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photoblog image Tales from my Garden: The Art. Naturally.

Tales from my Garden: The Art. Naturally.

It always amazes me, how Mother Nature does the right design on the first attempt every spring. If you have ever held a brush in your hand, you know what I mean. On other hand, if you think about it, it took Her Majesty millions of years of practice to come up with stuff like this.

Tales from my Garden: The Art. Naturally.

It always amazes me, how Mother Nature does the right design on the first attempt every spring. If you have ever held a brush in your hand, you know what I mean. On other hand, if you think about it, it took Her Majesty millions of years of practice to come up with stuff like this.

comments (17)

  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 15 Feb 2008, 03:12
She sat in the farmer’s field
with her pencil posed
against her sketch pad.
She felt the wind touch her cheek
as fragile as notes blown on a trumpet
in the final days of life.
And she drew it.
She thought of a voice
echoing the thoughts of a poet
speaking sounds that needed no words.
And she drew it.
She saw the shape of the waves
tossing a tiny sailboat
on an ocean of blue.
And she drew it.
She thought of the gentle curves
of her troubled life rolling
up and down, exposed.
And she drew it.

When she was done,
she put her pencil down,
folded her drawing
and tucked it in a box
next to a photograph of
a raindrop on a banana leaf.
vz-nostalgia: Would she be so kind
to take the folded drawing out of the box
and wrap it in a whisper of a trumpet
and send it to the other side of ocean
with a first seagull that she sees
that stays suspended, waiting?
Can she do it?
Great mono Viktor and you're right with mother nature, that's always perfect !
vz-nostalgia: Good. We're on the same page, Flo.
  • Helen
  • Albuquerque, NM, USA
  • 15 Feb 2008, 07:20
Gorgeous! Did you shoot this in B&W or convert it?
vz-nostalgia: The color version was gorgeous, Helen, but I wanted to show a more graphic side of the nature design.
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 15 Feb 2008, 13:25
Viktor, there are only few who will stop and look at the wonders of the creation of Him, but I think the ones who notice are the happy ones to see the beauty of life, I am impressed by both your picture and by the poem of Kathryn (and you poem at Kathryns SC)
vz-nostalgia: Kathryn's poem blew me away as well, Astrid. She seems unstoppable, doesn't she? smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 15 Feb 2008, 14:32
A Nature Art Photo again! Yes, you are right with every word you have said! I have the impression as if the leaves of this plant are growing and sprouting so lushly, filled with such a tremendous joy of life and enthousiasm, that the would like to break the frame of this pic! Every leaf is different from the other- with special designs and patterns, with special shades of colour- it is a paragon of plenty and variety and richdom and - an often rare behaviour and virtue- absolute reliability- every springtime!
vz-nostalgia: I like your ode to a thurst for life that nature carries, Philine. Well said!
  • Martin
  • Houston, TX
  • 15 Feb 2008, 15:11
Very nicely structured chaos!
vz-nostalgia: Structured chaos is a good way to describe it, Martin.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 15 Feb 2008, 15:58
Practice, I suppose...several million repeats, at least...have got it to this level of "perfection".
Like a well-rehearsed thespian, delivering the same lines each night, and still managing to make it seem fresh.
vz-nostalgia: Well said, Mr. Storey. As always, you look right into the root. And thanks for the word of the day- the thespian. I feel a word richer today.
  • mal
  • drowning under paperwork
  • 15 Feb 2008, 19:49
and she is bloody good at it to! Intricate mayhem structured in a latice if intrigue. mal
vz-nostalgia: A structured latticed mayhem will do it, mal.
Do you need a helping hand to rescue you from drowning in paperwork?
What a/symmetry. Glad you enjoy your garden too.
vz-nostalgia: Our garden is a door to the unknown, Jamoula. It's a place of a constant change, sometimes subtle, othertimes drastic, but always interesting.
  • Chris
  • Isle of Wight UK
  • 16 Feb 2008, 23:07
Never seen Hosta's in mono before...I'm going to have to steal your idea VZ wink
vz-nostalgia: You're welcome to steal anything you find interesting in my archive, Chris. Mother Nature holds the patent on hostas' design, not me. I'm just an interpreter.
  • Tracy
  • 17 Feb 2008, 09:45
Nature is a sheer work of art and this is a great
  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • 17 Feb 2008, 18:38
I'm not sure Nature is so perfect ... look at humain being ! As man is, God once was. As God is, man may become. What do you say ? God is not Nature ? aahh ... smilesmilesmile
vz-nostalgia: "...Nature is so perfect ... look at humain being". Hey,hey...speak for yourself! (parle de lui-même) smile
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 17 Feb 2008, 19:48
Exhibions information :

Duration of the event:365 days per year (with a bonus day, every four years)
Schedule: opened 24 hours
Place: Everywhere you can think of

(If you're lucky and if you're in the right mood maybe you'll get to know the Artist)

(Thanks for presenting me the Graphic Designer, VZ)
vz-nostalgia: You forgot to mention one thing, dear. Not everyone is invited to the exhibition. I'm not sure the right mood will help you, either. The gift from God and the years of training, maybe. And still, there is no guarantee. But you're right in the main thing, darling, the exhibition is there, year around, day and night, and it's up to us to recognize it, to walk in and to enjoy the art.
Nice shot, I'm thinking how it looks in color.
vz-nostalgia: Sorry for the late response. It looks fantastic in color. It's just i had other things in mind with this shot, as to show the graphic side of nature's design.
Thanks for stopping by.
  • terry
  • Nepal
  • 19 Feb 2008, 08:47
...and millions of years to have us comprehend time the way we do.

well done, Vik. on appreciating life the way you do smile
vz-nostalgia: It's my great pleasure, Terry.
  • pixelpixie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Feb 2008, 01:51
Such perfect hosta leaves. Mine soon evolve into intricate lace and very fat slugs can be found close at hand!
vz-nostalgia: Well, slugs can be used for fishing, and lacy leaves could produce an intricate photograph. Make the best out of what you have, Jose-Ann. smile
  • julie
  • 26 Feb 2008, 16:05
this image reminds me of how I've been missing out on viewing your work incredibly rich and thick is this image...
vz-nostalgia: Thank you, dear. Glad you found the time to browse through my recent photographs. It's been a while since I've heard from you.
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