Monday, September 16, 2019

The Other Side Of The Fence

Lately when we've been out walking I've been drawn to these plants and flowers that show such persistence in their search for the light of the sun.
Or maybe they're just winding their way and suddenly find themselves on the other side of their world.
They get such a different view of life.


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  1. You'd have to be confident of your own beauty to stick your neck out like that!

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  2. It's amazing how plants can insinuate themselves into the smallest crevices.

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    1. Steve- I really surprises me how well they do it. I was looking for a photo I took of a climbing rose that did it. It was grand.

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  3. It's a great idea for a photo series.

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  4. We all got to find our spot in the sun.

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    1. Linda-- Yes, no matter how hard we have to twist to get there.

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  5. There's a hopeful metaphor for life in there somewhere.

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  6. Wonderful shots...where (if the bloom is the brain) it thinks it has no roots, but if the root is the thoughtful part, it thinks it has no blossom!

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    1. Barbara-- I love what you wrote here. Yes, I was thinking the same thing. You put it into words. Thank you for that.

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  7. Now these are rebels. I like rebels.

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  8. Their struggle is your reward. How adorable they are and all for you.

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    1. Patti-- It always amazes me how resilient they are.

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  9. These are very hopeful images.

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  10. Beautiful (Hermosa)! And intriguing to see the variety of wooden fences. Redwood? Cedar? When I think of Arcata, fences like that don't come to mind, but I haven't been in Arcata since September 2001. I remember low white picket fences. When I first arrived in Bellingham in 1974, there were few fenced yards of any kind, and people didn't lock their doors. Things have changed since then but as Sabine wrote, there are still hopeful images to be found (Todavía se pueden encontrar imágenes esperanzadoras -- Google translating!)

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    1. am-- Lots of the fences here are old redwood or cedar. But lately the new stuff is something else, a much lighter wood. Yes, things are changing everywhere. I wish they were changing for the better, but I'm just not sure anymore. Always good to find hope wherever you can, like a flower that winds its way through a space in a fence.

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  11. Fantastic! I've seen the same activity in our herb garden.

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  12. A poignant metaphor really. Love.

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    1. 37paddington-- Yes, a poignant metaphor. I love that. Thank you.

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  13. Now that happens at our place only the other way round, I pland some Jasmin and it pops up next door seeking out the sun on that side of the fence. We had a nice rose that had flowers in another garden till I cut them back and left a big hole in there display of my flowers. Don't think she was that pleased at loosing all those blooms

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    1. Billy-- It just reminds me of how smart plants are, how they bend and move to the light or wherever they're headed.

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  14. I have seen similar examples of plants growing in the most unlikely places, Robin. Thanks for capturing and sharing these, Robin.

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    1. Beatrice-- I love running into these wanderers!

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  15. Perhaps we should all be as persistent!

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    1. David-- Yes! They are lovely wandering role models.

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