Sunday, November 15, 2020

Pic(k) of the Week: Autumn farrago

Autumn farrago

Charlie the dog and I were walking through the wood. We paused to admire this view of an autumn thicket, chaotic yet calm. Well, I did, anyway.

Seminary Wood, in Legacy Park, in the city of Decatur, Georgia, USA: 14 November 2020.

  • This week's Pic(k) of the Week is tardy by 24 hours. Coprolite happens.
  • Ordo ab hoc: "order from chaos" or, literally, "order from this." A motto adopted by the Freemasons (of whose group, I'm not a member) in the 18th century, altering it to "ordo ab chao" ("order from chaos"), alluding to the book of Genesis in the Torah and the gospel of John in the Christian Bible.
  • Farrago (from this posts's caption):
    Farrago might seem an unlikely relative of "farina" (the mealy breakfast cereal), but the two terms have their roots in the same Latin noun. Both derive from "far," the Latin name for "spelt" (a type of grain). In Latin, farrago meant "mixed fodder" - cattle feed, that is. It was also used more generally to mean "mixture." When it was adopted into English in the early 1600s, "farrago" retained the "mixture" sense of its ancestor. Today, we often use it for a jumble or medley of disorganized, haphazard, or even nonsensical ideas or elements.
    Merriam Webster.

  • Pic(k) of the Week: one in a weekly series of images posted on Saturdays, and occasionally, but not always (as is the case today), with a good fermentable as the subject.
  • Photo 46 of 52, for year 2020. See it on Flickr: here.
  • Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M10 II.
    • Lens: Olympus M.40-150mm F4.0-5.6 R
    • Settings: 53 mm | 1/80 | ISO 200 | f/5.6
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