Weekly Photo Challenge: DESCENT


The English language is often ambiguous/indeterminate, and DESCENT proves to be no exception.

Here are some stairs to descend at the New Century Theater at Smith College, Northampton:

Descending the Stairs

And here is the snow descending upon us — gently, for once! — last winter (not yet this year, fingers crossed):

Snow, descending

And here is a fine specimen from whom Darwin traced our human descent:

Grandpa at the Cologne Zoo

(Photo is taken at the Cologne Zoo by The Hub).

And I’ll wind up with the  magnificent spectacle in the Arizona desert when the sun makes its nightly descent:

When the Sun Goes Down

(Makes you feel like applauding, doesn’t it? Well done, God!)

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16 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: DESCENT

  1. jfb57 says:

    I love the story these tell!

  2. Well done, indeed. This one has me stumped. Kudos, kiddo. 😉

  3. tms says:

    Well done, Judith!

  4. Mabel Kwong says:

    Excellent interpretations of this week challenge! Very creative of you, Judith. I absolutely love monkeys, so my favourite photo in this set has to be the one of the gorilla, made me smile 🙂 It looks very friendly and happy, maybe it was happy to see you 🙂 And that sunset is just beautiful. The bare beauty of nature is just magnificent.

    • Touch2Touch says:

      The gorilla photo was taken by my husband, who has a great rapport with animals and children. (I don’t really have either.) I ruthlessly stole it to further my concept!

      • Mabel Kwong says:

        I’m sure your husband didn’t mind one bit that you “borrowed” the gorilla photo. Now that’s a better way to put it 😉 Now, I’m just hoping he take more monkey photos soon and you can borrow them again 🙂

      • Touch2Touch says:

        My friend’s daughter used to talk about “liberating” things from her mother — like a sweater, or a scarf — you get the picture.

  5. pauline says:

    Fabulous! Words and photos!

  6. Stef says:

    Isn’t it amazing (and wonderful) how complex any given word can be? A great visual reflection of the varieties of “descent”.

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