Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 44

Love’s daily nourishment

In this 44th installment of the Tuesday Photo Challenge round up, we are treated to views of a subject that is important to all of us, the world over. Your thoughtful posts about the Color of Love are quite simply fantastic!

This subject matter allow for a variety of interpretations, of which you took advantage, in the most creative ways imaginable.  Your colors of love vary tremendously and are all magnificent!

Here’s another image that came to mind when I thought of the color of love…

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Rising Fire

On an early morning, there’s nothing like the Sun rising in all its glory to remind us of the love that permeates the entire universe.  Let the loving rays of the Sun embrace us and fill us with warmth to ourselves and one another!

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

  • ladyleemanila‘s post is filled with beautiful images that express love in a number of ways, all wonderful!
  • Xenia brings us two entries this week, with the first one a Haiku of the love shining in the eyes as daylight fades in WhippetWisdom and the second is a tanka and images that captures love in the eye in WhippetWisdom!
  • pensitivity101 brings us the color of love in a number of images, including some beauties of roses!
  • This week, Miriam’s takes us to the center of her universe in The Showers of Blessing, as she brings us to the moment of meeting the love who is now her husband.
  • Pins N Ashes shows us her color of love, which is wrapped around her wrist snugly and with great beauty.
  • Ron demonstrates his colors of love in Progressing into Solitude through a collage of images filled with colors that he loves.
  • Leaking Ink‘s thoughts on the color of love are complex and deep and demonstrated magnificently in photo!
  • Stella’s interpretation of the color of love is wonderful in her post in Giggles & Tales; her images in this post capture it with great finesse!
  • Black Body brings us to the beach with a number of natural circles that also include a much-loved color!
  • Judith’s post in Nature Knows Best brings out a cavalcade of color in a manner that truly shows us the love…
  • Cee’s tender images in her post in Cee’s Photography can’t help but let each viewer know what love means!
  • George is the Alchemist of the Woods, in which he demonstrates that a MTB ride can define true love!
  • Mac has a very definite choice for the color of love in her post in Southern by Design;  let’s see if you guess correctly!
  • Emily shares her colors of love with us in Zombie Flamingoes and they are truly stunning!
  • Debbie shares the importance of asking for help by letting love show the way in her post in ForgivingConnects; it also has some great photos to go with it!
  • Khürt brings a tender post in his blog Island in the Net, which talks about love as a daily affirmation rather than reserved for Valentine’s Day.
  • Sonya’s post in her great blog Middleton Road has a wonderful capture of one of the love locks near the Wellington water front.

Definitely a lovely array of posts on this topic.  I hope you’ll have as much fun reading them, as I did!  Now on to next week’s theme…

Travel Sunday 

As I’m sitting here at the airport I figured I’ll write a quick post for the blog today. Work has me traveling to Atlanta, which will be a nice blast of warmth amidst the winter weather that we’ve been having. 

Earlier in the week I got myself an iPhone 7 Plus which gives some new and interesting opportunities for photography. One of the new camera app options is portrait mode…

Handsome Ransom

This is our second oldest Cardigan Welsh Corgi, Ransom. He’s almost 14 and loves sleeping in the sun, which makes him a great alternative cat. 

As you can see, portrait mode provides a pleasing shallow depth of field, making for a nice additional option in photography. 

This too shall pass…

Seasons…

We’re at the stage in Winter when the end is in sight…  We know that there may be some storms that come our way, but with Spring just about a month away, the episodes of polar outreach into New England become shorter and shorter.  The Sun rises earlier each day and gets a bit warmer, as we enjoy its radiance.  We are beginning to feel our bones warming to the thought of surviving yet another season of frigid temperatures!

I, for one, will be sad to see Winter end, but will also be thrilled by the outburst of colors that is brought on by Spring.  So let’s take one more look back at Winter’s beauty…

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Winter Revisited

Frosty fractals on twigs made for a fantastic pattern, through which the morning Sun’s rays enchant our eyes.  Let’s enjoy the season, whichever it is, every day!

Inspired by the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge theme of Against the Odds.

Thank you for a Milestone!

Couldn’t do it without you!

Just over a year ago, I made up my mind to learn more about blogging, so that I could get the word out about my photography, and photography in general, on this little blog.  Facebook was just not doing it for me in terms of being able to communicate my thoughts and ideas, as I felt there was more to talk about.

So, along came WordPress Blogging University’s Blogging 101 course, which kicked me off in the right direction.  And with lots of encouragement and interaction with like-minded spirits in the blogosphere, and thanks to loyal and inquisitive readers, we have come together as 1000+ followers!

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Birth of the Sun

And a special thanks to Helli Patel for being the 1000th follower on WordPress!!

Juicy Fruit

Tasty and good for you!

When I took a quick look at the WordPress Daily Post’s Daily Prompt to find out that it’s Juicy, there was no way that I could pass this up!!

While there are a number of my food shots that came to mind for this one, I quickly came to a small set to share with you…

Hope you enjoy these and have a wonderful day!

 

Winter can be pretty!

Winter wonderland

Looking out my office window this morning, I couldn’t help but notice that the Sun was playing across the light layer of snow that is on the trees and underbrush.

Here’s a taste…

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A Fresh Coat

Not too bad a look to coat the underbrush in fluffy white stuff!

Inspired by WordPress Daily Post prompt of Squat!  We can see squat 🙂

Three Line Tales – Supplicant’s plight

Please give a hand

Many thanks to Sonya for Week Fifty-Five of Three Line Tales part of her awesome blog Only 100 Words!

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photo by Edwin Undrade via Unsplash 

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Reaching up to light,
Ever hoping for succor
Supplicants denied.

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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!