Monday, January 11, 2016

Thematic Photographic 363 - Bare

Life, interrupted
London, ON
August 2015
You sort of feel bad for this forgotten stretch of underbrush beside one of London's multi-use pathways, because even in the middle of August, on a humid, hazy late summer day that was otherwise choked with teeming urban-forest life, this forlorn pile of branches was completely devoid of leaves.

On the surface, it's sad. You wonder if the leaves will ever return, or if you're looking at the lifeless remnants of something that once was and likely will never be again. Yes, it's "just" some wild-growth brush, and we don't grieve over lost plant life in the same way we mourn an individual or even a pet. But a stripped-bare scene like this still gives me pause. Maybe we all need more excuses to pause and think. Maybe there's a lesson in the stripped-bare beauty.

Your turn: Shoot something that evokes this week's theme, bare. Post the result - or results - to your blog or website, then leave a comment here letting folks know where to find it. Visit other participants through the week to share the photographic joy, and feel free to invite a friend along for the ride. For more info on how Thematic works, click here. Thanks again for making this such a highlight. Enjoy...

8 comments:

Michèle Dextras said...

I am not at home, I have no specific responsabilities except to walk the dog and feed my hobby, lots of time to participante in Carmi's photographic projects!

http://hiverenfloride.blogspot.com/2016/01/photographie-thematique-363-nu-bare.html

Karen S. said...

Bare as the eyes will see- here's mine
http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2016/01/bareness-be-brave.html

fredamans said...

I love winter trees. You really see the strength of the tree when naked.

http://fredamans.blogspot.ca/2016/01/bare-winter-tree-getting-snowed-on.html

Gilly said...

I bare all over here! http://gillymaccsphotos.blogspot.com

Bob Scotney said...

Who dares to bare it all?

http://bit.ly/1RMTvvu

evasmoodboard said...

Nice topic, here's mine https://evasmoodboard.wordpress.com/2016/01/14/8448/

Eip said...

You're right, I think there is a lesson in the stripped bare beauty! I personally think the twigs look totally magical, like constellations.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I have

Bare Trees
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