Friday, December 15, 2006

Definitions in Nature


...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.

...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.


"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!


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 :)