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Time marches on…

I walk the same route most mornings with the dogs. This lets me keep an eye on progress. This pale pink peony bush has been on my mind of late. today’s sunshine brought it out all the way.

For Cee’s Flower of the Day, and Nancy Merrill’s A Photo a Week: Opening, and the Lens Artists challenge: delicate colors.

One year ago today it rained

…oh how it rained! We were visiting the Longji terraced rice fields and there was no way to reschedule. I had a purple rain cape designed for scooter riders to wear. It was extra long in front so it covered my camera. It provided good coverage and blocked both rain and wind, but it was not breathable so I was soaked through anyway. Oh well, it was worth it.

The terraces were pretty in the mist during the few minutes when the clouds lifted. I long to go back when it isn’t the rainy season. That seemed so possible a year ago, now I wonder.

Photos by Jez’s Water Water Everywhere and Lens Artists Challenge #95: All wet.

A search of memory lane

I think I found a photo with everything on the list, plus a couple of the extra credit items.

A bicycle.
A church, York Minster.
Mountain landscape and waterfall, Myrtle Falls at Paradise on Mount Rainier.
Dog in an expressive portrait.
Bird, a great blue heron.
A double rainbow and a boat, near Punte Arenas.
An airplane at sunset, near Beijing Airport.
A musical instrument, sculpture in La Conner, Washington.
A hot spring in Kurobe Gorge, Japan.
A funny sign, at least it makes me smile…it is a “keep off the grass” sign in Weifang, Shandong Province, China.

For Lens Artist’s Challenge: Treasure Hunt.

  • Challenge Items: Sunrise and/or sunset, Something cold and/or hot, a bird, a dog, a funny sign, a bicycle, a seascape and/or mountain landscape, a rainbow, a church, a musical instrument, a boat, a plane, a waterfall
  • Extra Credit Items:  An expressive portrait of one or more people, a very unusual place, knitting or sewing, a fish, an animal you don’t normally see, a bucket, a hammer, a street performer, a double rainbow, multiple challenge items in a single image. My opening image, for example, includes a sunrise, a seascape and birds in a single shot. See how easy it is?! 😀

Cross countryside

Countryside near Solway Firth, viewed from Boustead Hill, in Cumbria England.
View from Boustead hill north-ish across Solway Firth, the very distant land is Scotland.
Somewhere between Boustead hill and Carlisle.
Heading out into the countryside north-east of Carlisle.
Between Crosby-on Eden and Lanercost Abbey
The River Irthing from the Millenium Bridge between Birdoswald Fort and Gilsland.
Northumberland. I think these are from Windshield Crags (they might be Cawfield Crags).
View from Hotbank crags toward Cragfield Loch.
Countryside between Sewingshields and Brocolitia.
At Chester’s Fort in Chollerford looking toward the north fork of the Tyne River.
Farmland
More farmland
A creek flowing into the now very wide Tyne river as it approaches Newcastle-on-Tyne.

Last summer my husband and I walked across northern England on the Hadrian’s wall trail. The Lens Artists prompt: countryside, prompted me to go through my extensive collection of photos from that trip. There is one photo above from each day that is representative of the type of countryside we saw that day.

Never blink…you might miss something

My second niece graduated from high school last night. It seems impossible that she is an adult already, about to head off into the future…and feeling like all of our futures may well be better because of her.

One of my favorite things through the years has been spending time with my nieces. Here are some pictures from the recent graduate’s murky past, in no particular order.

Lens Artists Photo Challenge: Favorite Things