Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers (Mother Earth’s) 8

Each week WordPress asks us to show our interpretation of the weekly photo challenge. This week’s challenge is layers. I’m grateful for the layers Mother Earth creates. Don’t forget to click on the highlighted link to see what others are sharing.

Instead of complaining about the wind, notice the beauty it creates.

Instead of complaining about the wind, notice the beauty it creates.

The wind is the goddess who first learned to fly. The wind is the bearer of bad and good tidings, the weaver of darkness, the bringer of dawn, … — John Denver – Wingsong Lyrics

Clearly water flows over rock and changes it. Remember this when you seem to hit a brick wall.

Clearly water flows over rock and changes it. Remember this when you seem to hit a brick wall.

“’…water stronger than rock, love stronger than force.‘ Vesadeva to Siddartha” — Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

I hope future generations are able to see the beauty of layers of ice and snow.

I hope future generations are able to see the beauty of layers of ice and snow.

Future generations are not going to ask us what political party were you in. They are going to ask what did you do about it, when you knew the glaciers were melting. — Martin Sheen

Weekly Photo Challenge: Eerie Vibes When Life Is Cut Short 9

There was never a good war, or a bad peace. — Benjamin Franklin

I want to make it clear, however, that although I am deeply opposed to war, I am not advocating appeasement. It is often necessary to take a strong stand to counter unjust aggression. — His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

 

Looking towards USS Missouri from USS Arizona Memorial.

Looking towards USS Missouri from USS Arizona Memorial.

Mooring bitts still visible.

Mooring bitts still visible.

Viewing Well

Viewing Well

USS Arizona Gun Turret  Number 3.

USS Arizona Gun Turret Number 3.

Cheri Lucas Rowlands challenges us to capture a black and white images with a mysterious, otherworldly vibe — the viewer wonders what lurks in the shadows. Something eerie has a story to tell — one you aren’t quite sure you want to know.

Every time I visit Pearl Harbor I get that vibe and I think black and white definitely captures it.

This month Kozo is challenging us to love our enemy for the monthly peace challenge. This post is not my response to this, but I do think the wreath in the photo below clearly shows love and respect for a former enemy.

Wreath from a former enemy.

Wreath from a former enemy.

Scent of a Garden (Mine Actually) 2

Scents bring memories, and many memories bring nostalgic pleasure. We would be wise to plan for this when we plant a garden. —- Thalassa Cruso

This week Ese’s Shoot and Quote Challenge is scent. I immediately thought of my garden, but I needed the perfect quote and photos. I found the quote fairly easily since I know the smell of my garden reminds me of helping my dad in the garden when I was younger.  I especially remember the smell of fresh vine ripened tomatoes. I should since my brothers and I seemed to spend all summer picking them. I’m so grateful that my dad had a garden and that he made sure all of his kids helped with it.

Now I just needed to capture the scent or more accurately scents.

Monthly Peace Challenge: I Have a Dream (I Really Do) 13

Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream and so do I.
The above is from a post I wrote in December of 2010.

The above is from a post I wrote in December of 2010.

Martin Luther King, Jr. MemorialAugust twenty-eighth was the anniversary of the “I Have a Dream” speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This speech is the inspiration for this month’s peace challenge by Kozo at Everyday Gurus. Here are his instructions:

It has been a little over 50 years since Martin Luther King gave his famous speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. One of my favorite parts of this speech was when Dr. King visualized what his dreams for America would look like:

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave-owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood…I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

Let’s visualize what a peaceful world will look like. For this month’s peace challenge, I challenge you to publish what your dream of peace looks like.

If you need additional ideas to get you started please click on Kozo’s highlighted link above to go to his site for prompts.