Lens artists photo challenge – Everyday objects
Lens artists photo challenge – Everyday objects
So plant your own gardens and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.~
The imapct of lock down on all of us is beyond measure. The sudden change in life style was difficult for many of us. I was fortunate enough as the idea of gardening came to my rescue. I am definitely not a homebody or hermite but I am managing it 🙂
I have a couple of flowering plants. The garden is blooming in various phases first tulips, then azaleas and rhododendrons with early perennials. Now roses are back but beautiful bright flowering zinnia are show stoppers.
Becca’s Nurturing Thursday
My second entry for lens-artists-photo-challenge
Earlier flowers in my garden – Summer at home
Exactly after 3 weeks, we decided to take a long hike again on a nearby mountain. A safe haven considering other tourist places in these difficult times. Due to the difficulty level we were sure of meeting less people on our way and even if we meet some they will most likely be locals.
The smell near the pine forest was very peculiar and inviting. We stepped into it to see the most popular of wild edible mushrooms, the Chanterelle. The above photo doesn’t do it justice as was highly magnified. The mixed aroma in that forest was just majestic. I don’t think we will get time during the week to go back and pick some chanterelle.
We took a very short break after reaching height around 600 moh. The last section was quite steep and the sun on our head was not very supporting. Yes it was a hike under the sun. 😎
After hiking for 3 hours and covering 9.6 km we reached our destination which was more than 900 meter above sea level.
You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.~
Covid 19 situation made me cancel at least 8 of my international trips (more for my husband) until now. Instead of spending time on social media and covid news, we strictly follow the measures given by our health authorities. Ignoring extra covid information had put less pressure on our minds.
One step ahead we decided to make a routine for our daily walk. We don’t regret as we both have shed weight and increased muscle. Daily walk prepare us for long and steep hikes. Yesterday we covered around 19 km (according to google map).
Great things are not done by impulse, but a series of small things brought together~ Vincent van Gogh
I am aware of the fact that the photo quality is not the best as I do not carry my camera on hikes. I hope you don’t mind either.
Jo’s Monday Walk
First entry for Creativity in the time of covid
To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.~ Elliott Erwitt
We have more possibilities available in each moment than we realize. ~Thich Nhat Hanh.
Amantea, South Italy
I agree with Amy’s point that as a tourist most of the time we have few minutes to caputre a scene under the sun. As a frequent traveller (pre covid 🤦♀️) I had faced similar situations and with restricted time in hand I have never said no to a tour to a wonderful place even though I know my limitations as a photographer. Visiting and enjoying places matter more than missing the chance for photo quality.
For now stay safe and healthy.
You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. ~
The sculpture “Piece is a Promise of the Future” made by artist Håkon Anton Fagerås, from Bø in Telemark, Norway, was reveiled august 6th 2006. 60 years after the United States released the atomic bomb over Hiroshima.
The sculpture is intended to be easy to interpret, provident and symbolise Northern Norwegian optimism. By appealing towards kids, it symbolises playfullness, future life, survivability, and with association of the message from Hiroshima.
When things change inside you, things change around you.~Unknown
If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. ~Wayne Dyer.
It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. ~Henry David Thoreau.
Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. ~John Wooden
“Live at home”~
This is the first summer I am not travelling to India or any other places. The travel restrictions have forced me to stay here. In the beginning I felt sad but then I started thinking about “Something good will always come out of something bad”.
I started enjoying my everyday hike/walk and I decided to work on my front garden.
Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.~ May Sarton
Plants want to grow; they are on your side as long as you are reasonably sensible.~
I love to spend time in my little garden (there are not so many plants yet) and I am glad I trusted my instincts.
The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.
There are in life a few moments so beautiful,that even words are a sort of profanity. ~
Even in the familiar there can be surprise and wonder.~
And a bonus picture from Google
Life is short, and if we enjoy every moment of every day, then we will be happy no matter what happens or what changes along the way. ~Gretchen Bleiler
There are no ordinary moments.~Dan Millman
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.~ Buddha.
Last couple of days were the warmest with temperature around 26 -28 C. Walks were possible in late evenings. The above images are from our walk on Friday late evening. The stillness in the woods was quite refreshing and the sound one could hear were those from trees, birds, bees and sheep bells.
After buring around 650 calories on our walk we were treated with a beautiful rainbow saying good night.
In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.
For Nurturing Thursday &
My second entry for lens-artisit-photo-challenge
Link to my first entry for this week’s challenge: https://mazeepuran.wordpress.com/2020/06/16/wordless-flower-wednesday/