Thematic Photographic - 211 'weathered and worn'
another inspiring theme offered by carmi at written inc.
the first image that came to mind when i read this week's theme...
was, wood. driftwood. weathered wood.
(this photo was taken along the bank of the Chattahoochee River
after visiting Florida Caverns State Park)
the weathered wood we see all along florida's many rivers...
reminded me of the limestone outcroppings which can also be seen
along most of florida's rivers.
this exposed limestone photo taken along the Suwannee River
is weathered & worn and VERY (50 - 60 million years) old!!
(much of florida's bedrock, which is largely limestone, is comprised of the
shells of animals that lived in the shallow seas that once covered this state.
bones & teeth from ice-age mammoths & mastodons
can be found (if you're lucky) in our stream beds or washing up on our shores.)
last year while sam & i were hiking,
a Hackberry butterfly hitched a ride on sam's back.
this poor little butterfly has seen better days.
she looks pretty weathered and worn to me!
in florida's Suwannee River State Park, there's a trail that leads to the
(established in 1860, this cemetery consists of 23 graves)
a little closer to home...right up the road from us...
are the remains of the old dog shelter.
now, just piles of rubble...all that stands is most of the front wall of the old building.
if you know me...you may be wondering if i've searched for bones there.
yep, i have. and nope, never found any.
speaking of bones.
here's an old 'weathered & worn' cow skull leaning against a tree in our yard.
(a neighbor who had lots of cows...years ago...gave me this skull)
not only is it weathered & worn...but it's also chewed on by the squirrels.
i guess they need their calcium too!
something else in our yard
is an OLD, weathered and worn exercise bike!
this rusty exercise bike has to be one of the FIRST exercise bikes ever made.
(i looked it up, and it seems to be from the 1940's)
do you think an exercise bike made nowadays would actually last this long?!
i doubt it.
my last weathered and worn
is this little pig...
who used to be very good at cleaning the bottom of your boots & shoes.
sadly, all his bristles are worn away.
hope you enjoyed my take on 'weathered & worn'.
please check out everyone else's
stay cool. be safe.