Thursday, April 16, 2009

Thursday Challenge: Signs -

"No Dumping"
digital photograph by Mick Mather
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Signs is this weeks Thursday Challenge theme. While recently engaged in this years first walking art project, The Milton Slough Walk, I came across this bit of flotsam caught in a little waterfall. While the slough itself is a sort of holding pond for storm water runoff, it also seems to collect more than it's fair share of windblown detritus. The title of the piece references the spirit of the wind as well as any unintended consequence by man in this regard. Sometimes simple measures can be very complicated when they reach the working phase, for how can one regulate or legislate the individual to "pay attention".

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6 Comments:

Blogger hpy said...

Even though someone has bumped detritus in the water, your picture shows the beauty of the running water, more than the rest.

6:19 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

hpy:
Thanks, Hélène. This little slough is amazing in many ways since it's been recently reformed and relatively antiseptic. This will be a great little place for ducks, a few geese, snakes, frogs, tadpoles and other water creatures that fare well in less than an acre of wetland.

6:42 AM  
Blogger Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

LOL! Ai-yi-yi!

8:42 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

Mary Stebbins Taitt:
Indeed! It looks like a great, big piece of paper but I think it's just a receipt from the Dollar Store. It will probably degrade in an environmentally friendly way rather quickly but it still looks like hell. Worse are all of the plastic shopping bags we've all come to depend upon that are ever the more unsightly ... and, they're everywhere!

12:04 PM  
Blogger John said...

A gem of an image, yes - garbage - Joanne, now living in Japan, documents litter among other things she finds -

http://foundinjapanjgy.blogspot.com

This is a beautiful composition.

Regards from nyc...

3:57 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

John:
I'm always amazed myself at some of the photographs upon review after downloading. This particular image jumped right out at me in spite of the context. I've been once or twice to Joanne's blog, she does have some excellent photographs there. Thanks, John.

5:57 AM  

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