~Lens Artists – Earth Story~

This week’s Lens-Artists features “Earth Story”.

I can’t post about the Earth without posting a few photos of one of the favorite places on Earth I have visited. That is Yosemite Valley in California. I think because my GGG Grandparents and generations thereafter were captured by its beauty that it is in my system. The GGGs were my first ancestors to venture upon that soil and lived close by in Columbia then Farmington where they farmed and took steps for agricultural irrigation districts for California.

The valleys of Yosemite are rich in the history of the land of the National Parks System. That was a hard fight to keep this all special to everyone on this planet Earth. Through the National Park Service Organic Act in 1916 we are able to preserve that notion. I hope we never lose that perspective. This might be all gone if we did. That act was signed in by President Woodrow Wilson, a cousin of my GGG Grandmother.

I could feel the spray from the waterfall below as I took photos. Some of these are just right off the roadway and it is so easy to get out of the vehicle and enjoy the earthly sight if that is all you do.

On another photo excursion, I discovered an earthling uprising in my yard. Here are some photos of that guy still growing and this shows a 4-day span so far. It is very interesting to look at it up closely.

There is so much about Earth and her story and just seeing everyone’s photos and reading the stories have been enjoyable and inspiring. We must take care of Mother Earth; it is all we have.

Til next time,

Lens-Artists Challenge #192: Earth Story

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24 replies

  1. You’re channeling Ansel Adams with this photo

  2. The right place, the right moment. And the right photographer.

  3. Your Yosemite pictures are great, but I love the mushroom sequence. So quirky! Fascinating to see how quickly it changes.

  4. Two wonderful sets of photos! Yosemite is amazing and your B&W photos really show off the drama of the valley πŸ™‚ Your mushroom close-ups are very different but also part of earth’s story and are intriguing close-ups of nature in action.

  5. Loved your B&Ws of Yosemite – very Ansel Adams πŸ™‚. Not a big fan of mushrooms but your closing images of the funky shapes are fun and interesting.

  6. Love your back and white of Yosemite. Great view of half dome. Makes me miss it!

  7. Beautiful tranquility you captured through your lens. And the earthling . Awesome. I agree with you. I am amazed at the different interpretations of our Earth Stories. If the world only listened to all of us, right? Donna

  8. Majestic! Beautiful in black and white.

  9. I was lucky enough to visit Yosemite in 2010. Absolutely beautiful indeed. Allan

  10. Wow, these photos are sooo beautiful! I saw the valley once in the 80s but still remember it. You have a wonderful lineage too, I love how you captured the new mushrooms sprouting too! ❀️

    • Thank you. That valley is so amazing. It is hard to forget it and I am glad you saw it. Some people never get to visit the parks and their beauty. Thank you also on the mushrooms. They were a little surprise pop-up. πŸ™‚

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