Three Line Tales – Before the Storm

When all is quiet…

Many thanks to Sonya for Week One Hundred and Seventy-One of Three Line Tales, part of her awesome blog Only 100 Words!
black and white Venice waterfront

Photo by Philippe Mignot via Unsplash


Gentle waves, lapping
Against the quiet quayside .
Storm’s rage hidden still.


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 139

Anticipation rewarded!

Welcome to the 139th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

This week was filled with Anticipation! My eager anticipation for your posts was not misplaced. You made me smile, ponder, wonder and truly enjoy your creative work this week. I really enjoyed reading your posts and getting some of the essence from each of them.

Thank you all for all the effort you put into your posts and the creative energy! May you have a wonderful Holiday Season!

Sometimes, all we have is anticipation…

Seagull of Staffa

The story behind this image is that during our vacation to Scotland, my wife and I visited the uninhabited Isle of Staffa. The tour brochure spoke of the many puffins that nest on Staffa, as they are not disturbed by humans. Carrying a top of the line Canon 400mm lens, I was the envy of every other photographer on the boat on our way over to Staffa. Upon arrival, we climbed the paths up into the island to get a better view, which was lovely! Of course, there was not a single puffin to be found… It made for a great opportunity to photograph seagulls 🙂

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

  1. The bird sitting on the edge of Brian’s birdbath in Bushboy’s World looks to be filled with anticipation!
  2. Shelley’s post in Quaint Revival focuses on something that we may not anticipate during the holiday season: Christmas shopping bills.
  3. Charles definitely captured the anticipation for that next meal in his photo in charlesewaugh, as the chick looks eagerly for some regurgitated food!
  4. This week, pensivity101 brings us the wonder of bringing a present that lights up the face of a child; her story is just precious!
  5. In a wonderful post in Don’t Forget the Half, we enjoy the anticipation of that moment when the house keys are given to you and you are a home owner!
  6. Another great post in SyncWithDeep takes in some key aspects of anticipation in a great poem!
  7. This week’s entry from theonlyD800inthehameau captures the anticipation of the first birthday cake ever!
  8. In this week’s post from MyTravelCSP, we are on the way to Amarnath Cave along a path that is filled with anticipation.
  9. In another great post in WhippetWisdom, Eivor and Pearl encounter a new bridge!  And in a lovely post in Tranature, the swans are anticipating a meal from their efforts.
  10. Nicole’s photo in Une Photo, Un Poéme is magnificent and makes me wonder what this horse might be anticipating…
  11. Sarah’s post in By Sarah makes me think that there might be a fun slide ride ahead…what do you think?
  12. Anita’s post in for the Love of details the final moments of anticipation, as she gets to drive again after surgeries. A great post!
  13. In this week’s post in To See a World in a Grain of Sand… Ann-Christine shows off the anticipation of students graduating and looking forward to life beyond school!
  14. Jase’s post in Proscenium shows off the real tree that graces his house this year and the struggles with past trees. Looks great!
  15. In Heart to Heart‘s post, the big question of the season is featured, which dictates our anticipation: Naughty or nice?
  16. An awesome post in A Day in the Life perfectly captures the anticipation of the bride to the arrival of her groom!
  17. In another great post in the Blog of Hammad Rais, Hammad captures anticipation in a lovely poem.
  18. In Nut House Central, Kammie has a nice set of anticipatory moments, of which I particularly like the last one! Good night!
  19. In Life Amazing, we get the anticipation of better weather and the presents that Santa might just leave under the tree!
  20. Susan has something that she is looking forward to in Musin’ with Susan: the New Year and all that it will bring!
  21. The poem in Na’ama Yehuda‘s post gives us a rather interesting vantage point: what does this house think?
  22. Penny’s poem in Penny Wilson Writes has taken the Yoga Tree to another level, as she longs for Spring!
  23. In another magnificent post in her blog, This is Another Story, Yinglan takes us from one anticipatory location to another; they are all wonderful!
  24. Deb’s photo in Twenty Four is wonderful, as it really has me anticipating that next moment when the pelican might take flight!
  25. Ilka’s lovely post in A Thousand Miles looks forward to a season of renewal, as she has us focused on Spring.
  26. Tatiana has something wonderful to look forward to in her post in Vegas Great Attractions: Winter Holidays in Las Vegas!
  27. In a lovely post in Help from Heaven, we enjoy the children climbing in the pirate ship and the anticipation of more children the next day.
  28. In a truly wonderful post in Fleeting Muse, we see the anticipation of a meal in the near future in the birds.
  29. This week’s post in One letter UP – diary 2.0 really captures the anticipation to a tee!
  30. Woolly shares some great photos in Woolly Muses, as he documents the light decorations of houses in anticipation of Christmas!
  31. Maria brings back memories for me in KameraPromenader; as a child, we often had an advent candle that we burned a little every evening to count down the days until Christmas.
  32. Another really interesting photo in Land of Images: there is a sense of anticipation in this exposure of the moon!
  33. Miriam’s fantastic post in her blog, Out an’ About, gives us a glimpse of some of the things that she anticipates, such as the joys of travel and exploration and the Tao of Pooh!

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

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Anticipation

Do you quiver?

Welcome to Week 139 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

First of all, I’m running a bit behind schedule, as I am in the middle of redoing my studio space and just got the basics rewired during the past hour.  There’s still the audio cabling and arranging of instruments and microphones to set up for some musical work.  The end result is that I will be finishing up the weekly round up tomorrow for posting on Wednesday.

This is a perfect lead-in to this week’s theme, as the challenge is to capture Anticipation…  That moment, when you know that what your heart desires is arriving soon, or maybe not… Will it or won’t it?  All of us have felt the anticipation of that special day, when presents might arrive; it could be a birthday, Chanukah. Eid Al-Fitr, Sinterklaas, Christmas, or any other significant day.  The look of wonder in a child’s eyes or many other possibilities.

I anticipate a truly amazing set of images, as we cross the Winter solstice in the Northern hemisphere (and Summer in the south). I’m filled with the joy of what I might get to see and read!  Have fun and enjoy this season!

Here’s something we might anticipate…

Birth of the Sun

Each day the Sun rises… it is something that we might take for granted, but I, for one, eagerly anticipate the beauty that the new day will bring.  While it is a daily event, there is something of renewal and spiritual recharge that occurs with the birth of the Sun…

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)!!

Anticipate the wonders of the week!

Three Line Tales – Anticipation

Is it good news or bad

Here’s my entry to week Sixteen of Three Line Tales inspired by the following image.

three line tales week 16 – letterbox
photo by Kirsty TG – click here for full res version


Each letter brings news,
Answers to love’s wistful hope.
Regrets from sender.


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

You’ll find full guidelines on the TLT page –

  • 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!

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