Category Archives: Artsy

Tracing Wheel

I’ve taken hundreds of images of reeds similar to these that are along the edges the various rice field impoundments I frequent, with and without insects, birds and lizards. This image from July shows a line of the tree-like structures of the seed heads and dragonfly.

Reed Seed Heads
Reed Seed Heads

Earlier this week this stalk caught my eye, the strands somehow stuck together. It reminds me of the Dritz tracing wheel used in sewing to transfer pattern markings. Or the  long fingered wheel of a hay rake.

Unfurling Reed Seed Head
Unfurling Reed Seed Head

Rising From The Pond, Three Artsy Views

This dead tree trunk with its roots sticking up was laid out in a pond where a dike made a sharp turn giving me different options for angles and reflections.

The first view shows off the “spines” made of the tree limbs and green reflections from a tree line, making the whole thing look like a prehistoric monster.

Drift Wood in Pond
Drift Wood in Pond – click on image for larger view

From a bit further on the spines are hidden, there was no background reflection and I got the impression of antlers.

Drift Wood in Pond
Drift Wood in Pond – click on image for larger view

From the far side, reeds at the edge of the pond came into play and the shifting clouds made an interesting reflection.

Drift Wood in Pond
Drift Wood in Pond – click on image for larger view