Friday, January 29, 2010

growth / ambition


L-Nikon D-60 / T - Nikon 35mm

It was so quiet high up on this mountain top not far from Sugar Mountain. Quiet, windy and cold, but so peaceful. And what a view. What a beautiful site these farms were - acre after acre of neatly planted rows of rich evergreen. These trees are meticulously cared for - pruned and protected – in order to grow to the perfect height and shape for a Christmas tree. In fact, it takes approximately 12 to 15 years for a single tree to grow, from seedling to full height, to be harvested for a Christmas tree? That's a long time and a lot of hard work on the part of the farmer, but they say it's well worth the effort when their trees become the centerpiece of our holidays. Maybe there's something to learn from this: that which is worthwhile doesn't come to us without hard work, proper care, dedication and determination.
i love the quiet of a library, it's ability to elicit focus from whoever is experiencing it. focus, the desire for new knowledge and ambition - things that are undeniably important in one's life. it's necessary in one's self and those you surround yourself with. one must always know to reach and strive and push oneself to growth.

I feel like there is alot analogous to these two images, but I struggle with how to pull it together. Again, I leave it to you.

11 comments:

tNb said...

I love the feeling of "order" spanning these photos - great together!

Gayle at Planet M Files said...

Rows of trees, rows of books, hard work in each place creates something/someone special. I think these are perfect together!

S. Etole said...

when we hold a book in our hands ... we hold so much ... both of what came before and what will come after

SD at "Addicted to The Click" said...

Very nice!!

Claire said...

libraries and trees hold much in common for me. they both represent potential not yet revealed.

beautifully captured here.

both photos evoked the smell of fresh pine and dusty pages. scents i love.

Char said...

love the similar lines of both shots. i had no idea it took that long to grow a christmas tree

ELK said...

oh what a pair of beautiful shots...I like Claire thought immediately of the aroma of the pines and library books...a really special one ladies!!

Jewels said...

Wow these are So parallel. nice!

Mary said...

oh what beautiful images! i love the sense of order and quiet in both...

suvarna mollerup said...

these work so well together, so linear but also so much room for growth. beautiful images

suvarna mollerup said...

btw love the new banner.

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The photos on the left are taken by me, Leslye, the mother. The photos on the right are taken by my daughter, Taylor – unless otherwise noted. Comments are always welcome. thanks
If you care to visit, I, Leslye, have another blog - AutumnSun where I ramble around different paths and pleasures of my own.