Heavy Reading

Another find in my neighbor’s Β alley. From a distance, these boards looked like books on a shelf to me.


40 responses

  1. Lovely color, texture, etc. They DO look like books! What an eye you have. I am always fascinated by your interpretations. I really like these, Lemony Girl! πŸ™‚

    November 12, 2012 at 2:45 am

    • Thank you, George. So glad you can see the books, too, and that you enjoy my way of seeing things. πŸ™‚

      November 14, 2012 at 3:06 am

  2. I “wood” have to agree with you, Melanie…very much so…. πŸ™‚

    November 12, 2012 at 2:49 am

  3. revitalization

    beautiful photos, love the composition

    November 12, 2012 at 2:58 am

    • Thanks so much for the nice words, and for your visit. I appreciate your stopping by.

      November 14, 2012 at 3:09 am

  4. They really do! Great eye!

    November 12, 2012 at 3:15 am

    • Thanks so much! I’m grateful for you comment and appreciate the visit!

      November 14, 2012 at 3:09 am

  5. Volumes of inspiration here!

    November 12, 2012 at 3:27 am

  6. It’s a good sample of [Super-realism] become [Surrealism].
    Suddenly, woods bits became the Universe. = Exactly the same
    context of [Exist] is [Not Exist]. = This is Zen.
    Sharp eyes and beautiful shoot.

    November 12, 2012 at 5:52 am

    • Thank you, Yoshi-sensei. I appreciate your comment very much.

      November 14, 2012 at 3:11 am

  7. They sure do look like books. I love these, Lemony Melanie!

    November 12, 2012 at 6:38 am

  8. They do look like books and remind me of nearly every horizontal surface in my house! I wonder why your neighbor stacked such an odd collection of wood scraps this way.

    November 12, 2012 at 11:32 am

    • Me too! I think it’s a habit I picked up from my parents. It looks like a very well organised woodstore…completely different from the treachorous pile in our barn πŸ™‚ Lovely shots Lemony.

      November 12, 2012 at 5:02 pm

      • Thank you. Yes, although he has tons of parts and remnants, he has managed to keep them very well organized. Lots of stuff to see over there.

        November 14, 2012 at 3:21 am

    • Ha ha. I know what you mean about those horizontal surfaces. πŸ™‚ My neighbor has such a fascinating assortment of things in his back yard and alley. We’re not particularly acquainted (given his unfortunate political leanings…), but I am an admitted alley-creeper, so can’t help but sneak some photos now and then of his very interesting stuff. Some of my favorite shots have come from my sneaking over there. I mean it’s out there in the wide open, leaking off his property, I might add πŸ˜‰ He has TONS of odds and ends–scraps and pieces–he’s holding on to for “just in case.” He’s very organized about his stuff, though. Next I might go for his collection of tubes and pipes.

      November 14, 2012 at 3:17 am

      • Maybe he’s a hoarder, or just a scavenger. I love those types! Whatever you need-they usually have it.

        November 14, 2012 at 11:19 am

  9. So much to like about these shots. The composition, simplicity, color, texture . . . Nice!

    November 12, 2012 at 2:06 pm

  10. Something to do when you’re a little board…
    Clever, Lemony! Great compositions.

    November 12, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    • Ha ha ha! You’re so clever and funny, Karen! Thanks for this fun comment. πŸ˜€

      November 14, 2012 at 3:22 am

  11. I’m always impressed by how you find such artistic views of everyday things. Very nice.

    November 12, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    • What a very kind compliment, Maralee. I really appreciate that!

      November 14, 2012 at 3:22 am

  12. Yup, what everyone else said. (And no spiders!!)

    November 12, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    • Thank you, Miss Maura. I’m sure there were still some spiders crawling around somewhere in that wood pile. πŸ™‚

      November 14, 2012 at 3:27 am

  13. Yup, all packed in higgledy-piggledy – that’s exactly like our bookshelves. The difference is these are both beautiful colour compositions and our bookshelves are a dusty, disordered mess.

    November 12, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    • Great expression “higgledy-piggledy.” That captures my neighbor’s alley and yard to a “T.” My bookshelves sound quite similar to yours. Thank you for your kind words about the photos.

      November 14, 2012 at 3:29 am

  14. I was contemplating your planks and thinking that, as on the bookshelf, there is an infinite collection of stories woven into the fibres of the timber. That could be the inspiration for an anthology of arboreal tales from around the globe.

    November 14, 2012 at 8:55 pm

  15. elmediat

    Beautiful texture & effective use of colour. Someone else beat me to a board reference. Ah well, at least the font is plain. πŸ™‚

    November 15, 2012 at 3:18 am

  16. Simply wow!!
    I love the textures that you have captured in this shots Melanie!!
    Amazing work!

    November 18, 2012 at 6:00 am

  17. I think there is nothing that escape to your eyes..well done.Nice colors to.

    November 27, 2012 at 5:51 pm

  18. I love these shots! Such beautiful colour and texture. Always such a pleasure to visit you πŸ™‚

    November 30, 2012 at 6:40 pm

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