A Quiet Moment: Lens-Artists Challenge 102

I’ve begun to realize that you can listen to silence and learn from it. It has a quality and a dimension all its own. Chaim Potok On a recent journey through the Great Smoky Mountains, we understood Patty’s Lens-Artists Challenge for this week: “A Quiet Moment” since, we, too, were searching for the hushed beauty […]

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One Single Flower: Lens-Artists Challenge 101

The world needs who you were made to be. Anonymous Southern magnolias have been a part of me all my life. From the time I was born in Louisiana and then moved to Arkansas and Tennessee, I’ve never been without these gracious gems of trees, towering over lawns and stately homes (humble ones as well) […]

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Old and New: Lens-Artists Challenge #99

Nothing attracts attention like a red dress. Laura Bush With a challenge from Amy (The World Is a Book) to post juxtapositions of old and new, we were reminded of our day touring Angkor Wat near Siem Reap, Cambodia. Unexpectedly to us, a number of visitors had arrived onsite with the express purpose of having […]

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Lens-Artists Challenge #97: Pastimes

Do what you love, and love what you do.  Israelmore Ayivor Guest host Sue (Mac’s Girl) who writes The Nature of Things threw down the challenge of pastimes — what we spend our time doing outside of our work lives for this week’s Lens-Artists Challenge. Since we’re at the beach for a week at Pawleys […]

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Lens-Artists Challenge #95: All Wet

This week’s Lens-Artists Challenge features the theme of All Wet, and from our home in Knoxville (where we are still sheltering in place), a spring rain brought just what we needed for the challenge: gentle drops on tender new blossoms — all in our neighborhood. “Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon […]

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Lens-Artists Challenge #91: Simplicity

As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness. Henry David Thoreau When life was at its most complicated (What, was that only a month ago perhaps?), we found that time spent in Cades Cove in the Great […]

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