We have so many surprises in life. Unfortunately, it is rare for me to get a picture of it – such as the swans on one of our lakes mating! Another resident here, a wily older man from Germany, took a series of pictures of the swans’ mating ritual – before, during, and after – […]Read More LAPC: Surprise!
Posted for: Cee’s FOTD 6/14/20 andLens-Artists Photo Challenge: One Single Flower – also hosted by Cee this week! 🙂Read More FOTD & L-APC: Bearded Iris
Amy of Lens-Artists invites us this week to show old and new with our photos and stories. On our last trip to Brazil, we spent our first week staying with friends in the southern city of Curitiba, which has well over 1 million inhabitants. The city has grown a lot since I was last there […]Read More LAPC 99: The Old and the New
Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #98 is by Leya: Delicate Colors. The first thing that comes to mind is flowers. Gardens in springtime, when the green is new A graceful swan on a rippling lake Trees in fog Sunsets are sometimes brilliant, but sometimes their colors are delicate.Read More LAPC: Delicate Colors in Nature
Lens-Artists’ theme for this week’s photo challenge, in these pandemic times, is At Home. Here in our quarantined community, we do get out and walk around the campus, but these photos have been taken within the last month inside our house. In an effort to entertain us, the activities directors at our senior community are […]Read More LAPC: On the Home Front
I don’t usually get up early. Especially now – what’s the point? I can’t go anywhere anyway! I have a routine of getting up, getting a cup of tea (I can’t tolerate coffee anymore, although I love it), a banana and a piece of Babybel cheese, and then going to a comfortable spot to read […]Read More Top o’ the Morning!
Lens-Artists’ challenge this week has the theme simplicity. P.A. Moed says: As the coronavirus pandemic spreads and intensifies, many of us around the world are spending a lot of time at home, following governmental regulations to shelter in place. More and more of us feel like we’re returning to a simpler time–cooking our own meals, […]Read More Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Simplicity
Lens-Artists #90 photo challenge invites us to explore the theme of distance, especially the ways in which we are practicing physical distance from our friends and neighbors: we are all in this together despite needing to avoid each other physically. Please share with us the creative ways you’ve found to address your need to connect […]Read More Lens-Artists #90: Distance
Amy at Lens-Artists has as her theme for this week’s challenge: river. Starting out close to home, here is the Des Plaines River during a November walk on the Des Plaines River Trail. This is a very pretty stretch of the slow-moving river, but it is responsible for many floods in the cities along its […]Read More Lens-Artists #89: A River Runs Through It
When I saw that Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #88 had the theme of chaos, I immediately thought of Egypt… Egyptian roads are chaotic. Jokingly – but not really – locals will describe to you the beliefs of Egyptian drivers: Speed limits are just suggestions. Lines on the roads are merely for decoration (really, no one pays much […]Read More L-APC: Organized Chaos in Egypt