Day 24 – Why?

 

I have walked past this gate more times than I care to think about. It right in the centre of our local woodlands where the 3 main paths meet and it stands proudly there, always locked and yet what is it’s purpose? I have stood at this gate and pondered this question over and over again. There is no old fence, or even natural boundary yet here it stands alone and pointless apart from providing every person who ever comes across it with an unsolved mystery and for people like me a photograph that for once even I can see, rocks!

lone gate in morning sunlight and frost

“Still round the corner there may wait, A new road or a secret gate.” ~ J. R. R. Tolkien

Ps… Linking into Sweet Shot Tuesday and The Creative Exchange

10 Responses

  1. I love the way you photographed this Molly, and the light is just beautiful!

    Thank you so very much for sharing with us this week at The Creative Exchange.

    Have a fantastic day!

    lisa.

  2. wonderful photo! nice place too. thanks for the visit.

  3. beautiful work… love the light, and the mystery! :)

    (and the quote, too-perfect!)

  4. I love this photo! It has a special quality! You can walk up to the gate, stop, and turn back…OR…you can walk around this special gate to see what lies ahead. Fun!! Thank you for sharing! ~Sweet7D

  5. Nice photo.

    Regards and best wishes

  6. I love this image! Maybe it’s just there so people will stop and wonder.

  7. Molly, lovely shot. The light is gorgeous!

  8. A wonderfully curious shot. Beautiful lighting and composition.

  9. Ah yes, I see what you mean about the lone gate. Why is here, what is its function, and who placed it here. Just like my:

    http://www.davidrwetzelphotography.wordpress.com/2012/02/15/anyone-hear-me-know/

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