Tag Archives: Nature

Weekly Photo Challenge: ENDURANCE, 2

In answering the challenge to depict things that endure, natural forces might well be the very first to come to mind. And yet the great natural forces — the sea, rocks, mountains — are engaged in their own wars of endurance: Irresistible force: … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: EXTRA! EXTRA!

A little something extra in the garden — To add interest? To chase you away? I can tell you, I didn’t linger!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: LAYERS

And here it is, one of Nature’s favorite artistic principles — the layered look. Or perhaps we can call it An Autumn Collage:

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Weekly Photo Challenge: PATTERN

It makes me chuckle — how clear a statement can it be? The patterns of Nature and the patterns of humans (especially if they’re bankers working with the architect): If inclined that way, it’s a starting point for a whole … Continue reading

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This year’s Spring: It’s a Quiet Thing —

Spring came slowly this year, and quietly. No blare of trumpets or daffodils, no noisy explosions of azaleas (not yet, at least) — just quietly. Water riffling the pond at Look Park: Pale blossoms timidly unfolding: Winter’s warriors fallen: Spring’s … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: GREEN

Coming on the heels of last week’s challenge, Renewal, comes this week’s Green. Logical enough, as green is, par excellence, the color of renewal in nature. I usually go through the archives for each challenge, compiling an “album” of various possibilities for … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: FOREIGN (2)

My favorite book when I was a little girl was Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. But actually, I now discover, it is the second half of it, Through the Looking Glass, which contains all my favorite bits. The biggest adventure of … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: SILHOUETTE

Not a technique I use often, at least not consciously. But silhouettes are inherently dramatic, and I realize they also arise naturally twice a day, at sunrise and sunset, as witness, as the sun comes up: And as the sun … Continue reading

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Travel Theme: FOLIAGE

Ailsa of Where’s My Backpack runs her own challenge themes, nice at any time but especially welcome when WordPress falls down on the job of providing its regular weekly challenge. This time she’s showcasing Foliage! As it happens, Foliage is one … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: UNFOCUSED (3)

Unfocused watery reflections yield what to me are magical results: and this one, which I call Moiré in the Water:

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