Posted by: Naomi Baltuck | May 15, 2014

International Photography Month: For the Bardo Group Wordless Wednesday


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  1. Stunning photo, Naomi!

  2. Sweet! Looking our of looking in? Interesting question.
    The view of the partial face makes me smile because I do believe the boy’s found something secret. 🙂

    • Hi Tess,
      There is a bit of mystery about this photo. I can read many stories into it. Looking in or looking out is a good question!. I picture it in my mind as the spirit of the tree, or the innocence and purity of nature. I also love your sense of the secrecy in this photo. Another interpretation I have in my mind is this as a symbol of all the stories in the natural world that will never be told.

      • This is an inspiring photo. That’s certain.
        My apologies for using my thumbs instead of my fingers for typing. It appears I cannot spell. 😦

  3. My first reaction is the lyrics to a song my daddy used to sing: “Peeping through the knothole/in Grampa’s wooden leg/ Who’ll wind the clock when I am gone?/Go get the ax, there’s a fly on Lizzie’s ear/But a boy’s best friend is his mother….” Okay, I’m just weird. I do love the textures, the mystery, the contrast of light, the playfulness. Thanks for sharing your selection and spreading the invitation!

    • Dear Scilla,
      I used to sing this to my kids! I remember singing, “Looking through a knothole/in father”s wooden leg/ Why do they build the shore so near the ocean?/We feed the baby garlic so we’ll find him in the dark/and a boy’s best friend is his mother.” If you know this one, I bet you now a lot of other good songs too. I’d love to sit down and trade songs with you some day.
      Thanks for hosting the challenge, Scilla, and for your generous response to this photo.

      • Love your idea! You wouldn’t believe how many silly lyrics I have crowding out more noble thoughts. 😉 Steve’ll tell you – everything is a song cue. (Thanks to Girl Scouts, my parents, and my particular affinity for being “the entertainer” in my family.)

      • Oh, yes. Every commercial jingle and corny joke I make room for in my brain triggers a chain effect, and a higher thought becomes dislodged and falls out of my ear!

  4. Enchanting shot Naomi! Thank you for the link to the Bardo Group. Did you notice one of the pingbacks on the page reads “Reading between the minds?” !! 🙂

    • Hi Madhu,
      Thank you for the visit. I hadn’t noticed the pingback!

  5. I really like this, Naomi. I see the playfulness of childhood that brings a smile of remembrance. Great choice.

    • Thanks so much, Pat. When it comes to choosing one photo, just one, I do have difficulty deciding.

  6. How beautiful, Naomi. This could make a great prompt for writing poetry.You have given me an idea for Writer’s 4th Wed.

    • Hi Victoria,
      So glad to hear it! Thanks for the kind word, and the visit!

  7. Love♥♡♥

    • Thank you, Paula. I appreciate your visit–you always lift my spirits.

  8. This is wonderful. So much personality in it, mischief. 🙂 I feel like it’s the kick-off for a stroy. Thanks for sharing this and to you and Priscilla for the songs you remember. Never heard any version of the wooden leg song. I could sing you an old Lebanese children’s folksong about a little goat who didn’t listen to his mother … Closest thing my grandmother could get to a morality play, I think. 🙂

    • Thank you, Jamie. I would love to hear your Lebanese folksong! The first stories I ever shared were the kind that is sung–ballads and folk songs.

  9. Nothing less than we’d come to expect from The Bardo’s (and probably the World’s) finest photographer … this is a gorgeous picture that conjures an image of a child’s zest for the outdoors and adventure.

    • Thank you for the very kind response, John!

  10. love it! A hint of mystery like a forest Puck peeking through!!

    • I love it, the image of the forest Puck! Thanks so much for the visit, and for sharing your unique response!

  11. Naomi – what a great shot – love the color – and the fun mood with the face peering through – 🙂

  12. Such a cute and mesmerizing image, Naomi. Makes me think of tree spirits. 🙂

    • Me too! Thanks so much for the visit, Sylvia!

  13. Clever ….

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