Tina is our host this week, with the theme Last Chance. This means we’re given the opportunity to include images (on any and all subjects) created in 2022, but not previously published.
A brilliant idea – let them shine!
You could say that all of life is a series of last chances.
– Cynthia Voigt
Everybody wants to shine a little bit, even a wallflower.
– Phyllis Smith
Look, I want to love this world…
…as though it’s the last chance I’m ever going to get
to be alive
and know it.
– Mary Oliver
There is one, and only one solution, and we have almost no time to try it. We must turn all our resources to repairing the natural world, and train all our young people to help. They want to; we need to give them this last chance to create forests, soils, clean waters, clean energies, secure communities, stable regions, and to know how to do it from hands-on experience.
– Bill Mollison
In vīnō vēritās, in aquā sānitās
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
– Douglas Adams
Ask me to show you poetry in motion and I will show you a horse.
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost.
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
Thank you for your interesting and inspiring responses to my last week’s challenge, Perfect Patterns. I think we all opened our eyes just a little bit more to find a world filled with patterns! Now I’m looking forward to seeing your Last Chance photos, please link back to Tina’s original post and tag Lens-Artists. Tina’s challenge this week is a great opportunity to go back to this year’s photos and give some of them a new chance to shine.
We’ll be off for the Holidays and will be back 7th January with John at the wheel. We are immensely pleased to announce that Donna Holland from Wind Kisses will be joining us then as a new team member. Donna has been a loyal follower of our challenge, has previously Guest-Hosted, and consistently delivers thoughtful and beautifully illustrated posts. Be sure to follow her at her site, windkisses.com.
We wish you all a Happy, Healthy New Year!
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Wonderful post! A happy and healthy NY to you … 🙂
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A walk with much to take in, and thank you for the link! Happy New year!
A walk with much to take in, and thank you for the link! Happy New year!v
What a gorgeous post, AC. Just lovely. You have such an eye for beauty! Those daisies should be printed on a large scale and framed in a gallery. All the best in 2023. ❤️😀❤️
Thank you for your kind words, Patti! All the best!
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Beautiful photos. Glad that this topic gave you a chance to put this show together. Have a happy time …
Thank you – the same to you!
What a treat to view this post! Thank you for sharing. These are breathtakig images, especially the glitter is truly beautiful and creative! Great quotes.
Glad you like them, Amy!
Fab collection AC
Love the In vīnō vēritās, in aquā sānitās
Gorgeous set of photos, the green bell flower, don’t know the name of it is my fav, of this set
Thank you, Ritva! The bell is a physalis I grew in my garden! There were many this year and they lasted until November!
Captivating photos – the golden one is magical
Thank you – I found it difficult to leave that tree, it was indeed magical!
That red flower is beautiful in form and color, Ann-Christine!
Thank you, I love such fragile forms!
Ann-Christine, I so love your brilliant unpublished photos for this year. Wonderful 😀 😀
Cee, you are always kind, thank you! Wishing you and your family all the best for the new year and a Happy Christmas!
Thanks for such a sweet sentiment. I hope this season is filled with joy and love 😀 😀
Lovely post Ann-Christine🙂. The Douglas Adams and Tolkein quotes are two of my favorite quotes of all time. Wish you a lovely Holiday Season and a great start into the New Year 😀
Thank you so much, PR – wishing you the same!
Gorgeous photos, especially that last impressionistic one of the daisies! I see we chose the same quote from Cynthia Voigt, and I almost included that Douglas Adams one too 😀
😀 Thank you, Sarah! There were some lovely quotes to choose from too!
Wishing you peace and happiness this holiday season!
For you and yours as well, Beth!
I adore all your photos, Ann-Christine. The horses are magnificent, as is the tree in your feature photo. I send my love to you and your family and hope that next year brings much peace, kindness and creativity.
Thank you so much, Tracy! I loved those too. Sending Love and Hugs over to Australia and to you and yours! For next year, peace and harmony will bring creativity, I know. Many pats to your furry sweeties and love from Milo as well. He loves the cold season and acts like a puppy anew. ♥
Beautiful photos and well picked quotes, Ann-Christine. My favourite has to be the Tolkien quote for that wonderful photo, poetry pair! I also love the last one. May your 2023 be full of such amazing moments.
Thank you so much, Sofia – and the same wishes for you and your family! Let’s fill next year with amazing moments!
Enjoy your winter holidays, have a wonderful Christmas and all the best for 2023 in good health.
Thank you, the same to you!
Fabulous, fabulous just fabulous each and every one. Like me did you wonder why they hadn’t been posted before?
Loved your selections. Especially loved the message about encouraging our youth. They DO want to know.
My favorite was the uniqueness of the first photo. Interesting to look through the two trees. Or branches… And the horses were a perfect fit to the message of the quote. Poetry indeed.
Thank you, Donna. I am glad you liked the ”face” through the trees! It is a favourite…but I have waited a long time for an opportunity to post it – now – here it is.
What a wonderful end to 2022 Ann-Christine! Beautiful images and meaningful quotes.
Thank you, Anne – this was a sonderful challenge and opportunity to take another look at old photos!
May health, peace and happiness accompany you during the Festive Season . . . and thank you so much for giving us such a warm and stimulating ‘alternate’ home to visit and share during the year . . . Loved all the photos here . . . loved the sayings even more and shall remember . . . blessings . . .
Eha, you are always so positive and sweet – wishing you a wonderful festive season and a happy and healthy new year!
Wonderful post Ann-Christine. Loved all of your images and the quotes are especially terrific. The glittery gold is a definite prizewinner!
Thank you, Tina! I really enjoyed this challenge and what is popping up every day!
These are wonderful. 😊
Glad you enjoyed them, Pepper!
Lovely quotes for each photo
Thank you! I enjoy finding suitable quotes, and sometimes they work better than other times.
I love a good quote 🙂
So do I!
The glitter got me! Much love and a harmonious festive season, Ann-Christine. See you in ’23!
Thank you, Jo! Wishing you the same – and see you again soon!