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Trees 5

Trees 5

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  • Ray
  • United States
  • 21 Apr 2017, 02:09
A gorgeous image, Richard.
With a lovely swan to enhance the beautiful scene!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 21 Apr 2017, 06:40
Naturalistic studies tell us that we spend 29% of our time alone. 31% of us want more time alone and only 6% want less. There are benefits to community and being with others and "it is not good for man to be alone" (Genesis 2v18), yet how we use corporate time is often clearly reflected in out attitude to being alone: do we crave company and hence misuse it when we find it, do we desperately seek approval and so abuse the attention of well-meaning others? Dietrich Bonhoeffer, in his book 'The Life Together' entitles sequential chapters 'The day together' and 'the day alone', writing "let him who cannot be alone beware of community...
I am fascinated by the sheer greenness of this image, albeit the white of the swan and other spots of colour. The green is overwhelming, almost claustrophobic one might say. Green is the sign of organic growth and a measure of sunshine and rainfall. Green is fashionable as a sign for all things healthy and good. The Green political party for example. Manufactures these days are very keen to emphasise the 'greeness' of their products and their green credentials to improve their public image.
Rather a nice pastoral scene Richard.
The swan raises this from a level of utter green banality
Richard Trim: Are you suggesting that Brussel sprouts are banal.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 21 Apr 2017, 21:44
Live trees, as well as some dead ones in the fence.

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