“When I see lover’s names carved into a tree I don’t think it’s cute, I just think it’s strange how many people take knives on a date.”
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21 thoughts on “A Declaration of Love”
Love the quote and very true indeed 🙂
Thank you I found it quite amusing myself.
Yes! Why would you?
I am not sure,unless you live in the wilderness of Cornwall and have to fend off a wild cat.
Hahaha i never thought about it! But i agree.. Totally weird!
It is a little bit strange, isn’t it?
Thanks for taking the time to comment.
Yeah very haha and your welcome, i love reading this sort of things.. 🙂
I, too have never thought about it….why indeed. And at the end of the day it’s vandalism, and not respectful to nature…..
Many people agree with you Sue, It is vandalism and although some of the trees seemed to have recovered the scars remain.
Very funny, yes if you think about it, well planned dates?
Yes very forward thinking and also maybe a bonus point if that is the type of man you are looking for.
I’ve never thought about that either. Ha ha ha! Weirdos. Your photos of the carvings are fantastic but I have to say that it’s a practice I hate. Nothing says love like defacing and scarring a tree, right?
I have always wondered where the tradition came from, maybe at a time when there was no paper or internet to update everyone with your status update. I am not a fan of graffiti including this type and I have never been inclined to do it myself. I much prefer a love lock on a bridge.
Good point! 🙂
Lol Ben .. Good point!
Excellent point. Thanks!
Yes Robin is is an interesting question. Something to ponder on till next year.
I have to join the group in saying the quote is awesome. 🙂 Such a good point.
I also really like your treatment of these carvings in B&W, I think it adds more character, texture, and story to them. In a lot of ways I first saw them differently. Some look like images from Graphic Art while others look like skin, some metallic even. Grouping them together like this also helped me to get lost in what they are and aren’t.
Thanks for taking the timw to comment. Black and white and texture always mix well together, I added a soft pink to the shadows that you can just feel which helps soften the blacks. I am glad that they made you look beyond the simple carving.
Also the quote is pretty funny.
Interesting point that you added the soft pink, and ironic perhaps. 😉 You worked this well.