GREEN, GREEN …

HOW GREEN WAS …

My valley? My river? Lichens on the trees? In summer, there’s no greener place than this valley.

I’ve had a busy morning. Lots of writing I’ve put off until the last minute. And, since (for once) it isn’t raining OR snowing, I thought I might actually get outside with a camera a take some new pictures!

Here are a few “green” things.

Probably not my most original take on a prompt, but it’s as good as it will get this very busy Saturday morning!

DAY FOUR – THE SEVEN DAY NATURE CHALLENGE

I feel honored to be chosen by Cee Neuner  to participate in the Seven Day Nature Challenge.

The challenge asks I post one photo per day for a week. The subject can be anything, as long as it comes from the natural world. About 90% of my work is landscape or wildlife photography. I do side trips to architecture and portraits –and I’m always trying to get a good picture of my dogs — but overall, there’s more of Autumn, the Blackstone River, water fowl, Arizona, and sunrise and sunset.

On this fourth day of the challenge, I think I’ll go with sunrise. And the occasional sunset.

Please note that some of the photos are by Garry Armstrong. Especially in the sunsets — he’s not a sunrise kind of guy.

Sunrise, sunset,
Sunrise, sunset,

Swiftly fly the years. 
One season following another,
Laden with happiness and tears.

SUNRISE

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SUNSET

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Cee and I are acquainted with most of the same groups of photo bloggers and pretty much anyone I can think to nominate has already been nominated. If by some quirk of luck, you have been overlooked, please participate. Consider yourself nominated and chosen! Especially if these are the kind of pictures you usually post, it’s no stretch to just post them as part of the challenge.

Come one, come all!