The Lure of Nature

The Lure of Nature

Photography101’s challenge today is:The Natural World

Capture a moment, big or small, and pay attention to the lines and curves produced by nature.

The most iconic natural thing in East Sheen where I live are the deer in Richmond Park.  My instinct was to go and photograph them but Cherie Lucas Rowlands told me once to think outside the box, see beauty or interest in objects you might otherwise walk past.

So with this I take you on my journey to work this morning, a dreary dull wet morning with the odd beautiful shard of sunshine (sorry I cannot get my mind off shard after my post yesterday) and droplets of rain clinging to various bit of shrubbery.

I will talk you through my walk, all photos taken with my iPhone6

I have a wealth of green spaces around me, but on my way to work I do not have the pleasure of passing through this, it is just pavement work.  Walking on the pavements of course one is surrounded by cars either parked or moving, then skips, vans, bins, signs, rubbish and so forth, sometimes it is hard to ‘imagine’ something attractive or eye catching within this.

I played with my apps a bit on some, but this doesn’t I believe make something out of nothing, so I hope you enjoy.

This is just on the corner where I live, I always notice the tropical looking tree in the corner houses front garden.  As I turned to admire it, the sun shot through some of the leaves and gave me what you see below.

sunshine through tropical leaves
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Then we are on to berries.  I find this time of the year can be a struggle to find the lush bright colours of flower petals as the Autumn weather makes the tones either fade or for the flora to fall to the ground.

However, there seem to be these berries everywhere, some seemed surreal to me, almost spray painted, I have never seen ‘pink’ berries so candy like as you will see below.

Pink berries

Pink berries

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Orange and pink berries

orange and pink berries

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Orange and pink berries

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Red and green berries

Red and green berries

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Red Christmas style berries

Now this reminds me Christmas is approaching

Red Christmas berries

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Next we move on to one of our majestic residents that are dotted everywhere.  The tree, however I am focusing on the bark.  There is a wealth of accommodation provided seemingly upon bark and a multitude of colours and textures for visual pleasure don’t you think?

Habitat upon tree bark

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Water Droplets

I don’t know about you but when it has rained Mother Nature becomes even more beautiful, don’t you think?

Here we have here what one might in dry season regard as a simple leaf, or actually one might just disregard it altogether.  However when splashed with some rain droplets it becomes even more a thing of beauty to definitely be regarded wouldn’t you say?

water droplets upon a leaf

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I am by now just nearly at the bottom of my road when something catches my eye to photograph.

Yup the royal rose.  It’s glory is not quite so refined as a few weeks back but nonetheless it holds its elegant beauty as much as any other plant.  Autumn to Winter has not quite taken it’s full toll on it.

Red Rose

Red Rose

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After having seen this wonderful flower I am swinging a left on to the main road, traffic and noise beholds.  I avoid puddles and pull up my hood as it starts to drizzle and wonder what the office environment will be like today, usually very good!

I pass many side streets and stop,  thinking, “out of the box, go on take a picture of this, it can look good honestly it can”.

So I stop in the middle of the road and take the picture you see below, yup I got honked at for being in the way, the driver very amicable as I nodded and apologized.  See what us bloggers do to in order to complete these assignments? 😀

I did play with the photograph below a bit I confess which I like to think highlighted the bits that caught my eye, the V shape from the pavement lining trees cosseting the road like a comfy blanket.

Where do your eyes get drawn to on this photo?

view up a side street

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I have now finished work and popped in to the store to get my Frenchie a little pressie, as one does.  I feel guilty for leaving him home alone 😦

Whilst in the pet shop a little yellow fella caught my eye.  Yup I  know he is not part of my natural world but he originated from someone else’s part of their natural world so I figured he deserved to play a part in this, plus he is apparently called ‘Elvis’.

Yellow Budgie

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Now I am trundling back home, the weather spitting at me on and off and hoping that Teddy, my frenchie has not destroyed another one of my cushions.

As I turn the corner to go back up the road home I take another dangerous mid road shot, here it is:

Road view

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I rather like the above shot, it’s kinda sleek and shiny like something out of XMen, don’t you think?

Or am I barking mad!

The final leg home I am now safely on the pavement as the sunshine pokes its sneaky head out, lighting up all around much to my delight:

Pavement shot and sunshines rays

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There is one majestic rose I spot that  has struggled more than the other and for posterity in its latter stages feel that I will immortalize it here on my blog.

Pink Rose

pink rose

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The Tree

We finish off back at the top of my road.  Just at the corner of the triage of roads is a wonderful tree which you can see below.  I think an Oak Tree, yup terrible me for not being sure.

