Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: #11 Small is Beautiful

While it may seem small, the ripple effects of small things is extraordinary. ~Matt Bevin

During our visit to Victoria, B.C. this summer, we visited an intriguing place nicknamed the greatest little show on earth.  Curious?  Let’s take a tour together.

We’ll start with a birds-eye view of a steep mountain pass in Switzerland.

In the Swiss Alps. Miniature World, Victoria. Shot with a Google Pixel 2.

We cannot all do great things. But we can do small things with great love. –Mother Teresa

Then, we’ll visit a country fair at dusk in beautiful British Colombia.

Country Fair. Miniature World, Victoria B.C. Shot with a Google Pixel 2.

Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.~George Eliot

Next, we’ll take a quick trip back in time to France, to visit a village during World War II.

Street in France during World War II. Shot with a Google Pixel 2.

Now, you know that Miniature World has a quirky mix of scenes from different historical time periods, famous books, and events.  Some of miniatures are quite realistic.  Of course, I had to document quite a few with my camera.

I’ll end this post with another “small” photo, shot at Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Once a year, thousands of butterflies are released into their tropical conservatory.   A small red and black butterfly lingered on this little girl’s finger.  I watched her, holding my breath.   Small is very beautiful, don’t you think?

Butterfly Girl. Shot with a Fuji X-T2.

Thanks to Amy for hosting this week’s “Small is Beautiful” challenge, and to all of our participants for their responses. Tina will post the next challenge on Saturday, September 22nd.  We’re hoping that her beloved Kiawah Island is not battered by Hurricane Florence this weekend.

For more information on how to join the challenges, click here. Most importantly, remember to TAG your post ” Lens-Artists ” so it appears in the Reader.

And finally, have an inspiring week!

26 replies »

    • Thank you so much, Ann-Christine. That little girl is precious, isn’t she? Her brother was understandably jealous that the butterly landed on her finger and not his!! Enjoy the weekend.


  1. Hi Patti the miniature of world of Lego escaped me initially.I thought the majority of photos would be in line with your ast photo. But in the end like your post shows, it was quite a variety. That street in France is excellently done


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