Saturday, July 31, 2010

Waiting to Break

My recent posts have been a little somber and it's time for a little change of pace. This brick was part of the front steps of our old house. I looked down and thought it was going to break off. When I looked closer I thought the green running the length of the crack looked interesting. Of course, I had to take a photo of it.

this looks much better if you enlarge it

41 comments:

baygirl32 said...

The green looks very intresting indeed. Great shot.

Steadfast Ahoy! said...

So, not only is it crumbling, it's decaying too. Strange how even aberation can be beautiful too. Pat, tell me about "the dude". Why do you have Jeff Bridges' picture on your blog?
Rosemary

Alice in Wonderland said...

Is it some sort of moss that is growing in the crack?

{That doesn't mean to sound rude!}

Pat Tillett said...

Baygirl - Thanks, It looks like a green canyon to me.

Steadfast - Ahoy there! I should have taken a a much higher resolution photo. Those little bits of moss (in my fractured) imagination, looked like they were "pushing" the brick apart.

Jeff Bridges? Where?
Seriously, let's see. "The Dude" was a role he played in a movie called "The Big Lebowski." It was maybe my favorite movie character of all time. Not only did he do a fine job, but it reminded me of myself during a period of my life. He's basically a 1960's type burnout (some might say I am also). Anyway, if you haven't seen it, and you can relate to that period of time at all, you might like it a lot. I also made a rarely given out blog award based on that theme. You can see it on the awards "out" page. Whew! I think that covers it...

Pat Tillett said...

Alice - That's so funny! It wasn't rude, I bathe on a semi-regular basis... yup, it is indeed moss!

Georgina Dollface said...

Maybe the moss will slowly pry the two pieces apart. Nature is stronger that we know. - G

Minoccio said...

That's an interesting color combination. Nice pic!

The Empress said...

I think it's a beautiful picture. I love the green in there... how it infiltrates.

myvisualillusions said...

Wow really awesome! Like the colors.

Nippy The Penguin said...

great picture, go nature go, show that brick whose the boss.

RA said...

It's gorgeous, Pat! There is so much beauty in details such as this. Beauty, that goes unnoticed to some because they have lost the ability to really see what they are looking at. Thanks to powers that be, you haven't. :)

RA said...

It's gorgeous, Pat! There is so much beauty in details such as this. Beauty, that goes unnoticed to some because they have lost the ability to really see what they are looking at. Thanks to powers that be, you haven't. :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Pat, Somber is okay.... If it helps you, then go for it... BUT---the cracked brick is interesting. I love it when moss and grass and weeds grow up in the cracks of rocks, etc.... Neat!!!!

Have a great weekend.
Betsy

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

It's amazing what one can find to photograph just walking around the house. Like the green mossy stuff :)

Naturedigital said...

..Good thing you took the photograph Patrick..
Its beautiful.
Costas

Jhon Baker said...

like a river running through a desert. Good photo.

Sam Liu said...

Oh wow...the colour and the vividness of that photograph is amazing. One gets such a sense of time and weathering, and that immense and dramatic crack right through the brick's heart takes one's breath away. You find the most stunning of art in everyday life, Pat.

Warren Zoell said...

If you want to give something a mossy look you can collect a bunch of tree moss and mix it with milk in a blender and then apply it to a stony surface and it will grow there. Gives it an antiquated look like old statues and tomb stones in ancient church yards.

Talli Roland said...

Yikes! Great photo but I'm worried for your health and safety!

Ashley King said...

um, what house was this?

tapirgal said...

I love it that you photographed the brick. It's amazing what we find interesting once we start toting that camera. Kinda looks like the brick has two styles of surface. Maybe the manufacturing process left a weakness at the intersection.

Re your comments. I didn't see which country the bell in Portland came from. There's an inscription on one side, but I didn't take a photo of it, only a distance shot that shows there is one. No, I have not been everywhere, but have been fortunate to have a guy who likes to travel.

Ann Best said...

An awesome photograph! This is a crack with personality.

Ann Best said...

p.s. And what an awesome new photograph at the top of your blog!
Ann

Pat Tillett said...

Georgia - That is so true! We flatter ourselves when we think we control nature...

Minoccio - Thank you!

The Empress - Hey! Nice seeing you here...I agree, it's the green moss that makes the photo.

myvisualillusions - Thanks so much!

Nippy - Yeah! Nature win! Nature win! (or is that the Celtics?)

RA - Either that, or I'm just easily distracted...

Betsy - Thanks Betsy! I agree...

Nancy - Yup, all we gotta do is look!

Costas - Thank you sir!

Jhon - Thank Jhon. I wonder if it ever broke off...

Sam - Thanks! Erosion is a good thing!

Warren - Wow! I didn't know you could do that. I may give that a try...thanks

Ashley - You're just playing dumb because you probably cracked it in the first place! it's Lakewood

Pat Tillett said...

Tapirgirl - Thanks! You are right, once you always carry a camera, the more things you see. I think we cracked a few years before moving a fridge into the house..LOL

Ann - Thanks so much! For both comments!

Joe Cap said...

Yep, looks like moss all right.
Great picture!

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Awesome! Life in all its magnificence!
Love it!
B :)

Jerry said...

There you go -- nature filling up the cracks for you.....or making them wider...

Chuck said...

Great shot Pat, as always. Carrying a camera everywhere introduces you to the little things in life...now if I would just take my own advice.

Really like the new photo at the top of your blog...always been kinda fascinated with railroad tracks and the pictures they provide.

Pat Tillett said...

Joe - Moss it is! Thanks buddy!

Betty - Thanks! So true, stuff breaks and wears out...

Jerry - Yep, depends on her mood!

Chuck - thanks my friend! I love trains also, train tracks even more!

Blue Wave 707 said...

Looks like moss is growing on the brick ...

DrSoosie said...

Hmmm...red and green...I think you must save this and use it as a possible unusual Christmas decoration.

RawknRobynsGoneBlogWild said...

That is a very cool picture. I really like the colors. They look so UNnatural.
xoRobyn

yogurt said...

what does the moss mean? filling in cracks... its like a lesson i guess, even at tough spot with water its enough for the moss to survive.... hehehehe reading between the line... indeed very interesting...

Mr. Stupid said...

That's a nice shot. Erosion does make things beautiful. It did in this case.

These Nine Acres said...

Interesting how life will find a place in the most inhospitable places. I think very appropriate for your story ;0)

The Retired One said...

I had to smile when I saw this post....I would have taken a photo of it too....aren't photographer's an odd bunch (me included!) We find beauty and interest in all things!

Micael Chadwick said...

I so relate to that brick.

Pat Tillett said...

DrSoosie - Oh yeah, hang it from the tree

Robyn - Yup, but you just gotta love that green.

yogurt - To me it's all about change... As much as we don't want to, things change us

Mr. Stupid - Thanks! I think it always does. I like rust, erosion, and worn things.

These Nine Acres - Thanks! It does match up pretty well.

Joan - A camera in your pocket or purse changes everything.

Rabbit - I'll bet you can. The brick is cracked but holding fast. It's been that way for many years now. Bend but don't break my friend!

SquirrelQueen said...

Looks like Mother Nature has had her way with this brick, great shot.

Ashley King said...

yeah i cracked it with my skateboard.
that i don't know how to ride.
geek.