Nine revolutions around the sun for “Traversing” this week, which lands us on the doorstep of our Ninth Annual Holiday Photo Gallery. Today, we will wander as we please, linger where we want, and emerge all the better in the spiritual and aesthetic nourishment that is so fundamental to our very survival as self-reflective creatures with an eye always scanning ahead toward more joyful horizons.
May these shots from stellar photographers around the world be worth more than any 1,000 words I could pull together as we inch ahead, ready or not—because time just does not care—toward 2022.
With the good news being: still here!
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Deep appreciation to the photographers! Unless otherwise stated, some rights reserved under Creative Commons licensing.
Elizabeth Haslam, whose photos (except for the books) grace the rotating banner at top of page.
Library books photo by Larry Rose, Redlands, California, all rights reserved, contact: email@example.com
Dandelion by Doug Wheller, England https://www.flickr.com/photos/doug88888/
Ladybug by dr.larsbergmann, https://www.flickr.com/photos/larsbergmann/
Boy entering church by Klim Musalimov, Russia https://unsplash.com/@klim11
Rainbow and rain shaft by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration https://unsplash.com/@noaa
Mystic fog by Magdalena Roeseler, Switzerland https://www.flickr.com/photos/magdalenaroeseler/
Cambodian tree temple by James Wheeler, Vancouver, BC https://unsplash.com/@souvenirpixels
Ancient villager by Anthony Tuil https://unsplash.com/@tuilan10
Skydiver by Jonathan Francis, Langar, UK https://unsplash.com/@thanfrancis
Moscow nurse by Vladimir Fedotov, Yaroslavl, Russia https://unsplash.com/@fedotov_vs
Flying dunlin flock by Loren Webster, Tacoma, Washington
Tomato dancer by Tom Maglieri, Vancouver, BC https://www.flickr.com/photos/mag3737/
The pics are fantastic. I especially liked the classic co-dependency. Where was that photo taken?
Angkor Wat, Cambodia. Here’s the foto link, with some background and context…
I love the one in Myanmar and the boy approaching the church. Thanks for sharing, I read your columns and love the photos. Happy new year!
Great to hear from you, Liane; thanks for checking in!
I kinda feel dumb that I just didn’t click on the link in biblio. Thanks anyway. One learns something new every day!
Sometimes I think I should place the photo credits below the You Tube song so the photographers get more play, but then I worry people wouldn’t keep scrolling to the music. These are the little knots of blogdom that occasionally intrude upon a blogger’s dream life…
In any case, no worries, my man—being a blog commenter means never having to say you’re sorry! Happy New Year to you & yours.