Lens-Artists Challenge #129 โ€“ Favorite Images of 2020

In response to Tina’s Lens-Artists Challenge, I considered what to post. This one is tough because I’ve spent a lot of time this past year roaming nearby parks, paths, neighborhoods and a few hiking areas, camera in hand. Ironically, in 2019 we had wonderful rains that created unbelievable spring flowers in 2020. Although I had…

Lens-Artists Challenge #115 โ€“ Inspiration

Inspiration…the action or power of moving the intellect or emotions (Merriam-Webster) In response to Tina’s Lens-Artists Challenge (found here) I have reflected on the meaning of the word “inspiration” and what I would like to communicate in this post. About two years ago I was motivated to buy a nicer camera and start learning more…

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge 114: Negative Space

This week’s Lens-Artists challenge “negative space” got me to thinking, and helped me to see a few photos differently. I went through some of my old photos and also took a second look at my recent photos. Amy is our host for this week’s challenge (thank you Amy!). Check out her post here. ๐Ÿ’ฎ๐Ÿ’ฎ๐Ÿ’ฎ๐Ÿ’ฎ๐Ÿ’ฎ๐Ÿ’ฎ๐Ÿ’ฎ๐Ÿ’ฎ This…

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #112 โ€“ Pick a Wordโ€ฆ

Yesterday afternoon we noticed this hawk simply standing in the birdbath, cooling his toes. He appeared relaxed and comfortable just watching the yard activity. Which, by the way, was minimal since no finch was going to be joining the hawk for a swim ๐Ÿ˜‰ He was there for over an hour! I snapped a few…

Lens-Artists Challenge: Sanctuary

Sanctuary: Oasis-a pleasant or peaceful area or period in the midst of a difficult, troubled, or hectic place or situation. Given a choice, I would go back in time. I am no fan of “the new normal”. I am, however, an optimist, and I remain determined to find my sanctuary that is in nature. Given…