We live in the now, and these days we think back to the then. This is Amy’s, “The World is a Book” challenge this week. What is the difference between then and now.

I think our spontaneity is gone. Are we in the purple, red, orange tier? How far would we be going? Would we need to car pool? These are all questions we need to ask ourselves before we deem it okay to do an activity. We used to be able to go out to dinner on the spur of the moment. Now we either take out or cook. Sometimes we can eat out if our location is in the right tier. Even then, we may have to eat outside!

So, Amy wants us to show the difference through our photography of our then and now. For me the big difference is that our photo outings have been with our photo pod and have been close to home. I decided to post images from November 2019 and November 2020.

In 2019 I managed to get to Apple Hill in Placerville, Napa Valley, Effie Yeaw Nature Center in Carmichael and William Land Park in Sacramento. Apple Hill and Napa were some distance from my home.

This year has been a little different with outings no more than 30 minutes from home. The longest drive was to Woodland. We also went to U.C. Davis Arboretum and Effie Yeaw. Tomorrow we will be going on another short trip to Lincoln to find some fall color.

Woodland Library

I’m looking forward to when we can just get up and go wherever we want. Maybe a 2-hour ride to the ocean! In the meantime:

19 thoughts on “Lens Artists Challenge #124: Then and Now

  1. Beautiful images of your 2019 trip, love the close up bird capture. It’s only 30 minutes to U.C. Davis Arboretum, how wonderful. Enjoy your short trip, Anne.

  2. Oh my goodness – were those your pumpkins Anne? How adorable!! Loved your images, especially of the goose? and the deer. You have a special way with capturing critters. And your landscapes are beautiful as well. A clever way to respond to the challenge – well done!

  3. Thanks Tina! Since “clever” is not my middle name, I do appreciate your comment. Sorry, the pumpkins were on someone’s porch in Woodland. I seized the opportunity and they fit in so well with this post.

  4. Gorgeous images, Anne. I especially love the one in Napa Valley and Apple Hill. You’ve given me some great ideas when we’re on the West Coast again. The Woodland Library looks beautiful. Take care and stay well.

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