~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #217: Opposites ~

This week Tina gives us carte blanche on what we feature, so long as our images portray opposites, not in the sense of opposing, more along the lines of contrasting. To open, I chose to feature a duckling and a drake. Both are Mallard ducks, however they are “opposites” in age and maturity.

My next pair of photos features the same subject – Lilac blossoms. The first one is of a bloom on a seasonally warm spring day while the second shows emerging buds covered in unseasonably cold snow!

A few years ago I “adopted” the benches along the two trails leading from the Breakers Condominium structures to the beach. Most were functioning and just needed a fresh coat of paint, except this one. Since all the parts were still there, I bought some zinc wood-screws, brought out my power screwdriver and put it back together. Now all the benches get a fresh coat of paint before I leave for the summer!

Meadow to marsh, marsh to meadow; the acreage between the buildings and the ocean berm is owned by the Breakers Condominium Association Long Beach. From early summer to early winter the land is a thriving meadow inhabited by songbirds and frequented by mule deer. As rainfall increases in autumn, the meadow transforms to a marsh that hosts many aquatic birds, like the Mallards in my first images.

Another contrast in the two images above is the light of bright afternoon sunshine, compared to the dark of early evening fog.

Max and Daisy have been part of our family for seven months now. They have become wonderful companions and serve to remind us of important life lessons. First; it is important (imperative!) to get out there and engage with life – get some exercise! Bark and enjoy! Second; it’s equally valuable to kick back, unwind and relax.

Wherever you find interesting subjects to compare and contrast, please honor our earth, be kind and stay safe.🐾

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8 Responses to ~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #217: Opposites ~

  1. Leya says:

    Oh Lindy, just love your opposites! Of course my favourite MUST be Max and Daisy! Lovely shots of them!

  2. Tina Schell says:

    Terrific Lindy! Your post really made me smile. Loved the idea of you out there repairing the bench 😊 and had to go back to the previous image when I read about that beautiful field becoming marsh-like. Finally your babies are adorable and clearly have made themselves fully at home with you!

  3. pattimoed says:

    Great comparisons, Lindy. Of course I love the dogs and the marsh/meadow. How nice that you adopted the benches! Great idea.

  4. Jane says:

    Lindy- Love the variety of opposites you’ve found! Your bench restoration is remarkable… a perfect spot to sit and enjoy all those opposites!

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