Welcome to Week 46 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge. It was a tremendous pleasure to read the entries in response to last week’s theme, Nostalgia, which were just stunning and touching!
This week’s theme comes from my explorations over the weekend, going back to Nature for inspiration. Saturday allowed me to explore the Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge with my good friend, George, from which I will share more images. On Sunday, my wife, Kris, and I visited Tower Hill Botanic Garden, which is the source for today’s image; many more will follow!
Today’s image gave me the idea to use the theme of Structure. Whether in Nature or human-created, structure is key to growth, stability and beauty. In Nature structure shows throughout optimized arrangements of plant growth, animals of all kinds and even the ground, upon which we walk. Your challenge is to go out and highlight those aspects of structure that you enjoy most and share the beauty you find in structure.
So here’s the image that I captured that started me thinking…
Fan-shaped leaves never fail to draw me in, as they are true expressions of Nature’s ability to find an optimal solution for the complex problems of weight distribution and strength.
The full rules of this challenge are in TPC Guidelines, but here’s the tl;dr:
- Write a post with an image for this week’s topic
- Please tag your post with fpj-photo-challenge (if you’re not sure about how tags work, please check out this WordPress article about tagging posts)
- Create a pingback link to this post, so that I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week (note: pingbacks may not appear immediately, as my site is set up to require approval for linking to it; helps against previous bad experiences with spamming)
- Have fun creating something new (or sharing something old)!!
I know that I am going to love all of your contributions to this week’s challenge. Structure is all around us and a lot of fun to explore!