This ‘architectural’ image is from a photograph of decaying agapanthus leaves.
The component elements in this image comprise falling trees, decaying vegetation, tangled undergrowth and a broken fence – and the picture was taken on a dull day. But for me the serendipity harmony of shapes and muted colours produced a scene of quiet, calm beauty.
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A few years ago the sheep field next to our house acquired a new gate; a modern, tubular steel model. The old wooden gate post was left lying at the edge of the field, slowly rotting away, with interesting patterns and textures forming.
There is something strangely attractive about the decaying posts of groynes, finally defeated by the ravages of the sea. For me, their shapes, colours and textures are irresistible. Their gnarled turrets and towers often suggest a land of myths and legends – especially so when they are nestled in dark grey/brown seaweed.
Only the decaying roots remain of a once proud tree. Even so, they provide a fascinating natural habitat. The question is ‘Who might live in a house like this?’
Against the old lifeboat house in Periglis Bay rests a retired rudder. Its days of usefulness long since passed, it has fallen into a state of decay. Oil-caked boards, peeling paint and encroaching rust create an image combining colour, pattern and texture.