Saturday, October 21, 2023

Pic(k) of the Week: Into the Privet Woodland

Into the Privet woodland

The gentle gloom of a dense thicket, in a 120-acre suburban Piedmont forest, during an end-of-summer's light rain.

Mason Mill Park: DeKalb County, Georgia, USA. 14 September 2023.


  • On 16 September 2023, Flickr's editors selected this image for inclusion in Flickr's daily Explore feature.

  • The privet of the caption refers to the name of a park trail, itself referencing the invasive abundance of Chinese privet therein.
    Privet is a flowering plant in the genus Ligustrum. The genus contains about 50 species of erect, deciduous or evergreen shrubs, sometimes forming small or medium-sized trees, native to Europe, north Africa, and Asia. They may be evergreen or deciduous, and are tolerant of different soil types. They often have conspicuous heads of white flowers, followed by black berries. Various species of privet are now an invasive problem in North America, Australia, and New Zealand, because, due to their adaptability, they are able to outcompete and therefore displace native vegetation.

  • Musical selection
    • Miles Davis: In a Silent Way
    • Album: In a Silent Way (released: 1969)
    • Personnel:
      • Miles Davis (trumpet, leader);
      • Wayne Shorter (soprano saxophone);
      • Joe Zawinul (keyboards, composer);
      • John McLaughlin (electric guitar);
      • Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock (electric piano);
      • Dave Holland (double bass);
      • Tony Williams (drums).

  • Pic(k) of the Week: one in a weekly series of images posted on Saturdays, occasionally (but not the case today) with a good fermentable as the subject.
  • Photo 42 of 52, for year 2023. See hi-res version on Flickr: here.
  • Commercial reproduction requires explicit permission, as per Creative Commons.

  • Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M10 II.
    • Lens: Olympus M.40-150mm F4.0-5.6 R
    • Settings: 40 mm | 1/130 sec. | ISO 1000 | ƒ/4.0

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