Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #72 – Waiting

This week Amy asks us to contemplate Waiting – something all of us have to learn early in life. How do You look upon it? Here is something from my way of thinking – quite literally, Waiting…and some quotes to go with it.

In the header, one of my favorite ladies – even if she is not a Real Lady-in-Waiting

The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.

Eden Phillpotts

And while we are waiting for that to happen…

Some things are waiting for their proper owners…

Some people are waiting for proper leaders to lead…

There is no great achievement that is not the result of patient working …

…and waiting.

J. G. Holland

All things come to him who waits – provided he knows what he is waiting for.

Woodrow T. Wilson

The worst part of life is waiting. The best part of life is to have someone worth waiting for. 

Unknown

And sure enough even waiting will end…if you can just wait long enough.

William Faulkner

Finally –

On climate change, we often don’t fully appreciate that it is a problem. We think it is a problem waiting to happen.

Kofi Annan

Thank you All for last week’s Creepy creeps! ( – tough sleeping this whole week…) So very creative and diverse posts! We never imagined the world could be so full of creepiness!

As always, have a great week – Tina, Patti, Amy and I are eagerly waiting for your interpretations! Also, stay tuned for Tina’s LAPC #73 on November 23.  

 

If you wait for tomorrow, tomorrow comes. If you don’t wait for tomorrow, tomorrow comes.

Senegalese Proverb

65 comments on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #72 – Waiting

  1. Love your photos of waiting, especiallythe older woman trying to cross the steet. Your reference to climate change waiting to happen and already a reality in Venice is a world event concern. Scary!

  2. Your photos are wonderful examples of waiting. I love your composition and the pops of color you captured. How long do you wait before taking shots, do you sit and study the street waiting for perfect opportunities, or do you just have a gift and grab the camera and get the shot right away? Like the lady walking across the street? I’m always inspired by your photos. Nice work!

    • You are very kind, Shelley, thank you. But, I almost always just walk around with the camera ready – and grab the moment. The little lady was a fast shot, just happened to see her standing there while I was on the go somewhere else. I can honestly say I have never ”waited for the perfect opportunity” – which is planning carefully then…. But I can sit down for a rest, camera in hand, in case something shows up while I am resting, having a cup of coffee or an ice cream. So glad you appreciate my efforts!

  3. What a beautiful place to go fishing. It would be worth the wait for the fish to bite. And those cute little dogs waiting for their master/mistress, love them. Great photos all and thank you for sharing the video, a very sobering reminder that we can’t wait to act.

    • Maybe even I could consider fishing….yes, Switzerland is indeed beautiful! Thank you for your commenting the video as well – so vitally important.

  4. Hi, Ann-Christine. I knew you’d have a few shots of dogs waiting and I wasn’t disappointed! They’re great shots, especially those 2 dogs with soulful eyes peering over the back seat of the car. Wonderful! The patient fisherman is great, too. It’s so sad what has happened to Venice. A tragedy. I always enjoy your perspective on the weekly themes. :).

  5. Nice post Christine, yes waiting is a different game altogether… it all depends on what you are waiting for and if that’s successful… 😀
    Two dogs really badly waiting here… that old lady, I wonder how long the traffic had to stop? 😀

    • Haha, yes…it all depends…And the traffic had to wait for some time for the little lady there, but as we were in London, the good old Englismen waited like the gentlemen they are!

    • Two lovely bearded collies – belonging to a blogging friend in Scotland! The sculpture is a fish made out of plastic thrash collected on beaches.

  6. Wow Ann-Christine, you covered the gamut this week! Some really special images but I especially loved the two pups in the car. And you’re right about Venice for sure. So very sad. Great post this week

  7. I love these mixed waiting imaged and stories. These two doggies are so adorable. Thank you for the global warming message. ”…it is a problem waiting to happen”– so true, sadly to say.

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