Lens-Artists Challenge #38 – Weathered or Worn

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The challenge is led this week by Ann-Christine.

I could use the Zoser Pyramid from Lens-Artists Challenge #37 – History and be done.

This is the the Pyramid of Djoser (or Djeser and Zoser) [Wikipedia].Digitized from print.

Worn.  Very worn.  And weathered.  And OLD.  Very old.

Or the Rock of Cashel in Ireland, from Lens-Artists Challenge #35 – Architecture

Dating from c. 1100 (the Round Tower).  Still old, weathered, and worn.

But what is older than the Rocky Mountains?  Not a whole lot.

View of Mt. Evans Road and Mt. Evans, I believe, from 15-20 miles away.  Lockheed Martin Deer Creek offices are in the foreground.

Very weathered, very worn.  So old, that the once jagged mountains are eroded and ‘relatively’ rounded.  Today’s Rockies were formed about 80-55 Ma (million years ago). Ancestral rocks present date back over a billion years and “were disturbed by mountain building approximately 300 Ma, during the Pennsylvanian.”  It’s all a bit mind-boggling. Wikipedia enlightens:



Considerably less old than any of the above is this ranch windmill, a mere 100+ years, though it likely has seen some weather in that time.  The well pump is now electric, though the windmill has ‘worn’ it’s new, mobile, blades for a year or two now.  Weathered and worn!

Finally, and there is always a finally, to infinity and beyond, this tumbled-down cottonwood is likely 100 years old or less.  Very weathered, very worn.

Weekly Challenge info from Tina’s blog:

“Each Saturday at noon EST we will publish a photo challenge similar in form to the now-defunct WPC. If you choose to participate, please make sure to tag your post with the name of our group LENS-ARTISTS so that all of the responses can be found together in the WP Reader. Please also include a link to the challenge moderator’s post. One of our 4 moderators will host the challenge each week.”

Week 1 – Patti of https://pilotfishblog.com/

Week 2 – Ann-Christine aka Leya of https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/

Week 3 – Amy of https://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/

Week 4 – Tina of https://travelsandtrifles.wordpress.com/

Check ’em out!  Also search for Lens-Artists to find posts.

About JohnRH

Retired, avid winter skier, avid reader, traveler (avidly). :)
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15 Responses to Lens-Artists Challenge #38 – Weathered or Worn

  1. cindy knoke says:

    Love them all! Cheers to you from South America!

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Leya says:

    Great choices for the challenge, John! Being an avid tree lover – those shots are my favorites. But, that windmill is a complete joy! Thank you for joining in!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. soanuthatch says:

    Love the assortment here! The close-up of the windmill is quite nice. I love the stonework. The Rockies are a neat inclusion – We’re in northern New Mexico now and those snow-peaked wonders are a lovely view past the brown, rocky deserts. When I saw that photo, it was like seeing an old friend! Thank you!

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  4. Amy says:

    Beautiful photos of the stone windmill and the tumbled-down cottonwood.
    Thank you, John!


  5. Rupali says:

    Wonderful selection.


  6. inhiscare753 says:

    These are all absolutely all great great vivid shots. Excellent selections😊💜

    Liked by 1 person

  7. I loved your humor mixed in with the excellent shots. Maybe I should take a picture of the wrinkles under my eyes. (From taking pictures and squinting into a camera lens).

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Tina Schell says:

    All great choices John, love that you included the mts-very clever!


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