Crisp mountain air, all the greens of Spring, and not a soul in sight! If you listen carefully, you just might hear the wildflowers grow. Look toward the heavens on a cloudless night and I’ll bet you could count the stars. What could be simpler than that?
For Len Artists Photo Challenge: Simplicity
Photo taken near Independence, Colorado
Spring is not behaving as it should! It obviously knows nothing of social distancing, for it smothers me with closeness every time I step outdoors. I for one am glad… the change of seasons brings a bit of normalcy to this mad, mad world in which we live!
For Nancy Merrill’s A Photo a Week Challenge: Changing Seasons
Advice From a River:
“Go with the flow
Slow down and meander
Be thoughtful of those downstream
Go around the obstacles
Immerse yourself in nature
The beauty is in the journey!”
~ Ilan Shamir
For Lens-Artists Challenge: A River Runs Through It
The Rhine River from Marksburg Castle in Braubach, Germany
The Windmills at Kinderdijk on the Lek River in The Netherlands
The Southwark Bridge over the River Thames in London, UK
The Railroad Bridge over the Muskingum River in Zanesville, Ohio
How did they do it? How did they build the great Gothic cathedrals of Europe without the help of modern-day tools and equipment? In Medieval times, it was a complex process involving an assembly line of common laborers, experienced builders and skilled craftsmen; materials such as stone, iron and wood; experimentation and innovation; and time! Lots and lots of time—in some cases, hundreds and hundreds of years!
The Cologne Cathedral in Germany is an impressive architectural masterpiece. As the third tallest church in the world, it is described by the UNESCO organization as an “exceptional work of human creative genius”.
For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Point Your Camera Upwards
Photo taken in Cologne, Germany
Red is an emotional color. It means love, hate and many things in-between. It awakens passion, excitement and our will to survive. It is energizing! Red can also make an old stone structure come to life when used as an accent color on a door or a window. It encourages the passer-by to take notice and bids them to come inside… so we did!
For Nancy Merrill’s a Photo a Week Challenge: Red
Photo taken in Galway, Ireland
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Starry, starry night
Paint your palette blue and grey
~ Don McLean – Vincent
For Nancy Merrill’s A Photo A Week Challenge: Light the Night