“Remember, the object only reflects a feeling that came from a human. It holds a story from where it came from, but it’s not alive.” ― Kim Neville
Patti invites us this week to share photos of “Interesting Objects”. I went on a photo hike this morning in the fog up a hill covered with mossy trees with that subject in my mind. I found many interesting things, but I came to make the distinction that what I was photographing was not Objects but Beings. Each mushroom and lichen and spiderweb and bark pattern was exquisite and interesting…and alive. So, I went into my photo archives to find Human-created objects that I’ve discovered on my walks.
I photographed these pendants I found in a Bayside boutique because I love the way the wrapped wire looks like trees. I wanted to show the design to my middle daughter, who makes jewelry.
Owning a beach house gives you the opportunity to show your affection for the sea. I liked this whimsical decoration above one garage in Santa Cruz, CA.
My daughter’s partner is a Bigfoot fan. I had to capture a shot of this chainsaw statue outside of my hotel in Mt. Shasta, CA for him.
This little rock was resting on a bench at the top of St. Joseph’s Hill in Los Gatos, CA. My siblings and I climbed the hill together to mark the anniversary of our mother’s death. She donated to the Mid-Peninsula Open Space District that protects this land. I loved finding this human’s message on that meaningful day.
The things that humans create are not Beings, but they certainly can be created from a place of awe and affection for the Beings that share our planet. I suppose it’s really that interconnection and respect that I find draws me to objects and makes them interesting to me.
Great post Priscilla! I like the pendants also because the wrappings look like trees. I love trees. I also like the rock. We all need to be reminded to rest easy. Take Care!
Thanks, Anne! 🙂
The “rest easy” message is wonderful (esp on the anniversary)
And it reminded me of a sign we saw on a piece of wood while visiting Lake Gaston – it said “what’s the hurry?”
Oh and like the way you noted the “interconnection and respect” aspect 😉
I think it would be fun to leave simple messages of peace lying around. Might have a ripple effect!
Lovely post and thoughts, Priscilla. I agree that it’s the interconnection between objects and us humans makes objects interesting. The ‘rest easy’ message is so timely. The hike is a lovely way to honor your mother’s memory.
Thanks, Patti! I hope you rest easy today. 🙂
I like the seahorse!
He’s pretty cute, I think. 🙂
Your daughter is very creative…love her jewellery!
Oh, she didn’t make these. I took a picture to show her the design.
Oh I see, my bad…but she still makes jewellery so just the same.
You took a very interesting approach this week Priscilla. Loved your connection between the objects and the humans who created them. Especially loved the little rock
Your daughter’s jewelry really caught my eye — she’s quite talented!
My daughter didn’t make this jewelry. I just photographed it to show it to her.
My mistake. Thanks for a beautiful post, one that had me look twice!
You’re not the only one who made that assumption, so I re-wrote the caption. Thanks for helping me to write more clearly! 🙂
Great photos. I like the pendants, and the Neville quote. Anthropomorphism are us!
Thanks, John. Yeah, it’s a stretch to push beyond a human ego.
Wonderful gallery. I love those pendants.
I enjoyed reading your post and seeing your interesting pictures.
Thanks, Sylvia! 🙂
A beautiful post as usual, Priscilla. Loved those pendants. And, Rest Easy.
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