letting nature speak

sometimes i work too hard to interpret what nature is trying to say in my images. sometimes, she says all that needs to be said. this little branch says eucalyptus from its tip to its base. in person, if you hold it under your nose, it is even more eloquent.

eucalyptus branch

cessenon-sur-orb, languedoc, france

  • Maria Hellberg says:

    Hello,

    This image is amazing, is it possible to have a high res image file for it?

    Looking forward to hearing from you!

    Best,
    Maria

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  • Maria Hellberg says:

    Hi,

    We love this image, is it possible to have a high res image file for this?

    Many thanks,
    Maria

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passive aggressive

this is my favorite attitude toward life. curl up into the fetal position like you’re wounded. and then slip in the knife of passive aggressive resentment. (by the way, this is not actually my favorite attitude toward life. it is my least favorite.)

unidentified thorned leaf

béziers, france

 

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keeping it simple

even though we have had some nice mild (i.e. windless) weather here in southern france, i have not gotten out into the garrigue much the last few days. the reason is because i have fallen down a rabbit hole. don’t worry, i didn’t get hurt. nothing is broken. i have tried my hand at collage many times over the years with only moderate success. but a few days ago, i tried yet one more time. and i’ll be damned if it didn’t work. i’m loving doing it, and as importantly, liking the results. so i haven’t done anything but glue bits of painted paper into pleasing compositions for three days straight. i’m afraid to stop lest i lose the mojo. which is all a long way of explaining why i chose this little succulent from a pot on my terrace for today’s STILL subject. and now has me wondering how often i look right over the beauty right under my own nose in search of something “better” out there.

succulent

autignac, france

  • Nannie says:

    Recuerda que a fines de los años setenta el Ministerio del Interior tenía previsto unir en Úbeda
    al conjunto de las academias de la Guarda Civil esparcidas por España. http://flagrantdirecti05.unblog.fr/2016/11/17/academia-serpol/

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  • Gin says:

    Delicious, soft, pearly colors. You could do a collage of it,perhaps?!

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  • Suzanne says:

    I got to collage later in life than intended, now it has me by the throat! Ha. Enjoy

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auspicious timing

one of the best things about being in a remote village in southern france in December is that the arrival of the christmas shopping season was recently heralded by the berries of the alexandrian laurel, which quietly turned red, in contrast to the green of their leaves. i’m feeling that shopping fever coming on. i think i’ll go for a walk, and, inflamed with irrational acquisitiveness, buy a baguette for lunch.

laurier d’alexandrie (danae racemosa)

autignac, france

let’s get to the point

this agave sits right next to the grill in our back courtyard here. follow the point from right to left and watch how it just keeps getting sharper and sharper until you reach the impossibly needle-like tip. steve stands next to the agave when he stands next to the grill. i can verify that the pointed tip will in fact draw blood.

agave leaf

autignac, france

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