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Hebe

The Netherlands, Oegstgeest – August 2020

The theme for Lens-artists Weekly Photo Challenge #111 is ‘Everyday Objects’.

Shot with iPhone 11 Pro Max edited using Snapseed and Marksta Click the picture for a larger version

Agapanthus 2020

The Netherlands, Oegstgeest – August 2020

The theme for Lens-artists Weekly Photo Challenge #110 is ‘Creativity in a time of Covid’.

In The Netherlands, lock down started in March this year. For me the biggest impact was the obligation to stay in or close around the house. I hate talking about ‘normal’ or the ‘new normal’ but all of a sudden I was not on my bicycle twice a day to the station to take the train to commute to work. And hence my ‘spontaneous inspiration’ diminished for taking photos on my iPhone. Luckily the garden was a real treat in colors, flowers, sun (we just exit the heatwave), and still is. The biggest ‘creativity’ was doing DIY in and around the house. The DIY shops thrived during the lock down, everybody got working on projects.

So, how creative am I during times of Covid? I am still the same person in looking at objects; the world I can physically see however is smaller. Lock down is lifted gradually, so my world is growing again. But this limitation led me to see much more detail and up close, and wonder about the smaller things in life that are important, which I took for granted or did not give attention before. Which helps me to be patient, and support people who keep us going forward (care staff, hospital staff, scientists and even the government and all others who keep the country going). Challenging, but not impossible. Balancing, experiencing the unknown.

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Agapanthus

The Netherlands, Oegstgeest – June 2020

The theme for Lens-artists Weekly Photo Challenge #108 is ‘Sanctuary’.
The backyard is the sanctuary, being not too big but full with Agapanthus, who particular enjoy this Summer season. The flowers are a sanctuary for bees, buzzing over from the neighbor’s hives.

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Rose Bulb

The Netherlands, Oegstgeest – July 2020

The theme for Lens-artists Weekly Photo Challenge #108 is ‘Sanctuary’.
Corona times give another dimension to life, and the need to take regular stay-cations, or do things differently. In this case working with my hand instead of working with my head. The backyard is the sanctuary, being not too big but full with flowers, among them roses. The flowers are a sanctuary for bees, buzzing over from the neighbor’s hives.

Shot with iPhone 11 Pro Max edited using Snapseed and Marksta Click the picture for a larger version

Agapanthus Sanctuary

The Netherlands, Oegstgeest – July 2020

The theme for Lens-artists Weekly Photo Challenge #108 is ‘Sanctuary’.
I have not participated in the LAP for a few weeks due to DIY at home. Corona times give another dimension to life, and the need to take regular stay-cations, or do things differently. In this case working with my hand instead of working with my head. The backyard is the sanctuary, being not too big but full with Agapanthus, who particular enjoy this Summer season. The flowers are a sanctuary for bees, buzzing over from the neighbor’s hives.

Shot with iPhone 11 Pro Max edited using Snapseed and Marksta Click the picture for a larger version

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