Past, Present, Future

Another Object, for the DP Weekly Photo Challenge

thunder lizard skulll

science is a bridge between the past and the future

As a middle school science teacher and recovering biologist, I  love what this photo represents. Science is a bridge between the past and the future. It uncovers the past and shapes the future. The only thing that might have made it better was if I had actually captured a scientist working in the background. Apparently they were not working so hard that day.

Modern Meditation

Object  (a weekly DP Photo Challenge)

modern meditation

the modern monk, meditating with a cellphone and espresso

I take a lot of plant photos, but in between the plants there are sometimes little magical objects carefully placed. They are magical because they symbolize much more than their physical form. They hold meanings far beyond their material bodies and appearance. They are artifacts, memories, philosophical declarations. They are physical metaphors manufactured by humans that somehow place themselves into a deeper realm. Is it a simple object or something more?

My guess is that both meaning and magic are much like beauty. They reside in the eye of the beholder. One person’s art is another’s garbage. Is it a piece of plastic or something more?

I know what it means to me. What does it mean to you?

See more random meaningful objects in my garden HERE.