08 February 2013
Let me know which you prefer and why.
The word home can sway every emotion, giving us reason to be joyful and tear-filled. But it also can change its meaning from one day to the next, one relationship to the next, one life event to the next. WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is home, which gives us many opportunities to showcase a variety of interpretations. This word easily conjures the language of the soul and the visual.
In the Lens section I have selected two images for my entries. The first was taken at a local preserve, where green moss has made itself at home on a tree trunk that hugs the shoreline. It’s evident that if all goes well, this living force will be sustained by its host for a very long time.
In the second image is a red-shouldered hawk that recently has made my backyard its day-time residence. It has no qualms about being front and center, swooping from tree to tree and even staging its presence in my garden. This spot where it is perched is very close to my birding station and pond. Squirrels continue their feeding, and the hawk is not interested in them. I am in awe of this creature that has chosen to reside throughout my property. Fortunately my cadre of birds have survived. Hopefully, I have less of a mice population.
Regardless, I am thrilled to have this youngster graze daily through and around my gardens. Its siblings roam nearby in the woods across the street. But I have been transformed by this one’s willingness to be a part-time squatter.
Note: As always I welcome comments about this post or any part of my blog. Two other photographers and I began an iPhoneography Challenge this month. To learn about it, click here. Please join us for this mobile arts photo challenge.