Monday, February 6, 2012

Birth of a White Oak




Last fall, acorns fell in abundance.

I put 4 of them in a pot on the windowsill in the laundry room.

The shells, which once defined them,

are now cracked and ready to be discarded 

but something amazing is happening from the inside out.












Textures by Kim Klassen






31 comments:

Pam said...

love the "visual" story here....and those are some of my favorite verses - perfect!

Sandy said...

really amazing! that's nature for you. I think I may have to try this sometime!

desirae r said...

Love this. This is really neat!

Nadege, said...

How cool is that, nice shots.

Kaylene said...

They are precious photographs, well done

Lui said...

Connie, this is so special.
I enjoyed your squirrel story and Barley in the sun.
Somehow your posts warmed my heart...Thank you!

kimB said...

Absolutely LOVE this final image - the composition, the processing you used and especially the Scripture you included <3 Also appreciate your little "story" of the seed growing into the tiny sapling :)

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

I like your last photo very much.
Beautiful post-processing.

Regards and best wishes

Jeanne said...

Love your post and your scripture!!

ice and color said...

ah those oaklets...
They'll be ten foot tall
in no time at all
and twenty in a decade.
[I feel a Limerick coming on :-)]
It may be all about visual story-telling in blogland this week, but your text is rather superb, even though it loses a little in the translation.
Ever read any Gothic?

pens and needles said...

Such a simple image, elevated to art in your hands.....

Torunn said...

So exciting! Acorns are so nice. Great pictures Grace.

Pat said...

Wonderful series, Connie!

Zinnia said...

I love the acorns developing. I planted several in a pot too, but I fear they may have suffered in the cold snap we are having over here in Europe.

johanna said...

just Won.der.ful!!!

lisa said...

How very beautiful this is Connie, and the detail you have captured in the first photograph is simply magnificent! So beautifully done by you!

Thank you so very much for sharing with us this week at The Creative Exchange.

Have a wonderful day!

lisa.

Joanie said...

Not only are your photos amazing... your analogy is so fitting. Simply beautiful.

Jodi said...

Exquisite.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Oh how I love planting acrons, seeds, bulbs...life! I have a few pots on our third floor with a grow light and I had planted several different kinds of seeds that I had collected...guess what...they all got mixed up and I have no clue what is what, but several are tall and green;)

Kia and Zeno said...

Simply w~o~n~d~e~r~f~u~l series, Connie! :)

Horst in Edmonton said...

Awesome photo of the seedling love the texture you are using. I just love growing things and watching things grow. Wish I could grow Oak in this part of the world. Not very many types of Oak will grow here in zone 3.

Mira Crisp said...

Beautiful verses and great photos! Thank you for sharing the story with us. :)

Jennifer Richardson said...

wow, Connie....I so love your heart to notice
and nurture
life:)
-Jennifer

Linda Makiej said...

beautiful texture work!!
love your progression of photos!

Misty said...

Love that first one. Great use of textures. Visiting from The Creative Exchange Linkup.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

How cool to see the little acorn burst its shell and begin its purpose. Beautiful photos. V

Tess @ Pro-tography 101 said...

How cool was that?!

Simone said...

Such appealing photographs, such a lovely articulation of new life!!!

Tito Eric said...

Wow! Wonderful photographs and essay!

Marcie said...

WOW..this is incredible. Love how you've created this.

Dee said...

You are a true observer. Lovely job!