Thursday, June 28, 2007

Have you seen...

The latest rains have left me with a yard full of bark--golden jigsaw puzzle pieces, fallen from our Sycamore tree.
It might seem a nuisance to have them scattered about the lawn, but still damp, in the morning light, they're beautiful. Each unique.


Some show the tracing of the layers, irregular rounded lines, rough to the touch. Subtle color differences where another piece lay on top.




Or a perfect peep hole--framed in a golden band.




Rounded edges on graceful, random shapes.



They will curl and fade as the day's sun dries them, becoming flutes of all lengths.



But, in the dampness still, unfurled.





"Have you seen...." is an effort to discover the unusual beauty in things not usually appreciated for their beauty.

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6 comments:

Cindy said...

oh im xo hlad you enanlrf 'other'..i love your photos and words for you have a gigt,, you see with your heart,, thank you fot dharing that gift!

Jennifer said...

I love sycamore bark. These are lovely photos.

nina said...

Cindy--yes, I'm still new at this, it takes me a while to find things. I didn't know I had settings to adjust--and I'm still trying to figure out how to do a blog roll(?)--I'm still jumping all around town to see what's new! But I appreciate your patience and compliments. It so nice to have visitors.
Jennifer-It's when it falls in gobs like this that I really pay attention to it. I've always marveled at a pretty piece, but right now I have an entire yard full of lovely pieces and knew pictures were the only way to preserve them before they're crumbled.

KGMom said...

This is wondrous. I love the random shapes, the beauty in it all.
Thanks for seeing it and sharing.

Cathy said...

Now I've seen - through your poet's eyes. Just lovely.

dguzman said...

I love the way sycamore trees smell when they're damp. Beautiful post. Thank you for showing us.