In the foreground of the photo above is what is commonly referred to as bogland. A bog is a wet area of soft, spongy ground consisting mainly of water and decaying plant matter called peat. Peat bogs are prevalent in Ireland along the mountain slops of the west coast and throughout the midland. They form in areas of heavy rainfall and near poorly draining lake basins created by glaciers during the most recent ice age.
For Nancy Merrill’s A Photo a Week Challenge: Water
Photo taken in Ireland to the North and East of the Cliffs of Moher
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
Frigid is the heart
consumed with thoughts of self-worth
void of compassion
for Ragtag Daily Prompt: Frigid
Photo taken in Glacier Bay, Alaska
PS – Happy 2020 to all my blogging friends!
Brown is not drab – it is the color of Mother Earth itself! It is rich, fertile soil and plowed land. It is rocks and sand and the bark on trees. It is also glacier-stripped mountains and volcanic remains, like here in the Highlands of Scotland. There is a sturdy, rugged appeal to brown.
For Color Your World Photo Challenge: Brown
Photo taken near Glen Coe, Scotland
Beautiful Alaska… where a picture is worth a thousand words!
For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Water
Photo taken on a cruise of Glacier Bay, Alaska
Lovely Lugano, Switzerland is perfectly positioned on the edge of a crystal-clear alpine lake with the Swiss Alps in its backyard. Beautiful photos in this picturesque town are easy to come by. One of my favorites, however, is not of the lake or the mountains, but of the orchids on display at an outdoor flower market in the center of town. They simply couldn’t be more exquisite!
I’m glad I don’t live in the mountains ~
I might take their beauty for granted.
What a shame that would be!
Nancy Merrill Photography A Photo a Week Challenge: Beauty
Photo taken at Maroon Bells in Colorado
In photography, depth of field (DOF), also called focus range, is the distance between the nearest and farthest objects in a scene that appear acceptably sharp in an image.
Photo taken at Bay of Islands, New Zealand
Nancy Merrill Photography Photo a Week Challenge: Depth of Field
“You can not perceive beauty but with a serene mind.” -Henry David Thoreau
Weekly Photo Challenge: Serene
Photo taken at the Isles of Glencoe Hotel in Ballachulish, Scotland
Lots of transient elements to this photo: snow in the mountains, the play of sunlight on the hills, reflections of the sky and bridge captured in water, the fresh green of a new Spring! A fleeting moment saved forever in a photo!
Weekly Photo Challenge: Transient