Tuesday Photo Challenge – Rain

Rainy day moments!

Welcome to Week 105 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.  This week’s episode of the challenge marks the 2nd anniversary, thanks to all of your great contributions!

The inspiration for this week’s theme came from our fine Spring weather here in New England… Overnight sleet and snow turned into a torrential downpour of rain for most of the day, so how can I not go with the theme of Rain?  What does rain make you think of? What is your favorite thing to do in the rain? Do you break out into a song and dance through the puddles?

For this challenge, bring out your best rain moods and share them with all of us to lift our spirits and welcome the droplets from the sky!

Here is a connection with last weeks theme with a bit of rain…

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Catch Bull in Rain

This was another shot from Baxter State Park in Maine, on a very rainy day!  It was a torrential downpour for most of the day.  Rain gear for camera and photographer were much appreciated and well used!  This moose was one of 27 that I photographed during this weekend, which was truly amazing!

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)!!

Splash in the rain and capture the rainbow!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 103

Views of the future

Welcome to the 103rd round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  My apologies for the delayed round up, as I’ve had a rather busy week.

Your views of the future have been amazing!  I really enjoyed reading your posts and seeing some of the amazing photography.  There was great variety, as well, ranging from looking at the possibilities of the future and things, to which we look forward, to deep thoughts and great trips that look like a lot of fun!

Thank you for a great set of posts!

Here’s a different look into the future….

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The Line

Right in my home town of West Boylston, this railroad line provides a view that makes us wonder about what lies ahead….

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

  • Hammad starts things off this week with a wonderful post in The Blog of Hammad Rais, where we get a look into the future!
  • Xenia’s entry in whippetwisdom has faith in the future, which is understandable with those lovable whippets!
  • In pensivity101, we read about her plans for the future, in which she likely will not be rich, but definitely happy!
  • By Sarah‘s post provides a wonderful view of the future, as it’s maturing in barrels at the winery!
  • In a lovely post in Don’t Hold Your Breath, we’re looking at a future in Milan, which looks rather nice in May!
  • In Field Notes from over the Hill, Gwenny gives us a future rose, which looks amazing as a bud!
  • Robert always has great photos in Photo Roberts Blog, which this week look forward to a wonderful Summer!
  • In another lovely post in Fleeting Muse, Pranab presents us with some future fruits in the blossoms that she photographed.
  • Nicole’s view of the future in Une Photo, Un Poéme presents us with wonderful fields that speak of Summer!
  • Doar Nicole shows us stunning photos of tulips in her post for this week, which are accompanied by a great poem!
  • Miriam’s post in Out an’ About takes us back to the future at slightly less than 88 mph; exploring the sands looks like a lot of fun!
  • In a great post in Woolly Muses, we get to see some photos from a safari in Africa with amazing animals!
  • In a lovely post in Land of Images, we are looking forward to a hopefully near future of bluebells and wild garlic!
  • In a fantastic post from Anita’s Images, she shows us some of the great things of the future, as well as what we need to do to protect our environment for that future!
  • With a stunning photo, Life in Minutes brings us a future that looks beautiful with a reminder that our future lies in the past!

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

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!

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 – Memories

Ransom holds our heart

Welcome to Week 102 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.  First of all my apologies for not having last week’s round up posted yet, but I think you may understand why it will be coming out this Wednesday.

As I was getting ready to leave Israel this past Friday, I received a call from my wife at a very late hour for her.  Our nearly 15 year old Cardigan Welsh Corgi, Ransom, had started seizing uncontrollably, and she had taken him to the nearby veterinary teaching hospital, where their efforts to help him were to no avail.  Our snuggly, loving Boo was no longer.  Therefore, I am dedicating this week’s theme to Ransom: Memories.

Your challenge is to share some of your favorite memories in photo(s); they can be any memory that you may have, as long as it has special meaning to you.  I very much look forward to seeing what you’d like to share!

