This week, Tina asks us to visualize “Wild.” What does “wild” mean to me? Well, for a city girl like me, “wild” has several connotations. Ready? Here we go.
Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.~Ralph Waldo Emerson
The first idea that comes to mind is the great outdoors. Even though I prefer to live in the city, I still treasure our forays into the wilderness. On our road trip last year, we spent some time in the California desert, where Joshua trees thrive. These wild, other-worldly trees fascinated me. Here’s a shot taken at sunset in Joshua Tree National Park.
I know a place where the wild thyme blows, where oxlips and the nodding violet grows.~William Shakespeare
Here’s another look at nature in the wild in Holland, Michigan. One of our favorite walks near the beach took us through high grasses where plants send out feathery bursts of seed pods that float through the air every autumn.
Ooh baby, baby, it’s a wild world, it’s hard just to get by upon a smile.~Cat Stevens
Here’s “Wild” in a totally different context. On a trip this winter to the Getty Museum in California, I spotted this friendly monster made out of burnished wood. I processed “him” in black and white to heighten his “wildness.”
Everyone likes birds. What wild creature is more accessible to our eyes and ears, as close to us and everyone in the world, as universal as a bird?~ David Attenborough
I hope you enjoyed my little tour of “Wild” things. A special thanks to Tina for this week’s “Wild” theme. It was a lot of fun creating this collection. I am looking forward to seeing all your interpretations of “Wild.”
Stay tuned next week when it’s my turn to host Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #49.
Have an inspiring week, everyone!
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