I have attached two captures I took that seem pertinent to what we are all collectively facing right now. They both have a common visual aspect that caught my eye and truly says it all.
The location is Red Rock National Conservation Area just west of Las Vegas. The two prints captured rock climbers at different stages. If you look at the pictures, you’re probably saying “What rock climbers, Kirt?” or maybe something less polite. That’s the beauty of these captures I didn’t even see until later. The rocks are stunning unto themselves and you truly get the size of these cliffs when you see the rock climbers. In this first one look closely in the middle of the frame just right of center. You will see three climbers by looking at the one in a bright red jacket. Now the size of the task rears its ugly head.
This shows three climbers starting a climb where the title now seems appropriate. When the pandemic first reared its ugly head and we were all sequestered in our homes to fight this battle: “Who Said It Would Be Easy?”
The second one shows three rock climbers further along on the climb and epitomize where we all are now and what it has taken to get to this point: “Perseverance”.
A great post from Travel Tales of Life by Sue Slaght. Sue has been posting fellow bloggers experiences with the pandemic from around the world. This week is from across the United States and she asked me to contribute from Los Angeles.
Sue Slaght – Over the past weeks we have been inviting readers from across the globe to share their COVID-19 stories. We began with views on the pandemic from Thailand, Mexico, Spain and Australia. Last week we gratefully received contributions from Chile, England, Finland and Portugal. Although thousands of miles often separate the writers, one consistent theme rings true. COVID-19 is life altering and we as humanity battle a common foe. This week we welcome contributions from across the United States. Our heartfelt thanks to the authors of these pieces. For those that have provided links to their own blogs or social media we encourage you to visit.
Back into my archives looking at prior photoshoots! This week I’m featuring Cave Creek, Arizona. I did a post on Cave Creek in 2014 and am happy to report the only capture I am repeating in this post is the first print because It gives you a feel for the look of this “Old West Town”. I have attached eight prints from my original photoshoot. Enjoy……
Cave Creek Blog 1
Cave Creek Blog 2
Cave Creek Blog 3
Cave Creek Blog 4
Cave Creek Blog 5
Cave Creek Blog 6
Cave Creek Blog 7
Cave Creek Blog 8
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This week I’m featuring a series of art prints I created that were inspired by a project I took on for a kids room. The series is five prints of flamingos done in an abstract style. On each of the prints I added a word of inspiration. The series has a whimsical look to brighten the day and words of inspiration to guide our way.
I’m starting with “Family”. Family represents many things to each of us. It could mean your immediate biological family or an extended family or a work family or even the family of man. We are in this together as family from our individual households to the planet as a whole.
Next in line is “Peace”. Our faith and hope lead us to a feeling of peace. Live each moment “in the moment”. There is nothing but the current moment in our lives. The past is just that and the future has not happened.
Stay focused on the present moment and enjoy our next message “Love”. Love springs eternal and connects us to each other. Love celebrates the present moment and enriches our lives. Love for ourselves and love for each other.