Saturday, July 3, 2010

"It was hot, with a gritty desert wind hard to breathe in"



"It was hot, with a gritty desert wind hard to breathe in" - The Widows of Eastwick by John Updike

9 comments:

Joan Elizabeth said...

Hey this is just like your photo of June 22. What a difference in colour. The green looks so fresh but fragile on the bare earth ... brings on the emotion of the quote beautifully.

Martina said...

Joan Elizabeth, yes, same place same time, just 20 cm to the left. It's interesting how colour vs. b/w works. The first photo from June 22 feels almost like winter to me.

Yesterday I looked for a photo and a quote that matched the day: 34 °C and no rain for the last weeks. (No, I am not complaining, no! :-))

paulboo said...

Nice to see that fresh green against the sandy soil, very evocative especially in this lighting :o)

No rain for a while here too, no complaints from me but the water companies are not happy; the reservoirs are very low now...

the half-life of linoleum said...

ah yes - blatt1 and blatt2 - it's hard to imagine a tree growing near such sandy soil. The photos are so different - the shadow in blatt1 makes it seem almost like a different part of the day. These daily photos are always so much fun to see.

Martina said...

Uncle Boo, Mainz has a almost semi-arid climate (I learned today, your comment persuaded me to do some research ;-)), being in a bent of the Rhine river (enough ground water, so no problems) and in the rain shadow of some low mountain ranges. It is not unusual for the soil to be totally dry and trees etc. having green leaves and all. Very windy.
That my meteorological lecture for today, ;-).

thlofl, you know what? Every time I name a file I am thinking: what will thlofl make of this? Should I be naughty and name it something totally different? >.->

And thank you.

I am trying to get around to doing the dandelion thing tonight.

paulboo said...

Thanks for the lecture, I have also learned where Mainz is via Google so I have learned a lot this Monday!

Martina said...

Uncle Boo, hummpf. ;-) Of course I think everyone knows where Mainz is, like Paris, London, New York ...

menchu said...

Dry and fresh...there is life in the dry after all...great detail in the leaf. I like it!

Martina said...

menchu, thank you very much for your comment! We haven't had real rain for weeks now and green leaves are rare by now.

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