Lens-Artists Challenge #201 – Three of a Kind
“There are three ingredients in the good life: learning, earning and yearning.Christopher Morley
This week Ann-Christine challenges us to think in threes – either with triptychs or in other ways. Because our glorious but ephemeral magnolia blossoms are everywhere at this time of year I was out and about with my Fuji to capture some of my favorites. I’ve included three of my them in my opening triptych. This year’s blossoms seem bigger and more beautiful than ever. Perhaps they too are anxious to emerge from the isolation of the past two years.
“Three things cannot long be hidden: the sun, the moon and the truth.”Confucius
Those who follow me know how much I love the birds here on Kiawah; among my many favorites, the beautifully pink-colored roseate spoonbills. I chose a few of my recent images to put together the triptych above. One of the few benefits of climate change, these birds are seen more and more frequently around our island each year.
“Understanding is a three-edged sword. Your side, my side, and the truth.”J. Michael Straczynski
I loved the interesting patterns of these sheep we came across in Scotland. They seemed as interested in us as we were in them. How cooperative of them to be a threesome for today’s challenge 😊.
“Harmony, balance, and rhythm. They’re the three things that stay with you your whole life.”Daniel James Brown
I’ll close with an image of one of my favorite subjects, the beautiful elephants of Botswana. We are finally recognizing their level of intelligence as well as the way they love, communicate with and protect each other. Our limited understanding of the other creatures with which we share our planet is only now beginning to be known – and what amazing things we are learning every day.
Thanks to Ann-Christine for her invitation to share our threesomes. As always, we look forward to seeing your responses – please be sure to link them to her post here, and to use the lens-artists tag. Thanks also to all who responded to Amy’s “Every little thing” challenge last week. It was great to see so much variety among the many approaches. Next week’s challenge will be hosted by Sofia on her Photographias site. Her subject will be Minimalism/Maximalism – simple or flamboyant, plain or “more is more”, your choice. Until then, as always please stay safe and be kind.
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