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Sunday, June 1, 2008

OLD IS JUST ANOTHER WORD FOR FERTILIZER

The exuberance of spring






This explosion of life…




…made possible by a generous contribution from preceding generations

Subtle foreshadowing?



Northwest of Bybee Lake, developers rearrange the earth with bulldozers, filling swampland with high broad plateaus of barren dirt and sand, the future foundation for drab concrete warehouses or a boondoggle prison.



First, a green tinge reveals that grass is pioneering the new frontier.



Millions of little windbreaks comb the sky, capturing the cast offs from the year before.


Decomposition


A last resting place



A funeral pyre


An inheritance


The long process of forgetting



Meanwhile in a parallel universe, the preceding generation is first sequestered…




…then cast off






Haunted by the ghosts of lives we didn’t share…


…work we didn’t appreciate…




…and stories we don’t remember.


2 comments:

  1. Awesome stuff Scott, I happened upon your blog when I was searching for Oregon related images. I remember seeing your Travel section photography contest win (The Oregonian) a couple of years ago, I am glad to see more of your work!


    :) Sara (Resurrection Lutheran)

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  2. yep, he does good work... Narrative Image is one of my favorite fellow Oregonian blogs.

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