Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond

Beyond, the topic for this weeks photo challenge. Draw the viewer to look beyond. The top photo was taken December 2011 on the Jersey side of the Hudson river. The attraction was the spectacular sunset, capturing Lady Liberty made it a WOW.

Lady Liberty holds her flame high beyond the city limits

Lady Liberty holds her flame high beyond the city limits

This past Saturday marked the 3 anniversary of the massive earthquake that shook Haiti, the poorest country in the western hemisphere, to its core. The death toll exceeded 200,000, the destruction beyond imaginable. I traveled to Haiti post quake and then again the following year to work in a hospital caring for the beautiful Haitian people. This photo was taken on the second trip. Our group traveled to the Citadel. Hiked a mountain that seemed quite massive, at an altitude none of us northerners were used to, in heat and humidity that would make anyone’s hair curl. The views from the top were impressive. There is a reason Haiti is known for its Mountains beyond Mountain.

Atop the Citadel

There is a reason the country of Haiti is known for its mountains beyond mountains.

 

Weekly Photo Challenge Unusual

Unusual…

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Had to go back a few years to grab this one. This building appears to be growing out of the fog. I thought it unusual.

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Contrast Postaweek

In the top photo Steven is on his head. The photo below Kelly is on her head.

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Distort

I chose this photo to represent this weeks photo challenge “distort” because this picturesque body of water is not potable, meaning you cannot drink it without running the risk of becoming very ill. The photo was taken on my way back to the airport in Cap Haiten, Haiti June 2011.

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Indulgence

Indulging in a sweet moment before we say “I do”.

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IMG_1247I I was surprised when I entered my room and found rose petals EVERYWHERE. Having a Jacuzzi tub to relax and enjoy was a real indulgence.

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The scene below represents indulging in the beauty of our world.

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Hope

This beautiful Guatemalan child has put her Hope in something greater. I have been thinking quite a bit lately about HOPE because of the work that I do as a cancer nurse. People need HOPE. Deferred hope makes the heart sick. We need to have HOPE is things unseen. Faith to believe in things eternal. We need to offer HOPE to others when their cry is heard. For me, My HOPE is in You Lord.

Guatemalan Child