Thinking about the question what would distract me and cause me to stop that which I am busy with, I immediately thought about clouds. I always see clouds and will even stop while driving to look at interesting clouds. Here are a few.
An elephant in the sky, here now, but gone in an instant as air currents blow the cloud formation apart.
Sunrays through the clouds
Setting sun colour clouds
X ray of lungs?
Nothing brings me more under the impression of the elements of earth and how insignificant humans are as mountains. Therefore to me elemental is represented by the majesty of mountains .
Sandstone rock formation In the Golden Gate National Park South Africa
On the Niederhorn in the Swiss Alps
I took these pictures while walking across the Mill Bridge In Lucerne Switzerland. This wooden bridge is the original dating from the 16th century and was part of the city’s fortification. Citizens of the town crossed the bridge daily. The wood is old and weathered and in my mind’s eye I could almost hear the sounds of swords, voices and wagons. . This part of the bridge is wider to allow wagons access to it.
Unusual installation art. The reflections changes depending on where you are in relation to the art. The very tall thin woman with the camera is me. (unusual for me).
From another angle
Venice, a city of many bridges connecting the various waterways and people.
An age old bridge across the river Arno in Florence. when walking across the bridge I wonder what stories the old stones would be able to tell me.
On a recent visit to the Science and Technology museum In Milan Italy , the beauty of a picture of the Nile Delta in Africa from outerspace caught my eye. It looks like an artwork with warm colours signifying the heat in that area of the world, browns showing the sandy desert and blues water and cooler areas. Only change and transition in development of technology can allow images like this to be rendered .
On the other side of the technology spectrum, I took this photo of a hundreds year old weir system in Luzern. When snow melts on the Alpine mountains in summer the river Reuss becomes swolen with melted snow causing a flood hazard to villages further down the river. This wooden weir system today still controls the amounts of water flowing down the river.
Transient means a state or situation which changes quickly, or a person moving from place to place without settling in one place.
These paragliders seen on Mount Pilatus Switzerland represent transient to me as they must experience a short period of extreme adrenaline and excitement while practicing their sport
He draws on the sidewalk everyday earning a little bit of money from passersby. His art however is not permanent it can be washed away by rain or damaged by people walking over it. Photo taken in Siena Italy