Friday, July 15, 2011

My Moment: Fri July 15



This Moment- A Friday ritual.


A photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment you want to pause, savour and remember. “This Moment” is a ritual found on Life inspired by the Wee Man which I then kidnapped from Almost there by Sarah-Jane.
And borrowed often from whomsoever is carting it around. But a great idea and credit to the originators.

My Moment is a favourite photo dedicated this week to my love of nature.
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16 comments:

Anna said...

That is an amazing background Jim! How in the world did they do that? If I had more energy, I would ponder on that for awhile and add one to my flower garden, but I think not. Would take way too much time, but it is beautiful to observe. Wonderful moment! Thanks for sharing :)

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Mary said...

Now that is definitely an interesting photo Jim. I wonder how they did that? Care to share?

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David said...

What a fun pic, the young lady sure is having a good time!! Can't help but think of the time consuming work that goes into maintaining such a beautiful piece of art. Love nature in all its glory!!

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Jim said...

It's a living sculpture we came across in the beautiful grounds of one of England's stately mansions, - where the Rothschilds family lived.
The basic frame is metal, covered with wire mesh, filled with potting mix then planted in sun loving, drought tolerant plants mainly succulents of various colours.
The girl and I chatted as I asked her to pose. She is studying biology so works there as a volunteer gardener. I was struck at the time because all the elements went together to make a beautiful photo. The weather was brilliant, the flower garden colorful, that topiary art sculpture was fascinating and all presented by a radiantly pretty young lady.
Been thinking of my daughter who took us there that day.

Nelieta said...

What a lovely photo Jim! The surroundings are stunning and the young woman in the photo beautiful!

My moment: http://nelietatravellingadventures.blogspot.com/2011/07/moment-in-time_14.html

tbaoo said...

wow .. but what is that lady doing with the shears ? - some pruning needed at ( and still a bird theme) found at http://www.tbaoo.com/2011/07/15/friday-moment-15-–-7/

Jim said...

Any woman holding shears like that I'd not want to upset!
She was giving it a light prune.

Jewell said...

What a stunning moment! I love the sculpture to bits!!! Love it!

melissa said...

Oh, this immediately brought a smile on my face :) I really commend the photographer for his lovely taste in art. Everything in it is just perfect.Lighting, color, subject.

It gave me such positive thoughts and vibrations... :)

Bellissima!

BlogNostics said...

A lovely image and an unforgettable moment.

Nice shot Jim!

lakwatsera de primera said...

Now this is what you call a great work of art and a showcase of patience and creativity :)

Debra said...

A bright crisp photo and a delightful image of the ‘big bird’ and girl with shears.

fantacy in practicality said...

the bird seems to be in deep thoughts. the variation of the green shade distinguishing it's different body parts is really a praise worthy art work. i loved the shears that was getting ready to give the creation a trimming, i guess. wonderful picture!

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Hmmmmmm, I wonder if I could convince my hubby to make me one of these. Ummmm, no. That is an amazing topiary and a great photo. I love that you have the girl sitting in front with clippers in hand. With that big grin on her face she is obviously proud of her work.

Debbie said...

Call me the weird one but I was immediately draw to the girl's hair color.. So pretty! Then the color of the flowers and the bright green grass with the blue bag sitting on it. See weird and yes I noticed the bird too. But I am seeing colors today I think.

Great moment Jim!

Saru Singhal said...

I think the picture is so superlative, it doesn't require words.