Articles by Helgardas

Would you dare to touch it?

In ancient times, Lithuania was a real Oakland. Researchers believe that in XVI century oaks were covering around 20 percent of the total forest area. Some of those ascendants are still out there.Here is a photo of an old oak which growths near the place I live.      Every tree has its own history. I do not know what is the story of this particular oak. On the other hand,you definitely feel different or at least strange being near. You want to touch it and of course, feel something.... continue reading

Heart of a Dog

Here is a short story of Argos, the dog who could be called the most loyal canine in history. In the pictures I share, you see Kora, the dog we own, and other our pack members. That‘s our family.     Argus is the best example of the loyal friend. In Homer's Odyssey, Argos is Odysseus faithful dog. After ten years fighting in Troy, followed by ten more years struggling to get home to Ithaca, Odysseus finally arrives at his homeland. Odysseus bred Argos himself. In his days as a pup,... continue reading

"Carpe diem"!

The most common symbolic use of the skull is a representation of death. At first impression it carries a negative aura and nowadays more often its portrayal express everything what can be associated with evil in general. However, it can have and another meaning such as life after death, which leads to joy and fulfillment, celebration of life or cheerful memory of the dead one. For instance, a famous day of dead which is celebrated throughout Mexico can be associated more over with joy than sadness... continue reading

A Present of Presence

In winter season while theweather is growing colder, even the wood smoke out of the neighbors chimney could be seen as the last breath of the dead one. Norther in Europe, where the seasons are clear, daytime shelter deprived people of sunlight. Just look around - what a beautiful melancholic atmosphere!     Today we associate melancholy with longing and nostalgia, but in the time of Aristotle, melancholy was understood as a specific physiological condition caused by a body inbalance,... continue reading

A Clever Hans

Here is a horse who lives with his friends in a neighborhood. I would call him a clever horse Hans. Why?He cannot do arithmetic or talk in a human voice, but his clever gaze or his manner to come to greet me makes his actions in a way very humane.At these moments I talk to him and a strange feeling comes that he can understand me! So let be his name Hans!   In a history of science, a horse named Hans is known for a remarkable capabilities including arithmetic or language skills. Well,... continue reading

The Three Sister‘s Chant

In "Macbeth" William Shakespeare uses the three witches characters, sometimes called as the weird sisters. The Three Witches represent evil, darkness, chaos, they appear with rain and thunder andtheir presence refers to treason and impending doom. Generally their role in Macbeth is approached as a philosophical question of destiny: Is Macbeth‘s life predetermined or is he a master of his own fate?If the life of Macbeth is already determined, than the sisters are informing him on his future.... continue reading

An Old Oak Tree

That's an old oak tree with unknown history. Its massive trunk and expressive branches have enchanted our look. I would say nothing is holier, nothing is more exemplary than a beautiful, strong tree. And even more I adore it when it stands alone, like a lonely person or a sanctuary.By the way, under the tree was found a fresh sign of moose sleeping place. Unfortunately, the mammal king of a forest has left it before we came in a scene.    Probably most of you have a photo of a tree... continue reading

The Portrait of the Animal

Here I want to share some simple pictures of animals on black background. I do like it, because its focus is on a part of figure isolated from natural background. Though the animal is isolated from its natural surroundings whether it be a park, a zoo or a forest, these pictures somehow look “alive”. When I first saw that bison looking sideways and passing away from my vision field, I felt a bit disappointed that no worth pictures have made. However, being at home and checking the photos, his sad... continue reading

A picture of a fox... or some general thoughts on vision.

Being in a forest and mostly with a photo camera, I have felt many times over that it was not I who was looking at the surroundings while my expectations to see a wild animal had fulfilled. On certain days before seeing an animal, I felt that it was rather the unseen animals were looking at me. It’s like playing hide and seek. Probably it was like that, buton the other hand, sometimes there is a point at which you see it, but one no longer knows who sees and who is seen, who is taking a picture... continue reading

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