Ivycide Posted on Wednesday, 3rd October , 2012 by Stephen G. Hipperson Almost like an extinction event for this Ivy – not only a relatively recent butchering of the main stem, but evidence of a much older event of similar nature, in that the ghost of old stems still show on the wall. ——Stephen——- Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailPinterestLike this:Like Loading... Related
A whole little story hidden in this photo 🙂
And I like the composition with the green framing the grey center part.
Good grief. This is a deceptively benign photograph … until I see the severed trunk! EEEK!
I like this and hate this very much… 🙂
🙂 Thank you!
There was a big bush to the right so I was a little limited with my framing – I don’t carry secateurs round with me when I’m out doing the thing.
I agree with George, love and hate at the same time….
But I definitely love that you saw and captured this image, it evokes many thoughts.
Thank you. I caught sight of it and then the story seemed to unfold.
lovely observation Stephen – your words are as captivating as your camera
Thank you! – I’m not known for my words.
Someone doesn’t like the ivy. Nice capture of the ivy “ghost”.
🙂 – That was my first thought – somebody really doesn’t like Ivy. 🙂
Well, I’m in the minority here, so I’ll keep my cheers subdued. Ivy is a non-native invasive in these parts, and it took me the better part of four years to completely clear it from our yard; had to do exactly what you show in this picture. *evil cackle* I regret not a moment of it!
Also, I agree with Truels: the green framing the scene is excellent.
Often, when I’m walking in the woods, I find that somebody has cut through the stems of the Ivy that’s growing into the trees, leaving a horrible decaying mess entangling the trees – though I can understand this practice, to save the trees from damage, it does look an eyesore and discourages birds from nesting in it.