Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #75: Nostalgic
I have been wanting to join in with a photo challenge group ever since the WordPress photo challenge stopped, and I am happy to have found the Lens-Artists Challenge. This week’s theme is “Nostalgic.”
Being from Texas, few things make me as nostalgic as snow. For us, a little snow makes the whole world stop. No one knows how to drive in it, so everything shuts down and we get to stay home and relax with our loved ones. We can indulge in those simple pleasures like wearing sweaters, throwing snowballs, and drinking hot cocoa.
Another place I feel nostalgic is in a greenhouse of a botanical garden — a little world protected from the outside world for decades or even centuries. Usually I have the whole place to myself and I can imagine myself back in time.
In December of 2010, I got to visit the Botanical Gardens in Amsterdam during a cold snap, and these two nostalgia sparks came together. It was like being inside a snow globe. 🙂
The Lens-Artists Challenge is hosted by four different people, (Patti, Ann-Christine, Amy, and Tina) and it is posted every Saturday at noon EST. If you visit the hosts, you will see wonderful photography! And you can read about how the challenge works here.
I grew up in Oklahoma so I know exactly what you mean about the world stopping when it snows. Welcome to the challenges! 🙂
Thank you, I am glad to be joining in!
I love these choices and the image of “being inside a snow globe”. Wonderful! So glad you found us – welcome!
Thank you, I have enjoyed reading many of the previous challenge posts over the last few days! I am looking forward to participating every week!
So glad you are joining in. Beautiful selections for this theme. 🙂
Thank you, I am looking forward to visiting other participants!
Ooh. Great shots. Nice.
Really nice pictures, it was hard to pick a favorite! Glad you have joined the group.
Thanks! I really enjoy the thoughtful photo essay format that a lot of people in the group use, and I am looking forward to stretching both my photography and my writing skills. 🙂
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Thank you, Chris
What a great concept… just loved your photos, especially from the perspective of being inside a snow globe. As a child, I always wondered what it would be like, being inside one looking out..
Welcome to the LAPC! Glad you joined us. I love your memories of snow in Texas and can understand why it’s a great excuse to stay at home and spend time with family! I especially enjoyed your shot of the field with snow.
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well I guess your state is also not really prepared to handle the snow and so that is part of why things shut down – as opposed to the norther states – where “they know snow”
and beautiful take on nostalgia
Yes, we have enough to deal with preparing for hurricanes all the time! 🙂 When it comes to snow, it is so rare and it doesn’t cause any damage, we just all take a break and enjoy it.