Tuesday Photo Challenge – Heat

Fire burn…

Welcome to Week 106 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.  As I’m traveling at the moment, it will take me a bit of time to get caught up on the round up for last week’s TPC; my apologies for the delay, as sometimes work gets in the way of life.

As I’m currently in Brno, a wonderful city in the Czech Republic, I’m experiencing rather different weather from the chilly New England Spring weather that I left; it’s rather warm here!  It’s wonderful to enjoy these temperatures, although my body considers it a shock.  Which gets me to this week’s theme of Heat!

For this challenge, there are a number of directions that you may want to explore from the very primal heat of fire to the effect of lazy on a hot, sunny day.  I’m looking forward to seeing what creative approaches you will take this week.

Here is a rather primal source of heat…

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Wood’s Energy

This shot came about sitting around a campfire and experimenting with camera settings to catch the feel of crackling wood and the energy of the fire’s flow.

The full rules of this challenge are in TPC Guidelines, but here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write a post with an image for this week’s topic
  • Please tag your post with fpj-photo-challenge (if you’re not sure about how tags work, please check out this WordPress article about tagging posts)
  • Create a pingback link to this post, so that I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week (note: pingbacks may not appear immediately, as my site is set up to require approval for linking to it; helps against previous bad experiences with spamming)
  • Have fun creating something new (or sharing something old)!!

Stay warm, but don’t get too close to the heat source, as you know what happened to Icarus!

Three Line Tales – Expanse

Working on the ship

Many thanks to Sonya for Week One Hundred and Sixteen of Three Line Tales, part of her awesome blog Only 100 Words!

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photo by NASA (yes, THAT NASA – which is why you want to click through to the full size picture for the full effect) via Unsplash

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Brought my lunchbag too,
Fixing this gets me hungy!
Afloat, this expanse…

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Thank you to Sonya of Only 100 Words for coming up with Three Line Tales.

You’ll find full guidelines on her TLT page, but here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt (& give them a title if possible).
  • Link back to this post.
  • Tag your post with 3LineTales (so everyone can find you in the Reader).
  • Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.
  • NEW: If you want your post to be included in the round-up, you have until Sunday evening to publish it.
  • Have fun.

Happy three-lining!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Rain

Rainy day moments!

Welcome to Week 105 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.  This week’s episode of the challenge marks the 2nd anniversary, thanks to all of your great contributions!

The inspiration for this week’s theme came from our fine Spring weather here in New England… Overnight sleet and snow turned into a torrential downpour of rain for most of the day, so how can I not go with the theme of Rain?  What does rain make you think of? What is your favorite thing to do in the rain? Do you break out into a song and dance through the puddles?

For this challenge, bring out your best rain moods and share them with all of us to lift our spirits and welcome the droplets from the sky!

Here is a connection with last weeks theme with a bit of rain…

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Catch Bull in Rain

This was another shot from Baxter State Park in Maine, on a very rainy day!  It was a torrential downpour for most of the day.  Rain gear for camera and photographer were much appreciated and well used!  This moose was one of 27 that I photographed during this weekend, which was truly amazing!

The full rules of this challenge are in TPC Guidelines, but here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write a post with an image for this week’s topic
  • Please tag your post with fpj-photo-challenge (if you’re not sure about how tags work, please check out this WordPress article about tagging posts)
  • Create a pingback link to this post, so that I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week (note: pingbacks may not appear immediately, as my site is set up to require approval for linking to it; helps against previous bad experiences with spamming)
  • Have fun creating something new (or sharing something old)!!

Splash in the rain and capture the rainbow!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 104

Breathe deep, the gathering gloom

Welcome to the 104th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

Your posts were filled with a breath of fresh air!  The moods created in your posts were filled with the breath of life, whether resulting from the clean air of Nature, the exhalation of a child into a soap bubble or the trees that produce a large part of the oxygen we need every couple of seconds.  Filled with the spirit of the universe, it was a joy to read each and every one of yours posts!

Thank you for your amazing contributions to this theme, as we all breathe together on a planet that tells us to care for one another and the environment, in which we live.

Here’s a sample of some of my favorite air to breathe….

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Autumn’s Leaves

Sometimes, looking up, we get the most stunning views, such as these Autumn leaves against the bright blues sky; this is the season, in which I love to get outside and breathe in the cleanliness and purity of the air.

The following were this week’s participants in the challenge with links to their posts:

