The Lake of Gold #photochallenge

There was a legend an age and a half ago – it was about a lake of gold.

“A curse,” they said “was placed upon the lake.”

Anyone who drank from the lake of gold would turn to stone.

In the lake there lived a bird who had a long beak that could catch fish but could never drink.

A girl would watch every morning as the sun was awakening and the gold was rippling. In her hands was a single drink of water saved for the bird with the special beak.

Each morning the bird would strut to the girl. He gave her a shy little smile.

Once he brought her a fish as a gift. She washed the fish and it turned to gold.

When the villagers heard about the golden fish, they became greedy. A man watched the girl as she greeted the bird.

One day the girl did not come. A man came in her place with a hand full of water. The bird would not come near. The man slapped the water in anger. One drop got into his mouth and he turned to stone.

The next day the girl came to her bird with a small handful of water and he looked at her with a shy smile…

Written for Slack Photo Prompt photo above.

Narrow #photography #challenge

walk these halls

resonant voices of the past

empty now

I found this one day when I was operating the elevator in the Smithsonian. I wanted to explore but I had to let my camera do what I could not.

Thanks City Sonnet for the month long challenge. Today’s prompt “narrow”

Oodles of Planes #smithsonian #photography

 

 

 

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When I think of prolific I think of the number of aircraft at the Annual Innovations in Flight.  From Hot air balloons to planes that break the sound barrier, it’s a great day spent at Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum in Chantilly Northern Virginia.

Set this day aside if your love old cars, old aircraft, history and a fun day.  This year it will be held on June 16th. Did I mention that it is FREE??? The only cost is for parking. Please join us for prolific amount of AIR!!!!

 

This week’s wordpress photo prompt is prolific

Awakening #sea #photography

 

 

Mist hangs on the edge

spring dons a winter coat

sea laps for sun

The WordPress photo challenge prompt today is Awakening

There is something wonderful about an early morning walk on a misty, deserted beach before the awakening of the crowds later in the day or season.

 

 

Rise/Set #photochallenge #haiku

Palmetto rise

colors of the sun merge

Equator sizzle

 

I love sun rise and sunset. Different parts of the world have their own unique glow.

 

South Carolina sunrise, Ugandan Sunset, Santa Barbara winter sunrise

 

Happy Wednesday to WordPress Photographers as we enjoy Sunrises and Sunsets.

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