Friday, September 7, 2012

Weathered and Worn II

My second post on Carmi's Thematic Photographic 211 - Weathered and Worn.

Here's an old shack in the woods. It's been collapsing since I first saw it in 1995, but it's still there.

These two Black Swallowtails are rather frayed, but they've still got some flowers to visit:

A tattered Great Spangled Fritillary:

Other Beesness:

Cross-posted at Whiskey Fire. Mouse over pics for captions, and click them for larger versions.


Smut Clyde said...

Yay Monarch! Looks still fresh out of the chrysalis... might be more weathered and worn when it reaches Mexico.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I'd say you're right, S.C.

This is a 4th generation Monarch.

"Look what we did for you kids!"

mikey said...

This is the Maiden
All shaven and shorn
That married the cow
With the crumpled horn
That ate the dog
That killed the cat
That spilled the malt
And you can't have that
So they stoned the maiden
And burned her crops
They're a bunch of dicks
But they planted hops
So we gave them her land
And averted our eyes
Our socks have no sand
Hey - we're American guys...

mikey said...


I forgot to rhyme "dicks".

I blame Sailor Jerry...

Karen S. said...

Yes, I like those kinds of crumbling places, much of the magic still lingers.... great photos for your weathered and worn 2!

Gilly said...

Great crumbly shack. And I admire you ability to take small wildlife without them vanishing as you click the shutter.

But your dog looks unweathered and
unworn! She is lovely!

Randal Graves said...

That's what happens when you don't placate the town ogre.

-1 for The Motherfucking Clash

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

"R.G. Don't Surf!"

mikey said...

I may have mentioned it before (hang on, lemme tighten the onion I have tied on my belt), but my dear old friend Jeff, who is no longer with us on this blighted planet, lived in Pacific Grove a block from the tree where all the Monarch Butterflies stop and hang out for a while. We'd walk down and watch them for a while, then go for lunch...

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I forgot to rhyme "dicks".

Something something Hans Blix?

zencomix said...

The beauty of weathered and worn is similar toWabi sabi.

Jennifer said...

All of those are lovely, thundra... for various reasons. When does your book come out?

Also, is Theda thinking about the road not taken?

Carmi Levy said...

You should sell the butterfly pictures. You have such a way of capturing them. Maybe an art show in your future?

mmp said...


that's a lovely first image!

Rita said...

I agree with Carmi, you have the best butterfly shots-- ever. Your other photos are wonderful as well. Love the little yellow flowers.