Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Now and Then

This week, Amy is taking a view of Now and Then for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge. These pictures are not that great but they help to illustrate my take on the theme. I have to confess, I was feeling rather blue yesterday at the thought of spending Thanksgiving Day on our own. Despite a Zoom meeting with the family in the morning, which just isn’t the same as actually being with them all, I was positively down in the dumps and, just about when we would normally be sitting down to dinner, I had a bit of a cry.

Then I looked out of the window. There, in the garden, were no less than fourteen mourning doves, all sitting comfortably outside the kitchen, waiting to be fed. It was just the number that would have been gathered around our table. What are the odds!! I’ve never seen that many doves at one time before and it lifted my spirits more than I can say.

17 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Now and Then

    • Thank you, Marianne. I hadn’t planned on posting for this challenge. To be honest, I was rather weary of making comparisons between how things were before the pandemic and how miserable they are now, but the moment seemed too good to pass up. And just like family, some of them came back the next day to finish off the left-overs!

    • Thanks, Tom. There are moments when the full impact of being in a form of semi-quarantine gets to us and especially at times like this when we would all normally be getting together. I don’t expect Christmas to be much different but with the promise of a reliable vaccine on the way, hopefully things will be better in 2021.

  1. Awwww, that’s so sweet Sue – Thanksgiving was indeed unusual this year. I reminded myself that really it’s just another day and there will be many TG reunions to come if we are following the rules for this one. Now Christmas….THAT will be my challenge for sure.

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