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Tales From My Garden: No Sign of Life

Tales From My Garden: No Sign of Life

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Salty jewels preserve dead leaf.
vz-nostalgia: With this kind of knowledge about preserves you have either a culinary background or have watched Nora Ephron's "Julia & Julia" recently, Larry. smile
Oh joy! Breathtakingly beautiful.
vz-nostalgia: smile I bet you won't see stuff like this on Bahamas, Ms. Lyndah. smile I'll trade it to you for a day on a sunny beach. smile
  • Ajay
  • India
  • 5 Jan 2010, 01:29
Extremely powerful shot with yet more powerful tale.
vz-nostalgia: smile and it's such a fragile leaf, Ajay. Where did all this power come from ? smile
Frosty toasty!
vz-nostalgia: frosty on the outside, but toasty inside, Jerry? Are you talking about women once again? smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 5 Jan 2010, 02:25
No sign of life...except for the creaky old geezer with the camera, shuffling about and documenting the inertness of Winter...

vz-nostalgia: Hahaha. I had to look up for "geezer", Ray. smile You maybe closer to the truth than you think. smile It is so damn freezing cold here in Atlanta, it seems I'm the only one alive in our garden at the moment, "shuffling about". smile
beautiful macro - this shot is almost so beautiful that it doesn't look real. I love it
vz-nostalgia: Ha. Very interesting concept, Charles. "Honey, you are so beautiful, you don't look real". Would you say this to your wife/girlfriend? smile Want to try? smile
  • Glenn
  • United States
  • 5 Jan 2010, 03:59
Those are diamonds on that leaf. Beautiful.
vz-nostalgia: In this case, I'm a wealthy man, Glenn. smile
  • Eliza
  • Tanzania
  • 5 Jan 2010, 04:52
i was about to write something profound. and then i read ray's comments, and fell on the floor laughing, almost!!! So all attempts at seriousness are gone smile but i still love this shot. it's almost a favourite (along with your dewdrop pictures - still have to organise the coffee/print swap - when next i in uk possibly feb)
vz-nostalgia: smile
Eliza: i was about to write something profound. and then i read ray's comments...
VZ: Lesson number one, Ms. Eliza, never read Ray's comments beforehand. The man has teh magic touch with words and and a skill to mess with people's minds. smile
I will mail you a print, when I have a minute. I think it's time for me to start a trading company. smile
vz-nostalgia: :
...if it looks like a tongue
if it tastes like a tongue
it must be a French kiss
that melts my sugar in your mouth... smile
Inever think of the beauty of my frozen windscreen when I have to drive to work on mornings portrayed by this lifeless and lethargic crustation ... Excellent Victor.

vz-nostalgia: smile
Richard: I never think of the beauty of my frozen windscreen...
VZ: How can I blame you for that , Richard. smile What is the strongest human instinct? It is teh instinct of survival. smile The instinct of art is way at the bottom of priorities of human beings (or, human beans, depending on a point of view. hahahaha).
  • Chris
  • England
  • 5 Jan 2010, 08:20
Give it time Vik. Then there will be new life - and even prettier than this
vz-nostalgia: That is exactly what I will tell myself, when my time comes, Chris. smile
No life... yet,but the frost preserves its physical structure. I like Ray's funny comment here and I agree with him wink
vz-nostalgia: What exactly do you agree with in Ray's comment, Ms. Delia? That I am a creaky old geezer? smile
great B&W artwork
vz-nostalgia: that is a very good observation, Ms. Chantal. smile
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 5 Jan 2010, 09:48
A garden of frozen delights perhaps?
vz-nostalgia: smile That would be a great name for an ice cream parlor, Mike. smile You better copyright it. smile
Very nicely done!
vz-nostalgia: That's exactly what I usually say to my wife after dinner, kissing her cheek, Tom. smile
love Seraphine's perspective here Victor i did think the same at first glance, fabulous shotsmile
vz-nostalgia: Ms. Seraphine has a fresh perspective on everything, Tim. smile
Did you think of a French kiss too? smile
  • Erika Morgan
  • United States
  • 5 Jan 2010, 15:28
i bet there is a lot of life waiting to spring from those tiny frozen rain drops when they thaw.
vz-nostalgia: "Aman Iman", which in the language of Touaregs means "water is life". smile Have you heard this fantastic album by the Touareg band "Tinariwen"?
  • Santi
  • United States
  • 5 Jan 2010, 16:55
Fantastic B&W.... and as above it looks a tongue. Great shot!
vz-nostalgia: a tongue pierced with diamonds? smile
  • Lyris
  • Brazil
  • 5 Jan 2010, 21:07
I think there is.
Death is no more than the part of the cycle that precedes rebirth...
vz-nostalgia: Wonder, if this thought will make you feel better, when your time comes, Ms. Lyris. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 6 Jan 2010, 06:07
The leaf broke out in a cold sweat. Wondering how to sign you that it is still alive and can be revived in a herbarium with a russian cocktail.
vz-nostalgia: A Black Russian cocktail can revive not only a dead leaf, but a dead man, Louis. smile
are you sure?i see drops of water, looks like a sign of life to me
vz-nostalgia: How much life would be left in you, Ms. Toun, if your blood changes its state from liquid to frozen? smile
Look again at the picture and tell me. smile
ok! i see what you mean. dead and frozen, no sign of life here
vz-nostalgia: I would assume "frozen" is a not much used word in Nigeria, Ms. Toun. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 7 Jan 2010, 12:54
Yes, all is standing cold and speechless, but beneath the piles of snow and the frozen surface of this leaf which looks like a brooch of pearls you might hear the ice cracking and some sounds of life whispering: "wait some time, we will come, and life will be bursting out like an explosion- crack- crack- crack- but then it is very silent again, almost dead or better while sleeping the nature is dreaming of the next green spring!
vz-nostalgia: it's not even sleeping, Philine, it's dead. smile Nothing can survive this cold. Can you believe last night it was -10 degrees (Celsius) in Atlanta. I don't remember being that cold since I came here. smile Of course, it's nothing compared to Siberia. smile
vz-nostalgia: Cool? It's freezing cold, Rob! smile
  • Kimberly
  • South Africa
  • 11 Jan 2010, 13:15
This is incredible you should be proud of this shot smile
vz-nostalgia: only of this one, Ms. Kimberly? smile
I like this, high contrast, shadows and lots of texture.
vz-nostalgia: that's all technicalities, Nig. smile A good photograph is usually more than that. smile
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
  • 19 Jan 2010, 15:33
A beautiful capture. I've seen many macros with the droplets, but never frozen droplets.
vz-nostalgia: smile Now you saw it all, Ms. Sherri. smile
  • kimera
  • Spain
  • 26 Jan 2010, 17:19
i didnĀ“t see this before... very good macro, beautiful
vz-nostalgia: My pleasure, kimera.
Sorry to have missed this one. A jewel itself Viktor. Exquisite mono macro. Details are simply amazing. Bravo.
vz-nostalgia: Oh, Ms. Florence. That is me who should be sorry, sorry for you that you missed a jewel of an image. Hahaha. Glad it wasn't too late to fix teh mistake. smile
Say aahhh. Another great shot, Viktor!
vz-nostalgia: Aahhh... smile
splendid! no other appropriate word!
vz-nostalgia: Oh, you deep dig into Nostalgia archive today, Ms. Christine. smile
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