These farms in Guizhou Province, China, are traditional and rural. Our private guide, who took us on hikes from village to village, told us that he played cowboys and indians among the husk stacks as a child.
In the distance are traditional rice terraces, but another ubiquitous crop is the red chili pepper, which you can see drying on porches everywhere.
Rice is grown in broad fields as well as terraces. These fields will be used for other crops, such as canola, once the rice is harvested.
These stately limestone stacks off the southeastern coast of Australia are constantly changing due to erosion. In fact, even the number of stacks is changing but the iconic name is not. Today, only eight Apostles remain in this famous cluster, but many more stacks stand along the coastline.
The bridge across the river in this Chinese provincial capital city is a fitting image for today’s challenge, which has the theme “circles”. To see all of today’s entries, go to Leanne Cole Photography. Better yet, if you like making monochrome images, read the details on Leanne’s post and join us next week!
Finding your favorite boab tree while driving in the Australian outback is not easy – there are so many! You cannot possibly stop and examine all of them to decide. However, when we passed this one I said, “STOP! Turn the car around. I have found my favorite boab.”
The waters of the Indian Ocean lap against the shoreline of this quiet nature reserve in Western Australia. Quiet, that is, until staff bring out buckets of fish and a group of bottlenose dolphins swims up for a snack! Once the dolphins are satisfied, they swim back out to sea.
This meandering river, the Murchison, is one of the longest in Australia. Here it winds through a red rock gorge before flowing into the Indian Ocean. People say the rock formation in the center of the river resembles the head of a hawk.
Just another plain old sunset along the Indian Ocean in Western Australia! Can we take these for granted? Kalbarri is national park along the western shore.
A soft mist rises after the water tumbles onto the rocks at Niagara Falls in New York. To see all of today’s entries in the challenge, visit the website of Australian photographer, Leanne Cole.
You see some interesting vehicles in rural China, including this truck overloaded with cornstalks. Before I took this shot, a bunch of stalks had fallen off and we helped the farmer reload them before he took off down the road again. To see all of this week’s images, visit the website of Australian photographer, Leanne Cole.
If you turn away from the renowned Cliffs of Moher and look in opposite direction, you see an equally compelling shoreline.