lens-artists photo challenge #58: something old, new, borrowed, and blue

Patti, came up with a really fun topic last week … but I have been out and about in the wide world for a couple of days … so I’m a bit late with my entry. Not the first time and it probably won’t be the last time.

“All things are subject to decay and change.”
Polybius

OLD; The Tbilisi Old town …. that slowly is disappearing, so beautiful in its decay. Tbilisi … the city with the big heart. (December 2018)

“The potato, like man, was not meant to dwell alone.”
Shila Hibben

NEW; Swedish new potatoes …. probably the best in the world, all down to our cold climate and the slow growth. Can’t get enough of them … just boiled and with a cob of butter. Heavenly!!!

“Shoving feathers up your butt does not make you a chicken.” 
Brad Pitt

BORROWED; Beautiful colorful feather pens for sale in Edinburgh Castle’s gift shop (Feburary 2016)

“If I were a tree, I would have no reason to love a human.”
Maggie Stiefvater

BLUE; Australian artist Konstantin Dimopoulos blue trees at Westlake Park in Seattle,  Project “Blue Trees”. (July 2013)

I think the cloud for this post … is more or less given, Mendelssohn’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” – Wedding MarchOp.61 No.4

At two separate times, Felix Mendelssohn (1809 – 1847) composed music for William Shakespeare’s play A Midsummer Night’s Dream (in German Ein Sommernachtstraum). First in 1826, near the start of his career, he wrote a concert overture (Op. 21). Later, in 1842, only a few years before his death, he wrote incidental music (Op. 61) for a production of the play, into which he incorporated the existing Overture. The incidental music includes the world-famous Wedding March.

Medelssohn was a German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early Romantic period.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #58: Something Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue

19 thoughts on “lens-artists photo challenge #58: something old, new, borrowed, and blue

  1. Hi, Viveka. I love the addition of the Wedding March for the challenge! Terrific idea. Your shots are also right on point. The one of the new potatoes really has great details and texture. I feel like I can touch it! I’m so glad you found the time to post this. I hope it brings you good luck this week!

    • Patti, I asked Ann-Christine when we were in Poland about the topic of the week and my head started to spin … but I knew straight away what music piece I was going to use. I love new potatoes, maybe that is why I got the image right *laughing. Thank you so much for a great topic.

      • This challenge did take a bit more thinking/planning. True. But I think once in a while it’s good to add a little variety! Your potatoes are definitely on my mind as I think about what we’re eating tonight for dinner!

      • Patti, that is why I don’t have many “still life” – such a lazy photographer. Really like your topic, I had to think and look. Enjoy your dinner. *smile

    • John, I think there is a little philosopher in all of us. *smile – I know I have one *smile – Thank you so much for your lovely comment about my gallery. It was such a fun topic, chance to think a bit outside “the box”!

    • Dia, I couldn’t said it better myself … I will enjoy some this evening for dinner. It’s such a short period for us to enjoy them. Happy Weekend to you, Girlfriend. A big BeforeDinnerHug!!!!

  2. Oh, Viveka, I would love to taste the Swedish potatoes someday (hope that someday is not too far away). Brad Pitt’s quote makes me laugh so hard!! The feather pens (the feathers) and the blue trees are just lovely! 🙂

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