Once a month Paula gives us 5 words to do with as we like – one photo or many. This month the words are: slivered, converted, ovine, traversed and muted.
© irene Waters 2018
Not a sliver of wood is to be seen on the muted hillside of Mt Tavurvur although if you look closely you will see people dotted over its side as they traverse, ovine in fashion, the hillside that converted Rabaul from the jewel of the South Pacific to a ghost town when it erupted, along with Mt Vulcan, in 1994. (Papua New Guinea)
Knives with blades so sharp are expertly wielded by children, as young as five, as they slice thin wood veneers even finer, converting the slivers from plank to matchstick.
Ovine traversing a hillside that over time converted from sea bed to mountainside.
In a library everything is muted – colour, sound, actions, lighting.
In response to Paula’s Thursday’s Special