Tuesday Photo Challenge – Reflection

Is it live, or mirrored?

Welcome to Week 130 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

The inspiration for this week’s theme comes from a photo that I took yesterday during a break in training at my work’s company headquarters in Raleigh, NC.  So I took a look to find out, if I used this theme before, and, much to my surprise, Reflection is a fresh theme!!  I don’t have to tell you that this is a theme that creates many an interpretation, ranging from the actual physical Reflection to the metaphysical and deep thoughts!

Therefore, take your creative license, polish it up and let your thoughts and lenses wander wherever they may take you; have fun!  I look forward to seeing your creations!

Here’s the view toward the sky from the 8th floor patio…

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Reaching for the Sky

It was a wonderful, balmy day in Raleigh, NC, as you can see from the cloud pattern above; the reflection is in the windows of the Red Hat Tower.

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 definitely looking forward to see your reflections upon this week!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 129

Stuff…yes, he’s 1!!!

Welcome to the 129th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! Stuff really appreciates all the well-wishes and has had a fantastic birthday week filled with play and shenanigans!

Clearly, Birthdays are great for reminiscing, which produced some truly stunning posts; they range from the hilarious and silly to deeply touching!  There were some really delicious looking cakes, one of which took my breath away and makes me want to have a birthday in China!  I truly enjoyed reading each of your posts and am glad to have you among my blogosphere friends!

Thank you for the effort that you put into your great posts, and please let each other know what you think of your friends’ posts!

By your overwhelming request…

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Stuff’s serious pose…

Usually, Stuff prefers to sit on top of the armrest, which would have been easier, as he decided to sit closer to me on the couch. Of course, the moment he noticed that my iPhone was facing in his direction he had to start fidgeting!  He also threw a head tilt, which I got here.  He’s pretty handsome and a rock-solid, muscle-bound 39 pounds of fun!

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

  1. This week’s entries started with Heart to Heart‘s wonderful post, which went down memory lane with a wonderful cake that her daughter gave to her dad.
  2. From Jordy’s Streamings we get just the cutest photo and story of little Luna, whose photo at the age of just a few days is heart-melting!
  3. We get a truly lovely post in pensivity101‘s blog, as she reminisces about her mum’s 80th birthday!  It is a joyous read!
  4. Eleven years back goes theOnlyD800intheHameau‘s post, as he shares a photo of one of his twin grandsons on the day of his birth; small then, but no longer so at 11!
  5. Jackie threw 2 parties for her husband on his 60th birthday, as is seen in her post in Junkboat Travels; he also got twice the cake!!
  6. In Don’t Hold Your Breath, we visit the tomb of Hoshang Shah on a foggy day that makes this great site look even more mysterious!
  7. Xenia’s post in whippetwisdom celebrates the birth of her book, which is filled with lovely images and great poetry.  Go check it out; I ordered a copy on Amazon and have it in my possession already, and am very happy with its inspiration!  In a second post in Tranature, we celebrate the swans and cygnets!
  8. Stella shares some great cake and cookies in her post in Giggles & Tales, as Pastor Frank celebrated his birthday and there were lots of other celebrations!
  9. In For an Insight!!, we get a wonderful blog post about her 35th birthday!  It sounds like the first 35 years have been a great start for lots more years!
  10. In a walk down memory lane, Go Outside Today takes us back to 1978, the era of K-Tel and nostalgic video games…do you remember/know Coleco?
  11. If you believe in coincidences, go to Proscenium, as there is a huge set of them going around…and wish Jason a HAPPY BIRTHDAY (belated at this point), as the date of this week’s challenge is that of his 50th birthday!!  Thank you for sharing it with us!!
  12. Brian lights the candles in Bushboy’s World on a cake that looks absolutely delicious!!
  13. Yinglan’s post in This is Another Story is about a birthday cake that she asked her aunt to order for her when she visited China.  It was not Yinglan’s birthday, but seeing this cake helps me understand why!
  14. In a post filled with that nostalgic sense of birthday magic, Sandy complements the photo with a great poem in Out of my Write Mind; go check it out!
  15. In a great post in My Namasté 365 Online, we find out about the significance of the author’s birth date…57 minutes after her brother was born!
  16. This week’s post in One letter UP – diary 2.0 compares 4th birthday parties, and I think I know which one I like better!  Which is your choice?
  17. Minions are a world-wide phenomenon, and we see the evidence in a great photo in Chateaux des Fleurs; of course, it’s odd for a minion to have a minion…
  18. The Roaming Urban Gypsy put together a wonderful post, and I have to give my congratulations to her aunt, who is over 100 years old and looking great!
  19. The Minion in Na’ama Yehuda‘s post is really mighty, or is it the cake baker’s talent that is mighty? As long as the kids are happy!!
  20. The awesome post in Touring with Kids celebrates a birthday of a government service that I think all of us love: the National Parks Service!
  21. Shelley claims that her father-in-law is the smartest man in the world in Quaint Revival; if a quirky and fun sense of humor is the requirement…I think he has a chance!
  22. Maria takes an interesting view on this week’s theme in KameraPromenader, as she shares the celebration of the birth of a new marriage!  Well done!
  23. A wonderful post in Photography Journal Blog celebrates a big birthday for Saint Louis, Missouri: its 250th!
  24. This week’s post for the theme in A Day in the Life provides a really fun look at birthdays in the family!  Great poses!!
  25. With another fantastic photo in Land of Images challenges us to accept that they were not there yesterday…what do you think?
  26. With a photo that really captures the mood of the moment and has us feel the warmth of the candles, Geriatri’X’ Fotogallery shares a 100th birthday image!
  27. I can relate to the sentiment in Woolly Muses‘s post, as there has been many a time that I asked the same question; great to see Taji made it past 1!!
  28. Debbie has my vote for sharing a favorite bear in Travel with Intent, as Paddington is definitely my favorite among fictional bears!
  29. Susan shares her birthday with her granddaughter Sydney, which is definitely a joyous occasion, as we can see in Musin’ with Susan; awesome photo!
  30. In a touching post in A Thousand Miles, Ilka shares a great photo from her middle son’s seventh birthday; a true ascent!

