Do you remember laughter?

Laugh out loud!

The WordPress Daily Prompt provides the theme of Laughter, which caused me to take a little mental detour…

I started thinking about sources of laughter, which can be jokes, funny situations, and many other scenarios.  Usually, such merriment is all too short-lived, so what should make us happy enough to be a platform for lighthearted laughter?  How about ice cream?

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We all scream!

There’s nothing like children’s excitement and joyous laughter at the sound of a nearby ice cream truck!  Let’s enjoy this ice cream moment, and laugh out loud to clear our worried minds and release some much needed endorphins!

Have a wonderful day!

Munchies & Munchies

Do you need your fix?

The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge provides the theme of Sweet, for which I posted a rather Valentine-themed entry yesterday.

Today, I thought it might be interesting to provide a more year-round winner of the candy category, which has been a staple for sweet-tooths for quite a while: M&Ms!  While I am not a fan of chocolaty, crunchy candies (I prefer Dutch licorice and chocolate with caramel), they are interesting to photograph…

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Mounds of Munchies!

You might feel the urge to reach out and grab the rainbow of M&Ms!

What is your go-to candy fix?

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 92

Yummy, yummy, yummy!

Welcome to the 92nd round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  There were plenty of delicacies in this week’s posts!

You were very creative in creating great variety, ranging from how delicious life can be to lots of foods that are irresistible.  Some of you admitted to having a weakness for certain foods, which I can appreciate 🙂  On top of that, it was great that some of you looked at delicious from a different perspective: sheep and horses have things that they find delicious as well!

Thank you for creating a wonderful set of posts with fantastic viewing and reading!

Here are some candies for your delicious sweet tooth…

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Mondays & Mondays

This photo came from a bit of experimentation and sorting of M&Ms to get some cool colors; the observant will notice that I left out the brown ones 🙂  I understand that lots of people find these candies delicious, but I’m not among those 🙂

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

  • In Giggles & Tales, Stella shares a lot of delicious items; I challenge you to look at her post without getting hungry!
  • In Geriatri’X’ Fotogallery‘s post, there’s an array of yummy dishes that will make your mouth water!
  • This week’s contribution in theonlyD800inthehameau, we go to the Rialto fish market for something rather tasty!
  • This week’s response by Land of Images shows us a different point of view, as the sheep have found something they like!
  • Xenia’s post in whippetwisdom brings us a wonderful likfe filled with delicious moments and dogs having fun!
  • This week, pensivity101 tells of a wonderful way to help charity with casual dress day at work and the cookies that raised even more!
  • In Chateaux des Fleurs, there are a number of cuisines, each of which looks wonderfully appetizing.
  • By Sarah shares a great photograph of a delicacy that might not be on everyone’s list; let Sarah know, if it’s on yours.
  • Nicole shares a great photo in her post in Une Photo, Un Poéme; she also asks a question about which one you like best…
  • Candace’s post in Netdancer’s Musings proves that delicious food can be found on a gluten-free diet; she shares a rther tasty treat!
  • Miriam found that home made pizzas are delicious in her post in Shower of Blessings; there is another nice pie in her post as well!
  • The post from the Nomadic Architect tells us about Gur, which looks rather delectible!
  • In Bushboy’s World, Brian shows us how to make spicy vegetable couscous, which I would certainly enjoy!
  • The post contributed by CitySonnet is gorgeous and certainly dangerous for any sweet-tooth…I might want to eat all of those cakes!
  • Miriam writes two fantastic posts in Out an’ About; the first post talks about shifting thoughts and a wonderful song!  The second post in Out an’ About provides a perfectly delicious formula for enjoying life!
  • Musin’ with Susan takes us to the enjoyment of the eclair with a fantastic photograph!
  • This week iballrtw takes us to  location that I really like: a fromagerie in Paris with a wonderful display!
  • George, aka the Alchemist of the Woods, shares a snow day on the farm with some delicious treats for the horses!
  • Mara’s post in Mara’s Artistry shows us another one of her skills: making sushi. It looks fantastic!
  • This week’s entry from the Blog of Hammad Rais takes us to a rather unusual restaurant in Pakistan, where you can enjoy hot food, while keeping your feet nice and cool!
  • In this week’s entry from ForgivingConnects, Debbie shares the experience of how delicious it is to forgive oneself and accept yourself for the wonderful person you are!
  • In his post in Cactus Haiku, Nakazato admits to one of the foods that he cannot resist at his favorite cafe: tiramisu!
  • Nicole’s post in Doar Nicole fights the gloominess of the season with a wonderful, colorful array of delicacies and some excellent music!
  • Mercedes takes us on a tour of Eataly in her post in Pastries, Pics and Politics.  If you have never visited one of the Eataly stores you will certainly do so after seeing Mercendes’ post!

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

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Delicious

Tasty ideas are welcome!

Welcome to Week 92 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.  Last week’s bounty of circles was stunning with a creative set of interpretations that will have you around time and again to read all the interesting posts.

As luck would have it, your responses to the challenge and comments on yesterday’s ’round up’ provided inspiration for this week’s theme.  In particular, there were some great food-related posts and Debbie’s question that led to me to the theme of Delicious!

Of course, that provides a rather wide set of interpretation opportunities and I fully expect that many of you will present something unusual that is delicious; tastes do vary, and sometimes it’s all about how daring you are.  I’m sure that not everyone will find snails delicious, or that everyone likes lobster (just imagine how adventurous the first people were that ate lobsters).

Have fun coming up with ideas, photos and great posts on this week’s theme!

Here are some circles, that are also delicious…

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Cupcake Delight

This photo I took a number of years ago, when I was taking a food photography class.  This one was all about lighting your subject, so I decided to try and create a bit of a mood as well.  Warm tones throughout the image and softened shadows give a sense of these cupcakes being ready to eat in a familiar kitchen.

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 some delectable images that will leave me hungry!

For your enjoyment!

Mac and cheese!

The WordPress Daily Prompt has the theme of Flavorful.  Of course, there might be something good to eat somewhere!

A popular category of foods in the United States are those that are termed comfort foods; all the things that you want to eat with a bit of guilty pleasure, because you know that they are not necessarily the healthiest options, but they make you feel so good!  What this means varies from person to person, as we all have our individual tastes.

For me, the ultimate comfort food is a well-prepared macaroni and cheese….

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Stick a fork in it!

There is nothing like the gooey goodness of a delicious combination of cheeses, with a bit of crust from baking in the over, and the flavorful surprise of encountering a small cube of ham in your bite.  A guilty pleasure, yes; bring it on!!

What is your guilty pleasure?

Three Line Tales – Delicious Pie!

Good things come from here…

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

Three line tales week 80: a pizza oven
photo by Cathal Mac an Bheatha via Unsplash

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Flames dancing on wood,
Bricks re-radiating heat.
Pizzeria scent!

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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!