This week’s photo challenge is H2O.
I like photographing water in its different forms and states.
Photographing fountains is my favorite too.
The first one is a picture taken in the peace memorial park in Hiroshima.
I have adopted a slow shutter speed and a shallow depth of field.
At the bottom of the fountain, the water came bubbling up.
The second photo was taken in Geneva, Switzerland.
I must admit my main focus was on the trees and the shadows although the fountain is an indispensable part of the photo.
This week’s photo challenge is Edge.
I have always like edges to the water, whether it is sea or lake.
Here are a few shots taken at the edge of the lake Geneve near Morges.
It is idyllic to see yachts on a calm lake, as the ones I saw that day in Morges.
The flowers at the edges of the lake were also lovely.
I can sit there all day, just gazing to the lake, watching the water and the clouds.
Surely, there are people like me, relaxing near to the water edge.
These are wonderful views to be enjoyed.
We stayed somewhere on the hills overlooking lake Geneva, Switzerland.
To stay healthy, we did a walk about after an early breakfast.
Firstly, we have to negotiate a somewhat steep trail.
Along the trail, there were some fox holes. Unfortunately, I have no luck of seeing any foxes.
The sun has come up and shone through the leaves. As usual, I took a photo of the light through the leaves.
We climbed higher and reach this grassland where there are only a couple of lone trees.
I like trees in a open plain and was glad to take this photo.
Another good morning I woke up to, just fantastic!
The vineyard overlooking the Lake of Geneve, Switzerland, a very harmonious environment, is an UNESCO site.
Below is a paragraph lifted from the UNESCO.org site describing the place:
The Lavaux Vineyard Terraces, stretching for about 30 km along the south-facing northern shores of Lake Geneva from the Chateau de Chillon to the eastern outskirts of Lausanne in the Vaud region, cover the lower slopes of the mountainside between the villages and the lake. Although there is some evidence that vines were grown in the area in Roman times, the present vine terraces can be traced back to the 11th century, when Benedictine and Cistercian monasteries controlled the area. It is an outstanding example of a centuries-long interaction between people and their environment, developed to optimize local resources so as to produce a highly valued wine that has always been important to the economy.
Our Spring is still cold ( by our standards).
As one who lives in the subtropics, Switzerland always seems cold to me except in the Summer months.
Here are a couple of photos taken some years ago.
It was Spring; there was quite a contrast between the bleak snow covered hills and the grassland down below.
It looks as if there are two seasons there in the picture; Winter on the hills and Spring in the valley below.
Maybe the snow there never melts, even in Summer.
Spring and Autumn are the seasons I like best.
I like Spring for the flowers and Autumn for the foliage.
Summer is the month I feel most mobile and energetic.
Winter is the season for my hibernation!
Here are a couple of photos taken in Morges, Switzerland during Spring.
How delightful it is to walk around the garden by the lake.
Flowers and green leaves everywhere, one complementing the other.
The sight of flowers blossoming in Spring always makes me happy.
While we have soft hail here, I am optimistic that Spring will come soon.
This image always come to mind; it was taken in Morges, Switzerland.
While tulips in Amsterdam are are abundant, I rather like these at Morges.