Welcome to this visual journal of all things small

By: Suzanne

Jan 20 2010

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Category: Flora and fauna, Root vegetables


Focal Length:70mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:NIKON D80

On a friend’s suggestion that I take pictures of small things…because for some reason they thrill me and because I love them for what they sometimes tell about a bigger story…I am beginning today.

This is a picture I took of a lonely half-price yam that I bought but can’t bear to roast. After the ride home in my bicycle pannier bag, followed by a photo session, my bird yam seemed to want to lie down. Its centre of gravity seemed most suited to napping.

By the way, if you’d like to know more about the hand behind YAM BIRD, see the ABOUT page.


11 comments on “Welcome to this visual journal of all things small”

  1. What a wonderful notion. If photography is your language, so too are words. The description of your yam bird and its fate in your hands is most compelling. Good luck. Can’t wait for further pictures and musings on “small things.”

  2. What ever happened to “yam bird” anyway? Did it shrivel? Grow roots? Curious…

  3. It’s still on my windowsill…shrivelling, soft bits getting softer. Maybe I’ll plant it if it grows shoots? Garden anyone?

  4. Wouldn’t it be great if you could breed it and have some teeny new ones!

  5. welcome to the blogosphere little yambird. i think you will have a lot of interesting things to say.

  6. This is lovely, Suzanne. The blog of small.

  7. Love it. In a teensy-tiny way.

  8. Suzanne, I am an old friend of the printer Jim Rimmer. Could you please contact me regarding the two small films you made of Jim? Many thanks.

  9. Hey Suzanne!
    I love this little dirty bird. Your photo journey of the life of the little yam bird is truly whimsical and uplifting. If only I could feel so good about a root vegetable when I have to peel one. But is it better to leave it to decompose? Hmmm, the controversies of life.

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