Which Way Photo Challenge

This is my entry for the Which Way Photo Challenge, by Alive and Trekking.

Color Your World: Green

This post is to participate in the challenge Color your world at: Tourmaline

Which Way Challenge

This is my entry for the Which Way Photo Challenge, by sonofabeach96

Sonofabeach96 explains: “This Which Way challenge is all about capturing the roads, walks, trails, rails, steps, signs, etc. we move from one place to another on.  You can walk on them, climb them, drive them, ride on them, as long as the specific way is visible.  Any angle of a bridge is acceptable as are any signs.

If you want to participate or check the other entries, click on the link: sonofabeach96

Rounded

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: rounded

Bougainvilleas over a wall

Valladolid, Yucatan. Mexico

Walls are always part of the security of a house, but I think that this wall in Valladolid looks friendly and also inviting with its white color, the open door and those beautiful bougainvilleas.

Weekly Photo Challenge: security

It Is Easy Being Green

Nothing makes me more happy than nature! To take a walk in the woods is a good remedy when I’m stressed from work and the city rush, or I do it just because I want to. I usually do it on week-ends.

The forest of Mexico City, Chapultepec, is so close to my home that I normally go walking towards there. Right there, I stroll around the places less crowded and after a while I seat in front of the lake enjoying the view of the green water, the nature, the people rowing the boats, the ducks swiming, the squirrels, the birds, or I seat at the botanical garden under the shade of big trees. This activity brings me peacefulness and an immense hapinness.

Sometimes, after that promenade I visit some museums which are located in the area, and my day is complete.

If you travel to Mexico City, I recommend you to visit Chapultepec and the museums in the area.

Note that this photographs are from various countries (USA, Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Mexico), and some others are about Chapultepec. You can see that by placing your mouse over each photo.

Weekly Photo Challenge: It is easy being green!

B&W: Solitude

Mexico City
Mexico City

I love and need moments of solitude. In those moments I usually go for a promenade to Chapultepec forest which is in the middle of the City. Although it is a place that a lot of people visit because there is a zoo, and various museums, there are also parts of Chapultepec wich are not very crowded. There, I love the feeling of being by myself surrounded by nature: high trees, plants and lovely forest creatures.

Weekly Photo Challenge: solitude

My new baby: a Living Stone

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.

John Muir

John Muir is certainly right. I can assure you that, because I have a window garden that makes me really happy! So, it’s not this time of the year without my plants. This is my newest little plant, which I bought the past week-end: a lovely lithop with a big yellow flower.

Lithops are also known as “living stones”, because they seem to be stones, as you can see, but they are living plants. An example of this amazing mimicry is that when I showed my little plant to a friend, he asked me about those curious stones that surrounded the flower, although it is the plant itself.

There are about 109 varieties of lithops, and they are native to the South of Africa dry regions. I read that this camouflage helps the plants to survive the animals in drought times, which otherwise would eat the plant to obtain the water they keep.

They are really impresive, when I see them, I’m always amazed by their variety.

Weekly photo challenge: it’s not this time of the year without…

Opposites

Camarillo, California
Camarillo, California

Shine & volume

Walt Disney Concert Music Hall. Los Angeles, California
Walt Disney Concert Music Hall. Los Angeles, California

The Walt Disney Concert Hall, designed by architect Frank Gehry, is a very interesting building. I like how the light shines on the stainless steel curves of the building, and how it gives a sense of volume to it.

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Shine