Here is Ransom during some of his agility days…

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Visions Steal a Million

Ransom was never more interested in anything than snuggling and spreading the love that he wanted to share with everyone.  He was never the brightest of our corgis, but he was certainly the most loving one!  He leaves a hole in our lives.

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 99

Powerful forces at work!

Welcome to the 99th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  Again, my apologies for the delayed posting of this round up; work gets in the way of life 🙂

Your posts show a great amount of creativity with varied interpretations of force, whether expressed through the power of Nature or the Universe to the force of love and forgiveness.  Each of your posts was truly special and an absolute pleasure to read.

Thank you very much for your participation!

Here’s another bit of force….

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Crashing Waves

This photo was taken on a January day, when there was snow upon the beaches and a stiff breeze played with the waves!  It was an epic day for photography!

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

  • Ron captures both the forces of water and wind in his post in Progressing into Solitude!  Living in a lighthouse has its disadvantages!
  • This week’s contribution in theonlyD800inthehameau gives us a view of the forces of good and evil battling one another in a tapestry.
  • In Geriatri’X’ Fotogallery‘s contribution, we get to enjoy the awesome force of the wind, as it should be enjoyed!
  • Xenia’s entry in whippetwisdom shows the strong force of the whippet, particularly when they rest!
  • This week, pensivity101 relates the force within that has kept her growing strong despite the creeping ice!
  • Denise’s post in Bilocalalia shares the force of resilience that lies within even the tenderest of flowers.
  • Frank’s post in Poetry, Short Prose and Walking relates that value can be in the eye of the beholder.
  • Wise words by Susan in her post in Musin’ with Susan!  That swan is definitely a force to be reckoned with!
  • Nicole’s post in Une Photo, Un Poéme transfixes us with a beautiful photograph of an unusual tree, radiant with the force within!
  • In Ostendnomadography, we get treated to the force of the sea on the shores of Portugal!
  • Miriam’s post in Shower of Blessings showcases a set of photos of Mount St. Helens, before during and after the eruption!
  • Brian documents a bridge in his post in Bushboy’s World; the force of water was taken into account in its design…
  • Ed shows examples of the force of wind and fire in his images in In My Mind’s Eye; truly impressive trees!
  • This week’s entry from Land of Images showcases the force of water in one of its more interesting phases!
  • In this week’s contribution from This is Another Story, we get to see the impact of Nature’s forces on trees!
  • In a deep post in Woolly Muses, we see the impact of opposing forces during wars: massive casualties and human suffering!
  • CitySonnet‘s entry for this week’s theme is filled with stunning photos that document water’s forces.
  • In this week’s entry from ForgivingConnects, Debbie shows true beauty in some of the most powerful forces: love and forgiving!
  • Another great entry from Hyper Child Chill Mom, with some fantastically powerful waves!
  • In a wonderful photo, Sgeoil shows the awesome power of fire in its ability to be harness to create truly beautiful art!
  • Sonya documents one of the most primal forces of our planet in Middleton Road; the true power of the earth to reshape our home!
  • In Sonia’s Musings, we get a wonderful post about the forces of the almighty universe as she is reconnecting through the birth of her son.
  • By Sarah brings us ta truly stunning photograph that shows off the enormous strength of the force of water, as it hits the shore!

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

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Time

Enduring time!

Welcome to Week 100 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.  My apologies for being late posting this week’s theme, as I’m trying to catch up with work after being in Europe for all of last week on a business trip and getting ready for my next trip to the Middle East at the end of this week.  I will post the round up of last week’s theme of Forces within the next 24 hours.

As I test your patience, I thought it might be interesting to make that part of the theme for this week, selecting Time.  Of course, Time can be depicted in many ways, from the image of a clock, or the rhythmic swing of a metronome, to Times Square or whatever catches your creative eye!

Here is one aspect of time…

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Persistence

This is an image that I captured about 9 years ago, in a field not far from where I live.  Noticing the sky and the enduring struggle of this tree against the forces of time, I just had to capture its persistence…

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)!!

I’m looking forward to seeing the time of your life in images this week!