Photo Challenge: Windows

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Windows

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By now many of you know that I love nature and wildlife photography, however, I am also drawn to barns and old buildings. I was going through some photos for this week’s video and came across this photo. I was drawn to the way in which the wild flowers framed the window.

I often wonder why the houses are left standing this way. Did they have a good life or a bad life? Was there some type of loss? There was also machinery and a very old truck that was also left behind….I wonder why?

Questions, questions, and no answers. So I guess each one of us could make up a story as to what we think happened here.

Photo Challenge: Layered

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Layered

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This photo was taken from one of the trails near Whistler Village in BC. I was actually looking at it not too long ago, my eyes catching first the two trees in the foreground. Then you have a layer of water making the separation, then you have some more trees. A little further back the mountains can be seen, making up yet another layer, and then in the distance you have the clouds above, and above that you have the blue sky peeking out. So there are many layers to be seen in this photo.

Photo Challenge: Corner

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Corner

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We all turn corners at some point in our lives. They are never at the beginning or never at the end, they are always somewhere in between.

As I look at the point in this picture where the boardwalk makes the turn, it seems to say to me, “The Sky’s The Limit,” as I look at the expanse of the sky over head.

 

Photo Challenge: Ooh, Shiny

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Ooh, Shiny!

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I’m sure I must have posted this one before, but I don’t see humming birds often in my backyard, so when I do, I always try to capture them.

While standing in the kitchen today, I looked out, and there was a humming bird on my zinnias. I was in a conversation on the phone, but had to put the person on hold, however that hummer got away.

This is my first humming bird that I captured a few years ago.

Photo Challenge: Textures

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Textures

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I had the occasion to visit this Whole Foods Store with my husband’s aunt for lunch. Not only was the food delicious, but it was also a delight to look up and see these different textures above, all coming together in such a pleasing way. The ceiling was made of glass, and it was being held in place with steel beams, then they added a softer touch with the lighting and the colorful umbrellas, giving the space a beautiful ambiance, making our lunch date much more pleasurable.

Photo Challenge: Satisfaction

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Satisfaction

So once again it’s Wednesday, and with this day comes the photo challenge. As I was thinking about what to post, I thought, why not share my most recent Face Book post here.

I love flower gardening, and for years now at the request of my husband, I’ve planted vegetables, but at harvest time there was always ….nothing. Either the plants got eaten, or they died. I decide it was a waste of money, and would do it no longer, but somehow this year, while in the garden shops, I thought I would try one last time, and this is what we have so far, plus we’ve eaten quite a bit of lettuce and spinach already. So I’m feeling great satisfaction with the bounty of our harvest.

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Photo Challenge: Unusual

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Unusual

Today’s photo challenge is to post a photo which I find unusual. I didn’t think I had any, but remember how unusual, but beautiful I thought this photo was.

This was taken on my last trip to Victoria BC. As my sister-in-law law and I were out for a walk, enjoying the view around us, we came upon this man, playing this beautiful piano, right there in the open, as he enjoyed a breath of fresh air at the same time.

 

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Transient: Broken Sea Glass

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Transient

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Broken Sea Glass

A few years ago while bathing in the ocean, these pieces of Broken Sea Glass caught my eye. I didn’t know what I would do with them at the time, but later it would come to me and I learned a Spiritual Lesson and ended up writing a poem, called Broken Sea Glass.

If you look closely at the glass, you will see that the edges are smoothed. This is because the glass has been washed up on the sea-shore and then pulled back again by the waves. So what was once sharp and able to cut, has now been transformed into something smooth.

Sometimes, we may start off in our lives being discourteous, but after suffering much, just like the pieces of broken sea glass, our rough edges can also become smooth.

 

Photo Challenge: Out Of Focus

Encouragement

Focus

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Embrace every moment, even the times when your life may seem out of focus. It can be these very moments that eventually bring more clarity to you.

I took this photo some time ago. It wasn’t the outcome I was hoping for, but I still love it and could never delete it.

You can see more of my photos here: https://www.instagram.com/leoladurantphotography/