25 September 2017
Taken in Polamatic and edited in Snapseed and Pixlr
Click onto image to enlarge. Let me know your response to this photomontage. Prints are available upon request.
Ode to Autumn’s Hydrangea
Shimmering Glowing Jewels Awaken.
Each Encourages Visual Euphoria.
Dancing and Distancing
Moving Inward for Grace and Tranquility.
In the Lens section is a photomontage that honors the autumnal jewel, a black-stemmed hydrangea. These two images are renditions of a flower that always performs with eloquence and a salute to gentle living. Each cluster of flower head bursts with soft patina and almost paper-thin petals.
I am so enamored with this magnificent example of nature’s majesty that I just planted another native called ‘Snow Queen.’ As I water it nightly, there is a sensation of anticipation and wonder. It’s the oakleaf variety, and the first of its species to honor my gardens. Its height will soar and produce cascades of boughs that will direct my imagination toward boundless inspiration.
That’s exactly how nature affects me. While filling my reservoir over and over, she shores and steers my daily journey. This cathartic effect weaves through my inner spirit and gently soothes for moments before reality becomes reality.
On 19 September in a The New York Times’ column the reader was given answers to frequent questions about climate change. In “Climate Change Is Complex. We’ve Got Answers to Your Questions” by Justin Gillis, the journalist presents three parts (Part One: What is Happening?, Part Two: What Could Happen? and Part Three: What Can We Do?) to inform the reader about this critical subject that affects everyone on our planet. Hope that you take some time to view it and get involved.