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

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 128

Superduper, awesome big!

Welcome to the 128th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  For the geeks among you: Round Up 0x80 or 0b10000000.

You really did Go Big in all your posts this week with lots of supersized items, many of which were captured with a sense of humor!  Your creativity showed through with the variety of your interpretations, as some were small, but dreamt big, while others were just insanely large!!

Thank you for producing all this pleasure to read and peruse!  It was a lot of fun!

Here’s something else that is really big…

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Bay of Fundy at Low Tide

The Bay of Fundy is known for its gargantuan tidal variations, as you can see in this image taken at low tide.  The tides vary as much as 15m (50′) and create some truly amazing effects, such as reversing rapids and rivers changing flow direction.

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

  1. In Don’t Hold Your Breath, we not only go big, but we also go fish!  Of course, we all know the story of that really big fish…
  2. With a fantastic photo in Land of Images takes us to one of my favorite locations in Scotland: Skye! An amazing big vista!
  3. Shelley goes really big in Quaint Revival, as she reaches for the sky in her post with wonderful images and text!
  4. Nicole found a wonderful example of a supersized world in her photo in Une Photo, Un Poéme, as she caught a crown princess!
  5. We get a super view of the moon in pensivity101‘s blog post, as she captured a super moon and its effect on the tides.
  6. Petra goes super tall in her post in Photoworld vol. 3, which is achieved with an incredibly impressive wind turbine of 170m!
  7. Xenia’s post in whippetwisdom treats us to the big skies and golden hills with winding paths, along which Eivor and Pearl love to walk.  In a second post in Tranature, we see how big those cygnets have grown with a wonderful haiku!
  8. Ramya’s post in her lovely blog And Miles to go before I sleep… takes us to Bhuleshwar Temple and examines its beauty and size!
  9. Stella shares some really big human creations in Giggles & Tales, which range from the Martin Luther King memorial in Washington, D.C., to the Sacre Coeur in Paris.
  10. In a lovely post in mytravelcsp we get treated to some of the biggest, which include the Burj Khalifa and the Grand Canyon!
  11. A truly interesting photo in Chateaux des Fleurs provides us with a rather oversized mask that makes me wonder how big the wearer would be.
  12. In another great post in her blog Heaven’s Sunshine, Irene takes us into the desert for a look at the big background!
  13. In VegasGreatAttractions we get introduced to a Guinness Book of World Records certified biggest: the Bellagio Chocolate Fountain!
  14. Kammie’s post in The Nut House has some interesting big items, each of which may just put a smile on your face!
  15. The Buddha in Na’ama Yehuda‘s post is truly as big as the sky, and her poem lets you know more about this wonder!
  16. In Q’s Place, we end up in London and find a rather big clock, and an even bigger ferris wheel!
  17. Jason is spot on in his post in Proscenium, as that is all bark and no bite! I’m trying to figure out how they got it inside the house!
  18. Marie takes us to a place I want to visit in her post in the New 3Rs: Retire, Recharge, Reconnect: Karnak is truly magnificent!!
  19. The entrance is sure grand and big in theOnlyD800intheHameau‘s post! I’d love to see what the interior looks like!
  20. With hands like that, boccia becomes interesting, as you see in Geriatri’X’ Fotogallery, which is a bit of an odd ball!
  21. Deb’s photo in Twenty Four captures an epic wave, which I’m sure requires an epic surfer!
  22. In a beautifully photographed post in Out of my Write Mind, Sandy brings us a set of natural yardstick to measure big!
  23. Cee finds some interesting big items in her post in Cee’s Photography; which one do you like best?
