Each week, Lysha puts up a photographic challenge with prompts for us to look out for, then we share on Lysha's Saturday (my Sunday).
Have a look... remember it is SPRING here in NZ.
This week the prompts were: Earth, Near, Starts with X, Garden Object, Your choice.
Earth: bulbs must be so strong to poke up through compacted earth in the spring.
Near: This week we were on a two-day garden tour, and as part of it we visited nature's garden at Aratiatia (pronouced Ar-a tee-a tee-a) for the water release. At the top is a dam that they let the water through three times a day; here is a before and after. This is as NEAR as I ever want to be when the surge happens! In the empty photo you can see the black on the rocks which is where the water level will be. Such amazing power from mother nature.
(Sorry, I don't know how to get images sidebyside, can anyone help with that?)
Starts with an X: here it also ends with an X. In one of the gardens we stopped to have lunch in (L'Arte).
Garden Object: In one of the gardens came this rampaging wild pig made from copper.
I am putting up a separate blog entry for the separate garden photos.
Check out what others have done with the prompts, here: ispy-95/