A light Colorado snow fell during the night and, in the morning, there was a shallow blanket of white on the ground and a gentle dusting on the tree branches. To see all the entries in today’s challenge, go to Australian photographer Leanne Cole’s blog.
This is one last image from Wyoming’s Yellowstone National Park, at least for the time being. Maybe I want to look at something warm because yesterday we had an amazing hailstorm here in Southern California and my yard looked as if it had snowed. But at Yellowstone, regardless of the weather, there are always warm volcanic gases and steam escaping from vents in the earth.
Here is another natural abstract of a hot spring at Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. Temperatures in the springs promote the growth of a variety of heat-loving microbes, which reflect different colors.
The hot springs of Wyoming’s Yellowstone National Park are a natural study in abstract design with a color palette provided by microbes that thrive in hot temperatures.
In the parlor of the McLean House in the village of Appomattox Court House, Virginia, generals Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant met to work out the terms of surrender after the American Civil War. By the end of the 19th century the house was nothing but rubble, but it was reconstructed to look exactly like it did in 1865 when Confederate General Lee surrendered. According to historical accounts, at least three photographs were taken at the proceedings.
To see all of today’s Challenge entries, go to Australian photographer Leanne Cole’s blog.
In this quiet valley in rural China, a small house is nestled amid terraced fields and intersecting roads.
This is a companion image to my last post, also from rural China. It is a quiet scene, but there is a lot to see. There is a pump house on an irrigation pond, harvested fields with stacks of rice stalks, and a few of the ubiquitous Chinese electricity wires. If you look closely, you can see a dog sitting on the pump house porch. Our guide told us that when he was a child he loved to play cowboys and indians among the rice stacks and he showed us how to make them. As for the wires, in this image I believe they are not a blight but a touch of country charm.