Blow if you will,

fall winds–the flowers

have all faded.

~Gansan (Y Hoffamnn, Japanese Death Poems)

It is indeed difficult to “get one’s head around” a perspective that one’s individual freedoms are of greater importance than the collective whole and to be blind to the interconnectedness and interdependence within the earth’s ever-changing patterns and our seemingly insignificant life choices.

Earth Day 2022 “This is the moment to change it all — the business climate, the political climate, and how we take action on climate. Now is the time for the unstoppable courage to preserve and protect our health, our families, and our livelihoods.

For Earth Day 2022, we need to act (boldly), innovate (broadly), and implement (equitably). It’s going to take all of us. All in. Businesses, governments, and citizens — everyone accounted for, and everyone accountable. A partnership for the planet.”

Submitted in response to Amy’s invitation to share earth stories through photographic lenses.

Nikon D750: f/4.2 … 56mm … 1/2500s … 100 ISO

A day … a “before” day. A day blurred by time at the Fort Collins Museum of Art.

The Fort Collins Museum of Art (MoA) is located in the Old Post Office building in Old Town Fort Collins. The museum is housed in a three-story Second Renaissance Revival structure designed by James Knox Taylor, the Supervising Architect for the U.S. Treasury.

Blurred images submitted for Amy’s (The World is a Book…) invitation: A day in my week

The ordinary is listed under normality 84.3 in the Roget’s International Thesaurus as: the normal, the usual, the ordinary, the common, the commonplace, the way things are, the normal order of things; common or garden variety.

The Ordinary listed in Google is: a brand from DECIEM offering skin care products which are an “…evolving collection of treatments offering familiar, effective clinical technologies positioned to raise pricing and communication integrity in skincare.”

hum …

I think I’ll go with the common egg…

well…maybe an ordinary brown egg…

or how about a normal freckled brown egg.

A commonplace egg when photographed with an iPhone (f1/8, 1/30s, 28mm, 32 ISO) and then edited in Snapseed and Photoshop becomes:

an out of the ordinary floating brown freckled egg.

Hope on over to (Don’t Hold Your Breath)

The autumn wind

more white

than the rocks in the rocky mountains ~Basho

Oh leaves, ask the wind which of you

Will be the first to fall. ~Soseki

Along this road

Is none but I

This autumn eve. ~ Basho

in branches dense

with cicadas’ drone —

one autumn leaf ~Shohaku

“But why now?”

You will ask, awake

in autumn night. ~ Nishiyama Soin*

Images of past autumns with autumn haiku submitted for this week’s Lens-Artists photo challenge: colors of autumn