Welcome to this year’s 365 photo today challenge. You can check out this link if you care to join. It is a great group!
This week the theme is ‘Travel.’ I love to travel, but like the rest of the world, we are in lockdown! That fact and dark, gloomy, grey weather has also made it difficult to find inspiration. However, I suppose that is the point, to be challenged, right?!
So here we go!
January 10 – Feather – I have to travel into our small town to pick up groceries and decided to stop at the local harbour to find some of my favourite feathered friends. I was not disappointed. There is quite a population of Mallard ducks here, as I suspect the locals are feeding them. As a bonus, I found this pretty feather on my way back to the car!
January 11 – Open-Hearted – We usually take an annual vacation on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Due to COVID, we did not go this year. When there, I enjoy going for a walk along the water’s edge in the early mornings, and I like to collect seashells and coral on my way. I save them and enjoy the memories they bring. For this photo, I laid them out in a heart shape on a black t-shirt and took a picture using my ‘Hipstamatic’ App. I like the ‘first frame of the film’ effect in this shot.
January 12 – Prompt Free Day – I only had to travel a short distance to a local conservation area with trails. I love walking in the mornings. The world is so quiet. We had a light dusting of snow overnight, and it was a winter wonderland. There is a picnic pavilion near a little pond where I often sit and meditate, enjoying nature’s sights & sounds.
January 13 – Outside – The prompt today was to look for texture. I travelled to the end of my driveway. There was more light snow overnight, but it was melting quickly. I hurried out to capture the snow and the melting droplets; I think tree trunks’ in the background added to this photo’s interest.
January 14 – Effortless – There is a popular provincial park near my home. It is very crowded in the summertime; often, the gates close before noon as it is full. It is effortless to get to and enjoy in the off-season. It is my favourite time of year here. This photo is of the Dunes Beach area. I was all alone but saw evidence of lots of wildlife; tracks of deer, raccoons and even, what I believe was an otter.
January 15 – Crisp – Here is another pretty attraction in our area. It is Lake on the Mountain. I was happy to see the sun trying to break through the dreariness. The sunshine wasn’t ultimately successful, but I’m pleased with the photo. There are tracks here too; raccoons and otters. Click on this link to learn more about this interesting phenomenon.
January 16 – Kindness – I stayed in due to rain all day. My husband said he would go for groceries and returned home with this beautiful bouquet as well as the groceries. How kind!
Next week’s photo theme is RED so stay tuned. Thank you for visiting. Continue to stay safe and stay well!