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Weekly Photo Challenge: The Morning Light – 2

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Here’s a slightly different view of the weekly photo challenge Morning Light, horizontal rather than vertical.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: The World Through Your Eyes

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Actually, this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is the world through my eyes, but you’ll have to use your eyes and your brain to determine what my view of the world is.

My view of politics.
My view of politics.

You can have everything but my chicken.
You can have everything but my chicken.
The way I feel sometimes.
The way I feel sometimes.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves

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Okay, I’m a little late – actually, a lot late – with this challenge. This week’s photo challenge is curves. Check it out, and if you’ve a mind to, give it a shot (no pun intended). I went through my thousands of digital photos trying to find the one that best illustrates the theme. I couldn’t make up my mind, so I decided to go with more than one. I’m not sure if you agree with me, but here’s my offerings:

The gentle curves of doorways looking out into a garden.
The gentle curves of doorways looking out into a garden.
Curves overlaying curves in this well in a Cape Town inn's courtyard.
Curves overlaying curves in this well in a Cape Town inn’s courtyard.

A curving pathway.
A curving pathway.

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sign Says

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Okay, this week’s photo challenge is Signs. I hesitated, but as I was going over photos I took recently in Cameroon, I came across this sign for a restaurant I stopped at after visiting the tourist village, Ebogo. Yes, by the way, the sign is accurate – they had serpent on the menu; boa to be exact.

They actually had snake on the menu - freshly killed and cooked.
They actually had snake on the menu – freshly killed and cooked.

 

And, there’s this banner from the Unity Day Parade the day before in Yaounde. I wonder if they realize the implications of this sign? There were dozens of slogans – typical of autocratic, regimented societies, and this is one – but, this one really caught my eye.

Signs, like religious commandments, point out things people are doing wrong. I wonder if the parade organizers realized this.
Signs, like religious commandments, point out things people are doing wrong. I wonder if the parade organizers realized this.

 

Finally, I couldn’t resist this sign – it’s a Francophone country, but they’ve coined this ‘English’ word – ‘Blackitude.’

 

A combination of French and English that is, to an outsider like me, somewhat hilarious.
A combination of French and English that is, to an outsider like me, somewhat hilarious.

 

 

A Word A Week Photographic Challenge: Blue

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The Word a Week Photographic Challenge:  Blue is here.  Blue can mean many things; sad, peaceful, loyal, or even racy, as in blue movies, or ‘cursing up a blue streak.’  Here are my photographic interpretations of blue for you to enjoy:

"The Atlantic Ocean from Tenerife"
A view of the Atlantic Ocean from the window of my hotel room in Tenerife.
"The ocean blue"
The soothing blue of the Atlantic Ocean off Tenerife.
A clear blue sky framed by autumn trees.
A clear blue sky framed by autumn trees.
A goose swimming in blue water.
A goose swimming in blue water.

 

 

 

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons

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This week’s photo challenge is Changing Seasons; and, I’ve found no place more convenient for watching the season’s change than my own backyard.  My house looks out over a forested park and I can watch the seasons change from day to day, from the change in the colors of the foliage, to the presence or absence of animals that inhabit the large forest that serves as my backyard.

The leaves have almost all fallen, creating a carpet of golden grown in which the naked trees stand like lonely sentinels.
The leaves have almost all fallen, creating a carpet of golden grown in which the naked trees stand like lonely sentinels.
As winter approaches, the deer come out of the deep forest looking for food.
As winter approaches, the deer come out of the deep forest looking for food.