Saturday, June 18: This week’s Photo Challenge asks us to get inspired by the curves around us, from curves in architecture to bends in nature to man-made undulations. I had a fun time looking through my happy memories to find photos for this challenge.
Sunday, June 12: The Weekly Photo Challenge asks us to show something pure:
not mixed with anything else
- clean and not harmful in any way
I love these peonies I found blooming at Meadowlark Gardens in May. They seem the perfect embodiment of pure.
Sunday, June 5: I love anything that promises a journey, like the distances to exotic locales shown on the directional signs below — found in Fenghuang, China.
Too see more from the Weekly Photo Challenge: Numbers, click on the link. 🙂
Saturday, May 21: Jubilant is an adjective: showing great joy, satisfaction, or triumph; rejoicing; exultant. So says the Weekly Photo Challenge: Jubilant, challenging us to “end this week on a high note, with images that say jubilant.”
Here are some jubilant moments from my life:
In Hanok Village, Jeonju, South Korea, some jubilant musicians inspired all the English teachers to join in with the festivities.
As we took a day-long drive down the King’s Highway in Jordan, my Japanese fellow traveler Minako and I felt jubilant at different spots along the drive. Me at the Wadi Mujib Nature Reserve and Minako at Karak Castle in Jordan.
The traditional dancers in Siem Reap, Cambodia showed a more subdued kind of jubilation.
I celebrated my 57th birthday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia at Yod Abyssinia Restaurant, probably the most jubilant celebration I’ve ever had.
And finally, on my month-long trip through Spain and Portugal, I was inspired by the jubilant flamenco dancers at Jardines de Zoraya in Granada, Spain.
Friday, May 13: I’m taking a trip down memory lane today for the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Face. I loved the serene faces of Buddha seen all over Myanmar.
Of course, I carry close to my heart the characterful faces of the Omani people I met during my two years in Oman.
Saturday, May 7: The Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth invites us to share: On this day, between the global Earth Day celebration, and Mother’s Day in the United States, share your vision of our glorious Mother Earth.
To celebrate the earth, here’s a walk among the skunk cabbage carpeting the Difficult Run Stream Valley along the Fairfax Country Cross-County Trail.
Skunk cabbage is a flowering perennial that is one of the first plants to emerge in spring, especially in woodlands, wetlands and near streams.
Apparently, skunk cabbage gets its name from the unpleasant odor it emanates. The scent attracts pollinators that are attracted to rotting meat.
I do have to say I didn’t smell anything unpleasant on our walk. 🙂
It’s amazing how the earth is a living, breathing system that abides on its own terms, beyond our understanding.
Happy Earth Day and Mother’s Day! 🙂