Tuesday Photo Challenge – Contact

Making contact…

Welcome to Week 136 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

As I was caught repeating a theme last week (great attention to detail!), I made doubly sure that this week’s theme was not used for a previous TPC. Also, I want to thank Na’ama for contributing the theme of Contact.  When I saw this theme in her list, I was at once intrigued, as Contact can be taken in multiple directions.  First contact with aliens might be far-fetched, but making contact can range from a fender bender to a phone call…

I hope that you will let your creative huices flow for this week’s theme and have some fun with it! There were some great whimsical entries last week and I certainly look forward to your flights of whimsy!

Here’s an interpretation to get you going…

Contact!

In the dogsport of agility, there are certain obstacles, such as this see-saw that require the dog to touch a certain area before dismounting.  This area of the obstacle is called the contact area.  As you can see in this photo, there are very fast dogs that get to the end of the see-saw and then have to ride it down.

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)!!

Looking forward to the contacts that you create  this week!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 135

Memories fill our hearts!

Welcome to the 135th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

First of all, thanks to each and everyone of you for your warm wishes and thoughts.  Your contributions to this week’s theme of Memories are stunning and creative.  There were a number among them that really touched me, some made me smile and even laugh. It was a joy to read all of your posts and I appreciate the amount of effort that you have put into each post!

I hope that you enjoy these wonderful posts!

Our dogs are always in our hearts…

Tonka was our first dog, a lovely mutt, who we got from the shelter when she was about 10 weeks old; she was not the bravest soul, but could always tell good people from bad and stood her ground when she felt the need. Darwin was our first Cardigan Welsh Corgi; we got him when he was six months old and a timid little dog.  He grew into a proud and confident dog who loved agility and herding and lived to the age of 16.  Ransom was our second Cardigan, who loved nothing better than snuggling.  We lost him earlier this year when he was almost 15.  Bette came from the same breeder as Ransom and was a smart dog, who ruled the pack for many years.

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

  1. In the Nut House, Kammie shares wonderful memories of places and family!
  2. This week, pensivity101 takes her inspiration from Cats, as well as family, one of which led to the purchase of a piano!
  3. In another great post in theonlyD800inthehameau, the deadhead correctly observes that this theme is a repeat; go check out his great photo and I hope that the repeat was acceptable 🙂
  4. Ladyleemanila shares the wonderful memories of her Pearl wedding anniversary and the great places she visited on the trip that came with it!
  5. In this week’s contribution in Don’t Hold Your Breath, we go to the Garden of Peace and Comfort, a stunning locale!
  6. Xenia share the memories of seals in her blog Tranature, which are wonderfully cute!  In a lovely post in WhippetWisdom, Xenia shares the magic of Eivor and Pearl with great tankas.
  7. Tatiana shares a great post in Vegas Great Attractions, as she introduces us to the Nevada State Museum. In TravelWays we visit the wonderful beaches of Acapulco!  And in TravelArtPix the Panama City skyline is featured!
  8. The post in Na’ama Yehuda is filled with the power of the heart’s memories!
  9. Sarah’s post in By Sarah takes us to the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, which features the roll of honour.
  10. In a wonderful post in For the Love Of, memories of past dogs are shared with us and they are truly touching!
  11. Jase features Lucy in his post in Proscenium; Lucy is a not so sweet cat ‘rescued’ by the kids…
  12. Emily displays a pattern in her post in Zombie Flamingoes, and I think that she needs to share some of this pattern!
  13. Sandy shares a great memory in her post in Out of my Write Mind, as that class photo is fantastic!
  14. In Heart to Heart‘s post we get to experience the joys of a trip to Bangkok in 2013.
  15. In this week’s post in To See a World in a Grain of Sand… Ann-Christine shares a wonderful memory with a magical beast!
  16. The wonderful post by Geriatri’X’ Fotogallery makes me want to taste those freshly picked mangos!
  17. In his post in the Blog of Hammad Rais, Hammad not only has some great photos, but also a wonderful poem that walks down memory lane!
  18. In another wonderful post in Land of Images, we enjoy the memory of a balmy day in the dunes.
  19. Woolly shares some really cool memories in his Woolly Muses post, which is filled with the best of Botswana.
  20. Deb’s post in Twenty Four takes us to a gorgeous location in New Zealand on the occasion of her birthday in 2012.
  21. In a lovely post in Mama Cormier, we get to meet both the oldest and youngest member of her family.  
  22. Olga has great memories in her post in Stuff and what if…, and the Ukrainian Garlic festival looks very cool!
  23. Khürt may not have been feeling his best for Thanksgiving, but as we can see in his post in Island in the Net, thanks to a great support system he got to enjoy it!
  24. This week’s post in One letter UP – diary 2.0 features a rather whimsical memory and is highly enjoyable!
  25. In another fantastic post in Life Amazing, we are treated to some amazing family photos and their importance.
  26. Maria’s memories in her post in KameraPromenader gave me a chill…it may have been a little cold!
  27. The post in Ostendnomadography is filled with fantastic travel memories; those locales are just amazing!!
  28. Ilka’s post in A Thousand Miles brings back the memory of the restorative power of the forest by the Lech.
  29. Ron starts the contributions of the week with a great post in Progressing into Solitude.
  30. Debbie has a great post in Travel with Intent, where she features the St. Pancras Station soldiers’ sculptures, which are an eerie reminder of the toll of war…

