Sofia of Photographias is our host this week – welcome! In a way, she continues Amy’s lovely ”Keep Walking” by wanting us not just to look around ourselves, but also to look up and down:
”So, what have you discovered when you looked up or down? Were you surprised?”
When I look down, I find the hydrangeas are already fading into their new beauty – laced and plumcoloured. I don’t really know which way I like them best…but these silent, warm Septemberdays, I so love them.
Time to look down as we reached Grenen, where the two seas meet. A tough walk in the strong wind, but beautiful waters awaiting. Quite a special feeling to stand there in the flying sand to the sound of clashing waves. Michael Ancher’s famous A Stroll on the Beach seemed a bit far away though…
They say the two seas meet in different colours. It was rather dark when we finally got to the point where they do meet – but maybe you can see a faint difference in this photo if you look closely? Anyway, it is time to look both up and down when you come to a special place like this.
Please go to Sofia for more inspiration, and if you join us, please include a link to her post and use the Lens-Artists tag so we can all find you.
Patti at Pilotfish will be our host next week, 11th September. Until then, we are looking forward to seeing your ups and downs. Stay kind and cool.
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Really inspired to try this photo-story style kind of blog post on my site as well! Thank you for sharing!
😀 Good luck, glad to have inspired!
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oh how lovely the photos and words
especially had me with this”fluttering wings and buzzing bees ”
♥ Happy to share them!
I liked this week’s challenge so much I decided to participate again – I hope that’s ok! The light on your seascape photos is indeed magical. I wasn’t familiar with the 19th century Skagen painters before reading your post, but I like to imagine them sitting before their easels painting those glorious waves.
Here’s my offering, with what else? Photos of a Great Blue Heron…and me:
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Great post, Ann-Christine!!! The first image is gorgeous.
Thank you Ana!
Both garden images and those from Denmark are lovely. The Brimstone is quite rare here – I would love to have one in my garden!
Thank you! Yes, the Brimstone has become rare here too – was sincerely happy seing it.
Wow. GREAT photos. Love the butterfly and stunning skies. Very well done.
Thank you, John – glad you enjoyed them.
Your selections this week are gorgeous, Leya.
The colors in the first photo are beautiful.
The last photo looks like a book cover for a mystery novel.
I enjoyed viewing these and the information you added.
Stay Safe 😷 Isadora 😎
Thank you, Isadora – for new reflections!
Beautiful images Ann-Christine and so lovely to see a common brimstone in your garden too! 💛🦋 xxx
It is a beauty too! Thank you!
wonderful pictures that show us a. c. for this week challenge, I particularly like the 1st one.
many greetings robert
Thank you, Robert!
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Beautiful choices for this theme, AC. The first one is beautiful. I love how you capture and describe the last image. Clever!
Thank you, Amy – it was a fun challenge!
The depth of field in your first photo of the butterfly or moth having breakfast in the sun is perfect. The water scene with the waves below gorgeous clouds above reminds me of a 19th century painting, it is that beautiful
Here’s my offering for this challenge, belatedly. It includes both a Heron and a Meteor – but not in the same photo. 😊
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We’ve been to Skagen too, many years ago, but on a bright clear summer’s day. These atmospheric shots are so much more interesting. And I love your garden shots too.
You are very kind, Margaret, thank you. But in my mind I wanted it to be that fine summer’s day, just like in Ancher’s paintings…
September is such a lovely time of the year in the northern latitudes. The days are still rather long, and if the weather is warm and the sky clear, it is time to slowly gear up for the rest of the year. The shot of the sunlight through the butterfly’s wings is wonderful.
Thank you – and yes, we are having some wonderful, still and calm days now. But we know what is coming soon.
Thrilled by the atmospheric sea photos . . . the wondrous light ! Somehow cannot believe your summer is saying farewell . . . so very short even if special ! We are in the first week of spring . . . a different one from you . . . . bright sun, totally calm and 26 C where I am . . . guess you would almost call it summer . . . we now have seven months on a warming trend . . .
Eha – hope you will not have many fires again though. Spring sounds just great. In fact we have the same weather and temperature here now for a couple of days. A bit too warm for me – but soon the rains and darkness will make us long for light and warmth again.
The fires lasted six months where I live and twice came within 100 metres of this gated Village. From the north, then west, then south . . . I was immensely lucky not to lose my home . . . and it changed something in all of us . . . Am hoping for relief this year . . . the weather gurus think we have had enough showers weather and the bush has not as yet had a chance to regrow . . . you know the soot from our fires ended up on the glaciers in New Zealand 2000 kms away . . . melted a lot of the ice and covered such with brown . . . !
Hope this year will be a better year!
Wow, AC! This is spectacular! I love your images from Grenen! They are fantastic. I can see why the Skagen painters chose that location. What light! Your post is so uplifting and beautiful, AC. Thanks for that! I hope you continue to have lovely autumn weather and plenty of walks.
Thank you, Patti – so glad you liked it! But the beautiful beaches of the painters was quite far away this time. And thank you for good wishes – I wish the same to you and your family!
I can’t fully imagine how beautiful your garden must be, Ann-Christine, but the wonders you show us are pure delight.
Then I’m glad. The garden is rather wild and untamed, but i love it anyway! Or because of!
Beautiful post Ann Christine! I love your garden and your ocean images are spectacular.
Thank you, Anne. This year the garden has really grown…and grown again!
Oh your photos Ann Christine are marvelous. I’m like your last on of the ocean and the hydrangea. 😀 😀
Thank you, dear Cee!
You’re right, the light in those Denmark beach photos is very special 🙂 And I believe I can see the slightly different tones in the seas where they meet!
Good that you can! I saw it too, but I guess in daylight it is even more clear.
Lovely light in all of these but I think the first is my favorite with the light showing the inner butterfly. I miss the butterfly plant we had outside our living room window in Illinois. It was so much fun to see what would turn up there. (Just FYI–”meet” in ”two seas meat”.) 🙂 I hope you don’t mind. I always appreciate people catching my mis-typings.
I love my buddleias of course, and understan you missing them. And – thank you for telling me about meat!
You’re welcome. I’m never sure if I should say anything or not but I’m glad you didn’t mind and I always hope someone will mention it if I miss something in my re-reading before posting.
♥ I would.
Ah, so you have all the butterflies! They have been sadly MIA here this year.
I really like the first photo. Very cool architecture. Love the last photo too, choppy waves always bring drama to photos. 🙂
Thank you, Yinglan!
When I saw that gorgeous butterfly bush I inhaled deeply through my nose and could almost smell them! We used to have a couple bushes here, I think it’s time we grow them again. Lovely photos!
Ah, you should!
The light you’ve captured is glorious indeed Ann-Christine, as is the power and beauty of the sea. But the light that comes shining through in your post is the one in your soul, which always finds a way to capture and embrace the magic that surrounds us all.
♥ Thank you so much, Tina. You always write me well. ♥
Love your garden image, and the seas around Denmark!
Glorious growth in the garden this summer – have never seen anything like it. And Denmark is great. ♥
Fantastic….we need some things to be pleased about!
We do indeed, Sue.
Magical light indeed Ann-Christine. That is one place I would like to see where the two seas meet 🙂 🙂
I always learn something from your posts, Ann-Christine. I didn’t realise there’s such a place in Denmark and your photos clearly show where the seas meet. Simply fantastic! I can’t pick a favourite photo, they are all so diverse and beautiful but I do envy the amount of butterflies you get in your garden. It’s rare to see any around here, but I do get a lot of bees…