January 30, 2018
For over a decade this little stump in South Lido Park has fascinated me. In this portrait it seems to be holding out little arms beseeching a hug. Other views of it are here and here and here and here and here and here.
This entry was posted on January 30, 2018 by Linda Grashoff. It was filed under Nature, Stump and was tagged with Florida, hug, photography, R2D2, Sarasota, South Lido Park, tree stump.
This is a wonderful story you have with this stump! I looked at your other photos too, and I feel the urge to send some love to this stump and hope it will eventually have the chance to die a natural, graceful death, following the pace of nature.
February 3, 2018 at 4:24 AM
Thanks, Gunilla. I can’t help feeling that what you’ve written is what we humans would like, too: love and the chance to die a natural, graceful death, following the pace of nature. That’s beautifully written. Thank you.
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February 3, 2018 at 7:50 PM
Wow… I realise that this is the way my mother passed away more than two years ago. With disease, but still, in a natural way, at the pace of the disease. We were with her, and yes, it was graceful – perhaps that memory coloured my comment. She loved nature, too, was a dedicated gardener, knowing all about the yearly cycle of life and death. She too would have been able to grow a connection to a stump, just like you have! A graceful way of living, I would say.
February 6, 2018 at 2:20 PM
Thank you for this, Gunilla.
February 6, 2018 at 2:35 PM
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