The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge has the very hopeful theme of Awakening, which is a great way to think about sunrise!
Sunrise and sunset are probably most photographers’ favorite times of day for the beautiful light that they produce. Or course, sunset is a bit easier on most, as it doesn’t require getting up early in the morning, but for my money, there’s nothing like sunrise, particularly in Winter, as it’s crisp and refreshing!
Here’s one of those mornings…
As the Sun comes up, the Yoga Tree stretches her limbs toward the sky in anticipation of a day filled with energy and recharging.
The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge has the very hopeful theme of Rise/Set, which asks to share some of our favorite sunrises or sunsets.
There are a couple of these that come to mine, so I may do more than a single post in response to this challenge. Of course, those of you who have followed my blog for a while know what is coming next: the Yoga Tree! I have captured her beauty around the time of many sunrises, as she stood proud in the fields.
This one may be a good place to start…
All we need is a bit of Miles Davis’ Birth of the Cool album playing in the background, and we can be one with the Universe!
This challenge immediately made me think of a tree that has been a significant part of my photographic life: the Yoga Tree! Her variation across the seasons is nothing short of fantastic, as she adapts and graces the landscape with beauty every day.
Here are some examples of this lady of the fields:
Birth of the Sun
Readying for Spring
These days, she is surrounded by a compost farm, which is not a fitting place for a lady, so these images (and many more!) are a wonderful reminder of days gone by.
Welcome to the 90th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! In the first TPC of the new year, you got to Recycle, which allowed you to take the old and have it turn into something new.
Your entries focused on everything from recycling to rediscovering and improving ourselves; lots of interesting approaches to this theme that really showed off your creativity. Thank you for another week of fun reading for me; I’m getting spoiled by all of your amazing posts!
Nature’s recycling takes us through the seasons…
Readying for Spring
The Yoga Tree has seen her share of recycling, as she stood across many seasons; in Autumn her leaves fall and join the undergrowth to be covered by Winter’s snow; in Spring those nutrients start their trip back into the tree, as she recovers into her full glory of Summer.
The following were this week’s participants in the challenge with links to their posts:
By Sarah takes us out of the old year into the new with a great steampunk look by Sarah and her husband; go check it out!
This week, pensivity101 tells us how she recycles Christmas card to create new cards; the designs look amazing!
This week’s contribution in theonlyD800inthehameau show us a poubelle, as a starting point for recycling; what’s a poubelle, you ask? Go look!
Nicole sbrings us a wonderful piece of what can be made with recycled items in Une Photo, Un Poéme; great place to sit!
Xenia’s post in whippetwisdom talks about the old becoming new with her whippets having a blast!
Bullyboy’s entry for this theme in Travel387 is a beautiful image of a flower, that is also recycled as a cancer drug.
What is the thing with feathers that perches in Black Body? It’s simply beautiful to look at!
Liz McCafferty writes a wonderful post about the history of the grammophone, recycling old components.
In this week’s entry from ForgivingConnects, Debbie focuses on how the old parts of herself have recycled to be the new self; we can’t ever escape our old selves, but rather recycle and improve ourselves.
In VickiMD87, we get to see some rather interesting pieces coming together, as human debris does not turn into a pearl.
The WordPress Daily Photo Challenge provides the theme of Transformation.
One of our most constant companions, that contribute greatly to our existence on this planet, are trees. These stately producers of oxygen, building material, shelter, shade and so much more, were often worshipped in ancient times for the magic they contain. My appreciation of trees has shown itself in quite a bit of my work, and, in particular, one tree: the Yoga Tree.
Over the years, the Yoga Tree has transformed herself in response to the seasons, as well as her environment, as you can see in the Winter images. She has always stood with pride and dignity, even now, when she is surrounded by the detritus that makes up a compost farm…
Here’s a look at some of her transformations…
The Wise Tree
The Lady in Snowdress
Stately in Summer
Steeped in Color
This tree has brought me much joy over the years that I photographed her, and I hope that some of these images bring a bit of joy to those who view them.
The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge has the wonderful theme of ooh, Shiny!; on Monday I posted a piece with a bit of reflection to celebrate a bit of occlusion of the Sun by the Moon (no totality in New England).
This time, let’s take a look back at one of the images that I still enjoy from my Yoga Tree series…
This image is definitely among the top of my list of Yoga Tree photographs, particularly, as it was one of the very early ones in the series; it was not the first, but certainly is the first to convince me that there was a lot to capture of this wondrous tree. Oh, and yes, this is an iPhone shot as well.
Welcome to Week 51 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge. I really enjoyed reading through your responses to last week’s theme of Forward! There is never a shortage of creativity or directions, into which you take these challenges. A lot of fun!
So I am sitting here in the cafeteria on the 9th floor of the Red Hat tower in Raleigh, North Carolina, thinking what might be a good follow up to the past couple of weeks, while also thinking ahead toward today’s work. I was a little stymied for ideas, when Nature helped out… The sun came out from behind the clouds and stared me right in the face with this week’s theme: Morning!
We may not always enjoy getting up early in the morning, as we fumble for that first cup of coffee, but for those of us who are fans, the morning light often carries beauty with it. So, I’m challenging you to capture something that is quintessential morning, and share it with us!
As always, feel free to be creative in your interpretation of the theme, and be sure to put your best effort into creating something evocative in your images. I’m looking forward to seeing your great posts!
Here’s an image that a lot of you have seen before, that was captured during that first hour of morning…
This photo kicked off an extensive series of Yoga Tree images that lasted for several years; she graces a compost farm these days, which mars the scenery, but she’s still proud!
The full rules of this challenge are in TPC Guidelines, but here’s the tl;dr:
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)!!
Very much looking forward to all of your great images! Should be a fun week!