Lens-Artists Challenge #69 – Seeing Double

Double trouble, double-time, two’s company, take two ….  the world is filled with references to twosomes. This week, let’s double our pleasure and focus on things that come in twos.


Half the interest of a garden is the constant exercise of the imagination. 
– Mrs. C.W. Earle, Pot-Pourri from a Surrey Garden, 1897

For this week’s seeing double challenge I choose two limes growing on a lime tree. This week I’ve been re-potting some fruit trees in my container garden, and thinking about wether I should plant some of them in the ground before the winter, or not. I love gardening, getting my hand dirty, and my mind clean. I don’t have a very big garden at the moment, sadly, but I still feel happy seeing my container garden thrive.

To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.― Audrey Hepburn

While tending to the little garden that I have, I started to think about all the trees I’ve planted the past ten years, and then I started to think about all the trees I’ve planted throughout my life. I have no idea how many trees I’ve planted. We are talking thousands. I’ve planted many fruit trees all over northern California these past ten years. I’ve planted trees on properties I leased, on friends properties, and in pots for container gardens; I like thinking about those trees giving their owners a bountiful harvest right about now. That makes me happy!

Please take a look at the inspiring entries for this weeks Lens-Artist Challenge here. I hope that your weekend is fabulous!






Published by Sagittarius Viking

It’s all about experiences, and the healing power of nature. Life is about choosing happiness. I entered the magic world of photography when I was five years old. My gypsy soul have taken me to many different countries, and definitely taught me to be more humble. I believe that you are what you eat, body and soul. I enjoy growing my own food, and spending time outdoors. A Sagittarius loves to travel, have an open mind and, and a philosophical view. It motivates them to wander around the world in search of the meaning of life. Sagittarius is extrovert, optimistic and enthusiastic, and likes changes. A lot of that perfectly describes me. The fact that my ancestors, on both parents sides, were vikings, doesn’t exactly lessen my desire to explore. Maybe a slightly more mindful exploring, compared to the average viking. My blog, and my art prints is a results of my (inner and outer) explorations. Love, Maria

21 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Challenge #69 – Seeing Double

  1. Gardening even in the smallest way is good for the soul…. I may look up some winter things to grow in my area. I miss my tiny garden. I’ll do as you in containers. ♥️ Love the double photo challenge!! All the photos submitted were COOL!

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  2. Love your limes Maria, and the thought of all of those trees giving people so much pleasure! Have never had any luck with gardening so I admire those with green thumbs immensely. The Hepburn quote is perfect 🙂

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  3. Lovely take on this – I try to be a good gardener, but my efforts are better rewarded with indoor plants! But, I have also planted many trees, and given trees as gifts to people. I agree about the feeling of love for those who enjoy them.

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  4. Beautiful limes, Maria! I love the idea of planting trees! Years ago I got free redwood seedlings from the California State Fair and eventually planted 5 of them in my backyard! I have a huge pine forest in my small yard but it created much-needed shade for us!

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    1. Thank you Terri! You have Redwoods in your backyard? They are magical! You are so blessed! I can imagine the shade they give are much appreciated in the summer. How are you doing today? When I was checking the air quality here I realized that it is really bad in Sacramento today. Be safe.

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        1. I can understand that they can be messy, we had some pine trees on our property growing up, they were messy.
          It’s really windy here as well. I had planned to go to Valley of Fire today, packed a picnic lunch, picked lenses to bring, and checked the weather one last time…the air quality was hazardous so I stayed at home. .

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