  24. This week’s post in One letter UP – diary 2.0 focuses on something that you’d prefer not to see big…
  25. Maria finds a spot in her post in KameraPromenader that looks like a great diving off point…too high for me!
  26. Susan takes us to Strassbourg in her post in Musin’ with Susan, and she’s right that it dwarfs the city around it!
  27. In a lovely post in Heart to Heart, we find a fantastic Buddha at Thimpu, which is truly big!
  28. Debbie’s humor comes through loud and clear in Travel with Intent, as she’s capture an enlarging recipe that can save you from kidnap!
  29. Brian’s photos not only capture the big, but also present humor, as we can see in Bushboy’s World; now to get on that motorcycle!!
  30. In Life Amazing there are not not only some fatanstically big landmarks, but also has something that is just too large for one’s wrist!
  31. Hammad’s post in the Blog of Hammad Rais might not feature the biggest item, but it can dream!
  32. The post in Junkboat Travels finds something junky that is unbelievably big! Who drank that soda?
  33. Olga can’t be outdone on Earth in her choice of big in her post in Stuff and what if…; the Pacific Ocean!
  34. Sonia’s post in Sonia’s Musings takes us to Athirapally falls, which are not only stunning, but also bring back memories!
  35. A wonderful post in Photography Journal Blog features one of the the places that I’d like to visit: the Alhambra!
  36. Maria takes us to stunning location in CitySonnet, where birds rule and use up every inch of space and then some!
  37. Stunning architecture is supersized in Hadd Hai Yaar‘s post, which also has this rather interesting robot…
  38. In a fantastic post in A Pause for Nature, we meet up with a big lady who welcomes your tired, your poor, your huddled masses to breathe free!
  39. In Pragun’s Panchtattwa, we find that a bangle that might just be a little large to put on one’s wrist….
  40. In Pictures without Film, we find a post that introduces us to the Drumtroddan Stones, which are definitely too big to lift!
  41. In a great post in This is Another Story, Yinglan takes us to Nature for some rather big features!
  42. Tatiana captures some supersized boats in her post in TravelArtPix, as the are in port in Cozumel!  In a second post in TravelArtPix by Eduardo José Accorinti, we get treated to Patagonian raspberries!
  43. In sgeoil‘s post, we are treated to a beautifully shot photograph that features the big sky that looms!
  44. In a really cool post in A Day in the Life, we are introduced to a cousin, who is a bit taller…
  45. Khürt finds the big M in his photo in Island in the Net, as the teams have left the field and only Khürt (and the janitors) remain!
  46. Ju-Lyn’s post in All Things Bright and Beautiful shows some lily pads that look big enough for me to take a nap on!
  47. Miriam takes us Out an’ About to the Portland Dunes and the coastal area, as we learn about driving in the dunes (tall pole with flag required). A great travel post that makes me want to visit!
  48. In a wonderful post in A Thousand Miles, Ilka comes across a bug of significant size (huge, she says) in the forest…what do you think about it?
  49. In Woolly Muses‘s post, we get to see a rather large pumpkin in Hobbiton…it makes me wonder, if big is smaller there! That soda will quench a lot of thirsts, though!
  50. And, in Trash Panda Steph‘s post, we go to the hills, really big hills that look truly stunning!!

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

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Go Big!

Supersize your ideas!

Welcome to Week 128 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

Last week’s theme of Our World unleashed a great number of creative posts, as you shared views of your world and what the world might be with great photography, poetry and prose!  As I’m writing this post during a business trip, I thought I’d let a little bit of my current locale seep into the theme for this week; I’m in Austin, Texas, for 3 days, and, as you might know, everything is bigger in Texas!  Therefore, this week’s theme is Go Big!

