Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Nature

Summer is not over but my vacations are, and today I’m back to Sally’s challenge.

Europe has seen the extreme force of Mother Nature at work.

The Netherlands was not spared.  From heat waves in July to intermittent rain and heavy storms, we have enjoyed a show of nature’s power. 

Trees have fallen everywhere in the country and even some very old and heavy ones didn’t resist the strength of the wind.

This morning I had an appointment in the neighborhood of one of the public parks in Amsterdam. I was fortunate to spot workers removing trees that had perished, and stopped to make some photos for this challenge.

Today has been another unusual day with temperatures over 30 C degrees. As it was early in the morning, there were just a few people sun tanning in the park. I had to head to my meeting, but I am sure the park became jam-packed, as everyone wants to enjoy the sun in days like that.

Hope you enjoy the pictures.

A warm welcome to Sally, who is also back from vacations!

If you wish, click to enlarge the photos.

I am joining Lens and Pens by Sally, who hosts each Monday the Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge. 

Shot with an iPhone5.

The schedule theme for this week’s challenge is: Nature



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29 thoughts on “Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Nature

  1. Lucile, nature certainly is the quintessential master. Your first image shows various aspects of her charm: colors, shadows, light, design, lines, and so much more. Those logs have such inner character that we never get to witness. Happy Photo Challenge.


  2. Lovely shots my lovely. I find the fallen logs quite sad. Wow, over 30 degrees again! We hit 26 or 27 yesterday (in Winter) and people were out and about, swimming and having fun.


  3. My neighbors and I had two huge trees taken down but they were rotten and hollow to the core. These trees look beautiful. Such a shame, but Mother Nature has her way….. Looks like gorgeous weather for now.


  4. I love seeing the insides of trees. When we lived in Cleveland and had a wood-burning stove, I was always on the lookout for wood that was going to go to waste if I didn’t use it. All the years we had the stove, we never had to buy wood for it. 🙂



  5. I love those colours, I could feel the warmth from here… Rainy season has started in our corner of the world, cyclones are on their way, at least it is not that hot anymore 😛 X


  6. Gosh it’s hard to imagine such wild weather in the Netherlands – and so hot- it always looks so benign and calm in photos. I really like your images – the fountain especially.


  7. The weather is a very unpredictable thing. I kind of feel sorry for the trees getting blown down. 😦 Your photos are perfectly clear, capturing a moment of life.


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