Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #99 – Old and New

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The Lens-Artists Challenge is hosted this week by Amy.

Per Amy: “This week, we invite you to share “Old and New” with your photos and stories.”

The Maroon Bells mountains, outside of Aspen, Colorado, are millions and millions of years OLD.

However, I’m still puzzled. After the frustration of the Japanese Garden, this NEW 550-piece jigsaw of Maroon Lake/Maroon Bells was a little easier and took us less than 24 hours.

How is your global view? It’s an OLD world, every day offering the promise of a NEW beginning. After the Bells, this one took us a little over a day. We do come up for air, such as sleeping, eating, walking, and watching television news.

It was 1,000 pieces. It was actually one of the more fun puzzles we’ve done. We started on the globes, assembling them independently and putting them in place, then filling around. Puzzling… puzzling…

Stay safe, be well. Be kind to one another.

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

General 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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26 Responses to Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #99 – Old and New

  1. Amy says:

    The 550-piece jigsaw of Maroon Lake did look easy at all. I took only less than 24hrs! The 1,000 pieces is even more amazing! I love your interpretation. Thank you for sharing, John!

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  2. cindy knoke says:

    I used to go to the Bells for the summer concerts. Wonderful puzzle!

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    • JohnRH says:

      I used to go to the Bells before you had to take a bus, and before they had artificial rock restrooms, when you could hike over the mountain nearby and back down the parallel valley. Those were the days. I just read they are doubling the bus fare since they have to ‘distance’ and only take 1/2 a bus load at a time. Oh my.


  3. Tina Schell says:

    Be kind to one another indeed John – there is too little kindness out there at the moment. Hoping things quiet soon and real change happens. ON another note, I remember distinctly my visit to and hike at the Maroon Bells. I brielle I have that exact photo in fact!!! Thanks for the fond memory of a glorious place.

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  4. How fun of doing the 1000 pierces of puzzle. I have no ambition to try. I’m glad you did it. Great photos of the finished projects!

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  5. Rupali says:

    So very creative John.
    Wonderful projects.

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  6. Sylvia Bacon says:

    John, I really like both of your puzzle and especially Bells. The puzzle would even look lovely framed! It looks beautiful there.

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  7. Leya says:

    Wonderful take on this, John! Hoping for kindness and a better world.

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  8. LOL I loved your old and new. A great contrast.

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  9. pattimoed says:

    Great choices, John. Now I see how you’re keeping your mind sharp and active during these days of quarantine. Did you see that you can use your own photos to create jigsaw puzzles? I’m thinking of doing that for a friend of mine who loves puzzles. 😊

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  10. A fun take on the prompt. Cool puzzles! What brand are they? Where did you buy them? My MIL loves to do puzzles.

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    • JohnRH says:

      Mostly Hallmark brand. Made in the USA and Kansas City headquarters, both of which we support for various reasons, but some of the piece have not snapped together well, sometimes tearing a bit of backing. It hasn’t ruined any puzzles. We did one Springbok brand, which had very irregular pieces and was hard. I found that Calendar.Com sells a brand that claims it is well cut and snaps together well. I’m tempted to try but Hallmark keeps giving me discounts! I must stop sometime anyway!! There is life after jigsaw. But what is it?!?!

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  11. I love that puzzle with the globes!

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