Tuesday, April 22, 2008

A Greener kind of Green (Earth Day!)


Backwards pan while driving

New Wheat

Interstate 40, 1/8 at 70mph.

Mayflower AR, bottoms- flooded

As Spring gives way to Summer, the lighter greens of Sweetgum and varied Oaks will darken to match the deeper hues of the pine.


For the Earth is the Lord's,
and all the fullness therein.
(Somewhere in the Psalms)

All pictures (c) by Kirk Jordan, and taken in Central Arkansas between April 16-22, 2008

The hardest task for today's Mighty Work edition was editing down to a small selection. This has to be our greenest (and wettest) Spring ever, and I've been going plum crazy with virid delight.

There is something about light pouring through a chloroplast, that makes you feel like you are looking at life itself... or the plant equivalent of blood.
To be honest, it may be kind of stupid to post pictures of radiant green, because the experience on your monitor will never punch the eye with same kind of force.


This kind of verdant delight is not without cost. For some Arkansas's flooding see:

The Mighty Work Project exists to affirm, everyday is Earth-is-the-Lord's Day.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Photo Riddle: Can you guess what this is?

Drainage ditch?
Swim Lanes?
Skipping Rock?

Answer: Side of a tractor trailer (turned sideways to confuse you!)

Monday, April 14, 2008

And the theme is...? 4/14/08


All images April 7-13, 2008 Central Arkansas (c) by Kirk Jordan

pic one: Sweetgum in "Calico" green
Pic two: Elm
Pic three: Willow oak by night, ASA 3200, 4 seconds hand-held, with flash
Pics four and six: Unknown Oak with twist and shout zoom motion.
Pic five: Scarlet (?) Oak, covered in floral catkins.

The Mighty Works Project exists to thank God for chloroplasts.

Friday, April 11, 2008

the Green Tsunami 4/11/08

I have friends who live North of my Arkansas Latitude. They send me pictures in the Fall, showing me what awaits us - as our temperatures are slower to dip. I send them pictures in the Spring, predicting their future.

Be warned, a huge green wave is heading your way.

Photo Buff stuff: Picture taken through the front windshield, along Interstate 40 between Little Rock and Conway. 1/8 of a second at f32 ISO as low as it would go. With subsequent color bump.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

New Green: 4/04/08

the Green Revolution (c) by Kirk Jordan

In these last few weeks we have seen nothing short of a remaking of the world.
(that is, central Arkansas, following excessive rains)

Two weeks ago - bricks, sticks, and brackish bones,
This week, cream of green, lima bean - and foamy loam.

the Mighty Works Project exists to suggest big transformations, with few words.