Monday, August 3, 2009

Oaks Inside (215/365)

2009 08 03 IMG_8719 
The acorn's not yet
Fallen from the tree
That's to grow the wood,
That's to make the cradle,
That's to rock the bairn,
That's to grow a man,
That's to lay me.

Unknown. The Cauld Lad of Hilton or, The Wandering Spectre (l. 2–8). . . Oxford Book of Light Verse, The. W. H. Auden, ed. (1938) Oxford University Press.

TIME:  7:19 PM
PLACE:  Jaycees Park
SUBJECT:  Acorns

Today was a day spent doing laundry and trying to catch our breath from our busy weekend.  From 6-8pm tonight, MonkeyBoy had football practice and the girls had their cheerleading practice.  HandsomeHusband is helping out by doing some coaching for the boys, so I was with the girls.  I got a kick out of watching StellaDella learning the cheers.  I sincerely hope her co-ordination kicks in soon, LOL!  During the cheer breaks, she amused herself by plucking the young acorns from the tree.  She set them by me for safekeeping - placing them on the railroad tie that served as my chair for the evening.  I turned the camera to its macro setting, put it on the weathered wood by my right hip and pressed the shutter.  This is what I got.


Anonymous said...

Wonderful shot!!! Sometimes these impromptu shots are the best. Love the weathered wood texture and the green green acorns, with their textured hull. Great contrasts here. Nice job.

Sara G said...

Beautiful photo!
I love the green color that just jumps out at you!!

Mari said...

It's a great shot! The railroad tie makes a perfect background!

Dot O said...

This is such a great photo because of all of the different textures seen between the wood and then the tops of the acorns.

I find it very, very pleasing to look at.