LPM – Photo Adventure – Rural Life

Rural life 1In this image, I’ve taken the romantic vision of the Huck Finn/Tom Sawyer country boy and juxtaposed it with the ornamental garden flowers.  The image of the boy is out of focus, as are all forms of nostalgia.  The reality, in focus, is the sterile image of plant life that does not bear fruit- a symbol of the sterility of suburban life.

This collage is from homecoming day at the Naval Academy.  One of the joys and hallmarks of small town life is the parade.  Here we see a marching band going down the streets of Annapolis.  This town is suffering from growing pains, as encroaching over-development takes its toll on its homey, small town character.

Woodpile 1In the country, there’s lots of room to stack your wood.  These were my contributions to LPM Photo Adventures – Rural Life challenge.  I hope it measures up to other submissions!  Below is the final entry.  Baa! Baa! Black sheep have you any wool?

Ragtag Daily Prompt: Extinction

A quick Google search provided the following data. “At least 571 species are lost since 1750 but likely many more. The main cause of the extinctions is the destruction of natural habitats by human activities, such as cutting down forests and converting land into fields for farming.”  Of course this answer was found on the font of all wisdom that is Wikipedia.  Each geological era is ushered in by a wave of mass extinction.  Scientists have gotten into the habit of calling the current era Anthropocene because of all the species that have been wiped out as a direct result of human activity.  Now that we’ve dealt with the depressing stuff, let’s look at a couple of cat photos!

Babies 1
Pirouette (foreground) and GarGar
Max 1
Maxwell Maxington
Nigel 1

Ragtag Daily Prompt