Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #100 – The Long and Winding Road

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

To paraphrase Tina: “The entire world has been trudging wearily along the long and winding road of pandemic, and protests, that most of us would not have believed possible even a few short months ago…”

I have chosen DIRT roads, to pair with my banner quote and picture. Each is prefaced by theme-related song lyrics, such is how my mind works, the frustrated singer from an alternate universe, or whatever.

The Long and Winding Road – The Beatles (Duh! No-brainer!!):
“The long and winding road
That leads to your door
Will never disappear
I’ve seen that road before
It always leads me here
Lead me to you door…”

Gateway, Colorado, near Gateway Canyons Resort:

Working My Way Back To You, Babe – The Four Seasons (and the Spinners):
“I’m workin’ my way back to you babe
With a burnin’ love inside
Yeah I’m workin’ my way back to you babe
And the happiness that died…”

Feeling sheepish? At least they aren’t angry longhorns, highlands cattle, or big buffalo. Back road from Gateway, CO to Moab, UT. Quiet. Very quiet.

Century City – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers:
“We’re gonna live in Century City
Go ahead and give in, Century City
Like modern men, modern girls
We’re gonna live in the modern world…”

That ol’ back road again. Most of it is better than this:

For What It’s Worth – Buffalo Springfield:
“We better stop, hey, what’s that sound
Everybody look what’s going down
Stop, hey, what’s that sound
Everybody look what’s going down…”

Following is NOT that ol’ back road again. ‘For what it’s worth’, it is definitely the road less traveled. This one is at Big Hole National Battlefield, Montana, the site of yet another confrontation and attack on American Indians:

Ooh. I almost forgot! A classic!

Country Roads – John Denver:
Country roads, take me home
To the place I belong
West Virginia, Mountain Mama
Take me home, country roads…”

I LOVE Colorado autumns. They’re special, for those of us who live here. Oh how I wish I still had that Jeep, too. It was a beaut.

Thanks again to Tina for her heartfelt words in her post. C’mon people, we can do better!

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

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

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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35 Responses to Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #100 – The Long and Winding Road

  1. Really wants me hit the road. Nice captures.

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  2. Tina Schell says:

    Loved your response this week John – the roads are great and your songs made my heart happy. Of course you, and I of course, are saying something about oldies but goodies aren’t we?!

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  3. Ana says:

    Great post, John!

    And, yes, we MUST do better!!!

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  4. Amy says:

    Beautiful photos, John, Love John Denver’s Country Roads.

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  5. pattimoed says:

    Great shots, John and great lyrics to match!

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  6. Great images of the dirt roads and lyrics, John! 🙂

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  7. Excellent choices for the challenge, John. You found some really interesting back roads there, especially the one with the sheep.

    Like

  8. How do you keep your car so clean on a dirt road? Enjoyed that photo the most in tandem with the sheep

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  9. Wendy says:

    Great pictures and songs John. They all invite you to travel on them. I love the sheep picture, it’s what we call a traffic jam in NZ, haha.

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  10. Nicely composed, John! That jeep is a beaut, but those mountains and roads … hard to top!

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  11. Anne Sandler says:

    Great photos and the song lyrics add a wonderful touch! I’m enjoying being part of the lens-artists group.

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  12. oneletterup says:

    These are great photos and fantastic song choices. The Four Seasons! The Spinners! Blast from the past. I especially like the shot with the golden trees 🙂

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  13. Very nice roadtrip post 🙂 I like the vastness in the pictures creating the wish to go further and further till the far away mountains. Nice weekend 👣 Ulli

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