Wednesday, November 07, 2007

A Queen Anne sky

I don't know what the technical name is for the expanse of small tufts of high level clouds (update: cirrocumulus clouds), but it seemed perfect for this shot. The Queen Anne's lace grew in a vacant lot adjacent to an outlet mall in Huntley, Illinois. The stalks are now dried and lifeless, but the sky presents a picture of what this field used to look like when the flowers were new and fresh and tufts of white spread far upon the earth. Those earthly blooms are now only to be seen in the sky.

Add to this scene the fact that the day has drawn to a close and it becomes a poignant reminder of the things I've experienced over the last several weeks. I guess this picture could represent the past and present. It also offers some hints as to the future.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2007 James Jordan.

5 comments:

Kim said...

When I first opened this, I silently said "wow". So many textures and colors all perfectly blended into a beautiful scene. Although the flowers are gone for this year, they still represent the hope of the future, when warm weather, gentle rains and sunshine will nurture their seeds and bring forth a new field of beauty for us to enjoy.

toni tugues said...

Wonderful sky.
Greetings! :)

Wanda said...

I love it when God gets out the paintbrushes, and you get out your camera!

Photo Buffet said...

You're a gifted photographer. Your images are like dessert!

Lisa Y said...

I like the rich colours in the background, joining seamlessly. A beautiful, contemplative shot.