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.
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.
Happy New Year! I am glad to be back to my blog after a recent week-long trip to Death Valley National Park and then some enjoyable holiday activities. I will post some images from the trip soon, but today I would like to show you a rural landscape scene that I shot while traveling in China. It is fascinating to see how any available space, whether flat or mountainous, is used to cultivate rice. We hiked through some rice terraces and I became very serious about my footing after our guide told us that he had once fallen from a terrace down to the next level. Fortunately, he was rescued by some farmers and recovered from his injuries.