Toad in the Hole

December 10, 2006


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I took this last month on a morning when I'd staggered out to fetch the paper and had to go back in and fetch the camera. It's approximately the level view from our front porch, at one particular focus.

I was thinking about ornamentation, connections, snares, strings, roads, happenstance, the revelations of water, people making a living unnoticed in the human tangle, silver and light, transmission, geometry as the mathematics of necessity, labels. I'm wondering now just how many species of spiders were involved in that watercatching lightcatching tinsel on the utility wires. Spiderwebs, as I recall, are particular to the species of spider that wove them: a signature of sorts.

It all certainly suggests lots of traffic uninterrupted by our species' intrusions on the landscape.

Posted at December 10, 2006 06:40 AM


Neat-o. I like to photograph clots of wires covered with icicles, too, or tiny nesting birds, though the latter are difficult to capture with my analog (read "serious") camera which I've never tricked out with any long lenses.

Charm bracelets indeed. I like the idea of this one as a hopeful image very much.

Posted by: Sara at December 13, 2006 05:14 PM