Tuesday Photo Challenge – Breathe

Welcome to Week 104 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.  Just a quick note to let all of you know that last week’s round up will be published tomorrow.

As I just came back from a fantastic show by Brit Floyd, I’m a little inspired to take a hint from one of Pink Floyd’s songs that always has spoken to me, with this week’s theme of Breathe.  The opening lyrics are powerful, as they tell us to ‘Breathe, breathe in the air. Don’t be afraid to care.‘  Good advice for all of us, as a deep, cleansing breath can help center us in any situation.

For this challenge, look to share what Breathe means to you; whether it is something that reminds you to breathe deep, or gives you the urge to breathe it all in!  Have fun and I can’t wait to see what you share.

Here is a location, where I very much breathed it all in to feel part of the woods…

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Breathe

Baxter State Park in Maine is a massive area that is filled with amazing natural beauty and animals.  This gentle path was a perfect place to relax and breathe in all of Nature’s bounty!

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)!!

Take a breath of fresh air and capture that image!

It’s Chilly Outside!

But my heart is warm!

The WordPress Daily Prompt provides the theme of Frigid, which is rather appropriate, given the Spring temperatures here in New England!

Winter is one of my favorite times of year, as there are those days when Nature is stunningly beautiful, as she’s covered by a blanket of snow.  Great photography, particularly, as many people prefer to stay indoors on those days!

Here are some examples of the cooler environs, in which we find ourselves…

Variety of cold environments abounds!

Have a wonderful day, and stay warm!

Three Line Tales – Blur

Crossing dimensions

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

three line tales week 114: a blur of a girlphoto by Charles Etoroma via Unsplash

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The sound of footsteps,
Approaching from down the hall.
Blurred lines, reality!

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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!

Rising in the Fields

Yoga Tree gives birth

The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge has the very hopeful theme of Rise/Set, which asks to share some of our favorite sunrises or sunsets.

There are a couple of these that come to mine, so I may do more than a single post in response to this challenge.  Of course, those of you who have followed my blog for a while know what is coming next: the Yoga Tree!  I have captured her beauty around the time of many sunrises, as she stood proud in the fields.

This one may be a good place to start…

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Birth of the Sun

All we need is a bit of Miles Davis’ Birth of the Cool album playing in the background, and we can be one with the Universe!

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Future

Glimpses of tomorrow!

Welcome to Week 103 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.  First a great big thank you to all of you for making last week’s challenge a success! It means a lot to me, particularly with such a personal topic.

As last week was all about looking back, I am making this week about looking forwrd with the theme of Future!  The future is all about hope and the bright and shiny possibilities of what may happen.  All the great things that we can imagine might be, or what we can achieve or dream about!

The challenge is to share something that makes us think of a future; of course, your imagination is your guide to what that is or how you represent it.  Have some fun with this one!

Here is what the future looked like yesteryear…

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Visions of Future from the Past

The futuristic jet plane pointed the driver into the everything forward that lies ahead of their vehicle.  I miss the styling that looked with optimism toward a future of flying cars!

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)!!

Sorry for this theme in a minor key this week; I hope you understand.

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 102

A memorable week

Welcome to the 102nd round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  First of all a heartfelt thank you for all the wonderful wishes that you shared, after the loss of our old man among the Cardigans, Ransom.  15 years is just not enough.

Thank you very much for sharing your memories this week.  They were touching, loving and all around wonderful. It definitely cheered me up to read your posts, for which I thank you kindly!

Here’s a memory from my short trip to Iceland in 2015….

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Farm view!

Iceland is an amazing country with stunning landscape and wonderful people. This is the view from where I stayed outside Akureyri; looking north toward the fjord.

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

  • By Sarah‘s memories took us back to a fantastic looking merry-go-round, that she remembered from a couple of years back!
  • A wonderful post in CitySonnet shares the memories of her grandmother through embroidery!
  • This week’s contribution in theonlyD800inthehameau has great memories of a visit by his daughter and twin grandsons!
  • In a great post in Woolly Muses, we join in a memory from a last day in Africa and seeing lion cubs with their mother.
  • In a wonderful contribution by Don’t Hold Your Breath, we get to see Elephant’s Head, which is aptly named.
  • Xenia’s entry in whippetwisdom shows that Eivor and Pearl really know how to enjoy life to its fullest!
  • A beautiful poem in Na’ama Yehuda‘s post goes well with the photo, which captures a dear memory.
  • Nicole’s memories this week in Une Photo, Un Poéme take us to Ypres, where the Menin Gate is a memorial to those soldiers that fell there during World War I.
  • In a lovely post in Fleeting Muse, Pranab shares some of their favorite memories of the eldest son’s high school graduation and Crate Lake.
  • Marie shares some of her favorite memories of her dad in her post in the New 3 R’s: Retire, Recharge, Reconnect on what would have been his 93rd birthday.
  • A wonderful set of photos in Geriatri’X’ Fotogallery provide great memories of time spent in the desert.
  • Debbie’s post in Travel with Intent shares her memories of a walking vacation in France, which her daughter seemed to enjoy as well!
  • Susan takes us back in time in her post in Musin’ with Susan!  I can definitely relate to the memory she shares here!
  • In this week’s entry from ForgivingConnects, Debbie is making memories every day, as she’s looking toward some travel and taking a break from blogging.
  • George shares a wonderful set of memories in his post in Alchemist of the Woods, and some very nice words about this series of challenges; thank you!!
  • Miriam’s post in Shower of Blessings is a beautiful set of memories of her neighbor of 12 years, who was close to her husband and clearly a very nice guy!
  • In a fantastic post from Anita’s Images, we are treated to some of her memories of sunsets and a photo shoot on the beach!
  • Doar Nicole shares some really interesting photos, which are combined with beautiful poetry.  Also, please congratulate her on this being her 500th post!
  • In pensivity101, we find a truly touching post filled with memories rather than words…
  • The blog Following Him Beside Still Waters turned 2 years old and celebrates the anniversary with a great post that walks down memory lane!

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

Three Line Tales – Momentum

Ever forward

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

three line tales week 113: a close up of a road in Romephoto by Vek Labs via Unsplash

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Forward direction,
Gliding along the steel rails.
Progress’ momentum!

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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!