Three’s A Charm




“They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.”

~Tom Bodett






Thailand, Travel, Photography, Black and White, Portrait

Three Bells and Me, Chiang Mai





Nature, Photography, Macro, Monochrome, Nikon, Black and White

Leaves and Rain, Washington





Threes, Trio, SE Asia, Portrait, Travel, Photography, Monk

Young Monks, Chiang Mai



“I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.”

~ Lao Tzu



Threes, Trio, SE Asia, Portrait, Travel, Photography, Black and White, Women

Women, Halong Bay





Industrial, Black and White, Photography, Nikon, Agriculture

Silos, Clovis, New Mexico




“There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when they are shown and those who do not see.”

~ Leonardo da Vinci





Architecture, Chinese, Window, San Francisco, Photography, Nikon

Lanterns, San Francisco






Nature, Photography, Macro, Monochrome, Nikon, Black and White

Beach Blooms, Kiawah Island




Thailand, Travel, Photography, Wat

Wat Detail, Siem Reap

“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.”

~ Confucius






Categories: Architecture, Black and White, Macro, Nature, Photography, Portraits, Threes, Travel, Weekly Photo ChallengeTags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. Beautiful set Jane , love the bells, brollies and silos and especially the three ladies at the window – really splendid!

  2. A delightful series of photos. I love the variety of both subject, approach and processing. A beautiful portfolio, Jane.

  3. these are ALL great. But I think I like the first one best, the three bells and the kid, I’d even like it without the kid…maybe I have a “thing” for bells. I’ve been to Thailand a few times, always wanted to go to Chang Mai, never have quite made it there….so thanks for some insight

  4. You cover the concept of trio so well ~ the Lao-zi quote is a perfect guide as the holiday season is upon us. Great series of photos, but the young boy along with the historical 3 bells at the buddhist temple is a great way to start this post. Cheers to a great week Jane.

  5. Beautiful photos and great idea – about 3! I like it :)! Bye. K

  6. Enchanting photos and wonderful quotes, Jane. I particularly love the first image.

  7. Put together with such effortless style Jane and so much wonderful food for thought.

  8. Ah, the magic of three! Here’s another one to add to yours, “Three things cannot long be hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.” -Buddha

  9. Ha, what a fun series…I think a lot of work went on to put these together. well done.

  10. Hi Jane, your photos are gorgeous, you cover eveything with them, all angles.

  11. So many beautiful trios in here! I particularly loved the young monks in Chiang Mai.

  12. What a gorgeous collection of photos, Jane. Thank you so much for sharing them and the quotes 🙂

  13. Love how you’ve carefully composed each of these images. A lovely post, Jane.

  14. Wonderful pictures. I love the one of the 3 women in the window.

  15. Love all your pictures especially the Three Monks and Three Bells!

  16. What a beautiful set of threes… I especially like the three young monks and the women in the window. And I always love your quotes! Have a nice day Jane (well… it’s morning here 😉 )

  17. The monks stood out for me as well but all of them are perfect. Well done.

  18. Nicely done photos and quotes. The first one reminds me of Quasimodo. I hope the little guy in the picture doesn’t mind.

  19. Reblogged this on Surprising lives and commented:
    I always make sure that I do my Photo challenge posts before I go and see Jane Lurie’s posts because I know she will manage to just blow me away. That’s what she does every single post she does!

  20. It’s like taking a wonderful trip that just immerses you in another place. I can’t explain it any other way. 🙂

  21. Beautiful photos and love the opening quote.

  22. A wonderful gallery of threes Jane. The young monks is a beautiful photo. Best wishes 🙂

  23. All beautiful choices Jane, many bringing some wonderful memories. So of course I’m partial to the monks and the ladies :-). Excellent choices for the week’s challenge.

  24. Fantastic post. The photography is phenomenal and the quotes, truly uplifting. Thank you for sharing!

  25. Nice series Jane…like the beach blooms in b/w and great shot of the women in the window.

  26. Oo Jane, this is so beautiful! Extraordinary beautiful!

  27. Wonderful series and such perfect quotes; I always enjoy your creativity!

  28. This is my favourite entry so far this week. It’s a great compilation of pictures. The rain on leaves shot is hauntingly beautiful (I love the contrast of the big alchemilla mollis leaves against a tapestry of geranium leaves).

    • Hi Susan, It’s so nice to have a master gardener come by for a visit! So glad you like that image- a favorite from a beautiful garden at a B&B we stayed at in Washington state. Thank you for your kind comment.

  29. Very lovely Jane. I wonder if the Vietnam/Cambodia pictures are recent ones or from another trip? Love, Jennifer

  30. gorgeous and loved your idea for the series 🙂

  31. Awesome!

    Xoxo Helen

    Sent from my iPhone


  32. Outstanding shots of ‘3’……especially loving the ‘young monks’ & ‘beach blooms’…
    you have a great eye for special details….

  33. Brilliant trios of shots, Jane. Such variety, too, all around the world. I really like the three women in Halong Bay. That was well framed and they look like they are wondering why you are taking their photo 😀 I am sure they didn’t mind anyway. Hope you’re well and have a good weekend 🙂

  34. I’ve heard in the food biz they serve pieces in threes and fives and leave you wanting more. More please!

  35. Lovely captures, especially love the one of the monks!

  36. What a lovely post–both words and pictures. Well-executed and well-thought-out.

  37. What a wonderful theme, Jane and a nice way to mix things up. The colors and textures in the last shot beg the viewer to reach in and touch .

    • Hi Patricia- It was amazing to me at the Wats in Siem Reap that these historic artifacts were laying right there within reach. I really wanted to touch them… but didn’t, promise. The light and textures, as you can imagine, were astounding. Glad you enjoyed this theme- thank you!

  38. The silos are fantastic, but the rain on the leaves blows me away. Good job, Jane.

    • Hi Allan, The silos are along a fascinating agricultural/industrial corridor in NM. I got some great shots there. And the leaves..I was captivated by them in a garden on the Olympic Peninsula after a rain. Could have stayed there all day. Glad you like them- thanks so much!

  39. Great variety in this sequence. All are very effective compositions.

  40. Love the theme and the variety of photos you selected – very moving, my friend 💕

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