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

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever
[Photos this week are hosted right here on WordPress.  Somewhere…  serene.]

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The Lens Artist Challenge is hosted this week by Patti.


All in one swell foop.  (…fell swoop.) “To do something in one fell swoop is to do it suddenly or in a single, swift action. Fell here is an adjective meaning fierce, savage, cruel, or ruthless.1 This sense of fell is otherwise archaic, preserved mainly in this idiom. The swoop in one fell swoop is a noun referring to (1) a blow or stroke or (2), metaphorically, a bird’s sudden, sweeping descent from a height.” [Grammarist.com]

Per Wikipedia:

“The geology of the Grand Teton area consists of some of the oldest rocks and one of the youngest mountain ranges in North America. The Teton Range, partly located in Grand Teton National Park, started to grow some 9 million years ago.”

“The 2.5 billion year old metamorphic rocks that make up the east face of the Tetons are marine in origin and include some volcanic deposits.”

Old and new.  Check.

Rental canoe borrowed.  Check.

Sky.  Blue.  Check.

I rest my case.  “…said when you believe that something that has just happened or been said proves that you are right or telling the truth…” [Cambridge Dictionary]

Peace, love, and understanding.

Enjoy.

Weekly Challenge info from Tina:
“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 them out.  Also search for Lens-Artists to find posts.

About JohnRH

Retired, avid winter skier, avid reader, traveler (avidly). :)
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17 Responses to Lens-Artists Challenge #58 – Something Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue

  1. Jeremy says:

    Haha, I love the part about “Rental canoe borrowed”. You nailed it 🙂

  2. cindy knoke says:

    Love to you John. And to where you are.

  3. A beautiful natural scene John and perfect for the challenge 🙂🏞

  4. ralietravels says:

    Very nice – and typically scholarly. Being archaic, Alie and I have been known to do something in “one fell swoop” but never thought to look up the derivation of the words. In the meantime, young people [and many older] just look at us blankly. Thanks for the explanation of fell. I rest my case – yes, I was also a member of the bar.

  5. pattimoed says:

    Great response to the challenge…check; Made me smile….check….

  6. Shelley says:

    Excellent take on the prompt. I’m still working on my reply. Good thing there’s a week to make it happen! 🙂

  7. Tina Schell says:

    One swell foop indeed John. Well done!

  8. Amy says:

    Beautiful image. Perfect for this theme, John! And very clever. 🙂

  9. Wendy says:

    Clever, John. Age is relative. 🙂

  10. Leya says:

    Love the one fell swoop idea, John. Well done! And I love old Shakespeare too.

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