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More Fishing lines…or is that lines fishing…or a line-up of folks fishing?

Several people fishing under a weeping willow tree on the banks of the Mihe River in Shouguang, Shandong Province, China.
The straight rods of “fish people” on the Mihe River in Shouguang, Shandong Province, China.

Someone I met in Shouguang referred to his (many) fellow citizens who fished along the banks of the Mihe as “fish people”. One does not see a lot of catching so, perhaps, it is the act of fishing that is the goal.

For Becky of Winchester’s Lines & Squares: Day 15

…and Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Lines seems appropriate also: since these folks are having fun with lines.

Catching the light

One of the fascinating things about texture is how it interacts with light. Locally, in winter the mosses and barks take center stage, due to the low angle of the sunlight and lack of dramatic competition. In the other seasons they are just a backdrop for the brighter foliage and flowers.

I especially like how the mosses seem to magnify light. They often seem like they are emitting it instead of catching and reflecting, sort of like the full moon.

For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Texture

Getting around in Shouguang

One really fun thing to notice when traveling is how people get around. I live in an area where it seems like all the cars look pretty much the same. Here is a gallery of some of the variety I saw while visiting my son recently in a small-ish Chinese city. Click on an image to see it larger.

I really admire how many options people have beyond taking the bus and owning a full size car.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Things People Drive

Red hot

This is an art installation at Carlisle Castle called “Poppies: Weeping Window” in remembrance of the lives lost in World War One. The 100th anniversary of Armistice Day is this year. In the USA we often forget it’s origin because we call it “Veteran’s Day” and it has become a more general celebration of appreciation for those who serve in the armed forces. Can you imagine how difficult it must have been to arrange all of those individual ceramic poppies?

Red seems to dominate any picture it is in. For someone who doesn’t really care for red I seem to have a lot of pictures where it dominates the composition: