Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Round Robin Challenge: "Nature"

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"And spring arose on the gardens fair
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth's dark breast
Rose from the dreams of it's wintry rest."

-Percy Bysshe Shelley, "The Sensitive Plant"

It's Round Robin time again, and what could be a better choice for a topic that, "NATURE," to celebrate the first full day of spring? Our challenge subject comes to us by way of Gina, author of the AOL Journal, "Gina's Space." I can't wait to see what we all come up with! :)

"Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of it's own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, it is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy, that we can scarcely mark their progress."

-Charles Dickens

Sometimes NATURE brings us storms...

Sometimes NATURE is delicious...

Sometimes NATURE becomes cheese :)

Double Coconut

Sometimes NATURE is... um... RAW...

Sometimes NATURE is angry...

Sometimes NATURE is calm...

Sometimes NATURE isn't fair...

Sometimes NATURE doesn't want it's picture taken...

Sometimes NATURE shows us it's strength...

Sometimes NATURE shows us it's vulnerability...

Sometimes NATURE is misunderstood...

Meet my opossum friend, Ipson Pendragon.

Thank you Gina, for the awesome choice for this round. Be sure to visit all the participating Robins, to see their interpretations of this challenge! Just follow the links below. And be sure to check the official Round Robin Blog this Thursday, to find out the topic for our next challenge!

Linking List

1. Gina... Gina's Space

2. Karen... Outpost Mavarin

3. Nancy... Nancy Luvs Pix

4. Janet... Fond of Snape

5. Kerrin... A New Day, A New Photo

6. Carly... Ellipsis... Suddenly Carly

7. Annie... The Light's On... But No One's Home

8. Suzanne R... New Suzanne R's Life

9. boliyou... Percolation

10. Brad... We-Is

11. Meg... In Quest Of ***Welcome New Member***

12. Steven... (sometimes) photoblog

13. Dorn... Through The Eyes Of The Beholder

14. Gattina... Keyhole Pictures


15. Teena... It's all about me!

16. Julie... Stately Barrett Manor

17. TJ... Photo Inclusions: Every Picture Tells A Story


"Spring Arrival"


Gattina said...

I can only say that your pictures are very touching, there is a lot of feeling in them, really beautiful !

kmm said...

WOW what great photos, Love the blossom. Cheers Kerrin

deslily said...

oh Carly... your photo's are always so fantastic!!!

boliyou said...

Love these pics, especially the bumblety bee and the sunset. Awesome!

Suzanne R said...

I very much enjoyed your pictures and general treatment of the theme, Carly! And you always find the best poetry and sayings to go along with your photos! Great work!

Steven said...

I've not seen Ipson in a while! Those guys are cute. So much variety in nature. Tough to choose a favorite, I like them all :-)

Unhinged said...

Ohmigaw, I love these photos. Did you take them?! I love the bumblebee and the possum especially. Oh, and the deer biting his arse, too.

Okay, I love 'em all. Beautiful.

Did you know possums like Cheetos? (Well, they do.)

Karen Funk Blocher said...

Wow, what an array! I love the captions, and the purple and orange cloud shot especially.

julie said...

Wow, that's a lovely set of shots. I do like the bee. They're so hard to capture in freeze frame.

Nancy said...

Sometimes someone puts in the most perfect entry...

(((( You ))))


Dorn said...

What a wonderful series. I tried to find a favorite but was unable to. They are all great pictures.

Annie said...

Wow...those are some awesome pics, and captions to go with them! I love the flower one.

Annie =)

Brad said...


It is such a treat to have blog-ish friends that like to see nature as revelatory.
May your tripod always be level.

Teena said...

So many beautiful pix! The deer is so cool!

Sorry I'm so late coming to visit but life's been way too busy lately. Thanks for stopping by mine :)

MariesImages said...

These are all outstanding shots & all fitting for a nature submission. You have such a professional quality to your photos.