Either way it has been there for years and has been kept for its glorious shapely canopy that is provides a landmark for the local area.

There was ‘gossip’ that the house most nearby over which the tree crosses over with its branches, was getting fed up with the leaves and had gotten permission from the Council to cut it back.

Me being me, was full of horror at the idea, trying to think of alternative ways to sort the supposed problem.  It still stands as it is in full glory and I cross my fingers and toes that it shall remain that way for many years to come.

Tree canopy

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So phew I am back home now. I hope you enjoyed the walk.

I did ask a few questions throughout, as always I ramble to reader my readers as I write my posts and would love answers, chatter and feedback.

Which photo did you like best and why?

Gratitude for your time, Justine xx

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  40 comments for “The Lure of Nature

  1. November 12, 2014 at 5:44 PM

    Wow… I don’t think I can pick a favorite, but if I had to, one of them would be pictures #12 and #15.

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    • November 12, 2014 at 5:49 PM

      Thank you for looking and commenting martha, its interesting to see which is everyones favorites, that is a road and tree one. That makes me feel great as usually I would ignore the road and see nothing in it, but it just goes to show there is something interesting there. Unless I counted wrong lol x

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  2. Anneli
    November 12, 2014 at 5:53 PM

    281: spectacular, I could have that hangin on my wall 🙂

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    • November 12, 2014 at 6:53 PM

      hehe thank you, which one is 281? I don’t see numbers on them and of course now I am very curious at such an amazing compliment xx

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  3. November 12, 2014 at 6:07 PM

    The water droplets are a good touch… cool idea!

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  4. November 12, 2014 at 6:08 PM

    I love all of them but my favourite is the tree and the end.

    I so impressed the bird is called Elvis lol 😀

    What photo apps do you use? xx

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  5. November 12, 2014 at 6:11 PM

    I love the roses, the trees and the street. Excellent composition. 🙂

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    • November 12, 2014 at 6:57 PM

      thank you so much glad you liked them, it was a great little walk with my eyes open x

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  6. NotAPunkRocker
    November 12, 2014 at 7:37 PM

    I’m pretty sure the bird is a natural blonde, so that counts 🙂

    I love the pictures. Thank you for taking us on a “walk” today 🙂

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    • November 13, 2014 at 2:40 PM

      hah love the natural blonde comment. Oh it was a pleasure to take you for a walk, as you know me I cannot decide on anything so just putting one photo in for me is impossible lol x

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  7. November 12, 2014 at 8:03 PM

    I can’t pick a favorite. If each had an “awesome” button, I’d click them all.

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    • November 13, 2014 at 2:40 PM

      awe thank you that is such a lovely thing to say x

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  8. November 12, 2014 at 9:41 PM

    I love your approach, and I love the street shots particularly. You can’t even imagine how much I’d love to live in a clean, neat district like yours. Thanks for sharing the pics!

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  9. November 12, 2014 at 9:55 PM

    Enjoyed the walk. Many lovely- elegant – pictures. The first one has great contrast with the shiny car behind the pointed/green leaves.
    My favorite – between the tree bark with colors and textures often unseen and the spooky dangerous road shot – both unusual.

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    • November 13, 2014 at 5:03 PM

      hah yes the road shot seems popular and it just goes to show i thought it would be unpopular, I have no concept of what people might like obviously lol thank you so much for popping by, hope to see you again xx

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  10. November 12, 2014 at 9:59 PM

    What a great post, beautiful photos and a compelling read, no aliens this time… 😉 x

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  11. November 13, 2014 at 12:24 AM

    Not sure I can pick a favorite either. Do love the roses of course, as they are one of my favorite flowers. Then there’s the berries and the roads/streets. Fab job, love them all.

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    • November 13, 2014 at 5:07 PM

      i love roses too, glad you liked the post, really glad, thank you for popping by and more choices today x

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  12. November 13, 2014 at 1:24 AM

    I enjoyed the walk, thanks for taking us along with you. So many nice portions of your day. But for some reason the pet store and the “X-Men” shot are my favorites!

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    • November 13, 2014 at 5:08 PM

      hah yes the xmen shot is becoming a favorite for sure and I am sooo happy to take you along for a walk with me. Today I can take you on my summer holiday it you want lol x

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  13. November 13, 2014 at 7:55 AM

    I like the water droplet photo with the leaf. Photos like that always look better with water droplets.

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    • November 13, 2014 at 5:13 PM

      yes i think water droplets can look like jewels 🙂 thank you for visiting again 😀 x

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