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

Three Line Tales – Wishing

Sounds of joy!

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

three line tales, week 147: a woman playing guitar in a shop
photo by Lechon Kirb via Unsplash

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Strumming with gusto,
Exploring to find that sound.
Wishing, daring, hit!

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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 – Round Up 134

Three’s never a crowd!

Welcome to the 134th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  After enjoying some Thanksgiving food, I’m finally getting caught up with things this week, so here it is…

I was overwhelmed by the volume of responses and really enjoyed the types of triples or trios that each of you shared in your posts. Many were touching, and quite a few made me laugh in enjoyment of the wit that shoed in them.  Thank you for all the great effort that you put into your posts!  I hope that each of you enjoy your posts as much as I did!

These three are still among some of my favoirte ones…

Volendam Fishing Boats

This location is in Baxter State Park in Northern Maine, and I found it very comfortable to take a nice rest in the thick beds of moss.  If only it weren’t a short rest, I would have enjoyed it even more!

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

  1. Ron starts the contributions of the week with a great post in Progressing into Solitude.
  2. The trio photographed in the post by Geriatri’X’ Fotogallery is truly stunning!
  3. Brian’s post in his blog Bushboy’s World has an intersting variety of trios…some more inviting than others…
  4. Shelley’s post in Quaint Revival is truly interesting, as she not only has great trios, but also examines whether an ISTJ can use a bullet journal without freaking out!
  5. In a wonderful post in Charlesewaugh, we meet a rather relaxed trio, which seems pretty happy.
  6. This week, pensivity101 can barely get her brain of chocolate, but luckily finds some trios despite this hurdle!
  7. In a lovely post in Minding My P’s and Q’s, we get to enjoy a gorgeous rainy day trio of photos!
  8. Yinglan may have had a challenge to find photos with trios, but as we can see in This is Another Story, she found some wonderful ones!
  9. In a great post in For the Love Of, there’s a great trio that we might just want some more of!!
  10. Cee features some wonderful photos of threes in Cee’s Photography, which are really interesting!
  11. The great photos of trios in Chateaux des Fleurs put a smile on my face; what do you think?
  12. Gwenny’s post in Field Notes from over the Hill definitely waxes nostalgic; do you have moments like that?
  13. Sarah’s post in By Sarah features a trio that makes a perfect setting for two!
  14. Emily went for comfy in her photo in Zombie Flamingoes, and I agree that it looks like a great place to relax!
  15. In another awesome post in MV Obsession, we meet a trio standing around discussing the future of the United States.
  16. The poem in Na’ama Yehuda‘s post is fantastic, as she captures the sense of the flowers to perfection!
  17. In this week’s post in To See a World in a Grain of Sand… Ann-Christine captures a great set of trios!
  18. In the Nut House, we find Kammie has caught some wonderful trios with her camera!
  19. In a great post in Travel with Intent, Debbie introduces us to an interesting trio in Nimes!
  20. With a little ARHtistic License, Andrea features a trio that makes all of us wonder why she captured them 🙂
  21. Susan shares some incredible photos in her post in Musin’ with Susan, which feature beauty in threes!
  22. Jase features a great photo in his post in Proscenium; bridging the gap is definitely needed!
  23. The award for unique trio might go to the post in Danny James Photography, but I do wonder whose they are…
  24. Ladyleemanila has a great collection of trios in her post; there is definitely some great fun in them!
  25. The post in Sing Like Wildflowers is awesome and uplifting! Those smiles are just the best!
  26. In a great post in Light Words, Carol has some beautiful and fluffy trios on display!
  27. In Heart to Heart‘s post we get a great variety of trios, although I do wonder about pink trees…
  28. Woolly shares some magnifient photos in his Woolly Muses post, of which one really stands out to me!  Which one is your favorite?
  29. In a wonderful post in MyTravelCSP the trios range from menacing to lovely!
  30. Sandy shares some really interesting trios in Out of my Write Mind, among which Nature takes various directions.
  31. Xenia has a great trio of photos in her blog Tranature, in which there is a great river party!  In a second post in WhippetWisdom, Xenia is part of a wonderful trio with Eivor and Pearl and shares a great tanka.
  32. Olga shares some stunning sets of trios in Stuff and what if…, among which I really love those horses!
  33. Maria finds us some trios for her post in KameraPromenader; their color and composition are inspiring!
  34. Alice shares a great post in the 59 Club, which is a great looking blog; her trios are truly interesting!
  35. In a Young Retirement, Bud and Jane post some gorgeous photos that fit our theme beautifully!
  36. Tatiana has some great photos this week; in Giftsmart, we enjoy some wonderful pink cactus flowers. In TravelWays we get to see some really cute ducklings!  Her first post in TravelArtPix features a great painting, and the second post in TravelArtPix shows some backyard friends.
  37. In her post in Photoworld, vol 3, Petra mentions that her trio might be a bit scary…what do you think?
  38. In his post in the Blog of Hammad Rais, Hammad features his three favorite foods and some other cool trios!
  39. Some great photos in Hadd Hai Yaar feature a couple of sets of trios, but I think there are more than 3 motorcycles 🙂
  40. Deb’s post in Twenty Four has an incredibly tall trio, which wins in the height cateogry over many other options!
  41. This week’s post in One letter UP – diary 2.0 has probably the coolest trio of all…these Blues artists really rock!
  42. Robert’s photo in Photo Robert’s Blog tells the story of a trio that may just have missed their connection…
  43. In this week’s contribution in Don’t Hold Your Breath, the key trio is found on the plate!  In a second post in Don’t Hold Your Breath, we learn about moon gates and dragon walls!
  44. In a great looking travel diary, Akanksha Kargwal shares an incredible photo of a traveling trio!
  45. Ilka has a really happy trio in her post in A Thousand Miles, with her three sons appearing to have some great fun!
  46. In another excellent post in Land of Images, we see that three ewes don’t pull the wool over our eyes!
  47. In another awesome post in Life Amazing, we see both silliness and serious concentration…they can do both!
  48. Debbie focuses on the use of creativity in forgiveness in her post in ForgivingConnects; these are definitely some great ideas!
  49. Ju-Lyn’s post in All Things Bright and Beautiful focuses on the color purple…I like it!
  50. With a wonderful photo in Sgeoil, we get to see a great trio of flowers that look amazing!
  51. With a great post in his blog Island in the Net, Khürt focuses on a key aspect of photography that fits this week’s theme!

