Posts Tagged ‘Cee’s Which Way Challenge’

“Flipping” through my online photo files, I found this shot that, although I like it, both in the original and in this edit, had me a bit flummoxed as to what it was.  The next shot showed that it was a photo of the lid to a small pot, glass with a handle on top.  Obviously something happened with the light, but I like the minimalist abstraction of it and it’s a perfect oddball.

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This weekend my husband biked the 109-mile Michelson Trail in southwestern South Dakota (details and more photos coming up soon.)  Many Which Way photo ops abound during a ride of this sort, but I though this one representative.  The well-maintained trail goes through the Black Hills and in more than one place, a trestle is needed to bridge the gap.  Here’s one such trestle, well-built but not for anyone uncomfortable with heights although, as you can see, there’s a high railing on either side.

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Although I didn’t realize it for some time, there’s a completely logical explanation for this seemingly contradictory sign.  The sign is inside a parking garage.  Behind it is an entrance from the street, so the drivers inside are told not to enter.  Only traffic coming into the garage (the opposite direction from the sign) is allowed.  Took me a long while to understand this, as I came in a different entrance for several months. Still, it’s a bit disconcerting, don’t you think?

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Such a joy to get back into the park last week!  Off-pathing (yes, I made that up) was a quite wet and a bit muddy and, as you can see, there was some detritus on the regular path, but I reveled in the opportunity to once again spend time in nature…as well as to take more pictures .It’s an interesting time of year, as most of what surrounds me is still brown and dead, some determined leaves still gripping their trees or bushes as well as stunning dried plants.

But there is some green, both grass and ground cover, and a few small flowers in the ground cover.  Spring is in the air and, bit by bit, on the ground, in the air, and on the plants. No matter the time of year, take the opportunity to get out and see what’s nearby. It will refresh you and your soul immeasurably.  With the nice weather, at least for those of us in the northern hemisphere, it will be a walk in the park.

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For more Which Way photos, click here, a live link once Cee’s post is up and I link to it.  You’ll find plenty of lovely photos to take you whichever way you want to go.

The Which Way Challenge asks for photos that show us which way to go: the attractive path, bridge, road, river that leads us on and on.  Mine is a view of which my family never tires and hope to see for the rest of our lives. This is, and hopefully remains, the road less traveled.

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