Monday, May 7, 2012

Look at all the people not here tonight

When Robert Schumann left his native Zwickau at the age of eighteen to study law in Leipzig, he still didn’t know exactly what he wanted to do with his life, so says this. Some of us are considerably older and still don't exactly know. Whilst I comb through dust bunnies, dog-eared pages, & freezer-burned effluvia pretending to figure such a thing out, here are some pictures sans humans.

























































































































19 comments:

Tengrain said...

Graves, you swine!

I refuse to believe that these pictures are from Clevelandistan, and that you took them.

Rgds,

Tengrain

Demeur said...

What? No music ♬ to darkthroning in the woods? There must be music. ♬
Perhaps the score from "Godzilla meets Bambi" might be in order.

Randal Graves said...

californistan, as silly as believing that your state is nothing but smog, silicone, & corruption.

demeur, spin whatever you wish. 'tis darkthroning, there are no rules, as long as it's not the American version of Gojira.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

here are some pictures sans humans.

The best kind! (Shadows and orbs are o.k.)
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Lisa Golden said...

We - people - just aren't that important, are we?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

We just flat out ruin stuff, Lisa.
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Randal Graves said...

if, I notice you left out your furry/feathered friends. Don't think we don't know that you're building an unholy fauna army to try and steal Lake Erie once the World War Water beings.

lisa, not unless you can jam out some swanky power chords for my ears, no.

Beach Bum said...

Awesome images of unspoiled nature but somehow your pictures bring to mind the eternal question of where bears poop.

Lisa Golden said...

No power chords here. Thunder is right. We just ruin things.

Prunella Vulgaris said...

The shopping cart in the water represents the end of the American dream, the quagmire of Western Imperialism and the murk of capitalism. The sun is an archetype of the Enlightenment in which mankind rode rocketships of knowledge through the wilderness of the Dark Ages. The very act of a cracker man in suburban Parmastan taking a picture with a camera utilizing rare earth elements is a commentary on his hegemonic place in the power structure of masculinities.

Laura said...

Unspoiled nature?
Am I the only one young enough in this crowd to notice the shopping cart in the pond?

((Hugs))
Laura

Laura said...

Hmmm... Ok, someone else posted as I posted and saw it too.
Alright.. move along, nothing to see here.....

Randal Graves said...

duchess, you're both a believer, and a chick, so that's two whole strikes against your tabula rasa which I, as Enlightened Man, wish to fill with knowledge pay no attention to the guillotine behind the curtain.

laura, I was wondering the same thing. I'm thoroughly disappointed in the rest of you.

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susan said...

It's occurred to me many more times than once that the reason we're here is to appreciate scenes such as these.

Jim H. said...

Darkthroning! Cool deers.

Freezer-burned effluvia in the towering slab?

Will you be leaving Zwickau anytime soon?

Whatever you do with your life, make it beautiful.

Tom Harper said...

That picture at the top is from my favorite Grade Z sci-fi movie: The Attack of the Cone People.

S.W. Anderson said...

More very nice pix, Randal. Well done.

Just be careful about freezer-burned effluvia. That was the spécialité de la maison at a couple of cafeterias of my reluctant acquaintance. (Urp!)

Randal Graves said...

susan, spoken like someone who has failed to appreciate the value found in cubicle life.

jim, we're supposed to do something with this? Shit.

tom, the only way they can be defeated is when falls the night of the lepus.

SWA, I didn't know that you knew someone who worked at Famous Ray's! It *is* a small world, after all.