Lens-Artists Challenge #245 – Environments

New York, NYC, city
NYC Scenes

“The true New Yorker secretly believes that people living anywhere else have to be, in some sense, kidding.”

John Updike

Long ago I remember a story about the City Mouse / Country Mouse. As I recall, each was happier in its own environment – which leads me to this week’s challenge – Environments. We’d love you to show and tell us what it is about your own environment that is most special to you. Maybe you’re a city mouse (as above) who loves to travel to the country for a change of pace (as below) – or vice versa. Maybe you travel back and forth from home to work. Whatever your ‘druthers, this week’s challenge is to share your images and thoughts about environments, whatever they may be.

country living, animals, horses, cow, barn
Out in the Country

“We need more country than concrete, more mind than material, more savannah than sky-scrapers, more melody than malady”. 

Abhijit Naskar

My husband and I have lived and worked in multiple environments including large cities like New York and Philadelphia, as well as several suburban areas as commuters. We are currently living in a naturally beautiful but relatively remote environment. Through the years we’ve experienced all kinds of places. We chose Kiawah because of its beauty and peace (as below) but also because of its proximity to Charleston (which follows), a wonderful southern city. It offers excellent restaurants, good theatre and a terrific airport for an easy getaway whenever we need one.

Kiawah, birds, gator, Ocean Course, sweetgrass
Life on Kiawah

“No throne in the world can substitute a beach chair.”

Talismanist Giebra
city, Charleston SC,
City Life, Charleston SC

“A city is successful not when it’s rich but when its people are happy. “

Meik Wiking

Whatever your preference, a change of pace can often be exactly what you need to re-energize before returning to the comforts of home. For us, travel delivers exactly that. We’ve enjoyed every one of our adventures but we can also say we are always happy to return to the peace and quiet of home.

Patagonia, Tel Aviv, Petra, Jordan, Africa, Elephants, Canada
Seeing the World

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”

St Augustine

City, country, suburb, small town – whatever your preference(s) this is your chance to highlight the environments you’ve experienced and enjoyed (or not!) We hope you’ll join us to share your thoughts and images. Please be sure to link them to my post and to use the Lens-Artists Tag to appear in our WP reader section.

Sincere thanks to Siobhan for her marvelous Glowing Moments challenge, and to all of you for your as-always interesting and creative responses. We hope you’ll also join us next week when Patti leads our next challenge on her terrific Pilotfish Blog. Until then, please stay safe, be kind and enjoy the journey.

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195 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Challenge #245 – Environments

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  3. Super nice photos as always, Tina!
    Not sure… I know I posted one but I have no idea where it went. I don’t know why I have been always confused about where to post for these challenges 🙂

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  16. Great challenge, with many possibilities, Tina! I liked the images of Kiawah, especially the one of the grass and the sunset/sunrise. Beautiful. I’m definitely a country mouse. 🐀

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  21. A wonderful challenge and exquisite photography as usual, Tina! I never heard of either countrymouse or citymouse – but I like it. And I , of course, belong in the first category – but still love going to big cities for some culture experiences. I am just back from Prague and will try to catch up some – I am convinced there are many interesting posts this time as well! The week away did me good. and I feel stronger and more alive. Thank you for a great challenge!

    • We adored Prague many years ago Ann-Christine so I’m not surprised it was good for your soul. Good for you for the best self-care. welcome home and thanks for the lovely comment and for finding the time to respond as well.

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