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Left Behind


After a hard week's work, can we now just let it all go for the weekend?
I hope so!

 
(from when our 5 dead oak trees were being cut down)


Left Behind


After a hard week's work, can we now just let it all go for the weekend?
I hope so!

 
(from when our 5 dead oak trees were being cut down)


comments (48)

  • david
  • United States
  • 28 Aug 2009, 00:08
love those tones, the desaturation works so well here.
have a great weekend!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, David. You, too, have a great weekend after your first week of work in awhile!
I love this after the shot of the guy with the saw. Good stuff and made me smile except I 'm sorry you lost your trees! Great stuff.
Ginnie Hart: There are so many trees, Dawn, it never seems to make a difference when we have to cut any down. I think it's Nature's way of pruning the woods. The downed trees become someone's firewood of some creature's haven. Thanks again for stopping by.
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Aug 2009, 00:39
''Down Tools''.
Me too, I have promised not to take my work home with me this weekend. smile
Ginnie Hart: Good for you, SAVO. Sometimes we just have to say NO.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 28 Aug 2009, 01:11
that loaded excruciatingly slowly!! i was hoping for another pic of the tree dude lol but it's still a nice shot smile
Ginnie Hart: LOL, Elaine. I wasn't planning to but I may have to resurrect that guy for you ladies. grin BTW, the last couple days almost all SC images have really been loading slowly for me. I thought it was just me...but maybe not?
I'm a lumberjack and I'm okay...

sorry, couldn't resist! smile
Ginnie Hart: Maybe you'll have to give us a self-portrait, Larry, as a lumberjack...and we'll judge for ourselves. grin
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 28 Aug 2009, 02:47
Trademark GinnieGorgeous shot here.

The gear looks like a discarded S&M costume...and this thought has me smiling broadly.
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! I should have expected this from you, Ray! grin
Perfect for a Friday...Your processing is unique and it works here smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Debola. It did look like a Friday image! smile
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 28 Aug 2009, 02:54
Incredible colors/toning. So where's the guy?
Ginnie Hart: HA! As I told Elaine, I wasn't planning to but I may have to resurrect that guy for you ladies. grin
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 28 Aug 2009, 03:58
Where did he go? smile
Well done, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I was there, Kay, and have no idea. smile I may have to resurrect him for you ladies, though. grin
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 28 Aug 2009, 05:38
.....gringringrin.....when I read some of the comments, I think you have to do a re-run on that lumberjack....... wink.....
Great tones again and spot on, you did a great job to hang around those two and capture all the action there was, I have seen the album you made...it is amazing.
......and yes I will let it all go...once I am on my bike getting home from work, I have the wind in my hair, sun in the face....you to talk to...what else can I wish..nothing at all, have a great weekend with your grandson smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Astrid, I may HAVE to resurrect that guy. He would get a kick outta it, I'm sure! grin I altijd think of you on Fridays, knowing you have a respite for a couple of days, thankfully. I'll totally enjoy Nicholas, I know. I won't always have those chances in the future! Bedankt.
ça pourrait donner envie de travailler une telle photo... mais je préfère rester ici, assis à admirer tes photos
Ginnie Hart: You are always a sweetheart, O-P. Merci!
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 28 Aug 2009, 07:23
Beautiful job Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Tony.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 28 Aug 2009, 07:23
Did they have some sort of diseaseGinnie?
Ginnie Hart: HA! I did find out later that the father had to get a pace-maker inserted...which explained why they were gone for one month in between these 4 trees and the last tree they cut! Things happen!
Wonderful processing! Love the color tones.
Have a great weekend!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Pernilla. You, too.
  • Alan Rolfe
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Aug 2009, 08:05
Sounds like a good idea to leave work behind for the weekend (especially here as we have a public holiday on Monday - last one before Christmas sad ) Does the tree feller get to keep the wood (and sell it on?)
Ginnie Hart: Our public holiday is NEXT weekend, Alan...the first Monday in September, Labor Day. I didn't realize you had one today! We're lucky to then get another one (Thanksgiving) in November, a month before Christmas.

