WPC – Representational Abstractism

Stretching our mind’s eye

There’s nothing more likely to find representational concepts in abstract form than the human mind.  The Yoga Tree is a fine example of this!

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A Proper Asana

Yes, in essence, she is a mere tree, whose form has been shaped by years of growth in a climate and environment, for which the current shape was an optimal adaptation.  Being on a farm, she had to deal with growing around a discarded oil tank, which almost certainly contributed to the curvature.

To our human mind, she presents an intriguing shape that we look to interpret; as she presents this shape, we see arms stretching to the sky in a pose that might remind us of a yoga asana: the Yoga Tree is born!

During the Summer, when she is ensconced in a fine set of foliage, there are other shapes to discover.  I’ll be sure to touch upon these in a future post!

My question to you: what did you see first time you laid eyes on this tree?

Technical Details

This image was captured with an iPhone 5S using the standard Camera app and enhanced using the Instagram app.

Inspired  by Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge – Abstract.

Three Day Quote Challenge – pt 2

A pure mind…

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Deep does the mind ponder

The Challenge

On Saturday, I was challenged by MarieMathilda to take on the ‘Three Day Quote Challenge’. As this is one of those fun things that you can do all sorts of things with, I am happy and excited to accept the challenge.

The rules of this challenge are simple:

  1. Post three consecutive days.
  2. You can pick one or three quotes per day.
  3. Challenge three different bloggers per day.

Before I post my selection for quote of the day, I would love to nominate:

  1. like mercury colliding
  2. Wallpaper tadka
  3. MiddleMe

Have fun with the quote and the challenge, and thanks again to MarieMathilda for the nomination!

The Quote

“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.”
― Gautama Buddha, Sayings of Buddha

Following in the theme of the Buddha, this quote is of tremendous importance, lest we forget that we may be controlled by the very thoughts that we try to control.