ANGULAR: PHOTO CHALLENGE

I have to admit that Geometry was not my favourite subject in high school — understatement!

However, since those hours of incomprehensible homework, I have to realize and admire the work of angular turns in life and my surroundings.

Some of these angular dips and dives have included major life events, some planned, some not so much — losses of loved ones, job changes, relocations.

Photos that I have taken and a few poems that I have written have captured some of the angular beauties of nature, as well, so I thought that I would share such a photo in this post. This was taken along the shores of Lake Huron, one of the Great Lake treasures shared with our neighbours.

Have a great weekend! 🙂

Note: you can check out other posts for this challenge at http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/angular/

2014 LAKE HURON SHORELINE
2014 LAKE HURON SHORELINE

TEXTURE VIA TREES AND WATER!

It’s all about texture, this week’s weekly photo challenge , that is. I discovered this prompt when following a blog by Veronica Roth  who has posted some colourful tree photos today.

Trees inspire me every day! Part of the daily landscape in my life since I was born, trees have shaded, protected, sometimes even scared me as they blow in the stormy weather or gently sway in the breeze of a summer’s day.

SILVER MAPLE IN AUTUMN
SILVER MAPLE IN AUTUMN

 

I can’t imagine a world without trees!

Similarly, it is difficult to grasp a land without water.

I realize that water and trees are both scarce commodities in parts of the world. Perhaps that is why I have always been so thankful to be living in an area that is dotted with lakes and rivers and creeks. Most of all, I am grateful to be in that mid-North American zone centred by the five Great Lakes.

The fresh-water lakes have been a resource for centuries with a huge impact financially, environmentally and recreationally.

The waters vary in their texture from smooth to wavy, even ice-covered for parts of the year.

These lakes wear away the rough edges of stones and metals and branches.

2014 LAKE HURON
2014 LAKE HURON

 

 

Trees and water give texture in themselves and, through their impact on their environs, both living beings and inanimate objects.

How great is that!

Have a wonderful weekend, All! 🙂

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