Our challenge this week is about five elements: Metal, Wood, Water, Fire, and Earth. These five elements are based on the Chinese theory of the composition of the world. The theory has influenced Chinese medicine, philosophy, etc. for more than two thousand years.
Beautiful photos and words for these theme, Scilla! I love how you close it with
“May the wisdom of our ancestors teach us to live gracefully and gratefully on this planet.”, well said.
Thanks, Amy! Well put challenge, too.
Loved your text along with the photos this week Priscilla. Very meaningful
Thanks, Tina. Elemental philosophy is all about making meaning out of what we see in the world. It’s everyone’s story, in a way.
Great selection. Nail, flame, and autumn are my favorites.
Thanks, John. The nail turned out well, I agree. Just a random shot from a couple of months ago that I never edited until now. Nice to give it some exposure….if ya know what I mean.
Lovely selection of photos to deepen our appreciation of nature. Thanks Scilla.
You’re welcome, Meg. There’s nothing I’d rather do than help deepen that appreciation!
Wonderful, Scilla–both images and words. Beautifully done!
Thanks, Patti! I’m learning a lot more about the philosophy as I read others’ posts. Fascinating how these elements work together!
A beautiful contribution to planet Earth and the elements we have to treat with respect and care. Beautifully photographed as well as written.
Thanks, Ann-Christine. This was a very thought-provoking challenge.