This week I'm responding to a prompt from Kat Sloma of Kat Eye View. Her challenge is to pick a photo that you like. It may not be technically the best, but it should somehow brings you joy or brings you back to look again - A photo that simply touches you.
This is a shot that I took this week on Pulau Ubin - a small island near Singapore. I find this photo an odd mix - the hopeful green with the grey background. The calm ocean waters verses the chaotic glare of the wetlands. The thriving bird life verses the lost tree. Somehow, this survivor of a tree outlasted all other trees in this coastal wetland. How did it survive the salt water that exposed its roots? How did it ever grow in this location so far from its peers? Whatever its past, it looks lonely. Yet I can't help but think of it making the best of the situation, leaning toward the birds and playing in the mud!