Unleash your creative minds, lenses and pens, and share what Go Big! might mean to you.  As always, you have license to take the theme into any direction of your choosing, so have fun with this theme!

I’m filled with anticipation of what you might produce!!

Here’s something from antiquity, when the Romans went big…

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Ageless Arches

Of course, the Colosseum is colossal, as you can tell from the size of the people in one of the leftmost arches on the second row…  The sheer size of the structure is imposing and its state of preservation across the ages is mind-boggling, particularly, when taking into account that it stands in an earthquake prone land.

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 definitely looking forward to finding out what supersized items appear this week!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 126

The light shines bright!

Welcome to the 126th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

Your contributions for this past week’s theme of Light and Dark were absolutely stunning!  It was a great deal of fun both to view the wonderful photos and great stories that come with these photos!  The juxtaposition of light and dark makes for amazing possibilities, and as you explored them, your creative minds and eyes found treasures along the way!

Thank you for a stunning set of contributions!!  I appreciate it!

Here’s a different view between light and dark…

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Transitions

This image comes from a night shoot, where I explored zoom blur and rotation techniques to come up with a scene that played across many dimensions, as energies transition from one to the next…

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

  1. Sarah’s entry in By Sarah captures a truly dramatic set of images of her and her husband! [N.B. – blog may be set to private]
  2. In another awesome post in A Pause for Nature, we get a playful view of shadows, as they are juxtaposed to light!  In a second post in A Pause for Nature, we get treated to more great images; love the shadow photo!
  3. Shelley’s post in Quaint Revival shares great ideas on how to simplify blog topics amidst a wonderful array of photos that highlight light and dark!
  4. Xenia’s post in whippetwisdom takes us along the sacred path, filled with wonderful light and shadows!  In a second post in Tranature we get to see the curlew stepping along the shore in its calm manner; lovely images!
  5. Kammie’s post in The Nut House shares some wonderful images with lots of interesting interplay between light and shadow!
  6. The fantastic photo in Land of Images provides a gorgeous view of light and dark in the sky!
  7. Nicole’s photo in her lovely blog Une Photo, Un Poéme presents a great interplay of light that is sure to delight all!
  8. Brian’s image of the sky is extremely impressive, as you can see in Bushboy’s World;  its combination of light and dark is stunning!  Brian also shares a wonderful photo in his second post in Bushboy’s World, where the light creates a stunning display!
  9. Very delicious is the key aspect of pensivity101‘s lovely post, where we should make a choice between light and dark…
  10. In Sync with Deep‘s lovely post, we find a light shining in the dark with a superb poem!
  11. Petra explores the light and the dark in her post in Photoworld vol. 3, which is much appreciated by the dogs being walked and us, as the light is gorgeous!
  12. In a very creative post in her blog Out of my Write Mind, Sandy casts a magical shadow…it wasn’t easy to get that shot!
  13. In a great post in her blog Heaven’s Sunshine, Irene shares a wonderful photo of sunlight being framed by dark clouds.
  14. A stunning photo will regale you in Chateaux des Fleurs, as light plays across the most delicate of structures…
