Meet Carroll Lane.
She blogs here.
My first picture is called "Boone's Stew" which is the name my 2 year old, Lillianna, has given the algae filled, decomposing mixture of grass, leaves, sticks, acorns, berries and flowers she cooks for our dog, Boone, in the bird bath each week. Every time I look out my kitchen window and see the birdbath, I think, "Yuck, what a mess. I really don't want to clean that out." Until I started to see the Wabi-Sabi in it. And in this particular picture, I love that in this mess of stuff dying I can see the reflection of the-just-starting-to-bloom dogwood above it.
My second picture is entitled "Gone Fishin' Gone." It is of a weathered and worn bamboo fishing pool (with the line still wound around it) on the bank of Tuscaloosa Lake. As soon I saw it, I thought it was beautiful, especially the textures of the rock, the pole, and the water side by side. Looking at all three, individually or together, give me a peaceful feeling.
The third picture is "A Hard Day's Work" and shows the value and beauty of the human body and two different stages of life. In this picture, the hand of my husband's grandfather tells the story of a long, wonderful life filled with strength, family, and love.
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