This week Amy asks us to contemplate Waiting – something all of us have to learn early in life. How do You look upon it? Here is something from my way of thinking – quite literally, Waiting…and some quotes to go with it.
In the header, one of my favorite ladies – even if she is not a Real Lady-in-Waiting…
The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
– Eden Phillpotts
There is no great achievement that is not the result of patient working …
– J. G. Holland
All things come to him who waits – provided he knows what he is waiting for.
– Woodrow T. Wilson
The worst part of life is waiting. The best part of life is to have someone worth waiting for.
And sure enough even waiting will end…if you can just wait long enough.
On climate change, we often don’t fully appreciate that it is a problem. We think it is a problem waiting to happen.
– Kofi Annan
Thank you All for last week’s Creepy creeps! ( – tough sleeping this whole week…) So very creative and diverse posts! We never imagined the world could be so full of creepiness!
If you wait for tomorrow, tomorrow comes. If you don’t wait for tomorrow, tomorrow comes.
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Love your photos of waiting, especiallythe older woman trying to cross the steet. Your reference to climate change waiting to happen and already a reality in Venice is a world event concern. Scary!
Thank you, Olga. I love that English lady too. And climate change is here. We have to join forces and stop the worst scenario.
Your photos are wonderful examples of waiting. I love your composition and the pops of color you captured. How long do you wait before taking shots, do you sit and study the street waiting for perfect opportunities, or do you just have a gift and grab the camera and get the shot right away? Like the lady walking across the street? I’m always inspired by your photos. Nice work!
You are very kind, Shelley, thank you. But, I almost always just walk around with the camera ready – and grab the moment. The little lady was a fast shot, just happened to see her standing there while I was on the go somewhere else. I can honestly say I have never ”waited for the perfect opportunity” – which is planning carefully then…. But I can sit down for a rest, camera in hand, in case something shows up while I am resting, having a cup of coffee or an ice cream. So glad you appreciate my efforts!
You’re welcome. I like your approach, it works very well for you. Great photographers pay attention to their surroundings and are prepared, you exhibit that technique well. I hope your week is going well!
You are very kind, Shelley, I know many people who are prepared;-D the cell phones are always in their pockets – with cameras!
Thank you. I forget that I have my phone as a resource for photos – I feel more comfortable capturing what I want as a picture with my other cameras. 🙂
So do I – but with the dogs I sometimes find it cumbersome to handle a camera as well!
Ah, yes, that does make a difference!!
I enjoyed your waiting photos. The ”waiting to cross the street” is especially sweet 🙂
Isn’t she sweet? I love old English ladies – and the patient taxi drivers!
What a beautiful place to go fishing. It would be worth the wait for the fish to bite. And those cute little dogs waiting for their master/mistress, love them. Great photos all and thank you for sharing the video, a very sobering reminder that we can’t wait to act.
Maybe even I could consider fishing….yes, Switzerland is indeed beautiful! Thank you for your commenting the video as well – so vitally important.
Great selections and thoughts. Love the walker woman. Something I aspire to, the old age part, at least. Dogs wait… and wait… Such patience.
Thank you, John. Patience is a virtue.
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Hi, Ann-Christine. I knew you’d have a few shots of dogs waiting and I wasn’t disappointed! They’re great shots, especially those 2 dogs with soulful eyes peering over the back seat of the car. Wonderful! The patient fisherman is great, too. It’s so sad what has happened to Venice. A tragedy. I always enjoy your perspective on the weekly themes. :).
So glad you appreciate my efforts for diversity and perspective, Patti. As I do yours! Venice is a tragedy.
It’s so sad what has happened to that gorgeous city. You’re doing a marvelous job in terms of diversity and perspective, AC.
Thank you, Patti. Sad it is.
Great collection of images and ways of thinking about the theme.
Glad you liked the post and the thinking, Su.
your post had a nice splash of humanity – joy – smiles – the pets – and then advocacy – cheers to raising awareness –
Cheers, Yvette! For humanity and awareness and caring and responsibility…and having fun.
Cheers for we are better together ❤️
Nice post Christine, yes waiting is a different game altogether… it all depends on what you are waiting for and if that’s successful… 😀
Two dogs really badly waiting here… that old lady, I wonder how long the traffic had to stop? 😀
Haha, yes…it all depends…And the traffic had to wait for some time for the little lady there, but as we were in London, the good old Englismen waited like the gentlemen they are!
Wonderful photos for this waiting challenge.
Thank you so much, Anne – I had some fun too!
Great selection of images but of course the two dogs waiting in the back of the car is my favourite:)
Thank you – and of course they are! Such sweeties!
I liked your photo of the two dogs waiting in the car. It looks very familiar! Loved the whimsical sculpture at the end of your post.
Two lovely bearded collies – belonging to a blogging friend in Scotland! The sculpture is a fish made out of plastic thrash collected on beaches.
Terrific examples of waiting. Like everyone else I really liked the dogs, especially the ones in the car. I can almost hear the whimpers.
They were such sweeties! So glad you liked them too!
Of course I love the pups!
Of course! Those eyes!
Such lovely and important interpretations of ‘waiting’.
Thank you, I found the quote first, and knew I had to use it. I understood from Greta Thunberg’s answer to one of the questions she got in the US…that many people think it is a matter of belief or not belief. Greta honestly answered that from where she comes, it is not a matter of belief – it is a Fact.
I agree. It is not about belief or not belief. We are not talking about religion or a faith.
I love the picture of the two puppies, they look like they’re waiting with a lot of patience.
Oh, they were! Two wonderfully sweet dogs! Thanks.
I think that fishing is the ultimate in waiting, but the shots of the dogs work very well, too. 🙂
Thanks, Janet. I do agree about fishing too…wonder why it is mostly men doing it?
Not sure, but I’m sure part of it is just being able to get away from everyday work and be in the outdoors.
Wow Ann-Christine, you covered the gamut this week! Some really special images but I especially loved the two pups in the car. And you’re right about Venice for sure. So very sad. Great post this week
Thank you, Tina, always means much to me if you like it! And – I learned a new word – always a treat.
Lots of waiting there A-C 🙂
Mmm – we do all our lives…
Fun challenge! Great pics!
Fun it is! Fun putting together the post as well!
Awe, this is a great take on this challenge!
So glad you enjoyed it!
I love these mixed waiting imaged and stories. These two doggies are so adorable. Thank you for the global warming message. ”…it is a problem waiting to happen”– so true, sadly to say.
Thank you for a great challenge, Amy. Loved putting together the post!
So many good quotes (and, of course, photos to go with them).
Thank you very much!
The dogs look so well practised! I should follow their example 🙂 🙂
What a FAB waiting gallery!!!!! Brilliant.
So glad you liked my waitings! It was a fun challenge.