Shutterbugs and photography-lovin’ friends, welcome to The World Through My Lens, 04.2020 & 5.2020. The photos below were taken during April and May for the Sunday Stills photography challenge I have been participating in this year. Because I took much of May off from blogging and social media, I didn’t share my photos from April as I would usually do the first week of the following month. Decided to combine both month’s posts into one and here it is.
Before we get started here, you can check out March’s World Through My Lens post, here.
THE WORLD THROUGH MY LENS 04.2020
Here are some of the images I captured for the World Through My Lens 04.2020. Stay at home restrictions went into place in El Paso on April 1. So we didn’t wander far from our neighborhood.
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THE WORLD THROUGH MY LENS WEEK 14
SUNDAY STILLS, 04.05.2020: Fantastic Florals
These fantastic florals are actually wildflowers we came across growing along the side of the road on our walk out to the desert. Here in the Chihuahua desert, we may not have lush flower gardens but we have the best wildflowers around.
THE WORLD THROUGH MY LENS WEEK 15
SUNDAY STILLS, 04.12.2020 Lifted Spirits
On Memorial Day, we lifted the spirits of these fallen soldiers in prayer.
THE WORLD THROUGH MY LENS WEEK 16
SUNDAY STILLS, 04.19.2020 Mother Earth
When I pondered this prompt, I wished for wings to fly high into the atmosphere far enough so I could look back down on our planet home. How peaceful and pristine our world must look from miles above. But everyday on my walks, I am reminded how poorly we are caring for Mother Earth. The photo below shows just one example of something we came across during a recent walk.
The crumpled pile of black top seems to have once been part of a landing strip. Maybe for military air craft, maybe for remote control airplanes. I was in awe of the wildflowers growing in spite of this man-made rubble.
THE WORLD THROUGH MY LENS WEEK 17
SUNDAY STILLS, 04.26.2020 Dog Day Afternoon
Now that I am helping with my granddaughters again, we have developed a morning routine. Shortly before I leave, we go for a walk to the neighborhood park. Last trip, we packed a blanket my mom had given Lucia. And Lucia’s favorite stuffed animal DD. Some ‘cherry juice’ and chips. After looking for ladybugs, we spread the blanket out under the shadiest tree to snack and snuggle.
The World Through My Lens 05.2020
In this extraordinary time, one day, one week, one month looks much like the the one before. We were probably as cautious about staying home in May as we were in April.
THE WORLD THROUGH MY LENS WEEK 18
SUNDAY STILLS, 05.03.2020 Awakening
After weeks of wearing masks and stay at home restrictions, our city is awakening from its prolonged hibernation. Lucia is overjoyed that she doesn’t have to wear a mask all of the time. I share her exuberance.
THE WORLD THROUGH MY LENS WEEK 19
SUNDAY STILLS, 05.10.2020 Giving
My granddaughters and I painted some rocks to set about in the parks and paths. I saved 2 of my mask-wearing rocks to put near the emergency room entrance of the hospital where Francisco works. Didn’t realize until now, that the weed in the photograph is pointing to the ambulance sign.
THE WORLD THROUGH MY LENS WEEK 20
SUNDAY STILLS, 05.17.2020 No challenge
THE WORLD THROUGH MY LENS WEEK 21
SUNDAY STILLS, 05.24.2020 Waterworld
Brennyn and Cady arrived for a Memorial Day visit early Thursday evening. Everyone gathered at our house for Mexican food. Then the little ones begged to swim before we all headed to bed. The water was chilly and it was too late in the evening to heat it. So the girls just dipped their toes.
THE WORLD THROUGH MY LENS WEEK 22
SUNDAY STILLS, 05.31.2020 Straight
After exhausting most of the trails and walks around our subdivision, we decided to branch out. We explored a trail on the west side of the Franklin Mountains. Judging by this straight tower of rocks, we were not the only ones looking for a new place to walk.
Have you participated in any of the monthly photo challenges floating around social media? Maybe I will host my own for July! Let me think about that.
In the meantime, here are the June prompts for Sunday Stills with Terri. Would love to have you join us. Hoping I can take advantage of the world opening back up, to snap some more diverse photos.
June 7 Plant Life
June 14 Home
June 21 Rise/Set
June 28 Freedom
Have a quiet week, friends. Thank you for spending a bit of your day here with me.
Hugs and kisses,