Friday, November 26, 2010

WeekWord: Lacuna

Carmen at Tails of a Biomouse chose the word "lacuna" for this week's WeekWord.


Boy, that was a hard one for me - at first. It refers to a hole or gap or break, but I was still stuck. I had to consult my English-German dictionary and than the German dictionary to get the idea of the word. Next step was to go through my photo archive, looking for that natural hole or gap, those you stumble over all the time - and I think I've found some nice examples for "lacuna" in nature - at least as far as I understood the word.

So I just stop rambling here and let you look at my photos - hope you like them.

Yellowstone

Slickrock in Canyonlands, Utah


Yellowstone

If you want to see what other bloggers came up with, you can find a whole list at Carmen's blog.

Worthington Glacier, Alaska

18 comments:

cath c said...

i love all the snow and ice holes, and of course i love the tree hole, but that sandstone formation is gorgeous!

i'm still hoping to drive xcountry with my kids to yellowstone one of these days.

Maria Wheeler, Simply Cool Stuff said...

These photos are lovely. Nature right under our noses, through the eye of the artists lens. The 'gaps' in each are actually what created the 'whole'.
Nice job, Carola. Thanks for the inspiration!

Domestic Scribbles said...

I've never seen something like Slickrock before--one less lacuna for me. ;o) Thank you for sharing your beautiful photographs.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

so many great photos. What a wonderful interpretation. Thank you for bringing these to us.(-:

foxysue said...

Hi Carol,

Lacuna sounds lovely the word conjures up images like yours: Yellow Stone #1 and the Glacier are my faves.

I loved the frosty morning pics too especially the frozen vessel of water, when you get a weather change that promotes beautiful pics you can't stop shooting no matter how cold! We had our first snow this morning everywhere is white over. I'm off to get my wellingtons on!

Have a lovely weekend

Sue x

sonyamacdesigns said...

I really like em all but I love the lack of color ... then the hidden color of Worthington Glacier hole.

Marilyn said...

Wonderful photos, every one of them. I hadn't heard of lacuna so had to consult my dictionary which says 'a gap or missing portion' - your photos show this well.

Joye Schwartz said...

Great photos! Love the snow and ice holes, great colors!!

Christine E-E said...

your photos are stunning! each one further explains LACUNA... how do you store all your photos? perhaps you could post your process for the photographer new-bies, like me! I struggle with organizing my albums...

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Das sind ja wieder wunderschöne Fotos, ganz besonders gut gefällt mir das Astloch.
Das Kind von meinem Let it snow Tag ist von Art Journey in Holland. Ich wünsche dir noch einen schönen Advent.

Diana said...

Gosh, Carola, you've been everywhere... I never heard of lacuna either. I always enjoy your photos...little peaks at wonderful places.

Marcie said...

Wonderful interpretation of the 'word'. Terrific series of images.

Monica said...

wow, you did great finding so many for this word. love the forst yellowstone shot.

Biomouse said...

Oh my god Carol dear how could I have not commented on your gorgeous post for weekword?!? I swear I looked at it several times and had so much fun thinking about old trips to Yellowstone and such *face palm* Well do forgive me for the late response, I adore the pictures you put together as a nature nerdo, and have not seen Slick Rock in Utah since I was a preteen and my parents dragged us all over the Southwestern U.S. I saw so many amazing natural landscapes on that trip and have spent years of my adult life trying to get back to those precious spots of beauty, though I know my 12 year old self was a terrible little wretch to be around when I had the chance to enjoy it the first time. Thanks for playing and bringing back great memories :)

Meegan, Blue Moon Mama said...

Carola, I'd love to add you to my Christmas card list if you wouldn't mind sending me your mailing address. My email is thebluemoonmama@gmail.com

Meant2B said...

i really love the colors of the yellow stone photo. i love them all really. and the thought that one crazy word could inspire it all.

soraya nulliah said...

Oh Carola...I love these pics and I love the "gaps"...I think the analogy to life in general is very apt...it is all those "gaps" and holes that make us who we are, that make us fully whole and make us resilient, unique, strong.
We are busy looking for a place...We are actulaly staying at the Officer Quarters on the Marine Base at Miramar so it's much much better than ahotel...2 large rooms, a kitchenette (but no stove) about 5 playgrounds within walking distance...I should stop complaining!! But still can't wait to get a bit settled! xxx

Kate on Clinton said...

Beautiful series - I think you captured the meaning of the lacuna perfectly.