Lens Artist Photo Challenge – The 5 Elements

The Chinese 5 Elements:  wood, fire, earth, metal and water.

Wood 木

Wood: it is yang/masculine in character. The predominant attributes are considered to be strength and flexibility. In Chinese thought it is associated with qualities of leadership, creativity, decision-making, generosity, idealism, competitive and assertiveness.

Fire 火

Fire is yang/masculine in character. Its direction is upward and its energy is expansive. In Chinese thought fire is associated with the qualities of dynamism, strength, persistence, empathy, self-expression, emotional extremes, sociable, extrovert; however, it is also connected to restlessness.

Earth 土

Earth: is both yin and yang/feminine and masculine in character. Its motion is inward and centering, and its energy is stabilizing and conserving. In Chinese thought earth is associated with he qualities of patience, caring, nurturing, supportive, thoughtfulness, grounding, practicality, hard work and stability. 

Metal 金

Metal:  is yin/feminine in character, its motion is inward and its energy is contracting. In Chinese thought metal is associated precision, logic, self-control, analytical, rigidity, unyieldingness, strength, ambitious, forceful and determined.

Water 水

Water: is yin/feminine in character, its energy is downward and its motion is stillness and conserving. In Chinese thought water is associated with solitude, privacy, introspection, philosophy, mystery, truth, honesty, anxiety, nervousness, insecurity. 



Lens Artist Photo Challenge – The 5 Elements

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    • Yes, there are quite a few large Banyan trees in Florida.
      This one I photographed at the Jon and Mabel Ringling museums in Sarasota, Florida.
      The grounds are magnificent. The bench a perfect spot for a little respite.
      Glad you enjoyed my photos enough to leave a comment, John. Thank you
      Isadora 😎


      • Oooooh!! I love the Ringling Museum and grounds! That art museum is incredible, one of the best. I love the old mansions of the once ungodly rich, now suitably open to the public. And the circus museum! That miniature circus grounds and bigtop is quite something. The grounds connecting this beautiful. Ca’ d’Zan, in-cre-Di-ble.

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        • I live a short 25 minute drive from the museum. I’m there whenever there is a new exhibition or lecture or any excuse I can come up with to visit it. There is never a day I don’t see something or learn something. The miniatures are a favorite of my hubby who paints miniatures as a hobby. They have some eveing wine gala’s and conerts too. Just enjoy it immensely. So glad you know about the museum. Have a wonderful Tuesday.
          Isadora 😎

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