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photoblog image Tales From My Garden: At The Edge Of The Map

Tales From My Garden: At The Edge Of The Map

 

...standing at the edge of the map

looking back to

where I came from...

Tales From My Garden: At The Edge Of The Map

 

...standing at the edge of the map

looking back to

where I came from...

comments (24)

  • Larry Bliss
  • Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • 12 Jun 2009, 02:02
The edge of the map can be a scary place... great leafy image!
vz-nostalgia: :
Larry: The edge of the map can be a scary place...
VZ: It well can be, Larry. On other hand, it can be a great place to be parked for the rest of one's life, for the very thought that there is nowhere else left to go might put one's mind to peace. smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 12 Jun 2009, 04:22
Eerrr....Nice, VZ!

A damp leaf, I believe...


[grin]
vz-nostalgia: smile Once again, my friend, it's all in our mind. If one believes it's a damp leaf, it sure is. smile
One of my friends saw poetry in this, the other one, a registered nurse, said "...it looks like blood vessels in our circulatory system".
Therefore:
A poet sees poetry where
A nurse sees a circulatory system. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 12 Jun 2009, 07:28
Very symbolic one would say. Coming down the main artery and sidestepping the rotten patches. Walking the good road smile

Altenative comment: Eeeek, you have snails in your garden, don't poison them - eat them!
vz-nostalgia: The roads of life are so different for different folks, Louis. For some (say, Bill Gates' daughter), it's a main road to the very end, unless they screw things up. For others (say, a kid from a fishing village in Malawi), it's a long journey through the rotten roads of life, unless a miracle happens (say, an adoption by Madonna). smile

Alternative reply: I was always wondering how snails taste, but I lack the adventurous spirit of Andrew Zimmern, when it comes to eating (ever watched "Bizarre Foods" on Travel Channel?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bizarre_Foods_with_Andrew_Zimmern )
  • Eliza
  • Tanzania
  • 12 Jun 2009, 08:21
vz-nostalgia: hmmmmmm... I see one thing is missing here, Ms. Fortune-Teller. You forgot to predict the future. What is beyond the End of the Map?

