Thursday, February 4, 2016

Skywatch Friday

I was out scouting some possible locations for future photo shoots and maybe find a couple of suitable subjects for this week's Scavenger Hunt Sunday. I found what I think will be a new fishing spot, but that's not why we're here. I just realized that I have NO image for Skywatch Friday. Looking up, the sky was crystal clear, which is not good if you want a great sky image. I have a rule, when the sky is clear, stick something in the foreground to grab the viewers attention. How about a tree?

A tree along a creek or stream has a hard life. It is subject to floods and high water. You can see that much of this root ball has been exposed over the years and stones inhabit parts of the root system when the water is high.  Through all of the trials and tribulations of being a stream tree, it's root system has developed quite a character.

You can see that this tree has really had to struggle just to keep it's place in this world. Life can be like that. We see people who don't seem to have a care in the world. They are well educated, have a good job, a great family and nothing bad ever seems to happen to them. What we don't see is their root system. How did they get where they are. Many have had to overcome great adversity. Some struggle with invisible disabilities, personality issues, or physical abuse that we know nothing about. We just see what is above the ground. The people that I admire the most are those who are truly thankful for where they are, regardless of where they came from. Have a blessed week-end.


  1. Yes, some folks hide their roots and some folks have very few. The roots are very important.

    Loved the video.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

  2. Great pics Driller. Skywatch photos on a clear day are sometimes a challenge.

    One thing I've learned is that there is usually a lot more to people than what is on the surface. Many of us have rocks in our roots.