Monday, November 07, 2005

Repurposed roots

These roots used to nourish a young tree on the banks of the Fox River near Elgin, Illinois. Today they nourish the clump of wild grasses that have found themselves growing from the top of the stump. So I guess in one sense, they continue to accomplish the purpose for which they were created, only in a somewhat different context.

Does that say something about second chances, perhaps?

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2005 James Jordan.

10 comments:

Nienke Hinton said...

Your photos are incredible! Thanks for sharing.

Bar Bar A said...

perfect photo for your insight.

I hope you don't mind if I add you to my links....this is too good not to share

Chas Ravndal said...

OMG!! The photos are very nice and it looks and feels warm and very vivid.

engloy said...

Great perspective on this one, James! By the way, I was thinking of featuring you as a guest-blogger on my blog. Would appreciate if you could contact me at dr_tan_el-photography@yahoo.com. Sorry I had to post this here as I cannot find an email contact to reach you at.

Jeff said...

I like that observation. God will always find a way to use us, and that may change as the world around us changes.

jon said...

Nice Pictures!!

maria said...

You have some of the best photos
out there in the blogoshpere.

Marie

Jem said...

Great shot James! Wonderful perspective, and I love the colour :)

James said...

All, Thanks for your kind comments.

Well Woman, by all means feel free to link here.

Engloy, I'd be happy to be a guest blogger on your blog. I'll get back to you via e-mail.

Anonymous said...

lovely shot!