~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #236: East Meets West ~


Amy leads today with a challenge that has stumped me. Although I have traveled across the USA I have few photo records of places I visited, and the only countries outside the USA I have been to are France and Canada. All those photos are years old and didn’t provide enough inspiration to fire me up. Instead of conceding defeat (which of course is a legitimate option!) I’ve chosen to warm our mid-February with images of the sun.

We know the sun doesn’t rise – that is the shorthand we use to acknowledge our earth has rotated through the night and now our sun is visible again on the eastern horizon.

In the same way, the sun doesn’t set – our earth has continued to rotate through the daytime hours and our sun will soon be eclipsed by earth’s western horizon.

It is a perfect harmony, an easy arrangement to life. It guides the behavior of all living things and is equitable; having no preference for one life form over another.

I’ll end with a shot of Brown Pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis) flying south at day’s end. Maybe because it isn’t crisp, this photo is a quiet statement of nature’s inherent beauty. Thank you Amy. Though not exactly what you were after, I hope you enjoy this bit of sunshine!

On your walk with life, please honor our earth, encourage dignity and share kindness. ๐Ÿพ

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21 Responses to ~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #236: East Meets West ~

  1. Cee Neuner says:

    Wonderful photos for this week’s theme ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Wind Kisses says:

    The harmony in this whole post, photos and narration is beautiful. It was such a great way to navigate a look from east to west via the sun. And funny, as you felt you needed maybe travel to inspire you, pretty sure you brought us all to the same place. Different time, but same place. This beautiful earth we ALL call home. I loved the thoughts in this Lindy.

  3. Amy says:

    Such a beautiful post, words and photos, for this theme! Inspiring, indeed! East meets west from where you are, love it! Thank you for joining in.

  4. Prior... says:

    Enjoyed your post! “quiet statement of natureโ€™s inherent beauty” โ˜€๏ธ

  5. Ralph Becker says:

    I wish you had a telephoto. It would let you get closer. You are limited by your machine.

  6. Ralph Becker says:

    I hope you understand that I’m just trying to offer some hints. I think you’ve got a good eye. You may be a muscular shoveler, but you’ll do better with a big shovel than with a spade.

  7. JohnRH says:

    Great sunsets… rises… uhh… you know what I mean.

  8. Tina Schell says:

    Lovely post Lindy. Personally I felt your emotion in the images and that is what really counts. Your use of the sun to make your point was perfect.

  9. Leya says:

    A beautiful post, straight to my heart.

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