Saturday, May 17, 2008

Round Robin Challenge: Norwegian Wood

"People love chopping wood. In this activity, one immediately sees results."

-Albert Einstein

Wood. Trees are made of wood, books are made of wood. Toilet paper is sometimes made of wood, and if you have ever gotten a splinter in an inconvenient place, you will know that to be true! Yep. Yep, yep, yep, yep, yep! Thank goodness along with the many uses wood has, comes a deep appreciation for those things. I like trees in autumn most of all, but I also love taking photos along fence lines. I like toilet paper, but I would rather photograph a wooden Indian like the one at Alice's Restaurant. I saw a lizard once, sitting on the remains of a tree trunk, and a couple weeks later, I saw a woman with an artists box made of wood, painting a lovely picture of trees. Sometimes inspiration is everywhere! :)

Have a look...

One of my favorite autumn trees.

The Lone Cypress, Monterey, California.

Trees in a winter mist.

A wooden art set.

The cypress grove in Berkeley, which has become home to some tree sitters, who are trying to save the beautiful old trees from removal, since December 2006.

One of my favorite wooden bridges.

Wooden Indian, which sits in front of Alice's Restaurant.

A fence down the hill from the old school house in Bodega Bay, California.

The view of the Pacific, from down the hill from the Pigeon Point Lighthouse, Pescadero, California.

Cute little lizard. :)

The new sign I put in my garden "Welcome Friends."

This challenge topic was suggested recently by Kiva. You know her from her blog, Eclectic Granny. Kiva, You're a gem, and so was this challenge! Thank you so much for your awesome idea! The moment I saw it, I loved it! And I went about the rest of the day humming Norwegian Wood! LOL. Great idea girl! Be sure to follow the list below to all the Robins who participated this time around. I can't wait to see what you have come up with! :)

Linking List

Kiva... Eclectic Granny

Carly... Ellipsis

Karen... Outpost Mavarin

Lisa... Lisa's Chaos

Momma... Sandcastle Momma

Gattina... Keyhole Pictures

Martha... Perception

TJ... TJ's Photo Expressions

Jill... Letting Crazy Take A Spin

Janet... Fond Of Snape

Jan... The Prytz Family

Monica... Family Affair Photography

Vicki... Maraca

Jennifer Robin... Robin's Woods

Angela... Chocolate Syrup of the Soul

Robinella... Not A Stepford Wife

Marie... Photographs & Memories

Kim... Nekked Lizard Adventures

Gina... Gina's Space

Meg... In Quest Of

Steven... (sometimes)photoblog

Jama Hameed... Sweet Memories

Teena... It's all about me!

Pamela... The Dust Will Wait

Sarah... Charish

Wammy... The Ellis Family Cincinnati

Peter... Holties House



MyMaracas said...

All beautiful, as always! I especially love the wooden bridge. (You know I have a thing for paths and doors. LOL) And the art set one is really cool, a picture within a picture, and wonderful colors. Gorgeous.

Pamela said...

so many photos. So little time!!!

Trees always stir my watercolors. You had some gorgeous ones there.

gina said...

ahhhh....such beautiful scenery to display your wooden things. :) hard to pick a favorite, but i really do like that mist through the trees and sunflowers peeking through the fence. :)

Jan said...

An eclectic choice of wooden scenes. Hard to choose a fave, but I love the bridge and fences.

DesLily said...

what?!.. no wooden statue of Elvis??? sheesh, I am truly disappointed Carly! LOL LOL

Family Affair Photography said...

All are beautiful - and once again you've got me homesick for the Bay Area. I enjoyed all your choices.


Sandcastle Momma said...

Your photos are beautiful! I love the wooden Indian but I think my favorite is the Cypress at Monterey - just gorgeous. Great job!

Jennifer Robin said...

Nice shots. I really like the one of the bridge!

Robinella said...

I agree with Pamela, I wanted to pull out my watercolor sketch books and get to work.

Your photos are always so vibrant. Very Lovely.


Wammy said...

Love you garden sign. I'm thinking I might jsut need to make me one for our garden. Pictures are beautiful...thanks for sharing.

Karen Funk Blocher said...

The composition and color on your photos are always exquisite. I especially love the perspective on the bridge shot and the shapes of the tree trunks in the shot about that.

Atypical California Girl said...

They all are lovely.
I think I would pick the bridge as my favorite. But I have a thing for bridges.

Teena said...

I love sunflowers! I have one tattooed on my lower back.

Thanks for stopping my mine :)

Steven said...

A very cute lizard indeed! Love those guys. More please :-) The easel photo amazes me. Cool sign.

Gattina said...

Beautiful pictures, I love the little lizzard on wood !

Peter said...

Hi Carly thanks for the warm welcome, I can see I'll have to lift my game in the RRPC there are some lovely shots on show.

Kiva said...

You continue to amaze me! Just when I think your photos couldn't get any better, you do something like this. Thanks for taking this theme and making it your own. My favorite is the picture in the picture, the wood in the wood of the art set. Great composition, wonderful color. What more can I say? :0)

lisa marie said...

Oh I love the Cypress! And the bridge, hte fence with the flower and the list could go on, and on, and on. . .