In this case, the guy DID take some of the wood for his dad's fireplace. The rest he left lying on the ground as a natural habitat for the forest creatures. It's the least I can do for Mother Earth!
Abducted by aliens all that remained was his belt! Have a nice weekend but avoid bright hovering objects in the sky that are humming
Ginnie Hart: And I thought it was the Second Coming, Bill. grin But then, in that case, I was the one left behind. That ain't gonna happen!
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Aug 2009, 08:31
Job done! A woodland still life - nice one.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: Yup. For that day, the job was done, Ingrid. I love the woods, even with this equipment in it.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 28 Aug 2009, 08:33
Yes, hard work- and now such a sad look enhanced by your toning , but it seems to be necessary- I remember a similar situation some years ago in front of our house- then I rolled with me one thick slice of the old trunk as I see on your pic, now it is serviceable to flowerpots on the balcony- a kind of remembrance! A recovering weekend for you, too! I'm feeling full of power after my wonderful-rich journey to Devon/Cornwall! St. Ives could be a destination of desire for your honeymoon!
Ginnie Hart: I'm guessing for him it was a happy feeling, Philine, because it meant he had no more trees to climb or cut that day. Time to go home! It's so good to see you back. I have thought of you every day and just wish you had your own blog to show us YOUR images of your wonderful time away! Do tell us more about this honeymoon place! smile
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 28 Aug 2009, 08:39
Great photo Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Vintage.
Has Chris been round with his hammer and done the guy in so you can have a quite weekend?Nice one Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: HA! You never know what that Chris will be up to next! grin Thanks, Mick.
  • Tonitones
  • united Kingdom
  • 28 Aug 2009, 09:08
U put a story and life ino everything smile
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Toni. Thank you. There are so many stories waiting to be told everywhere I go!
Is he off to have buttered scones, Ginnie?
Ginnie Hart: Now THAT would make my day, Chad...for ME. How did you know I just LOVE scones, buttered or not!
  • namaki
  • France
  • 28 Aug 2009, 09:32
I like that scene ... you can feel all the accomplished work !
Ginnie Hart: All in a day's job, Namaki. Sometimes the tools tell the story all by themselves! Merci.
always those wonderful tones ! i'm fan of this processing. Congrats
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Jean=Luc. Thank you kindly.
After a hard work, the logging man went and had a rest!
Enjoy your weekend Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, he did, Richard. smile Merci.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 28 Aug 2009, 10:20
Ginnie, ik weet dat je al heel goed het Nederlands kan begrijpen en lezen, daarom zou ik jou willen een paar woorden poezie toesturen, geschreven door Maria Vasalis, Aan een boom in het Vondelpark

