“Autumn wins you best by this its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay.”― Robert Browning
Last week’s Photo Challenge was all about Autumn color, the beautiful garb of aging, death and decay. How appropriate that Tina chooses for this week’s challenge the idea of how dilapidated, vintage, older things that have “seen better days” capture the photographer’s eye as things of loveliness and interest.
“The love of old things is a way of respecting time.” ― Wu Ming-Yi
“Of all the footprints, that of the elephant is supreme. Similarly, of all mindfulness meditation, that on death is supreme.” ― Gautama Buddha
The more I study the beauty of aging and death, the more I am drawn into the transformation of cells and matter. Consider that Life is marked by change, that change is the continuation of Life in new forms. Below is a photo of a petrified tree stump in the Flourissant Fossil Beds National Monument in Colorado, illustrating the change from vegetable into mineral.
Is it any wonder we photographers are fascinated by the visual evidence of the dance of Life and Time? As humans, we are definitely a part of this process. As humans, we take our experience and create Art to celebrate it.
Thanks for saying so!
Very nice – thought provoking.
This is great 👍 😀
You’re welcome 😊
That big stump is so cool – and appreciated seeing the sign at the park and the whole setting
– enjoyed your words and love the socks in the photo with the old stove – such a story photo
Thanks! The old stove is at Old World Wisconsin, the living history museum where I worked for 3 seasons.
What a fun place to work
Yes, it absolutely was!
Great post, love your black and white images!!!
Thanks, Ana! I like your naturally decaying rose very much, too.
Excellent illustrations of the passage of time this week Priscilla, and I especially liked your thoughts along the way.
Your comment on last week’s post made me really think about my voice. Thank you for encouraging me to be me!
Excellent, thanks for letting me know.
Beautiful set of photos you brought together. I really like that old stove.
Thanks! I look forward to your hosting challenge next week.
Great selections. Well done.