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

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Memories

Remember and appreciate

Welcome to Week 135 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  No, you didn’t miss the round up of last week’s theme of Trio; it will be a day or two late, as I’m trying to catch up on my photo processing of a charity event for the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress that I photographed this weekend.

As I looked at some of your entries for last week’s triple threat of fun, I know that you’ll be entertained by the results!!  For this week’s theme, I’m leaning in a direction that is driven by personal events of the past week, as our oldest dog, Bette, passed away last Tuesday.  This led me to the theme of Memories, which I will revisit this week in a post with memories of Bette.

In your interpretation of this theme, feel free to use your creative minds and share any memories that you would like of the kind of your choosing.  Don’t hesitate to go for the whimsical!

Here’s an interpretation to get you going…

Remembrance

This poppy was one of several that I captured during our visit to Ostia Antica last year; there were many that grew among the amazing ruins in the excavation of Ostia Antica, which is an incredible site to visit.  This entire locale is filled with memories from times long gone by, as it gives an indelible impression of life during Roman times.

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)!!

Can’t wait to see what triplets will grace your posts!

Three Line Tales – Winter Fun

Oh Canada!

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

three line tales, week 146: pond hockey
photo by Priscilla du Preez via Unsplash

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Frozen expanse, ice,
Majestic vistas surround.
Boundless winter fun!

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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 – Trio

Three heads are better than one?

Welcome to Week 134 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

It was very comforting to see how you approached last week’s theme of Comfort.  It was fun to see your creative ideas!  For this week, I’m picking up one of the suggestions that was made by Na’ama and using the theme of Trio.  Your challenge is to come up with some interesting trios that might just surprised your fellow bloggers…  What kind of triumvirate this is, is entirely up to you, and, of course, humor counts!!

Have fun and put your best lens forward!

Here’s a different trio to get you going…

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Just the three of us!

These beautiful bovines were pushing each other out of the way to get captured by their favorite paparazzi photographer!  The moment they saw me, they came running over and weren’t going to leave me alone until I got their good sides.

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)!!

Can’t wait to see what triplets will grace your posts!