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
Sing A Rainbow
Red and yellow and pink and green
Purple and orange and blue
I can sing a rainbow
Sing a rainbow
Sing a rainbow too
Listen with your eyes
Listen with your ears
And sing everything you see
I can sing a rainbow
Sing a rainbow
Sing along with me
For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Rainbow
It’s time to wear gloves. I took these walking the dogs a couple of weeks ago, on the first frosty morning.
For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Cold
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
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:
Irish pony and stop sign.
Red plow at a folk life museum in County Kerry.
Red prayer ribbons at Tian Hao Temple in Qingdao, China.
May 4th sculpture in Qingdao, China.
Lanterns and shan zha (hawthorn) on National Day in Weifang China.
Prayer ribbons on a fence at a temple on Taishan, Shandong Province, China.
Food street in Weifang, China.
Stop sign at Glacier National Park, Montana
Red bus tour bus at Glacier National Park.
Red peppers at a market in Shouguang, China.
Red lace leaf maple at the arboretum at South Seattle College.
Kite at Weifang International Kite Festival, China/
I think the South Atlantic in these pictures shows a wide variety of the colors in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge for this week: Teal, Aqua, Seafoam, Turquoise. These pictures were taken at the Volunteer Point Wildlife Refuge in the Falkland Islands.
This is a very random post in response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge for this week. The theme is to use the photo she published,
as a starting point for a post. Mirror, power lines, clouds and reflection were what I focused on.
Power lines into a building in China.
Power lines and mist arising from the Three Gorges Dam in China.
Power lines along a street in Weifang, China.
Power lines and morning clouds near Desert Hot SPrings California.
A broken mirror found in the desert.
Mirror, mirror on the wall.
Power lines reflected in a puddle on a street in Seattle.
Mural with skeletons of sealife.
Mural with porpoise skeleton.
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week brought to mind my very brief visit to Harberton on Tierra del Fuego.
Worthy of note: the skeletons are from animals that died and were washed up. This was a pretty cool little natural history museum put together by the family that lived in Harberton. I really liked how they showed the animals in context.