Friday, March 20, 2015

Rustic Beauty and Decay ~ An old Mine ...

There is something so visually interesting to me about something in a state of decay. When there are wonderful textures and vibrant combinations of color, in an ever slowly changing state ... it is even more fantastic! 

These photos were taken up at my friend Tim's ranch up near Santa Maria. On the property there is an old diatomaceous earth mine, which was so fun to photograph!

Just heard this Debussy piece, below, at the Disney Hall last month and somehow I thought of it, to go with this post! Please press play. ;)

Through that open spot in the photo above ... this is the view inside of the diatomaceous earth, left behind.

Life is one long decay, no?
There's a lot of beauty in it.
Like the patina in an old city.
~Urs Fischer

Love creating abstracts from the crazy colors and shapes and beautiful textures ... the rust and the blue below. Gotta love those complimentary colors! ;)

There is no such thing as death.
In nature nothing dies.
From each sad remnant of decay,
some forms of life arise.
~Charles Mackay

This, below, might be my favorite ...

I have always looked on decay as being 
just as wonderful 
and rich an expression of life
as growth.
~Henry Miller

If you don't know what Diatomaceous earth is, you can read this. What is cool, is that it consists of fossilized diatoms ... a type of hard-shelled algae! 

Hope you are having a beautiful March!

Blessings and light!


MunirGhiasuddin said...

Thank you for such an interesting post.
Yes, things are always changing. Some sprouting and some decaying.

rjerdee said...

Such a wonderful juxtaposition of brilliant colors and rustic earth! Loved this post.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing. Loved it.

Unknown said...

Your artistic eye caught the most interesting images! Love the colors and textures!

Tammie Lee said...

wonderful artful photos of the old mine!

Cobalt Violet said...

Thanks for the comments! Always appreciate the visits an feedback! :) Big blessings!

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