Friday, August 07, 2009

Get Low - PH

PhotoHunt theme : Low

Enjoying some tranquility.....

After a week of hectic city life, I enjoy spending my time with Mother Nature. It's especially enjoyable when my family or good friends join me. Another plus is the low cost of such an outing. :)

Looking high and low for ECL.....

A fig tree laden with fruits!

At the farm, we would come across trees laden with low-hanging fruit. The fruit on these lower branches are not as ripe as the fruit on higher branches, but it is usually more abundant and easier to pick. From this comes the popular expression "low hanging fruit", which means selecting the easiest task or the most readily achievable goal.

As our General Election is coming, I'm beginning to be more interested in our current affairs.


In the political arena, a politician set a number of easily attainable goals, essentially low hanging fruit, and accomplish them with minimal effort. The voters may perceive the politician's actions as proof of his strong work ethic, but in reality he only reached for the political benefits of low hanging fruit.

I see it as a negative since the picker knows how low the quality of the fruit is and picks it anyway. By consistently choosing the immediate gratification of low hanging fruit, I see the politician as lazy or unambitious. It's worse when he tells me, he wants to 'maintain a low profile'. That is not good news to his voters.










First Commenter - Lina

51 comments:

  1. ECL, the last two paragraphs is deep...

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  2. By looking at your first photograph, I could feel a sense of peace and tranquility. Where was the picture taken?

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  3. I love passionfruit. I like eating it on its own provided if it isn't too sour.

    I have never eaten fresh figs before. Just the dried ones.

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  4. sometimes we need to be at low to see more...

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  5. Oh great! Finally I see the Adgi widget ECL, now can click on ur Adgi when dropping EC woot! :)

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  6. How many times in our lives do we settle for "Low Hanging Fruit" because it is easy and does not take much effort?
    When take that step up and go for a higher place and when we get there we realize that the joy of our harvest is worth much more then the effort we thought we have put into to get there.

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  7. Here it's not yet saturday but I think politicians are the same in the whole world. Low effort to fullfil all the promises, lol !

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  8. Thanks for the post. It reminds me of some good time with Mother Nature, with you!

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  10. only fig newtons for me =)

    family outings are great most esp if enjoyed in a very tranquil place =)

    is that your family farm or you just visit?

    enjoy your weekend ECL!

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  11. All nice takes on the theme. Have a great weekend. Are you laying low this weekend too?

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  12. I just hope the lines are better this week. It's stressful having low or no internet access in this part of the world. Anyway, I'm glad you enjoyed your outing. :)

    http://crizcats.blogspot.com/

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  13. Interesting post with many good points! Well done! :)

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  14. I like outings like this too, chance to allow the kids to be exposed to mother nature and all. But! But! But!! Minus those commando mosquitoes will be perfect!! :P

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  15. really wonderful and meaningful post for the theme. well done.

    happy weekend.

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  16. Hi ECL,
    Wow wonderful imagery and a very powerful statement as well! Good for you!!

    please know I have been in a great deal of pain and had to go to the DR. today.

    I have a pinched sciatic nerve. Forgive me for taking so long to return your lovely visits to my blog, but, the last 2 days have been very painful.

    I am better now with medication and trying very hard to visit and get caught up.

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend! I too prefer to reach higher as opposed to lower!!!!

    hugs,
    Jackie:-)

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  17. We need to reach higher to attain some good fruits in life. Good to have some mother nature time too to unwind.

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  18. Nice takes on the theme. I love your photos.

    Happy weekend!

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  19. Ms ECL, I love the idea of the low hanging fruits, very easy to pick, if it is allowed. Nice photos for the theme!

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  20. i wanna join you too. nothing beats the beauty of nature.

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  21. I love how creative you are with the "low" theme, so many ways to read it!

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  22. Excellent low post. I like how you really got into this one. ;-)

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  23. Great take on the theme. I'm glad you and your mother had some peaceful time together and I love the way you wrote this incorporating politicians into the low theme.

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  24. Oh that is very interesting to go that place. Singapore is far from here....Thanks for sharing my friend. Take care. Enjoy your weekend. Mine is up.

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  25. Great shots and interesting take on the theme, ECL, very profound!!
    Enjoy your weekend :)

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  26. Pretty good, ECL! Great use of the word 'low' throughout the post.

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  27. I love those trees with the figs. I had never seen such a tree~

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  28. Wonderful photos!! I have never seen a fig tree before.

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  29. Very creative post with lots of food for thought!

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  30. I love the first picture, where is this place?

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  31. Ya, where is this place? Have not tried passion fruit. Wonder how it tastes? Someone told me that it's very yummy.

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  32. i love low hanging fruits, picking is easier :-) nice take on the theme!

    http://my-crossroad.com/2009/08/photohunt-173-low-grounds.html

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  33. I've never seen a fig tree before.

    Low cost is a definite plus!

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  34. I counted there are 9 "low" words in your post excluding the title! haha! Am I free or what?

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  35. Yeah, I agree spending time with mother nature does not cost much. It's really low cost and low expenses outing.

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  36. A low hanging fruit is good what, can pluck them easier no need to climb a ladder. LOL!

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  37. But you are right about the politicians who set too easily attainable goals. Politicians maintaining low profile? Haha! Then better not become a politician!

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  38. Where is this place? Looks like a nice place to visit. :)

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  39. oh, that is a fig tree, I think I have seen it before but didn't know that it was fig. Only seen dried ones sold in shops

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