Travel theme: Intense

Did anyone catch the lunar eclipse this week? I stayed up almost all night to watch the supermoon turn the most deliciously intense shade of blood red. I decided to see if I could match the intensity with some shots from past travels, like the intense colours on display in Yellowstone Park

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… the intense pressure of competing in the Sheep Olympics

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,,, and the intense beauty of a jade flower in Guatemala.

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Then there was a very different kind of intense, a scary standoff in Vatican City where two men threatened to set themselves on fire …

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… the intense heat of the Mojave Desert in August (my flip flops nearly melted) …

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… the intense concentration of a sweet old dog learning to swim

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… and this mama elk desperately trying to save her little elk baby from drowning on the American River. I’m getting all shaky just remembering the terror in her eyes.

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Are you ready for the intensity to keep on building? If you would like to join in and create your own interpretation of this week’s theme (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

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xxx Ailsa

Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known. – Oscar Wilde

Every age yearns for a more beautiful world. The deeper the desperation and the depression about the confusing present, the more intense that yearning. – J0han Huizinga

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