Friday, 12 September 2008

SkyWatch Friday: stark contrast



The dry trunk of the tree reminds one of the life it once harboured.
It is a stark image against the life-giving blessing of a blue sky.

Fournes village, Hania, Crete.

34 comments:

  1. Maria, I LOVE YOUR BLOG!

    Chania is one of my favorite places in the world! I Spent several months living at the Lena Beach Hotel just a short drive from CHania. My favorite resturants in the world are there. One is a place called Myrovolos. Do you know it?

    thanks Paul

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  2. Such a naked tree against such a naked blue sky. The clouds are all gone.

    My Sky Watch Friday blog is at my Canon Pixels blog. If you have time I would appreciate your having a look at the sky peeking through the oak tree leaves.

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  3. Maria,

    I love the pics you have on your blog. You are living in the place i would choose to if I could living anywhere. The owners of Lena beach are friends of mine. Yianni and Kathy, wonderful people if you get out that way.

    my email: deadcat7382@gmail.com

    I hope you are having some wine while overlooking the Bay of Kissamos
    Paul

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  4. Very interesting life cycle shot. I like it. It's intriguing.

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  5. Very interesting shot!~ Love the blue sky in the background too!~I posted mine too, HERE! Happy SWF!~

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  6. Seems like the skies are often blue where you live. Is it a paradise? ;-)

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  7. It accords with my feelings right now!:(

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  8. thought provoking post. happy sky watch.

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  9. This contrast makes quite a striking photo!

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  10. Very neat, the cycle of life portrayed. Happy Skywatching!
    I always try to answer people who leave a comment. I don't see how those with soooooo many comments can possibly respond to all theirs.
    One week I didn't, I may not this week as we have Hurrican Ike coming tomorrow and Saturday.
    ..
    BTW, my SiteMeter shows that more than 80% of people coming from Skywatch, WW, One Single Impression, and Ruby (Red) Tuesday for a peek at my posts DO leave a comment. :-)
    That is not true for those coming via Google, very few ever leave comments on those old posts. A few do.
    ..

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  11. nice picture. I like your contrast

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  12. Your fine words summed this image up perfectly and such a contrat to yesterdays winter scene.

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  13. Super photograph, I love the old tree.

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  14. beautiful composition baring it all!

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  15. lonely! but have a happy weekend to you!

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  16. I love this and the thinking behind it... saying that I've always liked your posts.

    :O)
    Tom

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  17. great contrast here. and the text, superb

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  18. Old trees show us the greatness of God and the superb way He creats everything.

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  19. Love the contrast of colour, texture and shape in this pic! Just beautiful!

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  20. Great blog - Greece is one of my favourite places in the world.

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  21. The contrast does hit immediately. Thanks for the view!

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  22. Great picture, dangerous tree if someone gets ideas to climb it...They are going to find it rotten to the core (and i wish they do not find out retrospectively!!!)

    I thought you were taking a break, it must be similar to a "Working Lunch" or a "Working Vacation" :-)

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  23. I bet that is harbouring quite a collection of life still - it just isn't green.
    Nice shot.

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  24. Yes... that title is absolutely perfect for your photo! What a neat perspective... love it!
    ~Michele J~
    Mountain Retreat

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  25. I will think of your words next time I visit my favorite dead tree.

    Hope it is not near your house, should it suddenly become horizontal.

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  26. P.S. Thanks for your good question about our McDonald's. Answer will come soon.

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  27. What a neat shot and a gorgeous blue sky.

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