This is a very small wildflower forcing its way out between the bricks. It looks rather huge in this photograph because of the perspective in which the subject is taken. Traditionally speaking, this flower falls under the category of weed. Most gardeners and and garden owners find weeds to be undesirable that must be pulled-out. They do not belong to the architecture of the garden. But I find this little wildflower to be so gorgeous. It seems delicate. At the same time, I wonder whether it is still gorgeous and delicate when it has grown out of control; when it engulfed the whole garden; when culture (garden) is overwhelmed by nature (weeds)?
When the photograph above was taken, the window – whether used as a frame or as an object itself – did not play a central role until this week’s photo challenge on the daily post. As the tree outside clearly suggests, this has been taken last winter this year. Obviously, what this particular picture initially tries to show is my desk and the view familiar view outside when I am sitting behind my desk. When one looks at this picture, one does see the desk and the view outside the window, namely, the tree. Although being at the centre of the photograph that divides the desk and the tree, the inside and the outside, the window seems to deflect our attention. When we look outside, we see the view, but never the window, when, obviously enough, we cannot see the view without the window. Until today when The Daily Post has invited us to change our perspectives and the way we look at the photograph we have taken in the past.
The Much to Tell About Nothing Blog’s contribution for this week’s photo challenge on Daily Post entitled ‘Layered’ is a photograph of layers upon layers of spiderwebs on a tree branch. The leaves on this branch was covered by a thick layer of spider webs which makes me wonder how many spiders actually live there. It is like a borough of spiders living within their small neighborhood. The photograph was taken one morning of August. It was, therefore, the peak of summer at its best. I was running through the park close to where I live. I do not make a habit of taking pictures while running because it interrupts my work out (which I think defeats the purpose of working out). But I made an exception for this particular moment because the site of this branch of leaves covered by spiderwebs is simply difficult to resist. It has indeed a ‘wow’ factor and therefore must be photographed and shared.
This wall is located in Literatu Street in Vilnius Lithuania. The Literatu Street Project or also known as the Literatu Wall is an artistic project that started somewhere in 2009. Each plaques you see on the wall represents an author, some of them more famous than others, but all of them has certainly moved many through their literary talents. If you happen to visit this street in Vilnius, Lithuania and you did not see your favourite author, all you need to do is to apply a petition to add the name of your favourite author. You need to design the plaque that would best represent him/her and his/her work. Then, your favourtie author will be added on the wall and will join the collage of authors. I think that it is a beautiful project. Continue reading
From Utrecht central station passing through the Hoog Cathrijn on the way to the city centre. New pathway reveals this view of a bridge used to be covered by construction site. Bridge is indeed symbolic as Cheri Lucas Rowland has suggested in her post this week entitled Bridge. It can connect two worlds and deconstruct dichotomies. It offers mobility to those who wish to cross over, but also an agency to those who wish to remain in between.
I am back and blogging again. I was very busy finishing my research project and could not find time or space in which I could keep this blog updated. Last week, project has been concluded and very proud of the work I have done. What will be the next step? I do not know yet. While thinking of it, blogging for the time being.
Source: It IS Easy Being Green!
They are all green and beautiful. What else there to say? The colours get more bright when the day is so sunny. The sunny day is deceivingly warm thought. It might look very warm when staring outside from inside the house. However, when I went out to take a picture, I have realised that it still not warm enough going out without a jacket. That being said, these greens are just so beautiful and even more beautiful on a very sunny and cheerful day like today!
Show us something that surprised or delighted you on “the road taken.”
Source: The Road Taken
I am on my way to the university that day. I have to meet my research adviser to discuss the status of the project I am currently conducting. Most of the time, I take my bike when I need to go somewhere. I do not have a car. I do not even have a licence to drive. I do not even know how to drive. That does not matter. I do not really find driving a motor vehicle that exciting like most people I know. Driving is not a priority especially when it is too expensive to obtain a licence and to own a car. Furthermore, the public transport system and the short distances in where I live make cars somehow superfluous. Instead, I always take my bike or sometimes walk. The bicycle lane is not a road I have taken, but the road I regularly take. Without it, I would have never have dared to bike at all.