Weekly Photo Challenge: Close

The Challenge this week from wordpress: “Close. It’s a feeling, it’s a proximity…it’s people, it’s a place, it’s objects. They’re close.”

“Share a picture that means CLOSE to you!

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” – John Muir

“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.”  – Frank Lloyd Wright

I took this photo while I was walking through the woods. The photo is very ugly in a beautiful sort of way, if that makes any sense at all. I see it both as being close to nature, and nature being close to itself!

What do you think? Is the photo both beautiful and ugly to you? Does it express the challenge word of “close”? I’d enjoy hearing your thoughts in the comments.

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48 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Close

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  2. I don’t think it’s ugly at all. It’s a sibling group, growing and preparing to become flight-capable aviators! I think it depends on the perspective, such as soil in the garden seems healthy and refreshing, while soil on the kitchen floor becomes dirt- unhealthy and discouraging. Having taken this pic in while walking in the woods, in my opinion, falls into the same category as all “creepy-crawlers”; in their element they are fascinating, but in my house they are an intruder. Your sibling clutch is beautiful!!!

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  4. Those are going to devastate that tree and those around it. They’re called gypsy moths and they have to be gotten rid of. From Wikipedia – “The gypsy moth is now one of the most destructive pests of hardwood trees in the eastern United States; it and other foliage-eating pests cause an estimated $868 million in annual damages in the U.S”

    • Madelaine,

      I realize they are destructive, but I saw them during a walk in the woods… their natural habitat. I don’t have any way of getting rid of them. I’m sure if the park rangers thought it was necessary they would deal with them.

      Thanks for the info and for stopping by my blog. 🙂

    • Thanks for taking a look. 🙂
      I’ve heard them being called both army caterpillars and forest tent caterpillars. I don’t know much about them except they can create havoc in trees. They can do a lot of damage, but most trees do recover from them eventually.

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