Weekly Photo Challenge: Object

Solar globe light under snow.

Solar globe light under snow.

Our garden, like so much of the United States, still rests under a deep cover of snow.  Familiar outlines erased,  the garden, and everything in it, stands transformed.

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Buried or frosted, nothing remains quite the same as we normally see it.

Birdbath amidst the Lantana

Birdbath amidst the Lantana

Snow plays with the light; shows us common things in relief against its whiteness.  We are invited to consciously see objects we might otherwise not even notice, because they are such a familiar part of the landscape.

Solar globe light with lavender and rose.

Solar globe light with lavender and rose.

So we continue our experiment in “conscious seeing;” we look at those things which we might otherwise overlook.  We allow the camera to show us what our own eyes might not register, and we reflect on the fleeting beauty which surrounds us.

Frozen bird bath

Frozen bird bath

Photos by Woodland Gnome 2014

“To learn to see- to accustom the eye to calmness, to patience, and to allow things to come up to it; to defer judgment, and to acquire the habit of approaching and grasping an individual case from all sides. This is the first preparatory schooling of intellectuality. One must not respond immediately to a stimulus; one must acquire a command of the obstructing and isolating instincts.”

Friedrich Nietzsche

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Object

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Lifelong teacher and gardener.

One response to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Object

  1. Looks like you got more snow than we did! We ended up with little over 3 inches. I like all of your pictures! Today we are warmer so I hope all the snow on the north side of the mountain will melt. Our drive to the house is on the north side so it is still covered with snow. Have a great weekend! 🙂

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