With no winter or spring skiing, and no anything, really, I managed to keep myself busy by joining a 52 week photography group, called 52Frames. Each week it’s a different challenge and you have to make the shot in that week only. The challenge name or category is in brackets behind each photo caption below. You also have to write why you made the shot.
So here are my favourites so far, with the scribblings that I made to go along with each photo.
[Click on any photo for the slideshow. Please leave comments at the bottom of the page]
[Note that to read my scribblings, you have to scroll down on this page. The slideshow doesn’t show this text, only the photo captions.]
Â Â Â Stepping into the unknown – 2021
The future can have many cracks or crevices and stepping into it can be a little intimidating, especially this 2nd year of the pandemic.
Â Â Â The Bridge
We need to build bridges between us. There have been too many walls built recently.
Â Â Â The Storm
Wandering through the gale of life
Disoriented at the edge of time
Tilted and alone I feel
Hoping that the storm subsides
– for Bell Mental Health Day (Let’s Talk)
Â Â Â The Stand
When you have to take a stand
And they say that you don’t fit in
Like a broken piece of a puzzle
And then you say a little prayer
Hoping that you have strength within
Knowing that the choice you took
Is looked upon, as a sin
Â Â Â Kim’s Convenience
Â Â Â The Woman in the Window
I saw the woman in the window
Hidden behind the shades
Corduroy patterns o’er her skin
Created landscape of cascades
I tried to look the other way
But something held me there
A magical mystical hold on me
I couldn’t help but stare
And so I made this photograph
Is one I hope to keep
Her beauty and her depth within
To dream about as I sleep
Â Â Â Lady and her dog
Â Â Â Where am I?
I feel that I’m neither here nor there.
Â Â Â Trapped
Trapped in my mind
Trapped in my skin
Looking for a way
To expose the creativity within
Explore what is out there
Explore what is hidden
Chase the bird flying
And explore that is forbidden
Â Â Â Caroliniana
On a path in the woods
I come upon a tiny flower
Smaller than my pinky nail
I stop and look and ponder
To be hidden in the undergrowth
Surrounded by stems and weeds
How can it possibly survive this world
And even reproduce some seeds
Its beauty and fragility
Proverbial candle in the wind
But its strength and its resilience
Ensures that it will withstand
Â Â Â Felt
Â Â Â Ten fifty-three
Is she late for a meeting or is she trying to hurry for a tabooed, anti-lockdown, noon-time sexual encounter, hoping sheâ€™ll be on time?
Time is such a blur.
Red as a glass of wine
A drop on your red sweet lips
Hearts quicken, pulse rates rise
Your skin, Oh so fine
The clothes come off quick
Flesh against steamy flesh
I gently feel your lips
And taste your lipstick
May 17, 2021 at 12:57 pm
Great pictures and thoughts!
May 17, 2021 at 1:07 pm
May 17, 2021 at 1:45 pm
There’s some great poetry here Len – a new calling….?
Particularly liked Felt, and also the Lady walking the dog.
Also clever getting that bird in the window of Trapped
May 17, 2021 at 2:34 pm
Peter, they asked me to speak a poem at the next throne speech. :)))
May 17, 2021 at 1:53 pm
Len, you’re a poet, and I didn’t know it.
May 17, 2021 at 2:38 pm
I’m not a poet
And I know-it
But I can move a few words around
May 17, 2021 at 2:11 pm
A true poet at heart in words and pictures Len. Tremendous work yet again. Trapped in particular resonated strongly with me but love the mystery evoked with Felt as well.
May 17, 2021 at 2:39 pm
Thanks Pam, I’m so glad that you feel the photos as I did when shooting them.
May 17, 2021 at 5:30 pm
Great photos, Len. The poetry is terrific.
The “Where Am I” is an intriguing caption for the amazing shot.
Where is Eagle Bridge?
May 17, 2021 at 6:17 pm
Thanks Len, I think Eagle Bridge is the manufacturer. This bridge is at Col. Sam Smith Park, just off the roadway separating the soccer field and the old building. But it’s interesting that you noticed that. I did when I made the shot, and purposely kept the label in focus. Good eye, Len!
May 17, 2021 at 8:44 pm
Great photos Len !! Miss you!! Your cuz Donna
May 17, 2021 at 9:11 pm
Miss you too, cuz!
May 17, 2021 at 10:58 pm
Another great collage of pics Len…and stories! Ilove your 1940s private eye look…trench coat and fedora!
May 17, 2021 at 11:55 pm
May 18, 2021 at 11:00 am
I always perfected Richard Diamond!
September 24, 2021 at 7:37 pm
I love your photos and your writing! I’ll have to catch up on past posts. Keep going! đź™‚
September 24, 2021 at 7:46 pm
Thanks for subscribing Elisa. I see that you have your own blog, which I’ll explore. And I’ll try to continue to entertain you with mine…. Len