Saturday, February 13, 2010


02.13.10, originally uploaded by colemama.

The bitter wind and mid-50 degree F temperatures keep most people from the beach - it is not especially welcoming. The shadows cast an even more isolated look to the scene. Apparently, this bucket was abandoned to the drifting sand as well. Yet its simplicity as a solitary object provide a landscape for much more depth. One is often considered a lonely number, but it still interacts with nature's elements - in this case, an immeasurable number of sand particles and the blowing wind. Perhaps an instance of the frequency of independence and inter-dependence? 3rd Ave N & Gulf of Mexico, Naples, FL


  1. Very effective image - well spotted!

  2. Lonely is subjective.

    Usually things left behind in natural expanses are intrusive, even ugly, but this little red bucket, add cheer, and evokes youth and happy activity.

  3. The bucket also shows how its presence changes the landscape - the wind and sand sculpt differently where it sits. We have to learn we can all make a difference, no matter how small.