Every line tells its own story, even the very tentative ones.Gillian Redwood
It’s been a striped world this past week with American flags waving in the wind at the Inauguration, so Leya’s interesting challenge is a welcome one: Striped and Checked. Although we don’t specifically search for stripes, we find patterns in architecture, lighting, and design that fit the bill — usually when we least expect them to pop up. Like the photo at the top — we spotted these weathered posts and their striped reflections in the waters near Bellevue Landing in Royal Oak, Maryland, while waiting for the ferry to take us to Oxford.
Similarly, rays of light cast stripes on stripes as shadows played against the covering of a balcony deck chair at The Cloister at Sea Island.
More shadow work: stripes on the wooden floor of Windsor Chairmakers in Lincolnville, Maine, contrast (and enhance) the rectangles along the wall.
Lines of white rope fan outward as this Pawleys Island hammock holds on to precious cargo.
And man-made lines of the 142-ft. tall Assateague Lighthouse in Assateague, Virginia, serve as a reminder to navigators that land is near.
Finally, the juxtaposition of stripes in morning light at Taos Pueblo form a shadow teepee, if you will, fleeting though it may be.
They say stay in the lines, but there’s always something better on the other side.John Mayer
Line up and travel,
Rusha & Bert
For more stripes and checks, head to Leya’s post to see more entries. And if you want to contribute a post of your own, line up those stripes and add them to the mix. Be sure to include the tag Lens-Artists.