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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #56: Seascapes and/or Lakeshore

The theme this week from Amy for Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #56 is Seascapes and/or Lakeshore. As I searched my photos, it took me to ocean, beaches and lakes from my travel and the neighborhood.

Some of the quotes I included maybe the voices for saving the ocean as the ocean has served us.

 

1.Huntington 1

Huntington Beach, California

“The beach to me is a sacred zone between the earth and the sea, one of those in-between between places where transitions can be experienced – where endings can be mourned, and beginnings birthed. A walk along the beach offers the gift of the unexpected.” – Joan Anderson

 

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Laguna Beach, California

“Worry is something you can make as big as the tallest mountain, or as small as a pebble on the beach. It is up to you to decide which you would rather have.” – Byron Pulsifer

 

3.Laguna Lake

Laguna Lake, California

“The world has enough beautiful mountains and meadows, spectacular skies and serene lakes. It has enough lush forests, flowered fields, and sandy beaches. It has plenty of stars and the promise of a new sunrise and sunset every day. What the world needs more of is people to appreciate and enjoy it.” – Michael Josephson

 

4.Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach, California (Taken on a different day)

“When anxious, uneasy and bad thoughts come, I go to the sea, and the sea drowns them out with its great wide sounds, cleanses me with its noise, and imposes a rhythm upon everything in me that is bewildered and confused.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

 

5.Huntington 2

Huntington Beach, California (Taken on a different day)

“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” – Mother Teresa

 

6.Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach, Australia

“People ask: Why should I care about the ocean? Because the ocean is the cornerstone of earth’s life support system, it shapes climate and weather. It holds most of life on earth. 97% of earth’s water is there. It’s the blue heart of the planet-we should take care of our heart. It’s what makes life possible for us. We still have a really good chance to make things better than they are. They won’t get better unless we take the action and inspire others to do the same thing. No one is without power. Everybody has the capacity to do something.” – Sylvia Earle

 

7.Newport Beach

Newport Beach, California

“To stand at the edge of the sea, to sense the ebb and flow of the tides, to feel the breath of a mist moving over a great salt marsh, to watch the flight of shore birds that have swept up and down the surf lines of the continents for untold thousands of year, to see the running of the old eels and the young shad to the sea, is to have knowledge of things that are as nearly eternal as any earthly life can be.” – Rachel Carson

 

9.Port Douglus

Port Douglas, Australia

“The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.” – Vincent Van Gogh

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #56: Seascapes and/or Lakeshore

 

 

 

Weekly Photo Challenge – Elements

“For this week’s challenge, explore the classical elements of earth, air, water, and fire. How do you capture something invisible like air or the movement of water?” – 

No place is like Yellowstone National Park that includes all the elements on this planet we call home. Its vast land covers mountains and flat land, waterfall, and volcano.

“Yellowstone National Park spans an area of 3,468.4 square miles (8,983 km2), comprising lakes, canyons, rivers and mountain ranges. Yellowstone Lake is one of the largest high-elevation lakes in North America and is centered over the Yellowstone Caldera, the largest supervolcano on the continent. The Caldera is considered an active volcano. It has erupted with tremendous force several times in the last two million years. Half of the world’s geothermal features are in Yellowstone, fueled by this ongoing volcanism. Lava flows and rocks from volcanic eruptions cover most of the land area of Yellowstone. The park is the centerpiece of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, the largest remaining nearly-intact ecosystem in the Earth’s northern temperate zone. The vast forests and grasslands also include unique species of plants.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellowstone_National_Park

 

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 Weekly Photo Challenge: Elemental

Around the Lake

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We are delighted to live so close to Laguna Lake. It’s within walking distance, but the road is a little hilly, so most of the time we drive there. The loop around the lake is 0.77 miles (1.24 km). My husband usually runs two or three times around the lake in the afternoon. I may get to walk one or two rounds. With the sunny blue sky, thick or thin clouds, the ducks, birds, and turtles, I sometimes enjoy taking photos and don’t get to walk too much. I give an excuse to myself because I work out at the gym in the morning.

It’s a relaxing place to go for walking, taking photos, and watch people fishing, horseback riding, walking their dogs. I’m thankful to have a local, beautiful, well- maintained lake so close to home.

Daily Prompt: Loop

Daily Prompt: Local

Daily Prompt: Sunny

Weekly Photo Challenge – Name

We walked around Laguna Lake today. I saw two ducks that I had never seen before. I took some photos. Here are the photos of them together and individually. I am hoping some experts could help me name these lovely ducks!

Good news! Ineke Kruger  at https://scrapydo2.wordpress.com just helped me identify the name of these ducks or geese. They are Egyptian Geese. See the last photo for info. Thank you, Ineke Kruger!!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Names

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Flow

We went on the afternoon walk around Laguna Lake in our neighborhood. It’s always intriguing to watch these graceful ducks go with the flow on the water leisurely.

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Once in awhile they make a turn with no hurry.

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The water reflects the late afternoon sun creating golden color. What a relaxing life the ducks have!

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Tuesday Photo Challenge – Flow

Camera: Canon SX 700 HS 30X Optical Zoom, Point and Shoot

– Photo by Miriam Hurdle

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