All on the same Peach Drift groundcover knockout rose bush, these gorgeous flowers are in various stages of opening. The buds are a lovely shade of peach, the full blooms are a combination of soft pink petals with yellow centers, and the nearly spent blossoms are almost white. I think they present an impressive display of delicate beauty!
For Nancy Merrill’s A Photo A Week Challenge: Opening
and for Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge
and for Floral Friday – FF#19
To better appreciate the structures in this photo, I cropped out the street and most of the tree to the right. Photo taken near Freiburg, Germany.
I felt like this shot was too wide so I reduced the size. By placing the steeple at a third, the flowers in the foreground are near center and the out-of-focus tree on the right is gone. I also cropped out the rail at the bottom, straightened the frame and brightened the color. Photo taken in Strasbourg, France.
For Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Cropping the Shot
Take me here!
Leave me here!
It looks like a peaceful place!
For Nancy Merrill’s A Photo A Week Challenge: Peaceful Place
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