weekly photo challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge : Delta

Transitions, change and the passing of time:
Delta

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Inside Prometheus Cave

Any material which is soluble, can be deposited as a colloid or is in suspension, or is capable of being melted, may form a stalactite. Calcium Bicarbonate solution travels through the rock until it reaches an edge and if this is on the roof of a cave it will drip down. Over time a stalactite will form. An average growth rate is 0.13 mm (0.0051 inches) a year, so these speleothems mark a long passing of time.

For more about Prometheus Cave click on the link :

A Trip to Prometheus Cave”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Transient

“Life is but a day;
A fragile dew-drop on its perilous way
From a tree’s summit.” John Keats

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This week’s challenge is Transient
Transient: not lasting, enduring, or permanent; transitory.

In the grand scheme not much is permanent.

Spring flowers last a month or so.

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Spring flowers

the fire may last a few hours

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fire

the average lifespan of a butterfly is about one month

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a butterfly

a prayer candle lasts maybe an hour

tiny flame

dying flame

the sandcastle will last until the tide comes in

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sandcastle

“The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.” Psalm 90 v 10

So, as John Keating says in  Dead Poets Society:

‘Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary’

Weekly Photo Challenge : Heritage

Georgia, my adopted country, has a rich religious heritage. Georgia was the second country to adopt Christianity as the official religion, after Armenia. Religion is important for the majority of the population, despite Stalin and the communists attempts to eradicate religious practices in the Soviet years.
For more interpretations of the theme, click the link: Heritage