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photoblog image Tales From My Garden: The Tale of the Gorgon Medusa

Tales From My Garden: The Tale of the Gorgon Medusa

I didn't have a sword or a mirrored shield, as Perseus had. The camera was my weapon of choice. Besides, she didn't look threatening at all. Maybe, it happened before she was raped by Poseidon? She was a beautiful maiden with gorgeous hair back then. I might go back and read again "Das Medusenhaupt" to sort out my confusions. On other hand, this old fart Sigmund complicates my thinking process even further.  

Tales From My Garden: The Tale of the Gorgon Medusa

I didn't have a sword or a mirrored shield, as Perseus had. The camera was my weapon of choice. Besides, she didn't look threatening at all. Maybe, it happened before she was raped by Poseidon? She was a beautiful maiden with gorgeous hair back then. I might go back and read again "Das Medusenhaupt" to sort out my confusions. On other hand, this old fart Sigmund complicates my thinking process even further.  

comments (23)

  • Larry Bliss
  • Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • 16 Jan 2009, 01:48
Fie on Sigmund! It's a lovely image, one of your best.
vz-nostalgia: We can fie old Schlomo Sig, Larry, but we can't deny his influence on the best minds of the 20th century. smile
  • Ada
  • United States
  • 16 Jan 2009, 02:53
This is so nice VZ...This is certainly no ordinary picture of a flower...
vz-nostalgia: hmmm... Does it mean it falls into an "extraordinary" category then, Ms. Ada? smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 16 Jan 2009, 03:02
Shame on you, VZ, for trying to beat this exotic flower to a pulp with your Canon/Pentax/Nikon bludgeon.

She certainly looks fine in this "before" image.
vz-nostalgia: LOL, Ray.
Canon... Pentax... Nikon... hahaha... None of the above, mister. Try again. smile
  • Aussie
  • Hot and Sunny Brisbane
  • 16 Jan 2009, 06:39
vz-nostalgia: If the garden is gorgeous, so should be the images, Ms. Aussie. smile
Hot and sunny! Lucky you. We had an unbelievable -10 degrees this night in Atlanta (must be a record. Where is global warming, when you need it. Butt-freezing cold even for a guy from Siberia! smile
  • Chad Doveton
  • location location location.
  • 16 Jan 2009, 07:36
Delightful and delicate, Viktor, I love the quality and detail on this flower.
vz-nostalgia: well, it's a certain stage in the life of this flower, Chad. It stays like this for a day or two, and then turns into something else.
lovely image. the green tones are great.
Beautifully composed & focussed Vik
vz-nostalgia: Many things I do well, Chris, but staying in focus is definitely not one of them. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 16 Jan 2009, 10:26
Ole Sigmund did open up a mess, far more than Pandora's box.

Great tale from your garden.
vz-nostalgia: Well, Pandora was created by the direct order of Zeus to punish the mankind (for stealing the secret of fire). What have we done to deserve old Siggy? smile
The delicacy is what stands out. Very nice!
vz-nostalgia: Delicacy is my middle name, Ms. MacADNski. smile That's the only approach that works with women, even with Gorgonas. smile
At 12.30 lunchtime, this lovely flower remember me the Chinese spaghetti!!!
vz-nostalgia: LOL. Bon appetite. Don't forget to tell me what this lovely flower reminds you of at 7:30 pm after dinner. smile
Old Sigmund had more wrong than most of the people he treated. I shudder to think what repressed sexual connotations he would have found in this image.

So I think I'll just enjoy it!
vz-nostalgia: LOL, Bill. You know, he used to analyze the works of Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci, so I could've been in a good company. smile
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 16 Jan 2009, 14:39
This looks way too gentle to require a shield or sword. I like the strong diagonals too!
vz-nostalgia: I feel that the diagonal is way too strong, Martin, but I didn't like all other options.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 16 Jan 2009, 15:24
vz-nostalgia: Nah, Ms. Philine. Don't pay attention to your English teacher. You are safe to use this four letter word. In fact, from time to time, I buy an inexpensive wine called "Old Fart". I know, you would not believe me, so here is a link to their website
http://www.oldfartwine.com/ smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 16 Jan 2009, 15:28
Oh,Lol at Bill and Stefania! Oh, now I realize that the word "gorgeous" has been derived from "Gorgo"!
vz-nostalgia: That's a good linguistic exercise, Ms. Philine, though, I doubt it will be excepted by the English language scholars. smile
i think your garden should be named "the garden of Eden" Victor your rewarded with so many beautiful images from itsmile
vz-nostalgia: Our garden can't be named "the garden of Eden", Tim, for a simple reason, there is not a single apple tree in it. smile
  • martie
  • United States
  • 18 Jan 2009, 06:00
Gorgeous!!
vz-nostalgia: Only if you say so, Martie. smile
  • terry
  • Nepal
  • 18 Jan 2009, 10:47
i enjoyed the medusa slant to the shot, Vik. and the freudian nudge was just as apt smile
vz-nostalgia: At times, I think I go over the board with my associations, Terry. smile
  • jamoula McKean
  • Australia
  • 19 Jan 2009, 08:33
words words words what can and cannot be deduced from the image alone?
vz-nostalgia: smile I guess it depends on the viewer's imagination, Ms. Jamoula. I can't rely solely on this, so I push a bit. smile
  • Kelly
  • France
  • 19 Jan 2009, 09:40
I love how it almost looks like a cluster of fiber optic filaments. Light from with in
vz-nostalgia: I see that years at Georgia Tech had a deep impact on your thinking process, Kelly. smileHow about one more degree, now in liberal arts to balance things out? smile
  • DenisSm
  • Czech Republic
  • 19 Jan 2009, 11:04
Arent you scared Vik, to meet this ?? I would...smile
vz-nostalgia: smile As I said, she didn't look threatening at the time, Denny. Remember, she was so young, so innocent, so gorgeous that Poseidon couldn't help himself, but to make her pregnant (she gave birth to a winged horse!)
Besides, I was looking at her through the mirror of my camera to not to turn into a stone. smile
  • DenisSm
  • Czech Republic
  • 19 Jan 2009, 19:48
oh yes.i remember......i know this hercules old trick )....so from now i`ll walk your garden only with mirror infront eyes...just for sure...ya know...) ...and as i mentioned Kelly`s comment..maybe you have 100 GB ethernet in the garden smile)
vz-nostalgia: you know what, Denny? The funniest thing is, I do have a fiber optic cable internet connection. smile
My kind of flower power, like it lots!
vz-nostalgia: flower power.... holy smokes, Nig. Now I know, where you've been during sixties. smile
This beauty is just on the turn, Viktor, the telltale signs are there. You made a lucky escape. (:o0
vz-nostalgia: I made a lucky escape, but not for long, Ms. Roz. I'll be back to her no later than this summer, risking to be turn into a stone again. smile
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