Wild Weekly Photo Challenge: Distant / Weekly Challenge: A Day in My Life / Weekly Travel Theme: Smoke and Mirrors
“A nomad I will remain for life, in love with distant and uncharted places.”
This week multiple challenges caught my imagination and led me to this post. Let’s Be Wild’s Challenge this week is “Distant”, and the Daily Post has asked us to focus on “A Day in My Life“. While most blogs focused on a typical day at home, for us a more “typical” day just as easily means exploring some far-away, “distant” place versus daily life on our own little island. I’ve chosen to feature the former rather than the latter.
“The dawn is not distant, nor is the night starless.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
When we took early retirement some 13 years ago, we promised ourselves that we would take advantage of our opportunity to see the world. Combining my enthusiasm for photography with our shared love of travel has proven to make for many wonderful adventures.
“My life is anything but typical”
Some adventures have taken us as far away as Southeast Asia, Europe, Canada, Alaska or as seen in today’s header, Africa. Others, like the photo above, are as close as our good friends’ home in North Carolina.
“When you look at the world, it isn’t just one palette. It’s a beautiful rainbow.”
Whether in the distant, incredibly rich ochre ridges of Roussillon, France…
or in our own back yard here on Kiawah’s beaches….
“Hand in hand on the edge of the sand, they danced by the light of the moon.”
as Margaret Cho says, “my life is anything but typical”. And I wouldn’t want it any other way :-).
In addition to both of the weekly photo challenges, I’ve also linked this post to Ailsa’s Travel Theme Challenge “Smoke and Mirrors” and to Frizztext’s “Tagged N” challenge for NATURE.
I’m participating in the onlineadventure travel and outdoor photography magazineLetsBeWild.com’s Wild Weekly Photo Challenge for bloggersThis week’s Challenge is: Distant!