Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #74: Abstract


This week we invite you to break the rules and go beyond the traditional realistic image of an object, scene, or element.  For Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #74, we are going “Abstract.”

This week’s challenge was the most challenging so far, as I don’t think I take a lot of photos of abstract art…but it got me thinking, and maybe I do, sometimes. The photo above is an art installation in between two apartment complexes.


I shared this photo of a baby Barrel Cactus before. This natural pattern is pretty abstract when you think about it. Photo taken in the Mojave Desert, Nevada.


One of the definitions I found when I googled abstract was Abstraction indicates a departure from reality in depiction of imagery in art (Wikipedia.) What about this landscape in Death Valley National Park (CA,) it’s pretty abstract don’t you think? I enjoy visiting art exhibitions from time to time, in fact I took my daughter to one last week, that we both enjoyed, but in my book nature will always be the greatest artist. If I had to pick a favourite human artist, it would be the Spanish architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava. 


This is Sundial Bridge in Redding (CA,) that he designed. It is a cantilever spar cable-stayed bridge for bicycles and pedestrians over the Sacramento River. It forms the worlds largest sundial and the beauty of the bridge is amazing admired from any side.

So what does Abstract make you think about? What art do you see with the eyes of your mind? I would love to see that!






Silent Sunday


Blueberry Soup – Recipe

After my Weekend Coffee Share where I offered you blueberry soup as an alternative beverage, several of you asked for a recipe. So here we go, this is one of my favourite recipes for blueberry soup:

2 cups of blueberries (fresh or frozen)
2 cups of water
2 tbs honey (or sugar)
1tbs of flour mixed with water

Boil water and honey/sugar until everything is solved. Add blueberries, let it boil for about 3 min. If you want the soup to be smooth you can mix it now, otherwise you can skip that. Whisk the flour and water in a separate dish until smooth. Whisk it into the soup. Simmer 4-5 min while whisking every now and then. Enjoy it with a good conscience, blueberry soup is packed with vitamins and antioxidants. I can’t wait to fill up my freezer with blueberries from the woods around here next summer. If you want to read more about the benefits of blueberries in your diet here is a good read.

I would love to hear if you try Blueberry Soup, and what you think. 🙂