For telling me the truth about the past, I'll pay you what you asked. Just let me know, when you are in Atlanta. I'll take you to the best blues bar and pay the bill. Deal? smile
  • Philine Kleinknecht
  • Germany
  • 12 Jun 2009, 15:29
1. an impressive leafscape, a " mixture of decay and beauty" indeed, wet by some raindrops;
2. yes, seen from above by the eyes of fantasy, a map or a landscape- with lakes, green forests, and a lot of ways leading in different directions;
3. If I would follow your symbolic interpretation- many things could be said! The most poeople might prefer to go along the broad, well prepared ways, the motorways, where they believe to reach rather quickly their destinations- but we all know that life often goes curves, crooked, muddy, and small ways whose destinations are unknown and uncertain- everybody could tell here his/her own story and his/her adventures he/she experienced- some call it accidents, lucky, happy or unfortunate ones, some call it guidance by God.., some call the way itself the destination- most interesting are the crossings where and when persons come together, meet each other...-oh, what such a leaf from your garden could tell..but "the rest is silence"!
vz-nostalgia: that's a lot of reading from one leaf, Ms. Philine, though I must admit it's not the simplest one. smile And you even managed to weave in some Shakespeare... oh my. smile
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 13 Jun 2009, 01:04
How mysterious!
vz-nostalgia: Would you like to try solving this mystery with me, Ms. MM? smile
Do you have an integrated GPS Viktor ? ;-)
Yes, you're right to mention it. A map, a country, rivers and lakes, paths and roads. A beautiful country indeed.
vz-nostalgia: Flo: Do you have an integrated GPS Viktor ? ;-)
VZ: I have a built-in one. KGB took care of this long time ago. smile
Flo: A beautiful country indeed.
VZ: Would you like to take a walk with me, Ms. Flo? Nostalgia is a beautiful country indeed. smile
W-O-W! smile
vz-nostalgia: WOW? Hmmmm... Is it Words Of Wisdom? Or you meant World Of Wonder? Nah, I bet it was Worst Of the Worst. smile
..its prolly a world of wonder. I don't know how you came up with that superb & mysterious shot, but its really a WOW to me. smile
vz-nostalgia: smile In this case, welcome to WON, Ms. Faithless, the World of Nostalgia. smile
vz-nostalgia: Armadillo? hahaha. I'm not in Texas, Ms. Jamoula. smile
Photoshopped? Yeah, a little bit. A bit of burning here, dodging there, contrast adjustment... just the usual stuff that one does in the darkroom. I'll show you the original, if you like.
  • clo
  • France
  • 14 Jun 2009, 16:18
artery for dewdrops maybe raindrops !.... like a vital substance... beautiful...i love colors and texture of leaf... your shot will be flow lot of ink..bye bye Mr Victor..smile
vz-nostalgia: No ink is required for posting on the web, Ms. Clo. smile When I get a request for a print, I usually send an order to a fine art printing company. So, no worries about the ink here either. smile Bye bye, Ms. Clo. smile
Skin of a Visitor!
vz-nostalgia: Oh my. Who might this mysterious visitor be, Ms. Stef? Any ideas? smile Oh no! Don't tell me you sneaked into my garden in your dreams in the middle of the night. smile
I was intrigued by the colour= the green is extraordinary- but tit may be the effect of colour bouncing against the purple red. I'd like very much to see the original.
vz-nostalgia: The name of the plant is caladium, Jamoula. There are many varieties of this plant. Here is the original shot:
http://nostalgia.shutterchance.com/photoblog/233424.htm
Ok. doesn't look all that different. Thanks for that.
vz-nostalgia: Told you so. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 15 Jun 2009, 08:40
That's some dramatic journey you've taken Vik!
vz-nostalgia: Could you tell me how come I'm still alive, Chris? smile
  • AuroreG
  • France
  • 15 Jun 2009, 08:59
Beautiful colors and textures, nice interpretation ! I'm not a specialist of abstract images but thus one works just well. Well done !!
vz-nostalgia: If abstract art is not your thing, what is your specialty then, Ms. Aurore?
  • chinsa
  • United States
  • 15 Jun 2009, 15:17
Wicked. Looks like alligator skin morphing into purple alien. The water must be the catalyst, and the lens the
vz-nostalgia: "...alligator skin morphing into purple alien".
Tell the truth to people, what have you been smoking, chinsa? smile I want to try this too. smile
A ducks foot!
vz-nostalgia: Who would ever guess you pay more attention to ducks feet than to women's, Nig. smile
  • DrAW!
  • United States
  • 16 Jun 2009, 05:03
now that you mention it...i see the circulatory system tongue
vz-nostalgia: I bet you do, doc. I'm surprised it didn't hit you earlier. I guess that means an artistic side in you is stronger than the medical one. smile
  • AuroreG
  • France
  • 16 Jun 2009, 06:52
Well since you ask, u'll manage to see on my blog i rather prefer taking street shots for instance. But like to see other thing, too..
vz-nostalgia: You will not find many street shots om Nostalgia that's for sure, Ms. Aurore. That is not my thing. But as you are, I appreciate seeing a good photograph, regardless of its style.
  • AuroreG
  • France
  • 16 Jun 2009, 20:41
I do agree with you !! wink and your shot's beautiful ! See you then...
Parece un paisaje terrestre de Yann Arthus Bertrand.
Maravillosa.
vz-nostalgia: I made a bet to myself that someone will mention Bertrand's name looking at this picture, Enric. smile
I keep repeating "maravillosa", just love how it sounds. smile
I'm not sure if this is healthy variegation or rot and decay. I'm sure I could make a metaphor our of it if I'd had more coffeee this morning...
vz-nostalgia: It's a perfectly healthy plant, Ian. Not unlike people, some plants like a bit of extravaganza in their appearance. smile
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 21 Jul 2009, 22:39
Not a leaf...a palimpsest where the first path is yet to be discovered.
vz-nostalgia: A palimpsest... holy smokes, I've never heard this word before, Ms. Reis. Well, life is not a wax-coated tablet that can be smoothed out and then reused with to lay out a new script, Ms. Reis. Would you agree? smile
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