Jo’s Monday Walk Photo Challenge | September 10
Walking in our local park provides more than just exercise. It gives me a chance to think without the distractions; electronic and otherwise.
I can enjoy the beautiful scenery and, for now, the greenery. It won’t be long before the frigid snow blankets everything and the only sounds are the lonely rustling of the wind.
On this day the sky offered a lovely view of the sun’s rays peeking through a blue sky mottled with gauzy clouds.
Soon the landscape will turn to hues of orange, yellow, and brown as it prepares for autumn and anticipates winter.
I’ve watched this same cycle and landscape for decades.
And I’ll enjoy it all over again.
I captured this early morning shot on a vacation in the Outerbanks, NC. The sun was just coming up over the Atlantic Ocean and the peacefulness of the empty beach matched my quiet mind.
When I came upon this sand creation I wondered about the children who created it. They fashioned several turrets with a tiny plastic figure standing on the center one. Built the day before it survived high tide and welcomed the new day.
I thought it would make an interesting foreground for a photo of the rising sun, so I steadied my iPhone and prepared to take the picture. Just then a line of seagulls flew into the viewfinder skimming the water in search of breakfast.
The timing was perfect and the vacation was pretty great as well!
Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation… tooting, howling, screeching, booming, crashing, whistling, grinding, and trilling bolsters his ego. His anxiety subsides. His inhuman void spreads monstrously like a gray vegetation. ~Jean Arp
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