Monday, April 07, 2008

Wabi-Sabi 9: Carroll Lane


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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Anonymous said...

I really wanted to see your green stem cell photo's but I realize you are just so humble. Thank you for the love.

Anonymous said...

Really stirring photos Carroll Lane! I closeness of "Boone's stew" and the mix of colors and shapes and the reflection of the sky in the water. Also, contrast of old and new in "A Hard Day's Work" tells such a story yet leaves so much to the imagination as well. Nice!


Anonymous said...

Very nice! I love the intro into humanity of your pictures and really love the fishing pole one - it took me a minute to figure out the 3 pieces of it, but I love it! Great job.