Lens-Artists Challenge #12 – PATH
“Relax, breathe deep and trust the path you’re on.”
Having recently spent many hours glued to the weather channel tracking the path of Hurricane Florence, it seemed appropriate that this week’s challenge should be Path. Your path may be literal, such as I’ve illustrated in today’s images, or figurative, giving us a glimpse into the direction in which your life is moving.
“If you light a lamp for someone it will also brighten your path.”
Personally, my life’s path has been nearly as unpredictable as that of Hurricane Florence – a perfect example of the old adage “Man plans, God laughs.” Rather than bore you with details, I’ll simply say that early on I was taught that if we work hard and do our best, things will work out in the end. Somehow, though not necessarily according to plan 😊, for me they always have.
“If you don’t know where you want to go, then it doesn’t matter which path you take.”
Certainly, luck has a great deal to do with it. I was fortunate to have been born into a supportive family in a stable country during a time of peace and prosperity. I never worried where my next meal might come from nor whether I might become a victim of the ravages of war or the whims of a ruling despot. The choices along my path seem far less challenging when viewed from a global perspective.
“The presence of a path doesn’t necessarily mean the existence of a destination.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough
As another stroke of pure luck, my degree in languages was a primary target for recruiters in the technology business before there was any such thing as a computer science major. Who’d have thought that someone who once said “no one will ever buy a computer in a retail store” (yep, that was me, DUH) would end up with a career in computers and networking. Go figure.
“There are no wrong turns, only unexpected paths.”
Finally, a long term North-easterner, I would never have imagined living in the south. My husband and I have now been here for 20 years. I’ve learned to love hot, humid summers (he hasn’t), fried chicken, and sand in my shoes. Along with the things I love I’ve learned to anticipate, follow, and despise tropical storms. My heart goes out to those affected by Hurricane Florence – may their paths lead to recovery very soon.
Like many others I’m sure, my path thus far has been filled with twists and turns I’d never have anticipated. Fortunately, along the way I’ve learned to roll with the punches and so far it’s been a wonderful ride. Here’s to wherever our paths lead next 😀.
HAVE YOU SEEN THESE?
There were many terrific responses to Amy’s “Small Is Beautiful” challenge last week, thanks to all who participated!
- Both Sue of The Nature of things and Nora of Photos for you shared their beautiful new grandbabies
- Gina of Photography in Pearls showed us the magic of Photoshop for creating small wonders
To learn more about how to participate in our challenge, click here. Be sure to link to this post and to TAG YOUR POST LENS-ARTISTS. Finally, tune in next Saturday when Patti of Pilotfish will host our next challenge.
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Late to the path – enjoyed the meandering 🙂
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Thanks for the reblog!
I feel this every time I see the newspaper; I was so lucky to have a good mother and father, and have plenty to eat, and live in a beautiful city. I just think how horrible it must be to feel hungry at night going to sleep.
Somehow Iost my “path” to your photo blog. Have missed you! I just know I have enjoyed all the paths your camera has taken us.
Oh No!! Have u gotten it back??
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Great paths and lines, all so beautifully framed, Tina.
Thanks Dina. I’m often amazed by the similarity between our landscapes and yours!
Cool… really like you “Gotcha”! 😉
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gorgeous shots Tina!!! Glad our paths have crossed…so enjoy being a fly on your lens!! 😜
I am so woefully behind (in everything it seems), yet this challenge is important enough to “hand in” late! Thanks again for picking up the WPC mantle.
Always welcome Lindy! Thanks for participating.
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Tina, I really like your image of the path going to the beach plus your quotes! Another great post!!
https://mycolorfulexpressions.com/2018/09/29/lens-artists-photo-challenge-path/ is my post on paths. Thanks!
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Superb photos coupled with awesome quotes – am inspired to participate!
Excellent Dahlia! Please do!!
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Oh dear, I think I have poisted my path to the wrong site
Here it is again just in case
Thanks BB, no worries. Got it!
hi tina, great theme and pictures for this week but had problems finding the right image in hamburg here is my contribution, https://wp.me/p2AvI7-2RS.
Thanks Robert, well done
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Inviting theme and beautiful paths.
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That boarded path snap is very lovely 🙂
Thank you Hammad
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My favorite is the zig zap boardwalk to the beach. Nice how it draws your eye to the sky. Love the blue!
Thanks very much Gina!
So enjoyed looking at the detail in your shots Tina, and as with your quotes and story line there is much to discover through both imagery and text.
Thanks Liz, it’s been a lovely end-of-summer this year
Hope you stay out of harms way there! That hurricane Florence must have been a very worrying time for you.
Thanks Liz. Feel bad for those less fortunate
Loved reading a little about your life’s paths, Tina! Gorgeous shots and my fave is the beach boardwalk!
Thanks Terri! I don’t usually get very personal on the blog but once in a while it fits the post
Lovely photos of paths, the first and the last one are wonderful! 🙂 Thank you for such a nice theme. Here is my entry. https://doarnicol.wordpress.com/2018/09/26/carare-carari-path/
My pleasureNicole, thanks for joining us!
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Nice photos Tina…
Here is our entry
Happy Photo Blogging..
Great, thanks HHY!
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Quite the experience, thanks for participating
Great paths Tina. This is my entry: https://balance440.wordpress.com/2018/09/25/lens-artists-challenge-12-path/
Thank you Almeidad
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“I was fortunate to have been born into a supportive family in a stable country during a time of peace and prosperity.” Isn’t this the most that we, the fortunate ones, can say? I share your sentence in my post. You can see for yourself. 🙂 Thank you for making me think.
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Enjoyed your night on the town, thanks for participating!
Love this post! I finally decided to jump in this week and do the lens-artists challenge. thanks for the inspiration Tina!
Welcome and thanks Nicole! Glad to have you with us!
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