Sunday, August 22, 2010

Life after Death

I wasn't sure if I wanted to title this mosaic 'Life after Death' or 'Beauty after Death' but feel they could both best describe what I see in these photos I took.


Starting with the left column of photos, I looked at this mound of soil just before getting into the car the other day.  Taking a second look I thought wow, that's not soil but the bottom of a huge tree that has fallen over and you can see how shallow the roots were.  Then I looked at the top of the root mass and life was carrying on by way of goldenrod and grasses growing  right to the edge.  Something had dug holes in the bottom looking for food or to nest.
The right hand column are photos from our trip to Florida earlier this year.  Walking along a pier I looked down while the tide was out to see the skeleton of this bird.  The fish and micro-organisms in the water probably ate the flesh to sustain themselves.
I don't normally snap a picture of dead fish but leaving a park one day, this poor fellow was lying in the grass.  It was the pattern on the carcass that caught my eye - what a thing of beauty.
The last photo is of a weather worn tree stump that may have washed ashore or maybe even the tree grew there at one time.  Small fish and water bugs were swimming around the roots most likely searching for algae or some other form of food.
Looking at things in nature with an open mind it's easy to see beauty, even after death.
I'm linking with Mary from Little Red House for her so much fun Mosaic Monday.

19 comments:

  1. Life goes on, just not in the way we might have expected.

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  2. An introspective look at life today Judith. Beauty if all around us if we stop and look. Very interesting for sure.

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  3. Hi Judith, Life after death is the cycle of nature. You have captured it in a wonderful way. Great shots. Enjoy your week and take care, Jen.

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  4. Wow..powerful mosaic...love it!

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  5. It is an interesting mosaic and photos. It does show life goes on.

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  6. It's great that you had the eye to see these...

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  7. Ah, a fascinating take on the theme. Without this cycle where would we be?

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  8. Sometimes I think about these things in similar ways. There is beauty in the imperfect that I know.

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  9. Interesting mosaic, great take on the life cycle!

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  10. Well done! We should look at all of Mother Nature ... life and death ... with an open mind.

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  11. Hi, very interesting and most fascinating photos and mosaic. I hope that you have a wonderful new week.
    Hugs...
    Bobbi

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  12. Interesting post celebrating the cycle of life.

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  13. Well, I must say that this is quite an unusual mosaic but I really like it...all those photos are very interesting.

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  14. Very interesting and fascinating post!....Christine

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  15. Your Mosaic shows the power of mother nature and how it evolves.

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  16. I loved your mosaic!
    It's a reminder that nature isn't always pretty flowers... even though we'd like it to be!

    M.E.

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  17. What an interesting and deep thinking post. I am of the opinion we all and everything has to go on in its on way after death, but never thought of these things in this manner.

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  18. Interesting photos --cycles of life ...

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