Tuesday Photo Challenge – Connections

Welcome to week 157 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! Yes, this post means that this challenge has been running for 3 years now! Thanks to all the amazing support from the blogosphere!!

Of course, you blew me away with the response to last week’s theme, which I thought might have had special meaning to many of us. This week, I want to make the theme about the most important thing that I can think of in our endeavors here and in many other aspects of life: Connections! Making connections with one another and learning more about the world and the great people, with whom we share it.

Your challenge is to capture any type of connections that you would like to share, as they come in many guises and at many levels. This is a great opportunity to let your creative energies flow freely and see where they take you. I can hardly wait to see what connections you will feature in your posts!!

Here’s a literal set of connections…

Floral Connections

These wonderful, bright yellow flowers are all connected to their supporting branches, striving to reach every bit of light that they can! This image comes from a visit to the Botanic Garden of the Technical University in Delft, Netherlands. This is a wonderful place to explore and enjoy the beauty of Nature, reconnecting to all that is special…

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)!!

Let’s all make new connections and enjoy this week!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 156

Worship is everywhere…

Welcome to the 156th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

I’m truly overwhelmed by the number of responses to this week’s theme of Worship! The fire affected all of us and touched us in a way that we will not soon forget. The same fire also inspires us to look at our places of worship, why we worship and the very meaning that it has in our lives and souls. Your posts were absolutely stunning and touched me in many ways.

I hope that all of you will take the time to read each post, as I have, and will enjoy them as I have. Thank you all for the great posts and your inspiration!

Here’s another ancient place of worship…

Lochbuie Stones

This wonderful stone circle stands on the Isle of Mull. While exploring this site, I could feel the power that rests within it, and couldn’t help but think about the people that were here when it was just built; they went to great lengths to create something that would cement their connection to the supernatural…

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

  1. Maria starts things off with a wonderful set of photos in KameraPromenader; the chapel in Sao Miguel in the Azores is stunning!
  2. Nicole brings us a gorgeous set of photos of the Notre Dame in her postt in Une Photo, Un Poéme; spectacular!
  3. Sarah takes us to a Byodo-In temple in Oahu in her post in By Sarah; the site looks amazing!
  4. In another great post in Nut House Central, Kammie features wonderful photos of places that connect to worship.
  5. Brian shares wonderful memories of the Notre Dame in his post in Bushboy’s World.
  6. In a stunning post in Don’t Hold Your Breath, we visit the remaines of the town of Dhanushkodi, which was the victim of a super-cyclone in 1964.
  7. In this week’s post in Land of Images we are treated to a beautiful photo of St. Mary’s.
  8. With a great post in his blog In My Mind’s Eye, Ed shares his memories of a number of places of worship.
  9. Gwen shares a number of places of worship that she has visited in a great post in Field Notes from Over the Hill.
  10. Jackie’s post in Junk Boat Travels takes us to the Melrose Abbey in Scotland, which is also one of my favorite sites!
  11. This week Geriatri’X’ Fotogallery takes us to Marienburg in Poland, where we find a stunning statue!
  12. Xenia shares two posts with us; starting in WhippetWisdom, we visit Cairngorms National Park. In her post in Tranature, we meditate on butterflies.
  13. With another great post in Cee’s Photography, Cee brings us great photos of places of worship.
  14. In a wonderful post in GWH Photos, we get to see both the Notre Dame and the Stavanger Catedral.
  15. In a fantastic in Light Words, Carol remembers Notre Dame with a great set of photos.
  16. In a magnificent post in Ruined for Life: Phoenix Edition, we get a stunning array of places of worship!
  17. In a touching post in pensivity101 we learn about some of the places that candles have been lit over the years…
  18. Nancy’s post in Nancy Merrill Photography features a fantastic photo of the LDS Temple in Salt Lake City.
  19. In a lovely post in Life Amazing, we are treated to a wonderful set of places of worship!
  20. Danny’s post in Danny James Photography gives us an amazing view of this beautiful church!
  21. A truly elegant post in Natsukashi Kansai features a lovely temple!
  22. In a wonderful post in Encore! Old Pianos with a New Song, we learn about the importance of music in worship.
  23. In a truly interesting post in For the Love of…, we learn about a church that suffered the loss of its steeple in 1955.
  24. In a lovely post in Notes from the Vicarage, we learn about a great number of places of worship.
  25. In an awesome post in Another LQQK, Teressa brings a great set of images that denote worship to her.
  26. In a wonderful post in Jinan Daily Photo, we get to see a service in Jinan.
  27. Jase asks to be taken to the church in Proscenium with a magnificent post!
  28. In a stunning post in Travel with Tech, we get a huge variety of churches and cathedrals!
  29. In this week’s post in The 59 Club, we get to see Our Lady of Victory, which is stunning!
  30. In Beijing Daily Photo we get the view of a magnificent temple.
  31. In another wonderful post in iBall Round the World, we get to see the altar of the Old-New Synagogue in Prague.
  32. Ken shares great photos of several worship sites in his post in Pictures without Film.
  33. With another stunning photo in theOnlyD800intheHameau, we get to see the Sheih Zaid Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.
  34. Irene’s post in Heaven’s Sunshine features the Martha-Mary Chapel in Greenfield Village.
  35. Debbie’s post in Travel with Intent shares the beautiful game that is worshipped around the world: football (soccer for Americans).
  36. In a lovely post in Touring with Kids, we visit a number of great locations where candles have been lit.
  37. Susan captured a great source of worship in her post in Musin’ with Susan: a medicin woman!
  38. Woolly shares some great memories of Notre Dame in his post in Woolly Muses; wonderful photos!
  39. Sandy brings us to the First Plymouth Congregational Church in her post in Out of My Write Mind, with some great photos!
  40. A wonderful post in Corazon181 not only brings a lovely church into the picture, but also the personal aspects of worship.
  41. In a lovely post in Fleeting Muse, we get to visit the Khamakya Temple in Assam, India.
  42. In a stunning photo in the blog Ryan Photography, we get to visit the Canterbury Cathedral in Kent!
  43. Debbie brings us to the Shrine of Remembrance in her post in Twenty Four; it’s truly stunning!
  44. Stella shares some great photos in her post in Giggles & Tales, where the churches are lovely!
  45. In a stunning post in Albatz Travel Adventures, we get to see a variety of worship throughout the far east.
  46. David’s post in David Meredith’s Photoblog takes us to St. Mary’s Church in Acton, Cheshire, with a stunning photo!
  47. Sonya’s post in Middleton Road captures the mood on Good Friday in Wellington!
  48. In another great post in Wanderlust and Wonderment, we get a view of worship in the Middle East.
  49. With a great view from atop Notre Dame, we get a gargoyle’s view in Mostly Monochrome.
  50. In a wonderful post in Biking to Work, we not only get a view into the church, but also a personal journey.
  51. This week’s post in One letter UP – diary 2.0 brings a very personal remembrance of the meaning of a particular location!
  52. The amazing post in A Day in the Life takes us to the Synagogue in Florence, which is truly stunning!
  53. Khürt’s post in Island in the Net takes us to a place of worship: Nature, in all its amazing, stunning beauty!
  54. In a great post by Heart 2 Heart, we get to see the All Saints’ Church in Hyderabad and find out what it’s like to move (once again).
  55. Debbie contributed a post about the importance of self-care and self-love in her blog ForgivingConnects.

