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Friday, February 12, 2010

Photohunters: Broken

The photohunters theme is broken. There is a broken branch hanging out of the gutter in the shot below which almost looks like it's still attached to the tree.
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I have loads of broken branches in my yard, especially after the strong winds we've had lately.
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Sometimes broken branches are incorporated into my garden.
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I also incorporate broken shells into my garden which I bring home from trips to the beach.
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I have lots of broken tiles and granite which were left over from building projects which I use for edging in my garden. A friend told me about a pile of materials like the ones below that I could take and I loaded up my car with them years ago.
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All of the shots above were ones I took this week. The last shot is from May of 2009 because I'm ready for some spring visuals. That flower bed is surrounded by broken tiles, broken granite, and stepping stones which aren't broken yet.
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For more broken photohunters, please visit the home of the hunt where participants post starting Saturday.

31 comments:

CRIZ LAI said...

Beautiful shots Carver. Let's hope the wind won't break anymore branches. :P

http://crizcats.blogspot.com/

Mar said...

Fist of all: I love your header!! and your shots for the theme are lovely.
Nice spring visuals as well...!!
Enjoy the weekend.

not broken...

ellen b. said...

I just had to share Carver that looking at the theme this week and then seeing your first photo made me break out in song "Morning has broken, like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird
Praise for the singing, praise for the morning
Praise for the springing fresh from the word
Have a great day!

Life Ramblings said...

great series of pictures. the first shot is incredibly stunning. Happy weekend.

ewok1993 said...

great shots carver. i especially enjoyed the second one. nice perspective on that tree.

Randi said...

Good sequence of shots. I hope the winterstorms are over now. It´s always sad to loose a tree in the garden. I haven´t been able to walk around and check my garden due to the thick layer of snow. Tonight a new snowstorm will arrive. Let´s hope the winter soon is over!
I wish you a great weekend.

happily retired gal said...

Amazingly beautiful photos of 'broken' things in your environment ... the first is stunning.
Hugs and blessings,
Sacred Ruminations

jmb said...

Wonderful photos for this theme Carver. I took the lazy way out and searched the archives as I have been sick for two weeks. Better now. :)
Happy weekend to you Carver

Annie said...

Love all the broken but beautiful things in your garden. That first sky shot is stunning! Thanks too for the spring visuals - can't get here soon enough for me.

Have a nice weekend! Hope the snow isn't too much.

Anya said...

Wonderful shots !!!
LOVE your new banner
so cute :-)

candi said...

Nice take on the theme. I too am ready for spring.

Happy weekend!

YTSL said...

I had to think long and hard to come up with material for this week's Photo Hunt. Am not sure whether that's the case for you since on the one hand, all your broken subjects are so close to home but on the other, it does seem like you put a lot of thought -- like usual -- into your entry. :)

Anneke (Mudhooks) said...

Lovely garden photos... Beautiful!

jams o donnell said...

So many wonerful takes on the theme! I love the broken shells!

Cezar and Léia said...

The second shot is really amazing, great choice for this theme!
Also that first shot is very romantic, fits Valentine's date! ;)
Enjoy your weekend dear friend!
Hugs
Léia

Your EG Tour Guide said...

So sorry you;v had strong winds, Carver and that you have a few broken branches in your garden.

luna miranda said...

the first photo is stunning, lovely colors. you have quite a collection in your garden, i had a hard time on this theme.:p

rdl said...

nice broken!

Bonggamom said...

I love how nature heals itself, despite all the broken things in nature it is still full of beauty :)

Your post reminds me that I should go and add something to my own post. My original post this week is actually about a broken heart, but my son broke his arm recently so I need to add in a photo of his xrays!

http://bonggamom.blogspot.com/2010/02/broken.html Happy Chinese New Year and Happy Valentines Day!

mommanator said...

hey, great ways of recycling! bet ya didnt thinnk of that. I am waiting for spring here in FL too! believe it or not!
broken branches like that fasciinate me I watch every day to wait for their fall, and wonder whta holds them up still

Bull Rhino said...

So many nice shots. Great take on the theme this week.

Scott at World’s Best Photography Blog ;^)

Lisa said...

Lovely takes on the theme -- and thank you for he Spring Visual!

lissa said...

nature always surprises us & it's nice to know people still find use for broken things, love the tree shot

AscenderRisesAbove said...

Ha - I like that little iron/steel/metal critter climbing out of the earth!

Susanne said...

Turning broken in beautiful in a garden. Very creative.

Alice Audrey said...

You have a cool garden. It has all the right kinds of broken things.

Ann said...

I see you have a natural garden. What did you do with the broken branch?

Squirrel said...

Nice selections for theme.

girasoli said...

Love your broken nature shots. Cute new header!!

Mrs. Mecomber said...

Nice photos! I'm ready for spring visuals, too. Not to mention: spring!

I'm late in visiting everyone for Photo Hunters, but better late than never! Have a wonderful week.

Mirage said...

It could be bad when the wind gets too strong...and indeed morning has broken! ;) Have a nice week!