Tuesday, October 6, 2009

afterimage

these brittle branches won't survive the vermont winter.
fragile limbs stretch across the strange autumn sky, savoring the bittersweet taste of their last season.
they are like the afterimage of lightning.

19 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

What a shot dear Brattcat!
This "word"and it's meaning is completely now for me, thanks for this post!
I'm so enchanted with the perfect composition, branches e orange sky!
Wonderful!
Léia

Jacob said...

Surreal and mystical - awesome shot. And with your poetic gift it becomes delightfully awesome!

Julie said...

Indeed, the black flash! Really? They will snap when turned brittle by the cold? Brrrrr ...

The colours and the varying thickness of the black make this a most satisfying image, BC.

Sunny said...

A perfect description of a magical picture. Amazing sky.
Sunny :)

B SQUARED said...

Funny, I never thought of the lightning likeness, but you are absolutely correct.

Birdman said...

Very nice! Very seasonal indeed.

Vogon Poet said...

I like the lightning comparison, it's so real and fitting. The colors (practically only yellow) are stunning. Great image.

Malyss said...

The ghost of a tree in its final fight against seasons and time,trying to catch the last rays of light , as a last caress ,before leaving..

Sharon said...

Beautiful shot and comments. I love that negative image thought about lightening.

JM said...

WOW! Gorgeous image!

Café Chick said...

... and yet, lit like this, these branches also hint at hope that after the winter is over they will be green and beautiful again.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

I think a lot of things snap or break or explode when they get cold. We have had large trees that exploded when the sap was up and the tree froze. It splits the trunk wide open.

Carraol said...

Beautiful silhouetted image and great thought!

Anya said...

Wow!!
Its a amazing shot
I love the colors :)))

Marie-Noyale said...

What an amazing sky...

Benikos place said...

Beautifull shots, look so peacefull and relaxing :))

Sharon Creech said...

How interesting the image, how intriguing the thought.

slim said...

Very inventive and creative, Brattcat. I never thought of lightning like that . . . your words are a perfect fit with your image.

Jilly said...

What an image! What colour. Love this. So beautifully composed.