It’s important for us to be inspired all the time. Inspiration is what makes us get up in the morning, especially in this COVID year. Nature truly inspires me to get out with my camera. Nature doesn’t understand pandemics, politics, or other things that affect us humans emotionally. It just goes through its cycles and begs us to visit. Thank you Tina for creating this Lens-Artist challenge. It had me thinking positively.

So, I went through this year’s images to find nature’s inspiring moments. Although there are a lot less then in years past, there were enough to keep me inspired!

A dark, chilly and gloomy day doesn’t seem to be a day to visit the Sacramento Delta, but we did. The Sacramento river is always nice to visit. On this overcast day, the river was quiet, giving us beautiful reflections.

We also made our yearly visit to Yolo County’s almond orchards while the trees were blooming. There were beautiful skies that day. How inspired can you get!

Early on in the lockdown, Richard and I escaped to the snow. He wanted to see whether his favorite star gazing area was snowed in. This is shot on the road near Blue Canyon. I love that I can visit, but don’t have to live in snow!

And finally, I have my first rose in my garden and an image of a lovely lotus blossom. The lotus aren’t with us very long, but they are beautiful. My rose garden had a tough time this year with the extreme heat, but they are still blooming.

I’m hoping that next year I’ll be inspired by more of nature’s wonders. Thanks again Tina!

14 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Challenge #115: Inspiration

  1. We are all hoping the same thing Anne! But in the meanwhile, what wonders you’ve enjoyed. Of these lovely images my favorite is the lotus blossom. Your composition really invites us in to the glory of it.

    1. Thanks Lisa! I love taking pictures of flowers, and that lake is the Sacramento River. We have two major rivers in the Sacramento area, this one and the American River. Both are beautiful.

      1. It went well!! I have my website hosted in my own (mini)server at home… So when we moved to the new apartment everything needed to be set up again! Thankfully, my husband works in IT and he did all the technical work and now the website runs great again! It only needs new posts now! I hope I can go outdoors soon and start shooting autumnal postcards 🙂

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