Photography is a “mirror with a memory”. – Oliver Wendell Holmes
Before seeing this quote, I hadn’t realized that Oliver had such a strong interest in photography. He would have probably liked Leanne Cole and Laura Macky’s Monochrome Madness posting later on today. Thanks to them and all of the talented contributors, every week has a diverse and interesting collaboration of monochrome photos for everyone’s viewing pleasure.
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Monochrome Madness – Week XXII
Ah Sunflower, weary of time,
Who countest the steps of the sun;
Seeking after that sweet golden clime
Where the traveller’s journey is done;
Where the Youth pined away with desire,
And the pale virgin shrouded in snow,
Arise from their graves, and aspire
Where my Sunflower wishes to go!
“Within all of us is a varying amount of space lint and star dust, the residue from our creation. Most are too busy to notice it, and it is stronger in some than others. It is strongest in those of us who fly and is responsible for an unconscious, subtle desire to slip into some wings and try for the elusive boundaries of our origin.” – K O Eckland
“A lake is the landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is Earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.” – Henry David Thoreau
“Flowers don’t tell, they show.” – Stephanie Skeem.
“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” ~ Albert Einstein
Some images from this past Sunday’s nature trek. Devil’s Ridge received its name in 1863 during the Civil War. It’s said that few men would risk their lives to penetrate these bluffs and thickets during the war as a lot of rough characters would hide out here. About halfway, a little over two miles, you reach the highest point of the ridge. This is where butterflies will gather for an activity known as hilltopping in search of mates (applied to human social behavior – “cruising”). Seventy – five butterfly species it’s said can be found here during the summer months.