Friday, July 30, 2010

when lightning struck and set this place afire

we thought it lost forever.
but like the phoenix it has emerged from the ashes
dressed in summer ivy and wearing its small scars with pride.

20 comments:

Lisergic Synaesthesiae said...

Love how the climber plants surround everything creating such vivid manifestation of nature' power.

Birdman said...

Nobody tells Mother Nature what to do. She's her own boss.

Jacob said...

Now that reminds me of Florida...around here if you leave any plant untended it will grow quickly into a tree or cover everything with its entanglements!

Beautiful shot, Brattcat!

I didn't know you had lightning in Vermont!

B SQUARED said...

The gods were with you.

Hilda said...

Wonderful!

SRQ said...

Delightful image.

Small City Scenes said...

But it's only a cover-up. MB

Sharon Creech said...

I love the way the ivy creates a living shawl around the injured building.

Sharon said...

Such beautiful and lush ivy!

Sunny said...

It has always amazed me how quickly and thickly ivy grows.
☼ Sunny
Thanks for asking about my back, something I will have to live with along with all the other aches and pains of getting older!
How is your knee these days?

Magpie said...

Mother Nature dressing the wound.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

We had the house on the other side of our next door neighbor hit by lightning, but in Arizona you would never see ivy covering up the damage.

Malyss said...

I like the way you describe things.. I like this idea of a re-born phoenix.. and I like this green frame offered by nature..
Have a nice week-end!

Carraol said...

Beautiful image with great words! An inspiring one.

cieldequimper said...

Thank God Mother Nature is her own boss as Birdman says. What would we do otherwise?

Virginia said...

Perhaps lightning did us a favor. I can't imagine that this ever looked more beautiful.
V

JM said...

Fantastic! Love walls like this.

Amin said...

Wonderful!

VP said...

It looks so much alive!

Jilly said...

As always your words so perfectly match the beautiful photograph.