Friday, December 15, 2006

Definitions in Nature


Gnarly




...used of old persons or old trees; covered with knobs or knots; "gnarled and knotted hands"; "a knobbed stick"




I could never understand how something as gnarly as this could look so beautiful! At least to me, that is! A rotted out birch bark tree in a swampy areas along side a trail I sometimes go for walks on.
Dangerous

...involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm

I should have thought twice before risking my life taking this photograph. In order to get this shot, I had to balance on a 3' diameter slippery corrigated water pipe aproximately 8' above cascading water.

Deadly


"of an instrument of certain death; baneful: exceedingly harmful; a fatal accident"

A beautiful but deadly dam in Paris, Ontario, Canada. Beautiful enough to view along its banks and yet deadly enough to canoers who dare risk venturing to close!

3 comments:

abbagirl74 said...

The pictures are absolutely beautiful. I really like water pictures.

Dave said...

Thanks abbagirl!

I am just a guy with a camera who enjoys beauty like the next guy. I am glad to hear that you appreciate the photographs.

Le Nightowl said...

I love gnarled trees.
They have so much character, just like very old people whose lined faces and twisted limbs tell of the hardships of life.
As to the other pictures, I don't think I would have been as brave as you to take them, I would have adopted a safer vantage point :)
Marie