She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes;
Thus mellowed to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies.
One shade the more, one ray the less,
Had half impaired the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress,
Or softly lightens o’er her face;
Where thoughts serenely sweet express,
How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.
And on that cheek, and o’er that brow,
So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
But tell of days in goodness spent,
A mind at peace with all below,
A heart whose love is innocent!
~ Lord Byron
When I was in Alaska, just off the main street I discovered this alleyway that led to this alcove with tables outside that were surrounded by these old wooden buildings. One of them was a cafe so I ordered a bowl of chili and had lunch outside. While I was eating I looked up and I noticed all around on the rooftops were these native adornments so I tilted my camera upwards and took a few shots during lunch. Perhaps this will give you some idea of the ambiance and atmosphere amongst the power lines.
The chili was excellent and because it was off the main drag there were no lines.
End of the Line
Weekly Photo Challenge: Lines
“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
by any other name would smell as sweet.”
— William Shakespeare
🍦Weekly Photo Challenge: Sweet🍦
“We are such stuff as dreams are made on; and our little life is rounded with a sleep.”
— William Shakespeare
Weekly Photo Challenge: Rounded
Your inspiration this week is windows.
Use a window to frame your shot.
Show us what you see out the window from the place where you usually blog.
Use a window to give structure to your photo.
Or make a window itself your subject.
To get more creative, use the glass in a window to add texture to your photo.
Share an image focused on someone’s eyes, or of a landscape
or piece of art that’s like a window to another world for you.
Words by Michelle Weber
Weekly Photo Challenge: Windows
For unusual I’m going with the flower towers from beautiful Glacier Gardens of Juneau, Alaska. These are toppled trees that are planted upside down and turned into giant hanging flower baskets.
“Alaska itself is an unusual state.” — Fareed Zakaria
Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual
“Love is the bridge between you and everything.” ― Jalal al-Din Rumi
“Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.” ― Joseph Fort Newton
Weekly Photo Challenge: Bridge
“Everyone dreams, but not everybody remembers their dreams because some people go into delta; they go too low.” — Sylvia Browne
Weekly Photo Challenge: Delta
“If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.” — Henry David Thoreau
“As soon as there is life there is danger.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
Weekly Photo Challenge: Danger
Atop the Clouds
by Aly Bambi
I’d like to sit atop the clouds
And watch the world above me
As well as the one below
I’d like to sit atop the clouds,
And gaze at the wondrous excitement
Of the shining, glowing fluff.
I can only imagine the beauty
Weekly Photo Challenge: Atop