Jellyfish fascinate me! These unusual creatures have drifted along with ocean currents for millions of years, even before dinosaurs roamed the Earth. And despite their name, jellyfish aren’t really fish—they’re invertebrates (animals with no backbones). They have a very short life span; usually less than a year in the wild, although aquarium jellyfish that are carefully tended might live twice that long.
Weekly photo challenge: Unusual
Photo taken at the The Henry Doorly Zoo In Omaha, Nebraska.
There’s very little in life more precious than seeing your family smile!
That’s why this collage of my family doing just that, is so special.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Collage
It’s so hot today
I yearn for northerly gusts
and refreshing snow!
In the village of Carrbridge, Scotland is this old pack-horse bridge. It was built in 1717 and has been so severely damaged over the years that it is now to unstable to cross. There is currently no access to the stone arched bridge; it can only be viewed from a distance. This year marks the 300th anniversary of this famous local landmark.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Bridge
Along the Inside Passage coast of southeastern Alaska, the sea transitions to land in a glacial bed know as Misty Fjords. From deep valleys filled with sea water to cliffs towering 2,000 to 3,000 feet above sea level, you will find 360 degrees of magnificent beauty! One picture can’t begin to tell the story!
Weekly Photo Challenge: Delta
Dark thoughts, bad dreams
creep into my mind like little demons,
but they are just illusions.
I know the truth and I can see
the light– shining, chasing, scaring the demons away.
Comes a new day!
I’ll take it and make it
My response to today’s one-word prompt: Illusion
I applied an oil-painting filter to this photo taken in Ireland
Lots of transient elements to this photo: snow in the mountains, the play of sunlight on the hills, reflections of the sky and bridge captured in water, the fresh green of a new Spring! A fleeting moment saved forever in a photo!
Weekly Photo Challenge: Transient
Absolutely nothing is sharply focused in this photo, but still it is one of my favorites!
Here’s another photo with a “focus” issue!
I try to give out-of-focus photography a little slack! After all, I spend a good amount of time out-of-focus myself!
Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus
William Morris once said – “Large or small, [the garden] should be orderly and rich.”
Not far from Galway, Ireland at Kylemore Estates is a 6-acre formal Victorian walled garden where orderly beds of flowers and vegetables are arranged against the backdrop of the Connemara Mountains. It is filled with plants introduced to the Irish bog environment prior to 1901. The garden was the winner of the Europa Nostra Award in 2001.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Order
These photos were taken the first week of May, too early for a full display of summer color. Just imagine it now!