  • Kicking things off this week is Sarah in her post in By Sarah, which takes us to New Zealand to breath in the fresh air in Buller Gorge!
  • ladyleemanilla provides a great set of images, which are great to breathe in deeply and appreciate.
  • Stella’s post in Giggles & Tales takes us to a great set of locations that lend themselves to sitting down and take in a deep breath!
  • In a great post in Life of Manders, we get a fantastic view of Hraunfossar in Iceland which is filled with stunning landscapes!
  • Xenia’s post in whippetwisdom brings us a new breath, as Eivor and Pearl enjoy the fresh air!
  • In What if we all cared?, we get a wonderful post about taking a breath, relaxing and roasting some marshmallows.
  • In pensivity101, we breath in the fresh morning air, as we’re floating along the canals and rivers.
  • In another great post from Anita’s Images, we go for a hike in Majjistral Park which is filled with breathtaking views and a great Basenji!
  • In Field Notes from over the Hill, Gwenny takes us to one of her favorite locations, where she could sit all day and breathe in the entire place.
  • The Dolomites in Italy is where Geriatri’x’ Fotogallery brings us to breathe in fresh mountain air!
  • In a great post in theonlyD800inthehameau, we get to enjoy a great photo and some lateral thinking, as breath is filling the soap bubble!
  • Nicole takes us to Ben Nevis in Scotland in Une Photo, Un Poéme, where we get a breath of fresh air thanks to a tree!
  • In a Roaming Urban Gypsy, we get to visit some of the breathing sites in the city, some of which have drawn their last breath…
  • In a great post in Don’t Hold Your Breath, we are taken to an awesome place to take a break and breathe deeply!
  • Frank’s post in Poetry, Short Prose and Walking speaks of urban renewal, as we visit the Chicago River!
  • Donna’s contribution in her blog No-Madder Nomadder takes us into the mountains along challenging trails to where the air is clear to breathe!
  • In a wonderful post in EONYC, we get a breathing and dancing view of the fun that can be had!
  • We get another great view in the post in iballrtw, as we take a deep breath of the fresh mountain air in Myanmar!
  • Robert has another great photo in Photo Roberts Blog, as he takes a view across the water where we take a deep breath!
  • In Espiritu en Fuego, we get treated to yoga with a cute chichuahua and great photos!
  • In a Day in the Life, we go out to where all us can breath: Nature!  The photography is stunning!
  • A great post in All the Shoes I Wear takes us to numerous locations that can have us breathing deeply!
  • In a lovely post in Land of Images, we breathe in the clean air of the Highlands, as we admire some awesome waterfalls.
  • Miriam’s awesome post in Out an’ About takes us to the ocean, which is where she likes to take a deep breath of the salty air!
  • Hammad’s post in The Blog of Hammad Rais focuses on the colors of flowers that breathe!
  • In a great post in Woolly Muses, we cycle through the fresh air that is generated by trees.
  • Susan takes us into a breath of Spring in Musin’ with Susan, as she brings us the first rose of Spring!
  • Another wonderful post in Chinese Corner with Min brings us the fresh air that is brought by a generous Spring in Beijing.
  • George has a fantastic post in the Alchemist of the Woods, as he takes us to a program that connects girls with horses to help them overcome trauma in their lives.
  • Layue’s everyday photo blog takes us to a green field at sunrise, where we breathe in the freshness of life.
  • Miriam has put together another great post in Showers of Blessing, as she heeds the call of Spring!
  • Xenia created a lovely post in her blog Tranature, where we find the mist across the river generating a deep breathable mood.

I hope that you enjoy these posts and let the authors know!

Awakening in the Fields

Here comes the Sun

The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge has the very hopeful theme of Awakening, which is a great way to think about sunrise!

Sunrise and sunset are probably most photographers’ favorite times of day for the beautiful light that they produce.  Or course, sunset is a bit easier on most, as it doesn’t require getting up early in the morning, but for my money, there’s nothing like sunrise, particularly in Winter, as it’s crisp and refreshing!

Here’s one of those mornings…

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Sunrise Streaks

As the Sun comes up, the Yoga Tree stretches her limbs toward the sky in anticipation of a day filled with energy and recharging.

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 103

Views of the future

Welcome to the 103rd round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  My apologies for the delayed round up, as I’ve had a rather busy week.

Your views of the future have been amazing!  I really enjoyed reading your posts and seeing some of the amazing photography.  There was great variety, as well, ranging from looking at the possibilities of the future and things, to which we look forward, to deep thoughts and great trips that look like a lot of fun!

Thank you for a great set of posts!

Here’s a different look into the future….

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The Line

Right in my home town of West Boylston, this railroad line provides a view that makes us wonder about what lies ahead….

The following were this week’s participants in the challenge with links to their posts:

  • Hammad starts things off this week with a wonderful post in The Blog of Hammad Rais, where we get a look into the future!
  • Xenia’s entry in whippetwisdom has faith in the future, which is understandable with those lovable whippets!
  • In pensivity101, we read about her plans for the future, in which she likely will not be rich, but definitely happy!
  • By Sarah‘s post provides a wonderful view of the future, as it’s maturing in barrels at the winery!
  • In a lovely post in Don’t Hold Your Breath, we’re looking at a future in Milan, which looks rather nice in May!
  • In Field Notes from over the Hill, Gwenny gives us a future rose, which looks amazing as a bud!
  • Robert always has great photos in Photo Roberts Blog, which this week look forward to a wonderful Summer!
  • In another lovely post in Fleeting Muse, Pranab presents us with some future fruits in the blossoms that she photographed.
  • Nicole’s view of the future in Une Photo, Un Poéme presents us with wonderful fields that speak of Summer!
  • Doar Nicole shows us stunning photos of tulips in her post for this week, which are accompanied by a great poem!
  • Miriam’s post in Out an’ About takes us back to the future at slightly less than 88 mph; exploring the sands looks like a lot of fun!
  • In a great post in Woolly Muses, we get to see some photos from a safari in Africa with amazing animals!
  • In a lovely post in Land of Images, we are looking forward to a hopefully near future of bluebells and wild garlic!
  • In a fantastic post from Anita’s Images, she shows us some of the great things of the future, as well as what we need to do to protect our environment for that future!
  • With a stunning photo, Life in Minutes brings us a future that looks beautiful with a reminder that our future lies in the past!

I hope that you enjoy these posts and let the authors know!

Three Line Tales – Break Time

Many thanks to Sonya for Week One Hundred and Fifteen of Three Line Tales, part of her awesome blog Only 100 Words!

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photo by Ronaldo Santos via Unsplash

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Climbing up the wall,
Held in gravity’s clutches.
Cup of joe? Yes, ma’am!

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Thank you to Sonya of Only 100 Words for coming up with Three Line Tales.

You’ll find full guidelines on her TLT page, but here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt (& give them a title if possible).
  • Link back to this post.
  • Tag your post with 3LineTales (so everyone can find you in the Reader).
  • Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.
  • NEW: If you want your post to be included in the round-up, you have until Sunday evening to publish it.
  • Have fun.

Happy three-lining!