Lens-Artists Challenge #91 – Simplicity
“The greatest step toward a life of simplicity is to learn to let go.”
Patti’s Simplicity challenge this week brought to mind an evening a short time ago when my camera and I were strolling Kiawah’s beach. There was a small flock of willetts foraging along the water’s edge and the little one above seemed to have had a bit of success. For today’s post I’ve chosen to simplify the images by treating them with a soft shade of sepia to reduce distraction.
“Simplicity is an exact medium between too little and too much.”
Sir Joshua Reynolds
I have to smile at the number of people made miserable by stay-at-home mandates. How many times have we all wished for some peace and quiet? For some time to ourselves? For just one day of rest with no responsibilities? Well, it seems we’ve gotten our wish and then some! Now of course, we are wishing for less of the same – fickle humans that we are.
“Simplicity embarks not on what is seen by the naked eye, but dwelling on what is in the heart.”
Most of nature’s creatures live very simple lives. They eat a limited diet, live in a specific habitat and in most cases adhere strictly to “follow the leader”. Human nature being what it is, we are a bit less structured. No matter what we have, often times we yearn for something different. If nothing else, perhaps this crisis will teach us to appreciate those things that are most important – our loved ones, friendship, and the rewards of a life of simplicity.
“Simple solutions require the most advanced thinking.”
Thanks to all of our followers for your continued support, and a special thanks those who responded to last week’s Distance challenge. Our thoughts go out especially to those in the Covid-19 “hot spots” as well as our heroic health care workers. The heart-warming actions of so many during such difficult times restores our faith in humanity and in each other.
We look forward to seeing your responses this week to Patti’s Simplicity challenge. Be sure to link to her original post here, and to include the Lens-Artists Tag. Next week we’re excited to welcome John Steiner as our Guest Host. Make sure you don’t miss his post by following his always-interesting blog, Journeys With Johnbo. Until then, stay safe and keep your distance.
Very nice and touching.
Thanks very much
I love the simplicity of your shorebirds and the very clever way you incremented their numbers, 1, 2, 3, 4. I didn’t even real you had done that until my third viewing of your post. You are too clever!
Thank you and the other Lens Artists again for continuing to host this special space.
Here’s my submission
Thanks for noticing that Babsje :-). It’s our pleasure, thanks for your support
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The sepia effect is gorgeous on these! Very nice!
Thanks so much, glad you enjoyed my little twist on these little beauties
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Just love theses little guys…so happy!! also loving your words…SO TRUE…we do always wish for this ..simplicity… & now here it is????? curious how we shall feel when the hustle n bustle resumes????
I agree April. But I think our return to “normal” will be much less shocking than to many others without the amount of freedom we fortunately have here.
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Thank you Rupali
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Wonderful, dreamy photos, Tina. I see many similar creatures pecking around in our salt marshes but I can never get as great images. 🙂 🙂 Wishing you a peaceful, happy Easter in your lovely home.
thanks so much Jo – and a Happy Easter to you too. I think peaceful is about all we’re going to get this year.
Peaceful will be a darn sight better than working in the hospitals, Tina! I just watched news coverage from Spain and it’s horrendous.
Such mesmerizing images! Wow. It will be interesting to look back some day to see how we all coped with this simpler life. And what worked and what didn’t. For all the focus on technology – and what we miss is not about technology at all. Yes we can be fickle 🙂
Thanks OLU, much appreciated. You’re right, what we miss is NOT technology – but we’d REALLY be lost without it!
I agree! What we probably need is a better balance.