There is a new photo challenge with four different hosts and this is its first week. How full of wonder.
I don’t know how regular I will be but I certainly appreciate the attempt to fill the void left by the abolition of WordPress’ WPC. And as always with me, there will be words too and most likely more than one photo.
Before I explain what there is to see in my photos that made me wonder, a couple of illustrations of Slovenian character, since this summer I’m again visiting my country of origin.
- There has been an epidemic of elderly people falling from cherry trees in Slovenia lately. The reason? The young don’t care about picking the fruit off the trees anymore, while the elderly feel that grave damage is being done this way in these tremulous times and cannot bare to observe it without having a go themselves. And then they fall.
- Our neighbour cut down his cherry tree because he got upset over the fact that he was unable to reach the fruit at the very top to pick it.
The first photo depicts my mother’s art project. She calls it “Piran Play-offs”. The material is encountered, gathered and assembled this way, she doesn’t cut it into the shapes. She gave some away – I have a beautiful specimen myself that you can find here – and the rest have been left on the little wall in my parents’ Piran garden.
In the second photo there are the art pieces from up close and the neighbour’s garden in the background.
The third photo shows a close-up of another art project, the one that can be seen in the distance in the previous photo. The neighbours claim not to be responsible for its creation. They had some workers recently and one of them must have been inspired by mother’s art. I zoomed in to see what it was. I think it’s beautiful.
And what is it that connects the two points above with these photos? The stump underneath the mysterious art is the cherry tree from point 2.
Cherries may not be the only fruit, but they are my favourites too.
For Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, hosted by pilotfishblog.com, Week 1: Wonder