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.
Marjoram, rosemary, lemon basil, lavender, and newly planted tomato plant .
Love the scent of fresh scallions.
More scents to love.
Scent of marigold, garlic chives, tomato plant, etc.
The challenge this week is to show a photo of whatever you like, but make sure it’s saturated. It can be black and white, a single color, a few hues, or a complete rainbow riot; just make sure it’s rich and powerful. Hopefully, I captured the theme. I can’t wait to see what others are posting.
Saturated with blue.
Saturated in Yellow
Saturated in blue and yellow.
Cheri Lucas Rowlands asks us to notice lines and patterns in the world around us, in nature and things man-made and then to share a photo or a gallery of shapes, lines, textures, or patterns. Be sure to click on the link to see what others are posting.
You can also go to this week’s Photography 101: Shape, Line, Texture, and Pattern for helpful advice from Evan Zelermyer if you need more inspiration. You might want to click on the link either way to see his photos.
This week I’m grateful for the challenge, for nature, and for the chance to see all of the inspiring photos I’m sure others are sharing.
Different angle showing lines on trunk and patterns of palm fronds.
Just the palm trunk with macro.
Lines and patterns on play structure.
Rock moss textures. Photographed up close with macro lenses.
Texture and lines. Same rock, different angle with orchid root attached.
Lines of orchid plant and pattern on gecko.
This morning was rainy on Oahu so that ruled out several options for photography, but I think I still managed to capture the theme thanks to being able to intermittently find shelter in the dugout.
Look whose in the batting cage.
The faded sign says: Think positive and positive things will happen.
While I was thinking positive this Kolea thankfully stayed in the rain, inside the baseball diamond for me to photograph him.
Then the rain let-up so I could take the picture I wanted.
Today I’m grateful for dugouts, for the Kolea who stayed in the rain, and that positive thinking works. What are you grateful for today?
I’m also grateful to Michelle Weber for giving us this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. Click on the links to see what others posted and to learn how you can join in the fun.