Thomas Merton –
“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”
This week’s photo challenge from the Daily Post is: Reflections and is guest hosted by Jared Bramblett. Welcome to some of my favorite Venezuelan reflections. I hope you enjoy.
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Jake’s theme for this week is natural resources…click here to go to his page. His weekly challenges always present a challenge for me because I like to find photos that are a little outside of the box. This week I’m going to stay very much in the box and only as a side-note step out. I hope you enjoy.
My first photos are from a visit to a Cambodian silk thread weaver factory. We saw the process of creating yarn from piles of leaves to larvae to silkworm to yarn to weaving. It was amazing to watch these ladies work, knowing that these ladies sat in these positions for hours using the natural resources that surround them to make a living as well as to create beautiful natural crafts.
The next group of photos come from Spokane, Wa (natural water resources) and the drive to Seattle, WA (natural wind resources).
These next four photos are from Catatumbo, Venezuela. They are of some local crabbers making their living and feeding their family off of the natural resources of the water they live in and are surrounded with daily.
These final pictures are simply of people (me included) enjoying a variety of natural resources.
Some of my favorites in no particular order.
Alisha from Where’s My Backpack was inspired by a beautiful photograph that Vlad posted over at Wind Against Current. I was inspired by both. Having been born in raised in the state of Washington Alisha’s photos made me just a TAD homesick.
Staying in the theme of my last 3 blogs, I will continue with mystical visions from Catatumbo, Venezuela. Being most fond of the morning sun rising, daylight streaming through trees and flowers and windows, I find that there is just something about dusk and a setting sun that evokes “spiritually symbolic, otherworldly, ethereal or mysterious” feelings inside me. Maybe it’s that I know sleep will soon be upon me..
I have also included a few other mystical visions from my final trip in Venezuela. I hope you enjoy looking at these as much as I enjoyed taking them.
What I do deny is that you can build any enduring society without some such mystical ethos. — Herbert Read
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. Einstein
In continuation of my 31 days of randomness – Day 11- Pure randomness.
There are often times I do things just to make myself laugh. Sometimes there is no rhyme or reason as to why I do these things or when they will play out. I’ve previously mentioned some of my random addictions – photos through the glass – and other weird pictures that I obsess on.
I have a friend who photographs his feet in a variety of different locations. Another who insists that everyone in an area jump at the exact moment a picture is being taken. Another friend who insists on standing in an elevator facing other people in the elevator instead of facing the door. I have a few friends who LOVE to photo bomb strangers. There is no reason for any of these activities except possibly to make someone laugh or just for pure personal enjoyment.
While at a random event in Itaewon, Korea my friend Laura had stolen my camera and somehow got everyone (including myself) to pose in this very peculiar position. I still do not know what it meant or why we all did it, but it really brought back some good memories. Sometimes it’s fun just for no reason at all to get a bunch of random people together and do something random.. for no other reason but to have a laugh later on.
I hope you enjoy. I’m guessing you won’t as much as I did…
2009 seemed to be the year for randomness.. but remember how much fun it was?
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