Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Photography, Brandywine Battlefield, Barn, Tree With Hole And History.

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Look at this picture I took that I just found on my computer. It's a photo I took at the Brandywine Battlefield here in PA. Look at the composition of that photo. I mean really look at it. It's so arty I bet that some of you cried a bit. It's OK you babies. Go get a tissue and read on.

Did you know that the Battle at Brandywine was the biggest battle in the Revolutionary War between us and the crooked toothed English. And did you know Washington's headquarters were there? It's all true.

But more importantly, what do you think is inside the hole in that tree? When I took the picture I was thinking that if I looked in it an animal would probably bite me in the face. And I had no friends with me so I couldn't say, "Hey go look in that hole. Someone just dropped their wallet in there". I guess we'll never know.

I'll tell you one thing though, judging by the height of the hole on that particular type of tree and given the number of years ago that the battle was, I bet the height of that hole in the tree was exactly the height of a soldier's......Oh you people are pervs!!

And not to get too artsy on your asses, here's another photo I took at the historic Brandywine Battlefield. Look how I positioned the crazy tree above the little ice house down there. It's like the tree is warning you, (talking like Shirley from What's Happenin' and What's Happenin' Now) "DO NOT GO IN THAT HOUSE RAJ - DO NOT EVEN DO IT!"

Can you hear that? No? Listen again - closely and open you imagination. And your heart.

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Please feel free to leave your respectful interpretations of this fine art in the comments sections.

28 comments:

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

A hole in the tree two hundred years ago would be at the exact same height it is today.

Trees get fatter down low, but they don't get taller from there. All the height comes from the tip of the tree, from the budding part of the branch.

Dr Zibbs said...

MJenks - yeah but I have a theory that people in the 18th century were 20 feet high.

No. I just made that up.

Chemgeek said...

The average height of an adult male 200 years ago was 4 feet 5 inches. I'm pretty sure that's true.

Dr Zibbs said...

Chemgeek I'm gonna have to call you on this one. If I'm not mistaken, humans were 14 - 20 feet tall 200 years ago.

raf said...

Why don't you tie a string to a mobile camera and record what's into the inside?I'm so curious!!!

Jennifer and Sandi said...

I know nothing about holes. But what I can say is, that area looks like a kick ass place to play a round of Bocce ball :)

- Jennifer

dizzy mom said...

Well, I think...(wait did you say respectful?)...never mind.

Morgan the Muse said...

I do believe that you are retarded.
Just saying.
Sorry if you really are.

Michelle said...

Holes in trees??? Yeah, so???

Love
Stalker

Robin said...

Um, yeah... I am way too distracted by the um... finger condoms! in your sidebar to leave a remotely witty comment. Sigh.
:)
Thanks for stopping by and saying hello. Off to explore the rest of your blog.
:) Robin

Dr Zibbs said...

Morgan - I'm not a retard but I play one online.

Robin - welcome to my blog. And those fingers are the fingers of my blogger friend H.

Miss Alex said...

That house is creepy

diane said...

I really like Raf's idea. Do it.

Dr Zibbs said...

Diane - I'll drop what I'm doing and go do that now. I'll be back in 2 hours.

sista #2 said...

I knew a real big hole once.
True story.

In the first shot, I like how HUGE the tree looks compared to the red building in the background. What exactly were you trying to tell us here? That you are in fact, a big hole?

I agree with raf....go back and do it.....stick a camera in the hole....or are you too big of a baby to get that close to it?

Imagine the blog material you would have.

peace
#2

Megan said...

Is it me or does that first tree look like it's saluting?

Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

Wow......that is a big hole. And you're right....it did make me cry, sniff...sniff :)

Steady On
Reggie Girl

Queen Goob said...

I've been there! And i agree with the whole hole whole hole thing. How about the Brandywine Museum; did you cry, too when Andrew passed away last month? I know....sad times, sad times.

Oh, and next time I'm in Coatesville I'll come clean your house, 'kay?

Queen Goob said...

p.s. More pictures of fieldstone buildings - we ain't gots nones of them thar stone buildin's down yonder.

Ali said...

Now that I have dried my eyes, I can clearly see the division--or is it a bridge?--between the past, a simpler time, and the current technological, bleak, gray world we live in. Such as, such as,...

Gage said...

i don't know about trees.

PunkyBean said...

The second pic looks like it's of something in the sculpture garden at Minneapolis's own Walker Art Center. Maybe you've seen the cherry and the spoon? Well, I liken this pic to that. Beautiful!

URBAN BLONDE said...

Don't quit yer day job.




Hmmm word verification: semenll

diane said...

You have a day job?

Kate said...

I can't get Shirley's voice out of my head now.
Thanks. Coooool artsy fartsy photography though.

Alan said...

I cried!

Cameron said...

Damn it....I had an interpretation, but then I saw you used the word 'respectful'.

Dr Zibbs said...

Aki and Punky bean - welcome to my blog.