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August 12, 2006
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  1. Bill
    August 12, 2006 at 1:26 pm

    Imperial Porphyry? (this type of stone: http://harpy.uccs.edu/roman/tetrarchs.jpg )

  2. August 12, 2006 at 2:21 pm

    Guess again, Bill…

    It’s great to have you here, Lori, gracing these pages with your work.

  3. August 12, 2006 at 7:02 pm

    Hi Beth! Thanks for the space to grace. Will put a note on my blog tomorrow for folks to come see qarrtsiluni, if y’all don’t mind.

    Bill, I won’t tip what I saw yet…am eager to see what others may think it is.
    But I will tell, later.


  4. August 12, 2006 at 7:36 pm

    This is a lovely image, Lori, but also mysterious regarding its source. It reminds of some of your other photos of rust.

  5. August 12, 2006 at 8:15 pm

    I assumed it was the hood of a car or truck. Not very imaginative of me, I guess.

  6. MB
    August 13, 2006 at 12:11 am

    Tree viewed through gauze or screening? Lovely textures.

  7. August 13, 2006 at 2:46 am

    intriguing. is it rust?

  8. August 13, 2006 at 6:25 am

    My immediate response was that it’s a tree, seen through the windscreen of a car. But having read the other comments, now I’m wondering. Anyway, it’s really lovely.

  9. August 13, 2006 at 6:27 am

    No,not seen through a windscreen but through curtains.

  10. August 13, 2006 at 9:27 am

    Happy Sunday, everyone!

    I was sent some advance writing nuggets by the editors, to see what (if any pics) I might have that would resonate or amplify the writing.

    While getting my car washed, I saw this live oak through the scrim under which car wash customers could avoid broiling in summer Texas sun. I thought it was an interesting echo of what was in Bill’s piece, with its nameless din and ash tree. Lucky for me Beth and Dave agreed!

    I find photography a useful channel for reminding me how ambiguous “reality” can be. So, while MB and Natalie were pretty close in guessing, I can see how Bill might have thought it a fortunate piece of porphyry, or Dave the hood of a car.

    Have fun, all!

  11. Bill
    August 13, 2006 at 9:29 pm

    Well certainly that image is not one to give up its name; the layers and blooming patches of glare are loud, confusing and tussle out a kind of clamor, strident but secret of both location and classification, lightstruck and out of focus. I’m honored you found a battered match in my submission. Your image seemed cool to me when I thought I recognized what it was; now that you tell me I’m wrong, AND I can’t really see what you are telling me is there, I am scalded. To crawl up into the ruptured silhouette of the live oak only to dig back up out of the ground at the roots of my ash tree, but by way of Texas, leaves me blazed, distended and looking out the backs of my eyeballs.
    Or something like that!

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