Friday, May 29, 2009

Friday My Town Photo Shoot Out--Water

Patty and Reggie Girl have organized the Friday Photo Shoot Out asking us to post photos of our local community every Friday. From a handful of participants it has grown into a world wide phenomenon. This week's theme, chosen by Hensly, is WATER.

There are links to many of the Friday Shoot Out participants from literally around the world at the bottom of my left panel. Maybe you'd like to join us as well and post photos of your community? Click here for everything you need to know to join the Friday Shootout Gang. Next weeks theme, chosen by Robyn, is "Random", it's a free for all folks!

I live in Toronto, in the Scarborough area of Toronto, in the West Hill area of Scarborough. So West Hill will be the focus of my photos.

The underlying attraction of the movement of water and sand is biological.
If we look more deeply we can see it as the basis of an abstract idea
linking ourselves with the limitless mechanics of the universe.
- Sir Geoffrey

There could not have been a more apt theme for West Hill this week. A beautiful and nourishing Spring transformed our world.

Water poured from our eves troughs with an abandon that would scandalize my cousin Roger who lives in Elizabeth, a small town outside Adelaide Australia where a drought has led him to install water tanks to catch every precious drop.

It ran down our drains to the Great Lake that lies within easy walking distance from my home

Puddles formed everywhere and Lindsay had great fun splashing her way through them.

My boots made squishing sounds in the wet grass.

It inspired me to attempt an Reya Mellicker effect, capturing the reflection of things, not the objects themselves. That I wasn't able to duplicate Reya's effect was likely due to her not using mud puddles as her medium, or that I lack Reya's skill as a photographer. Or both.

It made the benches too wet to sit on.

Water, the Hub of Life.
Water is its mater and matrix, mother and medium.
Water is the most extraordinary substance!
Practically all its properties are anomolous, which enabled life to use it as building
material for its machinery.
Life is water dancing to the tune of solids.
- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi>