The Winged Stump
To take this picture I had to lay on the ground. Actually, it was really wet grass. At first, as I was looking at this winged stump that sits on my bird and squirrel feeding path, I must admit that I did not notice this layered beauty until I threw several peanuts in its direction. When my eyes finally glanced at this fine example of nature's visual delicacy I had to stop and come down to its own height so I could totally appreciate this botanical architectural delight. After I returned with my camera and lenses in hand and roll of film or two, I was on my knee and then my belly before I knew it.
I closely observed and felt a genuine connection as I sharply focused on the stump's tender edges while keeping the background visuals fuzzy. In this way I would encourage your eyes to notice them distinctly. This is much the way it happened this past political season when the candidates would capture our attention with some visually descriptive detail for us to ponder while it's rationale or even truthfulness would go unnoticed in our hurry to get somewhere and do something else. Finally, with elections put aside, there is now time to reconnect ourselves with nature's reality again.
When we reach out and embrace our neighbors we see pictures that enhance everyday life in our own international community.