Saturday, December 09, 2006

Tenacious:

1. Holding fast, or inclined to hold fast.

2. Apt to retain; retentive.

3. Having parts apt to adhere to each other
4. Glutinous, viscous, sticking; adhesive.

Syn. See strong.



Carmi made me do it! Posted by Picasa

Edit: I was standing in my living room, waiting for a friend/co-worker to pick me up for the day's work, when the leaves caught my eye. The sun was shining through them, and they appeared to be on fire. I thought to myself that this is something that Carmi would latch onto immediately! So I got the camera and went outside to shoot upwards into the tree. Thanks for all the nice comments on the pic.

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22 comments:

Anonymous said...

they are three very tenacious leaves Judy.

Joe said...

Great pic. I can almost fill the chill in the air!

Here via Michele.

Anonymous said...

very pretty!

Carmi said...

Powerful composition and writing. This image speaks to the defiance of life that happens all around us - our only challenge is to take the time to capture it, which you always do.

You are much too kind, Judy!

Raehan said...

Wonderful post.

Anonymous said...

Stubborn...just like me.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

BEAUTIFUL picture...whatever the explanation....Good For Them!

Alan G said...

Oh they will fall...!

Just about the time I get back into the house after raking the leaves yet one more time. :)

Perfect caption!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

That's the word of the day.

Michele sent me here.

vicki said...

Good for Carmi- nice post with picture! And I love the previous photos of the mansion ball- oh, my! I would like a picture of you, all spiffed up, please- because I'm certain you clean up as beautifully as one of those trees.

Carolyn said...

Some don't give up as easy ;)
Hope your week was good!

Terri said...

It's amazing how some hold on for so much longer....and others....they just drift away.
Oh? We were talking about leaves here. Sorry, I got sidetracked and was thinking about people in general....lol
(Great shot)

Claire said...

I absolutely love this photograph! It's fantastic! :D

Seamus said...

Certainly captured the essence of tenacity! Wonderful!

utenzi said...

Those are very pretty leaves, Judy. Given all the rain and wind we've had lately I'm surprised there's any leaves still up. And now it's damn cold as well!

Michele sent me over to your side of the Triangle.

Claude said...

Gorgeous. In the larger size, there are rain drops, or some drops at least.

panthergirl said...

Love it!!!! Carmi would be proud.

We're good up here in NY, because we haven't had any snow yet and it's 55 degrees out today!

srp said...

I think every day is becoming WWCP (What Would Carmi Photograph) day. Somewhere on this computer I have a quote about the last two maple leaves hanging from the tree. These appear to be oak... I don't know about your oaks but in Mississippi I had an oak tree that retained, hung on to, stuck with these dry, brown leaves all winter.... only the spring sprouting of new life managed to knock them off. It was bizarre to have to rake leaves in the spring for this tree and in the fall for all the others.

Nikki-ann said...

It's a great shot. They seem to be the only leaves on otherwise bare trees. It's great when inspired by others :) I hope you've had a good weekend. Take care :)

David said...

that is superb

hanulf said...

Love the pic and implication...

Michele sent me tonight

sage said...

i like the pic, but did you take it (influenced by Camni's great shots) or did he?