Saturday, October 14, 2023

Pic(k) of the Week: Tree at summit of Arabia Mountain

Tree at summit of Arabia Mountain

Amidst a yellow riot of autumnal, native Porter's sunflowers, a wizened tree stands alone on the craggy summit of Arabia Mountain.

DeKalb County (Stonecrest), Georgia, USA. 29 September 2023.


  • The caption above contains six adjectives in one sentence —even if "alone" is employed as an adjective in adverb position. What's next? "It was a dark and stormy night"? The grammarian in me compelled me to mention this!

  • Composed primarily of granite-gneiss migmatite rock, Arabia Mountain is a monadnock —"an isolated small mountain that rises abruptly from a gently sloping or virtually level surrounding plain."

  • Musical selection
    • Ralph Vaughan Williams: Romance for Strings, Piano, and Harmonica (composed: 1951)
    • Sir Neville Marriner: Academy of St Martin in the Fields (recorded: 1977)
    • Tommy Reilly: harmonica

  • 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 41 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: 58 mm | 1/250 sec. | ISO 400 | ƒ/8.0

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