Lens-Artists Challenge #153: It’s a wonderful world

I contemplate my little world as the words of Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World” goes through my mind. Amy challenges us on this week’s Lens-Artists Challenge to consider our Wonderful World.

What an awesome song! We can travel the world and discover its many wonders, but sometimes we tend to miss the wonderful world right here at our feet.

Where the sun rises to the hopes and blessings of a new day…

Where Black-necked Stilts in flight can stir excitement!

Where a butterfly and a dragonfly can coexist…

Where colorful critters can get you excited over and over again…

Where the morning sun, shimmering through lacy wings, is simply magical…

Where, if you look close, you will see the desert colors come alive…

Where the antics of the little birds bring smiles…

And where the serenity and peace of the moment lets your soul know, it will be all right…

Because it really is “A Wonderful World”…

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  1. Toonsarah says:

    Your macro photos in particular are great illustrations of just why it is indeed a wonderful world!

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    1. Thank you Sarah! I do love macros. When we finally get rain and things start to sprout up around here I’ll be taking more. We had the driest year on history last year 🙁

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      1. Toonsarah says:

        I’ll be looking out for them 🙂

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  2. Amy says:

    I love how you start ” rises to the hopes and blessings of a new day”! the insets, birds, and butterflies make me smile. Beautiful photo captures. Thank you, Lisa for sharing with us. 🙂

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    1. Thank you Amy! There is just something magical in the air at sunrise!

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  3. Tranature - quiet moments in nature says:

    Beautiful images for the challenge Lisa, what a wonderful world! 💛

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    1. Thank you! It was a great theme for me to post a few of my morning photos 😊

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  4. Tina Schell says:

    Your message this week was especially pertinent for me Lisa – I think it really WILL be alright as long as nature stays as beautiful as she always is everything else is secondary. Your images are especially wonderful this week – the last along with the birds in flight are my favorites.

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    1. Thank you Tina! Walking outside is how I keep my sanity, now more than ever. I wish I was able to get a clear photo of those stilts in the water before they took off. But I also loved them in flight 😊

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  5. Your message and pictures go so well – I could hear the song playing in my head as I viewed each one. You’re a great photographer and provide great inspiration to us all! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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    1. Thank you Shelley! 😊

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  6. Beautiful selection of photos!

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    1. Thank you Nora! I really liked this challenge 😊

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  7. Great response to the challenge, Lisa! Nice capture of the little birds.

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    1. Thank you Sue! Aren’t they just so cute?! 😊

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  8. Naomi says:

    I really enjoyed these photos and your comments. And I agree…it’s a wonderful world!

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  9. Inspiring that seems to float towards an even higher inspiration and positivity. Thank you. Beautiful images and words.

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    1. Thank you, yes I believe God comes along with me on my nature walks 😊

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  10. Wind Kisses says:

    Beautiful images . Love the last image and the words with it. …where the serenity and peace of the moment lets your soul know, it will be alright. I can feel that.

    It sent another song spiraling into my head too . “Every little thing will be alright….” Very nice, Donna

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    1. Thank you Donna! Life can stress me out. Being outdoors really does bring me peace. And even more fun to take my camera 😊

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  11. VJ Knutson says:

    These are truly wonderful photos.

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    1. Thank you VJ! Simple photos of my morning walk that bring me such joy 😊

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      1. VJ Knutson says:

        And the rest of us too! Welcome.

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  12. Great clicks my friends
    Love the way you look at the world

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    1. Awwww, thank you so much! I just love taking photos, always have!

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      1. You are welcome
        Keep clicking!

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  13. Lovely images, Lisa. The browns and oranges are a perfect complement to one another. I had to laugh because my mind played tricks on me with that last photo. At first glance it looked like the bird was standing on its pair!

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    1. 😁 There are a lot of reflections in that last photo! Thank you Tracy!

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  14. Just Teri says:

    Beautiful captures. Beautiful sentiments. 😍🤗

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    1. Thank you Teri! I just love the feeling I get when I’m outside in nature 😊

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      1. Just Teri says:

        I can only imagine because you share that feeling through your photos. ❤️❤️🥰

        My first thought when I see your great shots is how happy I am for your presence in nature.

        And you’re always rewarded with such beautiful gifts which you generously share❣️🤗

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