Our challenge this week, hosted by Amy, is about the Chinese theory of the five elements: Metal, Wood, Water, Fire, and Earth. Welcome to join in!
This Theory asserts that the world changes according to the five elements’ generating or overcoming relationships. Generating and overcoming are the complementary processes — the yin and yang — of Five Element Theory.
Generating processes promote development, while overcoming processes control development. By promoting and restraining, systems are harmonized and balance is maintained.
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With the five phases or elements, it was interesting to read about the ”cycles” or ”connections” people were seeking to tie what they were observing. I liked the picture above with the rusting truck with its ”guts” spilled out onto the ground, exposed to the air among the trees who will be the only witness to the ongoing decay.
Glad you found it interesting! That car is one of hundreds in that car graveyard. Unfortunately they are now very much dwindling and disintegrating so not much is left of them. I used to visit almost every second year before.
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The fire photograph shows its power. Fabulous photographs showcasing all of the elements.
I am so glad you enjoyed them, Isadora! I had fun putting them together.
Leya -I like the way you explained the five elements processes – and that metal car with other metal objects was such an interesting photo – well each photo fit the theme of course but that one was such a time gone by image
Yes, time gone by…I think almost all the crumbling cars in this yard are from the 40’s and 50’s. Glad you liked the explanation try!
Beautifully captured and thought!
Thank you – a fun challenge it was!
I saw a diagram on these elements and their relationship with each other but I didn’t understand it until I saw your explanation – sort of a rock, paper, scissors thing only more complex! Great photos as usual
Thank you! So happy to help out with the understanding, I had to read several times as well. Good the explanation works!
Agree – the simple and succinct explanation here was superb
Wonderful interpretation of the generating processes, Ann-Christine. I love that shot of the freshly tilled field. Beautiful! I’m wondering how old that rusting car is. The design of the car looks very old. 🙂
Thank you, Patti! Glad you enjoyed this post! The cars at Kyrkö Mosse are mostly form the 1940’s-1980’s. I guess this one is from the 40’s or 50’s. They are deteriorating fast now.
A-C, you have done it again …. I agree with Sue – your connections are wonderful. There is a poet inside you too.
;-D Thank you, Viveka. And also many thanks for the strange CD’s! Where did you find these?
Strange ….????!!!! I found them online … didn’t you like them … I loved them.
I loved them! But not your usual kind of music! 😀 You never stop surprising me!!!
Love your elemental connections, and the images…the dragonflies are great, as is the gently collapsing car at, I am guessing, Kyrko Mosse
Kyrkö Mosse it is! Glad you enjoyed the post!
I never saw that car, because I think it was a bit further along…
OK, I think it was on the other side of his house (shed) somewhere.
Great photos. Thoughtful comments too. P.S. I love the dragonflies!
Thank you, John! I love dragon flies too – especially when they sit down…so I can get a good capture!
They are accommodating. 🙂
What a wonderful post. So much to think about here as well as the excellent photos!
Thank you, Anne! I am happy to share these with you!
Such a thought provoking post relating the five elements along with your excellent visual photography. Thoroughly enjoyed viewing this Ann Christine.
And I am happy to share!
I, too, love the way you weave and interpret these five elements. Beautiful photo of the earth, water, metal, and wood. The fire is stunning! Thank you, Ann-Christine!
Thank you for a great challenge theme!
Thanks for explaining the overcoming and generating ideas of the elements. That balance is so important!
Balance is necessary – but difficult to keep up…Glad you liked the post.
Love the way you’ve woven the elements together in terms of their interactions Ann christine. And you found the perfect photos! That fire is amazing!
Thank you so much, Tina – so glad you enjoyed the post! Walpurgis Night is always a treat.