Posts Tagged ‘Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge: Nature’

Welcome to the first Monday of 2015!  That means it’s time once again for nature photographs taken with non-camera cameras.  Sometimes nature is found in unusual places in the city, as in my photo for today.  Sometimes you simply need to look closely to see where nature is hiding in plain sight.  And even in winter, when all seems to be brown and empty, there’s beauty to be found.

Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.
~Henry David Thoreau, Walden


Not long ago we had a light frost, but last night the frost was much heavier.  The majority of colors in the park these days are shades of brown or grey, but this morning, they were edged with silver, a festive look more appropriate for December.  However, if you look, there are still touches of color hanging in there, sometimes literally, just right for this week’s Phoneography Challenge: Nature.

“But frost, like the crystallized dreams of autumn, began to coat the clearing with its sugar glaze.”
~Victoria Steele Logue, Redemption

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Where does the time go?  We’re already beginning a new month, which means today’s theme is once again, “Nature.”  My entry this week is seasonal, depicting harvest, end-of-the-summer-coming-of-fall, and the glorious sunshine colors of summer. And today is Labor Day in the United States, a day when we both honor labor and rest from it.  I hope you have time to spend outside, enjoying the beauty of nature, today and every day.

Other than the border, I’ve done no editing whatsoever on this photo.

copyright janet m. webb 2014

 One of the things I miss about my s-i-l and b-i-l no longer living in Provence is being able to buy bags of lavender at the markets.  But my s-i-l has done a wonderful job with their gardens and land, planting lavender in many places, where its perfume attracts bees, butterflies and me as well.  I share a few shots today with you for the Phoneography Challenge theme, “Nature.”  Be sure to click on the link to find other beautiful photo offerings.

The air was fragrant with a thousand trodden aromatic herbs, with fields of lavender, and with the brightest roses blushing in tufts all over the meadows…
~William Cullen Bryant


Here’s your sweet lavender
sixteen sprigs a penny
that you’ll find my ladies
will smell as sweet as any

~Lavender Sellers’s Cry, London England CA 1900


We shall find a cleanly room
lavender in the windows
and twenty ballads stuck about the wall.

Izaak Walton The Compleat Angler 1653-55

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