Lens-Artists Challenge #105 – Spring

This week Tina leads the “spring” challenge.

“Spring work is going on with joyful enthusiasm.”
— John Muir

Spring is time to enjoy a series of spring festivals in big and small towns and cities in Texas. It’s a time to celebrate traditions, arts, music, and beautiful wildflowers.

Longhorn cattle filled the streets of downtown San Antonio. The Western Heritage Parade kicks off the annual San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo in February.

It route runs through the streets of downtown San Antonio and features participants who represent the heritage of Lone Star State and the Old West. The parade has grown to over 100 head of longhorn cattle, 50+ sheep, and 500+ horses.

Click to view the slide show: 🙂

Fiesta in April. San Antonio’s winding downtown streets serve as a backdrop for an explosion of colors and a celebration of culture. It was cancelled this spring.

Many creative and fun hats (texascooppower.com):

Each year in March, the SXSW Music Festival brings artists to Austin, Texas. It is a week-long musical festival. Fans and music professionals together with film and tech industry for a unique celebration. The outdoor activities during the day were a lot of fun. The SXSW was cancelled this year due to the Covid 19.

Between March and part of April, you can drive hours in many country roads and highways to enjoy the endless colorful wildflowers.

“The environment is where we all meet; where all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share.” — Lady Bird Johnson

During her tenure as First Lady of the United States (1963-1969), Lady Bird Johnson served as a champion of conservation efforts, advocated for the creation of National Park Service units, lobbied for the passage of environmental legislation, and campaigned for the improvement of the character of the nation’s highway system. Beautification

“Though the word beautification makes the concept sound merely cosmetic, it involves much more: clean water, clean air, clean roadsides, safe waste disposal and preservation of valued old landmarks as well as great parks and wilderness areas.”

Lady Bird Johnson (December 22, 1912 – July 11, 2007)

Tina shares her beautiful photos of spring. She also reminds us,”spring teaches us to remain hopeful despite our challenges… ” Yes, “let us pause, refresh, and reset our expectations.” We invite you to join us this week’s spring theme. As always we encourage you to use our “Lens-Artists” tag for inclusion in our WP Reader section. Using tags can significantly increase the number of readers who see and comment on your posts. For instructions on adding tags click on this link https://wordpress.com/support/posts/tags/

Here is our schedule for the rest of July:

July 18  Patti  Autumn/Fall
July 25  Ann-Christine  Winter

74 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Challenge #105 – Spring

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  2. What fun festival photos! We have had them all cancelled here too – although none with a parade of cattle! That’s something I’ve never seen before. Lovely photographs Amy. Highway beautification too 🙂

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  3. Those banks of wildflowers are perfect springtime photos. I’m a little surprised by the fact that one kind of flower seems to crowd out others in each photo. Is this more common than mixed meadows? I seem to remember more of mixed meadows, but it may depend very much on geography.

    Interesting festival. Is that the remnant of the wild west?

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