Saturday, May 04, 2013

April Photo-Heart Connection


Any guesses as to what this might be?

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Answer : It's the drain in the parking lot at work one day this spring.  The snow was melting fast and furious that day.  There was a mountain of snow nearby pushed up from clearing the parking lot.   There was still some ice leading to the drain, mixed with sand spread on the pavement to provide traction.  The sun was shining through it just right.  I was glad I had my iPad along to capture the moment.

I know it's basically a gutter, and that I should be looking up for inspiration.  But there's just something about finding Beauty in the down-places and rising up from the gutter -- or rather just finding beauty in what is--even if it is a gutter.    Cheers! 

See the other Photo-Heart Offerings this month :

10 comments:

Miriam said...

Beautiful! This is just the kind of thing I find beauty in and photograph. Well done, I love it. Thanks for your visit to me.

Kat Sloma said...

I don't think there are any "shoulds" to creativity. Look up, look down, look everywhere to find interesting things. Wonderful Photo-Heart Connection!

Sarah Huizenga said...

Thank goodness for the drain to do something with the melting snow. It has a very important role. Great capture.

seabluelee said...

If a gutter is what you're given, it's great to be able to find inspiration and beauty there. I love rusty industrial things, anyway.

Carolyn Phillips said...

I love this kind of photo. Details. rust. Pattern. Texture. Beauty. There are no needs for 'shoulds'. It is a good skill to be able to find beauty in the mundane.

Paula said...

Awesome! I love the unexpectedness of this, and it's just a great shot! Bravo!

Prairie Jill said...

I love photographs like this! And I know how wonderful it is when the snow finally melts (ours stuck around far too long this year!) and you can actually see the ground again.

Zena said...

Great photo-heart connection... love tones and textures, we can find beauty everywhere

Cathy H. said...

You certainly made this gutter look beautiful! Love your crop!

Elsie said...

I totally agree with you, I love that kind of images, you find on the ground. You kept it beautful and I know immidiatly what it whas.