365-Day Project, Art, Creativity, Mystery, Photography

Day 126 – Poor Verdigris

Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

And we’re off with a running start this week … today time is on extra fast forward, I’m hoping to slow down enough to take a break soon! No “thumb twiddling” around here.

Today’s mystery “what is it?!?” picture was inspired by an “artsy-fartsy” vision of mine, and the result is abstract (at least that’s my perspective). So what’s yours?

What Is It?!?

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What Was That?!? Yesterday’s Picture (Day 125)

I’ll admit, some days I just don’t know *what* to possibly photograph for these daily mystery “what is it?!?” picture posts, and yesterday was one of those days. I ended up allowing myself to take a picture of something that wouldn’t truly be disguised, but I liked the effect of the image. So I wasn’t totally surprised that my very clever and smart nephew, Trey, guessed the subject the first try: moss or fungi? Yes, ding ding ding! The subject is a ceramic bird house, where moss/fungi has grown all over the top and sides. Again, nature has imprinted her pattern on everything she touches.

But wait! There’s a story, too, graciously provided by Terry!

Verdigris.

Most people don’t know what this is but Ver Digris the third knew what it was.
It had haunted him most of his life.
His great grandfather had discovered it and now it follows him where ever he goes.
The fact that most people do not know what that green stuff that accumulates on copper is was no help to him. He went to a select school where only science nerds go. ‘Green Stuff’, that’s what they called him and at night he would cry himself to sleep next to the copper bedside lamp that his mother gave him. Ironic, yes………… parents can be thoughtless.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond

Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond

This line of majestic Southern old Oak trees beckon you down their path with their crooked, low branches.