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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #101 – One Single Flower

Thank you, Cee, for hosting the Lens-Artists Challenge #101 this week.

The topic for this week is one single flower.  Cee’s favorite quotes is “If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.  Buddha.  Flowers have changed her world. I must say flowers brighten my days and helped me to survive the toughest moments.

I take photos of flowers in my garden year-round to see the changes throughout the seasons. I also like to use the natural sunlight at different hours.

“In joy and in sadness, flowers are our constant friends.”– Unknown

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Late summer early in the morning as the sun just rose up.


“A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.”– Zen Shin

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A winter morning when the sun was soft.


“Open the bloom of your heart and become a gift of beauty to the world.”– Bryant McGill

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The same winter in the afternoon as the sun started to descend.


To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.”– Audrey Hepburn

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A late spring morning when the sun was gentle.


“A rose can never be a sunflower, and a sunflower can never be a rose. All flowers are in their own way, and that’s like women too.”– Miranda Kerr

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Early summer morning when sunflowers were in full bloom.


“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.”– Henri Matisse

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Late spring at night using flash for this photo.


Please join us for fun and check out the stunning photos at Cee’s One Single Flower.


Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #101 – One Single Flower



Four Seasons

Daily Prompt: Realize

Living in Southern California, I didn’t realize that autumn is here. My maple tree is still green. I suddenly remember the time I lived elsewhere, when the trees, mountains, streets, gardens, parks, and beaches, tell me different season is here. Once in a while, I go back to visit the place I used to live – Portland, Oregon. When I go, I take photos, save them to remind me that there are four seasons, even though they aren’t apparent in this part of town.

The four seasons in Portland, Oregon:


Spring flowers along the fence


Cherry blossom in Japanese Garden.


Summer spectacular in Rose Garden


Casual playing in the park


Fall colors of orange, red trees on the street


Pumpkins in a raised flower bed.


Winter fun of skiing on Mount Adams


Hibernating trees around town.

– Photos by Miriam Hurdle and Mercy Rossi