Wednesday, January 2, 2008

ABC Wednesday - X

(The Wordless Wednesday post is beneath this post.)


X is for X .......




upturned weathered roots of a tree



X was a hard one this week, so I had to use my imagination.

Mother Nature presented me with this tumbled mass of old weathered upturned roots and I took a picture - trying to capture the textures and patterns in the wood.

It wasn't until I got home and was processing the image that I saw the X that was made by the roots crossing each other.

There were many of these old upturned stumps that had been moved by the fierce flood waters that we had in the autumn.

There was even a whole stump like this one up high in one of the trees - floated up by the high water and caught in the tree's branches.

Hard for man to fight these forces - Mother Nature is always holding all the cards.






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42 comments:

  1. Mother Nature comes through in a pinch!

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  2. I have seen some very creative nature inspired x's today... I need to look more closely apparently!

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  3. Mother nature handed you a perfect X. And a great eye to spot this X. Xcellent post.

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  4. Good one. Happy X day to you.

    ~Oswegan

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  5. Mother Nature does indeed hold all the cards, doesn't she. Woe be to the one who fails to recognize that!

    I love upturned tree roots -- sort of a land-based driftwood. Your photo is very nicely composed.

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  6. Very nice interpretation!! I love the textures in the wood too!

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  7. She sure does, Bonnie, and I didn't even notice it until later.

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  8. Hi Neva - I agree, I have enjoyed the X's today!

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  9. Thanks, Bobbie - I was surprised at the smooth texture. I usually only see that at the ocean.

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  10. Not only a good X - but even better thoughts. How indeed?

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  11. What a great photo and just a bonus that you saw the X in it.

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  12. Beautiful and relaxing. It reminds me of two people in love, entwined together.

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  13. I love nature specifically for this reason and that is why I photograph the outdoors so much.
    As Frank Wright said, "Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you." ...
    Great picture!

    Rocky Mountain Retreat

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  14. Great shot Kathy. And thanks for the comment on my site. Finally, a comrade in arms buried under a ton of snow. I'm still shoveling. I came in for a break.
    I do hope 2008 finds you healthy, happy, and successful in your endeavors. Cheers!
    ~JD

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  15. Too cool, x and neat textures in the wood.

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  16. We ALL thought X was difficult.............yet we all came up trumps!
    I love being part of such a wonderful group of people.

    Dx

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  17. NYC - I first thought it looked like a pair of crossed legs. Thanks for your comments!

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  18. Thanks, JD - hopefully we will see the end of the snow tunnel soon! Happy New Year to you too!

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  19. Denise - I have enjoyed the X's this week - all were very creative!

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  20. Fantastic monthly theme day photo. Love the creative problem solving!

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  21. I love it! Such a creative solution to the X!

    Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

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  22. Terrific X shot. It was a difficult letter to photograph.

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  23. Great idea for X. This is such a great one.

    Cheers,
    DSM

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  24. Very creative "X" image, Kathy!

    You have a great eye! (not "i") :)

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  25. Kathy, what a help from nature, lol. Very nice photo. Anna :)

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  27. Good find. It takes a lot of effort to find a natural X.

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  28. Creative shot Kathy, great eye to catch it.

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  29. Amazing what you can find in nature. Nice photo

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  30. Kathy, I loove upturned root photos. This one is gorgeous. I do see the texture and the color. Awesome!!!

    Hugs, JJ

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