Will the Circle Be Unbroken? (Travel Theme: Circles)


Ailsa’s theme this week is Circles.  One doesn’t have to look for very long before one finds any geometric shape in nature.   Circles are not excluded from that.  Here are a few that I’ve photographed this fall:

Flowers, of course, are circular in nature. But, have you ever noticed how many circles comprise a blossom?

Inner circles, larger circles,  surrounding circle of petals

Inner circles, a larger circles, surrounding circle of petals

The rings of a tree seem both defined yet infinite.

How old am I?

How old am I?

Few tree trunks — not even segments of the trunk — are perfect circles, but we see circles in the trunk, the branches, seeds, stumps.

Another tree rounding the circle of life

Another tree rounding the circle of life

One might think of a mushroom as being like an umbrella, a parabolic shape. But sometimes they flatten out. The entire shape doesn’t need to be visible for us to see a circle.

The edge of a mushroom top

The edge of a mushroom cap

Sometimes just an arc can make us see the complete circle. Then, again, some people can see anything in clouds. We are called dreamers.

Clouds, circling the sky

Clouds, circling the sky

Join others at Ailsa’s Where’s My Backpack? Travel Theme.

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5 responses to “Will the Circle Be Unbroken? (Travel Theme: Circles)

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  3. What a delightful collection of circular photos. I particularly like the knarled tree stump (lots of stress and pressure in those amazing woody forms) and the whimsy of the clouds. The hard and soft face of nature!

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  5. LOVE the mushroom Anne- Kathryn