure, tim
  • Josep
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Sep 2008, 23:50
Wonderful photo and I like colors and focus! Great transparence of water!
vz-nostalgia: That's what one gets, when one ventures into the garden early in the morning, Josep. smile
fabulous image. Je l'aime beaucoup. Thank you for the comment.
vz-nostalgia: My pleasure, Ms. Stefania
  • iris
  • Germany
  • 1 Jun 2010, 05:44
poor dragon. i wonder what there was in your garden that made him cry smile
vz-nostalgia: Each of us has our own dragon in the garden of our soul, Ms. Iris. Sometimes, it cries for no reason. smile
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