Welcome to the 213th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!
Your views of tomorrow provided a wonderful spectrum of our hopes and dreams, as well as a dose of reality that has framed us in this pandemic. As an optimist, I very much connect to your hopes and dreams, and, as a connector, I want to bring each of you along on that vision of a better tomorrow. We may struggle through these times, but our spirit shall not be doused, as we come through all this stronger, more experienced and a bit wiser.
Thank you for a wonderful set of entries that have made me smile, caused me to think and more than anything allowed me to appreciate the wonderful place in the universe, where I find myself: connected to you!
Let’s unfold our tomorrows…
Translucence and natural structures always intrigue me, which made this stunning leaf an easy choice for a subject; what struck me is that it also gave me a sense of the phoenix, rising out of nothing into beauty.
Please enjoy the following blog posts:
Nicole kicks off this theme’s responses with a wonderful photo in her post in Une Photo, Un Poéme; the catkins give us hope for a wonderful tomorrow!
Diane gives us views of tomorrow in her post in pensivity101, which all of us will enjoy, as much as we love our favorite places.
Debbie shares lovely paths in her post in Travel with Intent, which I, for one, look forward to traversing!
Hammad takes us on the wings of birds in his post in the Blog of Hammad Rais; these wings take us into the future, not knowing what lies ahead tomorrow. Great post!
Teresa has a clear vision of what she wants in her tomorrow, as we can see in her post in My Camera & I; may that hug be in the near future!
Carol gives us a lovely view of tomorrow in her post in Light Words; in few tomorrows those will be even lovelier!
Indira looks forward to the days of mask-free life in her post in Sharing Thoughts, and rediscovering what we used to take for granted!
Sheetal has acquired a new skill that she shares in her post in Sheetalbravon; you should go check what it is, as it can come in handy!
In a lovely post in the blog Sound Mind Journey, we are treated to a haiku that embodies the spirit of tomorrow!
Ken is looking for a live audience in his tomorrows in his post in Pictures without Film; of course, this thought of tomorrow leads to the next theme…
Brian’s photos of tomorrow are filled with hope and future songs in his post in Bushboys World; although, I’ve never figured out what age is too old for rock’n’roll!
The blog Land of Images is a treasure trove of photography, and the view of tomorrow that is shared is stunning!
Xenia has a wonderful view of tomorrow in words and images in her post in Tranature, which makes us want to see it even sooner! Continuing the story in Whippetwisdom, we enjoy the fun had by Eivor and Pearl, as they cherish each moment in their playground!
The images in the post for this theme in A Day in the Life are just stunning, as I can see myself sitting back and taking in the view, while anticipating what tomorrow might bring.
I’d like to encourage each of you to not only look at this week’s entry in Don’t Hold Your Breath, but also take the time to read about what is important for our tomorrows! Wonderful post!
Sandy fills us with hope in her post in Out of my Write Mind, as the Sun will come out and we have much to look forward to!
I expect that many among us have similar anticipations for tomorrow to those expressed in Don’t Forget the Half; lovely post and great destinations!
David brings us along for his tomorrow, as he uses that day for a walk around the neighborhood. We get to see his wonderful captures from that walk in his post in David M’s Photoblog.
Maria visualizes a future, in which people come together in workplaces in her post in Kamerapromenader; I, too, miss the human interaction of our work environments!
Great thoughts are found in another wonderful post in Sgeoil, as the seeds of today are the flowers of tomorrow.
Rupali’s post in the lovely blog Mazeepuran touches deeply on the importance of embracing our present, as we reach for tomorrow.
Khürt manages to reach deep within himself and share the aspect of our becoming an automaton in the pandemic, with a fantastic post in Island in the Net; let’s continue to work toward the shared photowalk, and that pint after work! We shall overcome!
Please let all these wonderful authors know how much you enjoy their blog posts!
In this fourth installment as your tour guide of beloved Mull, I’d like to show some of the beauty that we found there during our visit.
When visiting Mull, we had a general idea of what we’d expect from Scotland: mountainous terrain with expansive lochs and a sense of ruggedness that would be everywhere. While there is plenty of such terrain, there are also some tender, hidden gems that show up with the right light and transport one into a completely different environment.
Getting views of this kind gave me a sense of where our inspiration for works, such as ‘Lord of the Rings’, comes from. There are many places within Scotland that I found these utterly magical scenes…
Walking along the wandering paths of Mull, on a beautiful, sunny day, there were little treasures to be found around every bend.
The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge provides the theme of Growth.
During the extreme cold that we are experiencing at this time (it’s 0F at this time [-18C]), it’s hard to think about anything growing, other than the frost on the window. So I went back a little ways to warmer times to one of the images that is still among my favorites.
Mushrooms are amazing structures in Nature’s grand variety; their rapid growth and, often, beauty make them very attractive. Yes, there are plenty of hideous mushrooms, and the prettiest ones are among the deadliest ones, but that’s part of the challenge.
Here’s an example of the beauty…
If you read this and are an expert in mycology, please let me know what variety of mushroom this is; I have made several attempts to figure it out, but am unsuccessful thus far.
Stay warm and comfortable and have a wonderful day!
The WordPress Daily Prompt has the theme of Thorny. One idea sprung to mind immediately when I saw this one: the Scottish beauty of gorse!
Gorse is ubiquitous across the highlands and isles, where it adorns many hills with a lush coat of yellow that looks so beautiful from a distance. It is a pioneer that knows how to protect itself with thorny spikes that are strong and almost an inch long; any encounter with this defense mechanism is sure to leave an impression that is not soon forgotten.
Here’s a quick shot that shows both the beauty and the beast….
This was captured on the lovely isle of Mull, where it abounded. Where you get a dense conglomeration of gorse brushes, there is no passing without strong protection.
The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge has the theme of Waiting. An interesting theme, that made me think of a number of images that I shot over the years. A couple of days ago, I posted a photo of a statue among the plants that had the possibility to wait an Eternity.
This time, my model is our youngest dog, Dorothea Lange, who came along for a walk and can throw a pose…
What do you think: should I make her wait for another cookie?
The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge has the theme of Structure, which has made me very happy, as there is lots of structure in Nature and the world around us.
Sunday’s post focused on the structure of a fan structured leaf, with the angulation of each fold providing additional strength to the leaf over a rather large area. Today’s post goes more toward the delicate, as we look at the placement of the seeds of that dreaded lawn denizen, the dandelion. Each seed is constructed to be carried by the slightest of breezes to find a bit of disturbed soil, where it can take hold and germinate.
This is a closer look at the lovely dandelion…
This most delicate of structures has found its way across the ages to float forth and multiply. As an aside, a design studio in the Netherlands makes light sculptures that use the dandelion seed heads for the lights in their collection named Fragile Future.