Lens-Artists Challenge #241 – Spring

This week, Sofia invites us to share what Spring means to us, “Spring is the returning of life, of new beginnings and, in my case, of hope.”

It’s delightful to see buds in the early spring. Ah…, the Earth is awakening.

Misty mornings and soft wet smells fill the air, how delightful.

Snowdrops are the first comer in March:

We are lucky to be able to enjoy beautiful, colorful spring blooms here in March. There is no time like Spring.

It’s a busy time for birds.

The warm temperature, delightful sunshine, and light rain of March made spring blooms very happy here. But, we had freezing temperatures this early morning, then sun is out right now. I hope these beautiful booms will survive.

Wildflowers of Texas:

These paintings below are painted by a 7th grade (Left) and two by 11th grade students (right).  This special exhibit is a part of the spring celebration in our local garden; all are painted by young students.

Click here to visit Sofia’s beautiful, inspiring spring post. We look forward seeing what you come up with. Please remember to link back to her post and tag Lens-Artists.

Many thanks to John’s often travelled roads last week. It was wonderful to learn about your photo jorney through your beautiful photo selections. Next week is Anne’s turn to host, please visit her beautiful site and join us.

Sunday Stills– Surrounded by Green

Here is my entry for Terri’s Sunday Stills. For this week’s theme, we’ll take a tour of Texas green:

Our local park is surrouded by green:

Green, green grass of Texas ranch:

Lovely green of Texas countryside:

And more green…

Enjoy! 🙂

Visit Terri’s Sunday Still and join us, click here.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #240 – The Road (most often) Taken

For this week’s challenge, John asks us to “think of your favorite type or style of photography as the road you’ve chosen to take most often, and not about a physical road”.

I’m not sure I have a style, but I know I react to what I see. When I travel, I try to photograph scenes that I want to remember.

“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving.”   –Aaron Siskind

Landscape is my favorite photography subject. I fell in love with the beautiful landscape of Peru as we traveled through the country. I probably won’t have another chance to visit Peru, but having a photo collection like this one allows me to take a virtual tour months and years later and as many times as I want to. The image below is one of the many landscape photos that I captured on a tour bus. I recall the bus climbed up slowly for hours, I kept clicking with my iPhone.

The landscape of Ireland we saw on the cruise will stay with me forever long.

When I am not on the road, I enjoy capturing the beauty of nature in our local parks and gardens.

Finding something interesting in an ordinary place to photograp is challenging, but fun at the same time. I hope to add this challenge to my photography style. 🙂

For this week’s challenge, John encourages us to “Consider a favorite photographic style like low key/high key, monochrome, etc. Maybe a genre of photography like a preference for architecture, still life, portraiture, etc.” Click here to view John’s fabulous photos and style. Hope you’ll join us.

Thanks to Tina for last week’s challenge, Finding Peace. We enjoyed your peaceful moments and places through your beautiful photos. Next week when Sofia of Photographias will host the challenge, be sure to visit her site.

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