Er is een boom geveld met lange groene lokken.
Hij zuchtte ruisend als een kind
terwijl hij viel, nog vol van zomerwind.
Ik heb de kar gezien, die hem heeft weggetrokken.
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. How very sweet, Philine. Beetje bij beetje I am indeed able to read het Nederlands and am loving it. I did get the translator out for this poem, however. Ontzettend bedankt voor sending it to me. You're a sweetheart!
Amazing tones Ginnie - the details of the wooden plank are brilliant. Hope you have a nice weekend smile
Ginnie Hart: That wooden plank flanks the play set area in the woods, Thomas. That's why we needed to cut these trees, so that they wouldn't fall into that area! Thanks.
I like this series
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Chantal.
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 28 Aug 2009, 11:45
I'll be working this weekend, but will look forward to downing the tools next weekend.
Lovely shot, but Wednesday's held just a tad more interest LOL
Ginnie Hart: Good for you, Aussie, Next weekend is our Labor Day holiday...a good weekend to down the tools! smile I've told some of the others that I may have to resurrect that lumberjack for some of you ladies. I do have several images of him to show. grin
A good story shot without any people in it Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Funny how that can happen, Brian. I like that idea. Thanks.
  • Mia
  • United States
  • 28 Aug 2009, 15:15
Sounds like a plan, Ginnie! Its a little ironic how you showed us the guy in the previous picture and abandoned tools in this one grin I'd be in a hurry to have him finish up and come in for a cuppa!
Ginnie Hart: HA! I may just have to resurrect him and bring him back, Mia. grin Thanks.
This was coffeetime!
Ginnie Hart: I think you're right, Wim. smile
he's just gone for a bacon buttie Ginnie..wont be long. Good one again.
Ginnie Hart: HA! One day I'm gonna have one of those, Ron! grin Thanks.
  • MARIANA
  • United States
  • 28 Aug 2009, 16:58
Super compo and awesome processing. You are a master of processing work smile)
Ginnie Hart: You are way too generous with your praise, Mariana, but I do like playing around. smile Thank you kindly.
They look like they've been abandoned must be good coffee you make them...have a nice weekend,Cheers, HC
Ginnie Hart: The thought of giving them good coffee really is nice, HC. smile Thanks.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Aug 2009, 22:10
I was thinking about your dead oaks today. We had a huge branch come down in last nights winds from an old ash tree. I have spent my day trying to clear the drive - only thought about taking a photograph afterwards ;0(
Ginnie Hart: It can really be a mess, Mike, I know. I watched them cut down the big oak that took 6 hours to fell and then clean up. Hopefully there was no damage for you. Could you use the wood for firewood, I wonder?
  • Liang
  • United States
  • 28 Aug 2009, 22:57
Hard work definitely deserves a good break, thank goodness for the weekend. =]
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Liang. Exactly!
  • Andy
  • USA
  • 28 Aug 2009, 23:19
Really cool colors here! Everyone needs a break! Glad its the weekend.
Ginnie Hart: We all need at least one "seventh day of rest" a week, Andy, for sure. Thanks.
  • martie
  • United States
  • 29 Aug 2009, 03:11
Oh my goodness! Did the spirit of the trees get him, leaving only the tools of destruction? Great shot and processing.
Ginnie Hart: The spirit of the trees is within him, judging from what I saw, Martie. smile Thanks.
  • JulianG
  • Argentina
  • 29 Aug 2009, 04:47
What do I spend to the Oaks, which died, Ginnie??sad good weekend!smile
Ginnie Hart: That wood makes excellent firewood, Julian, and would make a good sale for someone. But some of the wood went to the tree cutters for free and the rest I left in the woods as a natural habitat for the wee creatures. It is Nature's way, as you know! Thanks.
Remember the trees in Walt Disney's Fantasia? Perhaps your trees took their revenge.

I've got good photos of a Dallas truck driver and a hard-hatted dock worker with the best grin... Maybe we need to make a calendar for the working class and those who admire them ;-)
Ginnie Hart: I am definitely gonna work up a collage this week of the lumberjack for all the ladies who admired him, Linda. That will be fun. I never thought of it till I started getting all the wistful comments. How fun. smile

No, I don't remember those trees from Fantasia. Sometimes I marvel more at what I DON'T remember than at what I do!
Once again, I'm very fond of your processing and framing : Great work !!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Zeb! Merci.
Great color tones here ...
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Mohammadreza.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 29 Aug 2009, 18:45
well, that's what i'm doing right now! grin just stepping back and relaxing.. nice toning here.. smile
Ginnie Hart: So glad you did that, Rian. Bravo! smile Thanks.
  • Jane
  • United States
  • 29 Aug 2009, 21:03
I can relate to this one Ginnie. The good news is firewood; the bad is that the oaks died. Love the soft colors here and the texture.
Ginnie Hart: I've come to think of the dead trees as Nature's way of thinning out the woods, Jane. She knows what she's doing. What isn't used for firewood becomes a natural habitat for the wee creatures. I just sit back and watch. The oak trees, however, are my favorites, so there always IS a bit of sadness when they go!
  • Ti
  • United States
  • 30 Aug 2009, 17:21
Yes, I left behind many friends after I left SC... time for me to drop in and say hello again in this dreadful raining Sunday...

It just started here, Ginnie, you have it up there yet? smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you so much, Ti, for coming back for a peek. I have NOT forgotten you! It's raining again this Monday morning...a wonderful soaking rain. To me it is a bit of heaven because I love the rain, especially here in Atlanta where we poften have drought.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 30 Aug 2009, 18:07
Aaah..the after-thoughts of a hard day's work. Love the processing.
Ginnie Hart: When we lay down our tools, Marcie, THAT is the moment of celebration! Thanks.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 31 Aug 2009, 08:25
It has been a hard day's night ...

Yes, break for the weekend.
Ginnie Hart: I do hope you got a GOOD break, Louis!

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