This week, the Daily Post features Danielle Hark for the Weekly Photo Challenge. Danielle is a photographer, writer, life coach and founder of her blog Broken Light Collective which empowers people affected by mental illness using photography.
She was kind enough to recently feature my post, Broken Tree, in which I shared some thoughts about my personal struggles in helping my Aspie daughter.
Danielle sets us the prompt ‘Between’ for this week’s challenge and asks:
‘Between. Capture something in the middle of two things. It can be a person or object, or simply the space in between. It can also be a feeling or relationship — a bond that connects people, or a space that separates.’
Thinking then of trees, how would you like to join me on a little tour of the tiny Croatian island of Lokrum? Only a 15 minute ferry ride from Old Town Dubrovnik, this delightful island is home to peacocks, a botanical garden and over 500 different kinds of trees, plants, vegetation and plants (brought over from the Canary Islands by Maximilian of Hapsburg in the late 1800s who made his home on the island).
There is also the Olive Meadow, a cave and a tiny salt water lake called the Dead Sea, a fort, and a fifteenth century Gothic-renaissance Franciscan Monastery. No wonder the locals refer to it as a treasure island.
Its earliest claim to fame came in 1192, when it provided a home to King Richard the Lionheart upon his return from the third crusade.
The ferry transports visitors regularly. Here it is, between Lokrum Island and the mainland, having just dropped us off:
Once on the island, you can take a walk between the tall Cyprus trees:
Or between the statuesque palm trees…
Here, you can see a palm tree between a gap in a hedge in the botanical garden…
How about a stroll between the old olive trees in the Olive Meadow? They pose with every twist and curve of their branches…
Before we leave, there is one more ‘inbetweener’…
Reading between the lines, you can see that Lokrum Island truly is a little treasure and this is just a taster!