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Root up – Friday Fun: Uprooted

For this weeks Friday Fun we have been asked:

we’ve all been uprooted several times at least
relocated, changed career or been heart broken ..
please share a true or fictional uprooting in your life?

‘Root up’, Arlington Court, 2019.Root up

Ken

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Resilience – Lens Artists Photo Challenge #50 – Trees

This week we are challenged us with:

the theme this week comes natural (!) to me – Trees.

I love trees, and walking in wide open spaces, interaction with ‘nature’ is when I probably feel most like ‘me’.  Trees whisper softly and slowly to us, if only we stop and listen.

“I thought all the trees were whispering to each other, passing news and plots along in an unintelligible language; and the branches swayed and groped without any wind.”

“But there, my friends, songs like trees bear fruit only in their own time and their own way: and sometimes they are withered untimely”

― J.R.R. Tolkien

But sometimes they shout and let us know what they are thinking, they breathe, they weep, and bleed.  If we pay attention we might learn what we are missing.

Look at the way the Welsh weather has shaped this tree, and how resilient it has become in spite of the forces of nature, Uprooted at on point in its life, but still strong and apparently healthy.

‘Resilience’, Penmaenmawr, 2019.LATrees

Ken

From the inside – Weekly Photo Challenge : Decay

This week Jenn at ‘Traveling at Wits End’ asks:

This week, the challenge is to go out and…

Photograph Decay

For this week I have chosen a photo of a tree that is in the process of Decay.

‘From the inside’, Puzzlewood, 2005.From the inside

And a second photo of the interior of Kenmure Castle, the roof gone and falling to Decay too quickly for a building of this beauty.

‘From the inside 2’, Kenmure Castle, 2018.From the inside 2

Ken

Spring blossom – Sunday Stills – #Spring Has Sprung

This week Teri has challenged us with:

“spring” is this week’s theme for Sunday Stills.

So what could be more spring like than the return of blossom to the trees and new leaf buds.  Well I suppose I could have gone with lambs frolicking in the fields or new shoots thrusting from the earth.  But in the end I chose to use this photo.

‘Spring blossom’, Stokesay castle, 2017.Spring blossom

And as an additional photo, because I I almost used something similar for a challenge a few weeks ago, and I did say it might make an appearance.

‘Sprung’, 2019.Sprung

And other than it being some sort of clip, I have no idea what it is either!

Ken

Unbroken – A Photo a Week Challenge – Meme-worthy Photos

This week Nancy has challenged us with the topic of ‘Meme-worthy Photos’, saying:

My Facebook feed is always filled with memes. Most use quotes from religious or government leaders. And even though I’ve been know to make a few memes myself, I’m usually more interested in the photo than the words. What made them choose that photo? Did they take the photo themselves or grab it off the internet? I like to use my own photos (saves a lot of heartburn over copyright infringement risks).

So plenty to choose from here in my catalog, but I chose to go with this.

“Unbroken’, Lochar water, Dumfries and Galoway, 2018.PAWBending

So do I go with the inspirational quote, or a funny?  How about –PAWBending2

I would be more than happy to hear your interpretations if you want to leave me a comment.

In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful. – Alice Walker

Ken