Lens-Artists Challenge #73 – COLD

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The Lens Artists Challenge is hosted this week by Tina.  As alway, her photos are superb.  See for yourself.

The theme is COLD.

“You’re as cold as ice
You’re willing to sacrifice our love
You want Paradise
But someday you’ll pay the price
I know”
–song by Foreigner

The mountains looked cool and cold from Kenosha Pass two years ago:

Hard-packed snow is cold at the annual Breckenridge Snow Sculpture competition:

‘I wuv’ you, Fernanda Waltmiller’:

(Hippo sings:)

“So won’t you, please
(Be my, be my baby) Be my little baby
(My one and only baby) Say you’ll be my darlin’
(Be my, be my baby) Be my baby now
Wha-oh-oh-oh
–song by The Ronettes

Jacque’s Peak, Copper Mountain Ski Resort, two different days:

“Jordan’s river is chilly and cold, hallelujah
Chills the body but not the soul, hallelujah”
–song by Johnny Rivers (Michael, Row the Boat Ashore)

The Yampa River is chilly and cold, in Steamboat Springs a year ago.  It’s pretty, too. Almost monochrome!

Stay warm.

One last cold quote, because it is purportedly from A Song Of Fire And Ice (a.k.a. Game of Thrones):

“A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.”

  • Tyrion Lannister

I say amen to that! –JohnRH

Kudos to the tireless leaders of the weekly Lens-Artists challenge.

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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39 Responses to Lens-Artists Challenge #73 – COLD

  1. cindy knoke says:

    Absolutely stunning John. 2 & 3 and the third from the last are my favorites.

  2. I had to put a jacket on to read your blog, John 😂 A great selection of cold 👏

  3. Ana says:

    Thanks for the fire to fight the cold 😉

    Great post!

  4. Thos photos do look cold, and very beautiful!

  5. Tina Schell says:

    Marvelous response John. Loved all of the images. The final shot of your mountain images looks like a Japanese etching. Also love the lyrics and especially your final quote. Thanks for making my morning 😊

  6. Prior... says:

    John, John, John…
    oh my goodness was the GOT quote excellent at the end.
    I rewatched a few of the episodes this last week – my husband knows more about the show than I do – but he has never seen the Ayra chase scene in season 6 – so we watched it –
    anyhow, good quote
    “A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.”
    Tyrion Lannister
    _
    and for the photos –
    like those trees in the first set – and the Breckenridge Snow Sculptures are such good art – and nice fire pit ending

  7. I really like the clouds in that first image.

  8. Rupali says:

    Beautiful selection of images John. I like each of them.
    And so the selection of texts.

  9. pattimoed says:

    Great images and song lyrics, John. I love that quote from Tyrion.

  10. Leya says:

    Just perfect images and quotes, John, love the Tyrion. (Never watched the series though…) Yampa River is cool and thank you for the fire to warm us up after the tour!

  11. Nice John!!! Looks like I need to make my way up to Breck for the sculpture festival 🙂

    • JohnRH says:

      Ha ha. We try to catch it nearly every year. Always a marvel. Surprisingly, there is often a warm snap in late January, testing the sculptors’ structural techniques.

  12. These are such beautiful photos John. I think you have outdone yourself this time.

  13. Celia Reaves says:

    Gorgeous images here! The hippos made me giggle. I was definitely ready to curl up by that fire at the end.

  14. Tatiana says:

    Those look really cold. The picture of the river with the trees is awesome!

  15. Olga says:

    You’ve shared so any wonderful photos, John. The third one of Kenosha Pass is truly stunning. ❤

  16. Amy says:

    So beautiful, you almost don’t sense how cold how cool it was. Great photos, John!

  17. Amy says:

    How cool was an error.

  18. A hippopotamus and a tutu goes together like a horse and carriage
    I assume that alien in the mask is you

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