  15. A beautiful set of images in MyTravelCSP are shared by Prasath; the location looks somewhat familiar to me, so where do you think it is?
  16. Ramya’s post in And Miles to Go before I Sleep glows with the power of Lord Ganesh, literally!
  17. The photo in Na’ama Yehuda‘s entry is inviting us to wait for sunrise with our friends, as it is sure to be stunning!
  18. This week’s post in One letter UP – diary 2.0 takes us to an oasis on the East Coast! A truly special location to relax amidst chaos!
  19. In a lovely post in A Day in the Life, we get to see the interaction of light and dark in a number of great photos!
  20. In a truly interesting post in stephentotheplate, Marie creates a vision in words that takes the theme image to the next level!
  21. In TravelWays, we get another view of the scene of a museum worker posing by a window for an interesting interplay of light and dark.
  22. Robert certainly knows how to capture both the light and dark in Photo Roberts Blog, as his photos are amazing!
  23. Khürt’s post in Island in the Net provides an interesting view into an American ritual of Friday nights!  Go check out his amazing photography! Khürt also shares another stunning photo in Island in the Net, which you have to see as well!
  24. Jason has them sticking their neck our in Proscenium, which definitely shows their curiosity!
  25. In Don’t Hold Your Breath, we get the author’s view of the simple life… definitely a great life from my perspective!
  26. It definitely wasn’t easy to capture the photo in theOnlyD800intheHameau, but it was worth it to get the great photo in the Abbey of Noirlac!
  27. Stella creates another great post in Giggles & Tales, where we get a beautiful interpretation of this week’s theme!
  28. In an excellent post in WhatAmberThinks, we get treated to lovely photos with stunning vistas!
  29. Debbie writes a wonderful post in Forgivingconnects, as she is moving and also in a second post in Forgivingconnects, we find out that Debbie is going to be spending some great time on vacation!  Have fun and share photos!
  30. Olga shares some great explorations of light and dark in her post in Stuff and what if…; those shadows may be moving!
  31. Maria’s post in Kamerapromenader captures a beam of early morning light, as it plays across a flower or two!
  32. Cee’s post in Cee’s Photography is filled with wonderful photos that play with light and dark!
  33. Judy’s lovely post in lifelessons features an impressive array of photos that play with shadows and light!
  34. Debbie’s photo in Travel with Intent is simply stunning!  Filled with leading lines and the beauty of architecture, it makes one want to visit Nimes!
  35. In an interesting post in Light Motifs II, we are treated to cool photos that play with the light and record its effect!
  36. The shot in Expressed Digitally is a perfect interpretation of the theme, and I like mine dark!
  37. The photos in the entry in Hadd Hai Yaar are beautifully executed and really fit the theme
  38. Hammad went high in his post in the Blog of Hammad Rais, as he looked up to the sky to get great shots of light and dark!
  39. In another awesome post in WoollyMuses, we go for a drive to Geelong to find just the right amount of light and dark!
  40. In a beautiful post in underdown, we visit Leeuwin’s Lighthouse, where light and dark are expertly captured!
  41. In GiftSmart, Tatiana shares a lovely photo that catches some amazing light!
  42. Susan captures a gorgeous set of flowers in her post in Musin’ with Susan, where the light provides just the right amound of shadow!
  43. In Banactee we find an amazing photo that brings a lot of dark into view with just the right amount of light!
  44. Sonya takes us into the Gorges Loop in Middleton Road; this is a fantastic location!
  45. Sonia’s post in Sonia’s Musings explores the light, as it plays across the furniture; wonderful photo!
  46. In sgeoil‘s post, light and shadows play to create a wonderful still life!

