half and half sky

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I still remember driving this island road, first in the sun, then in the shadow of those huge clouds, and then in rain. The photo is from Lanzarote island.

And a half quote:

“A mirror does not exist by itself. A mirror is a half. Half is done by the piece. The other half has to be done by the beholder. You need to be the half to see what you’re looking for, so the mirror can exist.”
– Cristiane Serruya

Inspired by sky friday, and by the current photo challenge: “This week, share an image that has two clear halves, literally or figuratively. You could focus on composition and take a photo with an explicit dividing line. Or take the theme in other directions.”

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Here are more skies from everywhere: skywatch friday 
and here’s the stream of “Half and half” photos + the call: photo challenge “Half and half”

on the way

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“This week, share a photo you took on the way to something else…” – is the current challenge. My contribution is a double-“on-the-way”: a flock of birds, on the way to another place, photographed while I was on the way to somewhere, too.

And a quote:

“We may run, walk, stumble, drive, or fly, but let us never lose sight of the reason for the journey, or miss a chance to see a rainbow on the way.”
– Gloria Gaither

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Here’s the stream of “On the way” photos + the call: photo challenge “On the way”

longing for a different sky

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Today I am longing for a different sky. The day started sunny and warm, but then clouds and cold temperatures moved in, just in the wrong timing for sunday. To be somewhere else now….

It’s days like these that make me feel stuck in the long cycle of treatments. But going through photos from the past now also makes me grateful for the journeys I was able to take, to mountains, and to oceans.

Which also brought back the starting idea of this blog: to revisit places and journeys. Will see, maybe I include some more journey photos, especially on the low days.

Have a beautiful Sunday ~~

koi fish sky

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This week I visited the botanical garden near here – haven’t been there since ages. So nice to walk underneath palm trees and watch koi fish…

…and see exotic flowers when looking up:

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It’s something I started to do earlier this month: to try and add little getaways to the week. Last week, I visited an art exhibition, and it was on the way to the museum that I saw the sign of the botanical garden.

So at least that is one good side effect of the current chain of treatments: those mini-trips and the precious colored moments they bring. Not sure what is next. There was a memorial place on the way, too, but I guess something on the more cheerful side might be better for now.