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
The world is drenched in panic and fear
like a ship on a stormy sea
desperately trying to stay afloat
amid wave after wave of debris
Tread with care through the turbulent ocean
Drown not in the depths of despair
The sun will shine on calmer waters
Smooth sailing soon will prevail
For Lens Artists Photo Challenge: Chaos
Wishing you good health during the pandemic… and always!
Photos: Sunset on the Baltic Sea, Strong winds off the Isle of Capri, Sailing on Lake Malaren in Stockholm, Sweden
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
Take me to the place you go
to run wild, spirited and free.
Show me your favorite meadow,
your path to what feels like heaven
and the view that compels you to pause.
Teach me strength and grace,
to be noble yet humble,
and adventurous, but not unwise.
Share the secret of effortless beauty.
Don’t take me home ‘til you’ve looked at me
with eyes that touch my soul… then promise me
we can do it all again tomorrow!
Photo taken in Ireland
Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Roads
More “dream” poems:
I Still See You When I Dream
A Box of Dreams
Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter… four seasons of vanishing or leading lines
For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Vanishing or Leading Lines