FOUR ELEMENTS PHOTO CHALLENGE

Four Elements Photo Challenge

Erin of Erins Big World Blog has challenged me to the Four Elements Photo Challenge. I am to post four photos that illustrate the elements Air, Fire, Water and Earth.   Stop by Erins Big World check out her photos and her applesauce recipe mmmm.       https://erinsbigworld.wordpress.com/2015/04/03/four-elements-photo-challenge/     I hope you enjoy my selections.

 AIR

Air is filled with messages (2)

The sun warms

Messages written

In faith

The words free

Fly to their destination

FIRE

fire on the water

A waterfall of fireworks

Reflect a false heat

Upon the water

WATER

water fun

Summer Ravers Rollick

On waves which ripple and

Sparkle with the kiss of the sun

EARTH

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Tufa, fresh water rock

Sediment of limestone deposits – its’ creation

Crevices carved by fresh water

Hold secrets for the imagination

Copyright  Cheryle 2015

In order to share and spread the fun I nominate the following four blogs, people I have met through Photography 101,  to participate in the challenge:   Their photos speak to me each in their own  unique and inspiring way.

Christina of From My Horizon   https://christinapictures.wordpress.com/

Karen of Expressing My Vision    https://expressingmyvision.wordpress.com/

Cynthia M Voss of https://cynthiamvoss.wordpress.com/about/

Richard Gessford of    https://rgessford.wordpress.com/about/

The Challenge:

Post four photos that illustrate the elements Air, Fire, Water and Earth.  The added poetry is part of the challenge criteria.  I added that feature on my own.

This is supposed to be fun.  Don’t worry if you are unable to participate or to nominate four other bloggers.

March – Photo Bloggers Challenge

March was a difficult month for doubles.  I did enjoy getting out into my yard to capture a few spring shots, which I call “Birds, Buds and Benches”.

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This is the birdhouse both the birds and the squirrels share.

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March 2015 sees the Lilacs in bud already in bud.

Double seater

Another bench built for two.

seats for two

Not quite a bench, but a nice spot for two to sit and meditate amoung the cherry trees and peonies.

two birds on a pole

Two birds on a pole.

Copyright Cheryle March 2015

DAY 20 – TRIUMPH AND CONTRAST

DAY 20 – TRIUMPH AND CONTRAST

I was so triumphant when I found the Owl in the tree and so much more so when I was able to capture it with my Nikon D60.  Can you see it?  Who Who  Whooo

Every year Owls nest in this same tree, raising one Owlet. They feed it, love it, teach it about owl life, flying and let it set out to make a life of its’ own.

Owl Eye

I have a special affinity for owls. They are beautiful, silent and can see in the dark.   Owl is one of my totems.

The Owl, connected to Athena, represents wisdom, intuition and being able to see beyond deception.  Often seen as being associated with the underworld, a protector of the night and in some cultures accompanies the dead to the afterlife.

I also played Owl in a children’s theatre production of Winnie the Pooh.  I don’t know if I was successful or not as I scared most of the kids.

Cheryle 2015

DAY 19 – BLOGGING U – PHOTOGRAHY 101

Day 19 – Doubles

I took today’s assignment of Doubles as an opportunity to showcase my furbabies. They do not go outside and love to sun themselves in their condo in the kitchen window. They are pampered and spoiled.  But then, so am I.

Double Take or Reflection

Cheryle  March 2015

Day 18 – Blogging U – Photography 101

Day 18 – Edge and Alignment

I’m not sure this meets the criteria for today’s assignment.  It does have edge and it did need alignment.
I thought this was a beautiful peek-a-boo shot of the tree and water reflections from a window in my parents home.  No matter what the season, they have a heavenly front yard.

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Cheryle – March 2015

Day 16 – Blogging U – Photography 101

TREASURE – UP CLOSE

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An Inukshuk

Hunters guide

Navigational indicator

Food cache

Life Saviour

Communication cairn

Stone spirits

Equality epitome

Balanced stability

Supporter supported

Human Being

Cheryle March 24, 2015

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Cheryle    March 24, 2015

Day 5 – 5 Day Black and White Photo Challenge

Day 5 – 5 Day Black and White Photo Challenge

My friend hurindine608 of “Needle at the Bottom of the Sea” challenged me to post a black and white photo for five days.  This is my fifth and final post for the challenge.

For day 5 of the 5 Day Black and White Photo Challenge I challenge:  Holly of “It’s all a Matter of Perspective”   http://jahangiri.us/2013/holly-jahangiri/    No worries if you are unable to accept.  This is for fun after all.

Orb sharpened

A metal sculpture sits silent under a sifting of snow.

 

Cheryle March 2015

Day 4 – 5 Day Black and White Photo Challenge

Day 4 – 5 Day Black and White Photo Challenge

This is a photo of dual meditation seats.  Meditation with a friend can be more productive than meditating on your own.

meditation seats

The tractor seats were welded onto hand cut springs which were then anchored onto rocks for stability. The meditation seats are springy and are so comfortable. 10,000 farmers can’t be wrong.   In the winter, I sprinkle sunflower seeds on the seats, the squirrels and birds love them.

For day 4 of the 5 Day Black and White Photo challenge I challenge Sarah of Chilly Bella at https://chillybella.wordpress.com/  The criteria is to post a black and white photo for 5 days and then to challenge another blogger to do the same.

There is no pressure if you cannot accept this challenge.  After all it is for fun.

Cheryle March 2105