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

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Our World

The world is our oyster!

Welcome to Week 127 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  Due to last week’s overwhelming response, I’m not quite done with its round up post, which will be done tonight.

After a week of juxtaposition of the light and dark, I thought I’d change our focus to be more on the world around us for this week’s theme.  For this theme, let’s share some insights into Our World, how we see it or something that might catch your or somebody else’s eye!

Have fun with this theme and think about what you’d like the rest of the world to see about where you live.  I’m looking forward to what your creative minds come up with!

Here’s a sample of what I find in the alleys of Worcester…

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The Alley

This shot came from my looking through a hole in a fence between two buildings, where I caught this scene!  Not quite what I expected, but telling a lot about the infrastructure of these buildings!

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 definitely looking forward to seeing some more about your worlds!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 125

The world is our backyard!

Welcome to the 125th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

Your backyard views are truly amazing in both their beauty and variety!  You clearly took this week’s theme and explored both your immediate backyard and its extended environs.  It was a pleasure to come back from vacation and read your posts and enjoy each and every one of them!  I hope that you get to enjoy them as much as I did!

Here’s a backyard view (somebody else’s backyard)…

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Backyard Moments

Sometimes, a splash of color is all it takes to catch my attention and look for a way to bring it into an image that still needs some work…

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

  1. Sarah’s entry in By Sarah captures a butterfly resting its wings in the backyard. [N.B. – blog may be set to private]
  2. Even thought theOnlyD800intheHameau did not use a D800, the image is great in his mother’s backyard!
  3. Xenia’s post in whippetwisdom showcases some of her extended backyard, which is nothing short of stunning!
  4. Miriam’s post in Out an’ About teaches us some of the lessons that she learned from her bike, which covered quite a bit of her backyard!
  5. Kammie shares the fun in her backyard in her post in The Nut House, which is filled with lots of fun!
  6. In another great post in WoollyMuses, we get to see some of the interesting features of their backyard, which invlude some lovely birds!  Not to neglect the other side of the house, we also get an amazing set of front yard views in WoollyMuses
  7. In Don’t Hold Your Breath, we visit some of the less fashionable addresses in their extended backyard…
  8. This week’s post on the theme in One letter UP – diary 2.0 tells about the fantastic activies that take place in their backyard; great things to do!
  9. Jason might sense that they sprung a leak in his post in Proscenium, or is there something else at play here?
  10. Stella visits a friend’s backyard in a great post in Giggles & Tales, with room to relax and having a bite to eat.
  11. Petra shares an interesting set of views in her post in Photoworld vol. 3, filled with aspects of her backyard and beyond!
  12. In Sync with Deep‘s post, we relax in the backyard to gaze at the clouds passing by with a wonderful poem!
  13. Khürt’s post in Island in the Net gives us a stunning walk through the South Seaport District with fantastic photography!
  14. Shelley’s post in Quaint Revival shares views of what is andhappens in her backyard, as she reminisces of the day she started her blog!  Very good stuff!
  15. Brian’s backyard is rather expansive, as we see in Bushboy’s World; wandering out of his backyard takes us just about anywhere!
  16. Ramya’s post in And Miles to Go before I Sleep shows us a beautiful view of her backyard, as well as her uncle’s.
  17. It may not be  true backyard, but in Hadd Hai Yaar we get a view of area by the hotel Villa Billerud in Sweden.
  18. In Go Outside Today, we get a wonderful introduction of his backyard of Toronto, through exploration and discovery!
  19. Maria’s post in Kamerapromenader shares some lovely views of the denizens of her backyard.
  20. The Fleeting Muse brings us an extended backyard filled with gentle creatures and the lovely flowers of the cactus!
  21. Olga enjoys a glass of wine in her backyard in her post in Stuff and what if…; the other inhabitants appear pretty relaxed as well!
  22. Sonia’s post in Sonia’s Musings takes us to the steps that lead to the office of the tax collector, which hs a not so pleasant history!
  23. In another beautiful post in her blog Out of my Write Mind, Sandy brings us the birds that visit her backyard; gorgeous!
  24. In a post that has an amazing view, Geriatri’X’ Fotogallery invites us to coffee in their backyard!
  25. Robert captures some great views around the city that is his backyard in Photo Roberts Blog, where we can kick back and relax!
  26. Na’ama Yehuda‘s entry for this week’s theme reminds us that the entire world is your backyard, if you hiking and explore!
  27. Tatiana has a truly great post in TravelArtPix, where we get meet the chickens in the backyard, as they walk across her feet!
  28. In Banactee, we are treated to some of the mysteries of the backyard in wonderful tableaux!
  29. In a great post in A Pause for Nature, we experience the challenge of moving a backyard… you’ve got to see this post!
  30. The backyard photo in Land of Images provides a beautiful splash of color that is sure to lift anyone’s day!
  31. Debbie writes a wonderful post in Forgivingconnects, as she explores her mental backyard a week before moving out of her apartment.  A great read! Also, Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo features a great excerpt from Debbie’s post!
  32. Susan captures a beautiful shade of peach in her post in Musin’ with Susan, of what is a stunning rose!
  33. Maria shares something in her post in CitySonnet, that I have never seen before: a Pomegranate tree in Pefkohori!
  34. Nicole’s photo in her wonderful blog Une Photo, Un Poéme shows us a truly stunning backyard scene!
  35. George takes us to visit some of the Nature in his backyard in his post in Alchemist of the Woods; it’s a great place to see lots of creatures!
  36. Debbie takes us into a stunning backyard in her post in Travel with Intent; Gertrude Jekyll’s garden is gorgeous!
  37. Yinglan’s views of her backyard in This is another Story provide us with some gorgeous floral images!
  38. In a truly interesting photo in Victoria’s Light, we get the story of the smoking man; who is he really?
  39. Jordan’s post in Jordy’s Streamings stories the backyard in many wonderful photos that are highly enjoyable!
  40. Ilka shares the first steps in a journey of A Thousand Miles, as she talks about teaching skills to kindergarteners.  A really interesting post!
  41. Ju-Lin shares some great views in her post in All things bright and beautiful; those lily pads are just incredible!
  42. In a lovely post in stephentotheplate, we are treated to a great poem, inspired by this week’s theme photo.
  43. In a lovely post in Fatma Mahmoud, we get to experience a gorgeous photo taking at night.
  44. Not to be overlooked is pensivity101‘s wonderful post, where she reminisces of backyards gone by and the happy memories that they bring!

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