An Improbable Scale

One misplaced finger on the keyboard and an entire prelude, poof. Of course, I have no notes. Muse, where art thou?

Of course, unbelievable, incredible, farfetched on a grand scale. Nothing could top the cake, plant the flag on the mountain peak, or jump the puddle, on a more absurd beginning than this.

Kickstarting my muse is akin to getting the polka band in tune, and the residents of Bogside Senior Living Center onto the floor to jig with Stadler and Waldorf.



Scale gives photographic material an acceptable variation of density.  This image is a layered composite of four different photos; Birch bark and a layer each of a leaf of Shagbark Hickory, Quaking Aspen, and the top one, I really have no idea.  If anyone recognizes it, please let me know.


I recently discovered our bog is actually a ‘Shrub Carr’. There are several types of wetlands. A bog has a layer of peat moss covering the bottom layer of soil. We lack that. We do have Red Twig Dogwood, small willows, various ferns, (a bracken or bract, something which resembles a fish scale in texture), sedges, and later in summer wetland wildflowers. The image above is two layers, each a couple of different ferns, Sensitive and Ostrich (my best guess). Dang, I missed the leaf shadow in the lower right corner. Oh, well, as a friend accidentally embroidered, “nobody’s pecfect”!

These are the improbable components in the scale of my life. Not likely to cause a major eruption on Facebook or other social media. I’ve been playing around with On One Perfect Photo Suite again, and recently added Topaz Labs ReStyle and Detail 3 to my collection. Still a seeker, more aha that’s interesting than oh my so boring again.

Thanks again for stopping The Less Paved. Let me know what you think of my experiments. If you’re playing as well I’d like to hear about your work.

 Weekly Photo Challenge:Scale


11 thoughts on “An Improbable Scale

  1. If I had the right English words, I would write: This is a pile of art with nature and words, floating together on an artistic level – something like this, I would write, but – sorry – I’m not able to do it like you.

    1. Thank you. I should have a print of that made to see what the textures look like. Unfortunately for me, we have an open floor plan and no wall space. It will go into my portfolio, lol! 🙂

  2. enjoyed your playing – with notes, photos and words. what a beautiful corner you have created here in cyberspace. thanks for sharing – and blog on! 🙂

    1. Thanks for confirming it. I so wish I could identify more leaves than the oaks. I’d like to be able to post information with the photos I place. Oh well, I’ll just have to get points for admiring, lol! 🙂

  3. I love these images. I also love playing around with photography.
    I have much to learn.
    Thanks for visiting my blog and following. You’ve got yourself a new follower. 🙂

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