Friday, November 20, 2009

End of the Line Contest

This is my photo entry in the "End of the Line"
photo contest sponsored by 'Gardening Gone

This oak leaf has reached the end of the line as has
the green briers that it is trapped upon.
As I was going through my pictures I ran across
several that could represent the end of the line
in nature and the garden.

This could represent to some the end of the line
with no way under or over.

I am surrounded by woods so there are many
trees that are around that show the end of
their cycle here or the end of the line.

They are influenced by disease, insects or even by
human hands.

This hollowed out Honey Locust tree stands at the
edge of the property and by all rights should be
taken down. It has been this way for years and still
it stands. I have been tempted to stick a Gnome in it
or a Raccoon statue. Would Bilbo like this home DP?

Some meet their end by ice and high wind of winter
bringing them down.

Here in the State Park's there are many trails that seem
to have no end of the lines. They go on for miles.

Also there are old roads that reach the end of the
line where once stood the old homeplace.

Or maybe it is the last rose of summer.

Some may think this is the end of the line.

But I feel that just as in nature when something dies
or reaches the end of its line it only gives a new
beginning to new life....

so it is with the human spirit.


marmee said...

really nice collection of photos for the "end of the line." there are so many ways to interpret this months contest. hope you do well.
happy november.

healingmagichands said...

Very nice entry. I like that oak leaf very much, the berries just set it off, add just that hint of color and the intimation of the continuance of the circle of the year.

Good luck in the contest.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

There sure is a lot of beauty in your end of the line pictures. I agree that the end of the line in nature can be the beginning of new life, that's what makes it so special.

Carrie said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. I love meeting new bloggers and boy do I like/love your blog. My goodness you are a wonderful photographer - super jealous of those 'end of the line' images and your header.
Wow I've been introduced to 2 new blog today that are fab, I am a happy girl xx

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Beautiful images, Lona! Good luck!

Kiki said...

WOAH...Super gorgeous..I am a tree kindred and love your beautifully epic forest of creation..great job..what an awesome post!! I am mesmerized!! Good luck at the photo contest..your entry is jaw dropping beautiful!!I see there are lots of cool entries I may try too!Best wishes!Beautiul post!

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I came back to tell you, the seeds arrived and thank you :)

Mary Delle said...

Lona, Your end of the line photos are great and your words for each inspirational. Thank you for your comments on my post Arboretum wildlife. I found out that the bush with the red flowers is called Fairy Duster. I love its red flowers too.

Phoenix C. said...

What beautiful images and words too. I love how you develop the theme and end on such an inspirational note.

Jeanne said...

These photos are so beautiful and inspiring. If hunters weren't out in my woods today with big guns, I'd be out shooting something with my camera!

Balisha said...

What a beautiful post...wonderful photos...Balisha

Amy said...

Pretty photos! I love the one you chose for the context. It has a little leaf background. Also, thank you for the pick on blotanical.

Kate said...

Beautiful! And, I mean both words and photos. This is lovely. Thanks for sharing and good luck with the contest!

Tootsie said...

Lona...your photos are always outstanding and today is just as usual! love the post today!

Janet said...

Love your photos Lona, making the choice is hard! Love the leaf, but that road is really nice, and so is the rotted wood, and and and.. good luck!

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

I love your collage in the header...and all of your photos do represent the theme quite well! I like all of them, it is really hard to choose!!