Please let all of these great bloggers know your thoughts about their posts!

Wednesday Wonderment – pt 13

Looking back three years on this Earth Day…

Dutch goes the Photo!

As we continue to explore the amazing world and universe, in which we find ourselves, I find myself continually drawn into the simple aspects of the natural world that surrounds us.  And when I say simple, I’m referring to the commonplace items, such as leaves, which show shape and variety seemingly without bounds.

Leaf-Shadow_MG_8595Form, shadow and light

On this beautiful Summer’s day, it was pure joy to look at the interplay of light and shadows among these variegated leaves.  These leaves already have stunning form and structure, which would also be a wonderful subject for a macro study (maybe later).  The bright light of the day just made them look that much more imposing.

When I see scenes of this kind, I very much enjoy approaching them from an angle that is low to the ground, as it allows the featured artists to be even bigger stars.  Looking up to…

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Friday Mystery Location – 2019 #011 – Solution

Bright and foggy!

Here comes the eleventh mystery location post of this year….

This one is from one of my trips over the years, when I got a bit of time to explore the surrounding country. As you can imagine, I was struck by the vivid colors and found the fog that was hanging just above the town a nice bit of contrast.

Where is this?

Colorful, yet foggy!

It’s not hard to figure out the country…but can you also figure out the town, where I took this photo?

Ann-Christine was correct in recognizing the Icelandic writing on the building, which is part of the Herring Era Museum in Siglufjörður, Iceland. This is on the northern part of the island, not too far from Akureyri.

Three Line Tales – Fashionista

Strike a pose

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


three line tales, week 168

Photo by Melody Jacob via Unsplash

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Shoes, dress, hat, sunshades,
Ensemble, striking a pose!
Fashionista’s Dream!!

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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!

Diversity of the Earth – pt. 3

As we’re closing in on Earth Day, I thought that I’d share some previous posts on the theme of our mother planet.

Dutch goes the Photo!

This weeks WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge has the theme of Earth, which is appropriate, given that Saturday is Earth Day.  So I figured that I would do a weeklong series of different views of the Earth that I have experienced.  Feel free to join in with the fun!

In this third episode, we take a trip to one of the marvels of this planet: Iceland.  Its location at the northern end of the mid-Atlantic ridge, the meeting place of the North-American and Eur-Asian tectonic plates, provides for an unusual landscape filled with geothermal and volcanic features.

These images are from my short trip to Iceland in 2015, which gave me a taste for the wonders that fill this island.  I’m very much looking forward to go back one day to properly explore Iceland with my camera.

Technical Details

This images were captured with Canon EOS 5D MkIII using an Canon…

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Diversity of the Earth – pt. 2

As we’re closing in on Earth Day, I thought that I’d share some previous posts on the theme of our mother planet.

Dutch goes the Photo!

This weeks WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge has the theme of Earth, which is appropriate, given that Saturday is Earth Day.  So I figured that I would do a weeklong series of different views of the Earth that I have experienced.  Feel free to join in with the fun!

In this second episode, we find ourselves at the location of the Earth’s largest tidal variation: the Bay of Fundy!  The Earth’s interplay with the Moon has been key to the development of life on this little planet, and the tidal movements are a diurnal reminder of this interaction…

bay-of-fundy_p2p8943_tonemapped-16x20Bay of Fundy at Low Tide

This image dates back just about 10 years, from when we went to visit Nova Scotia.  As my wife was running our dogs in agility, I explored Nova Scotia and found this low tide scene in the little town of Digby.

Technical Details

This image was…

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