Wednesday, April 12, 2017

yew and the moonlight

"Good Night -- Sweet Dreams," is a photo by Kit Brice.

A better name for it might be "A Beautiful Nightmare." 

The central pictorial element, the yew tree, is universally known in the west as the primary tree in cemeteries, and as such is a death symbol.

Plus I have always found the moment or hour when the full moon is obscured by clouds and is seen shining behind them as ominous, mildly frightening by itself, and suggestive of death.

There's no denying the beauty of this scene, but it's scary as well.

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