Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves

Curves are deeply rooted in Nature and the human psyche. Take, for instance, the subtle curvature of the earth at the horizon, the elliptical orbit of earth traveling around the sun, and beneath the surface, even the tightly coiled helices of our DNA strands spiraling like staircases throughout our bodies.  Notice an open meadow with golden blades of grass bowing in the wind or the journey of a powerful river meandering downstream to the sea.  Stop to admire a serpentine trail winding its way to a mountaintop vista, the cauliflower-shaped contours of cumulus clouds floating overhead (food for thought, as it were) or the concentric rings of a ripple in the wake of a water-strider.   Peer out at the undulating foothills, lose yourself in the mercurial canopies of dancing trees, and trace the acrobatic paths of violet-green swallows nabbing insects on the fly.  Stare into the eyes of a loved one and watch the pupil expand and contract as the sun marches in its timeless illuminated arc across the sky.  How wonderful these curves of life that sculpt our imagination and inspire the upturned curve of a smile 🙂

About tyler4turtles

I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, art enthusiast and runner who calls Montana home but lives in Oregon.
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35 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves

  1. Beautiful pictures and wonderful prose, Tyler.
    Blessings ~ Wendy 🙂

  2. loisajay says:

    “the cauliflower-shaped contours of cumulus clouds…” that is exquisite, Tyler.

  3. Prior-2001 says:

    Beautiful and u are so right – nature has curves and you also showed the color – 😉

  4. Beautifully put ,,, as are the images, especially the water shots.

    • Thank you kindly, my friend! I’m glad you enjoyed my post 🙂 If you ever have the chance, I highly recommend reading “The Curves of Life” by Theodore Andrea Cook. What a fascinating book…describing in detail how curves manifest themselves in Nature, Art, Math & Science. Plus, it’s profusely illustrated as the cover states 🙂 Have a wonderful week ahead!
      Tyler 🙂

  5. moonskittles says:

    the curvaceous nature of Nature, is part of the perfect circle I think.. 🙂 that is why we all love it 🙂
    ~ Dajena

    • So true, my friend 🙂 I have been reading Theodore Andrea Cook’s book, “The Curves of Life.” It was written in 1914 and is a wonderful read, describing in detail how curves manifest themselves in Nature, Art, Math & Science. I highly recommend reading this if you haven’t already. In addition, it’s profusely illustrated as the cover suggests 🙂 Thank you for stopping by my blog & I wish you all the best in the week ahead!
      Tyler 🙂

      • moonskittles says:

        Sounds like something my nerdy brain will like it and my artistic side will love it 🙂 🙂 Looking forward to getting my “teeth” in it.
        🙂 🙂

  6. “Mercurial canopies of dancing trees” ahh, sigh, love that! Words and images working together beautifully again 🙂

  7. How perfectly your photos illustrate the curves for this challenge, Tyler. And your descriptive prose brings visions to mind.

  8. treesshrubs says:

    A beautiful post 😊

  9. Amy Pantone says:

    Beautiful photos and words. Perfect for the weekly photo challenge.

  10. naturlvrx2 says:

    Nice shots. Really love the first 2. Never thought about it, but curves do set the imagination in motion.

    • Thank you kindly, my friend! I’m glad you enjoyed my photos 🙂 Yes, Nature does throw a lot of curves our way to contemplate 😉 Have a wonderful Sunday and week ahead!
      Tyler 🙂

  11. dunelight says:

    These are all nice but I LOVE the first one, the path through the meadow, sweet!

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