Tuesday Photo Challenge – Memories

Remember and appreciate

Welcome to Week 135 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  No, you didn’t miss the round up of last week’s theme of Trio; it will be a day or two late, as I’m trying to catch up on my photo processing of a charity event for the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress that I photographed this weekend.

As I looked at some of your entries for last week’s triple threat of fun, I know that you’ll be entertained by the results!!  For this week’s theme, I’m leaning in a direction that is driven by personal events of the past week, as our oldest dog, Bette, passed away last Tuesday.  This led me to the theme of Memories, which I will revisit this week in a post with memories of Bette.

In your interpretation of this theme, feel free to use your creative minds and share any memories that you would like of the kind of your choosing.  Don’t hesitate to go for the whimsical!

Here’s an interpretation to get you going…

Remembrance

This poppy was one of several that I captured during our visit to Ostia Antica last year; there were many that grew among the amazing ruins in the excavation of Ostia Antica, which is an incredible site to visit.  This entire locale is filled with memories from times long gone by, as it gives an indelible impression of life during Roman times.

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)!!

Can’t wait to see what triplets will grace your posts!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Trio

Three heads are better than one?

Welcome to Week 134 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

It was very comforting to see how you approached last week’s theme of Comfort.  It was fun to see your creative ideas!  For this week, I’m picking up one of the suggestions that was made by Na’ama and using the theme of Trio.  Your challenge is to come up with some interesting trios that might just surprised your fellow bloggers…  What kind of triumvirate this is, is entirely up to you, and, of course, humor counts!!

Have fun and put your best lens forward!

Here’s a different trio to get you going…

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Just the three of us!

These beautiful bovines were pushing each other out of the way to get captured by their favorite paparazzi photographer!  The moment they saw me, they came running over and weren’t going to leave me alone until I got their good sides.

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)!!

Can’t wait to see what triplets will grace your posts!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 133

The comfort of moss

Welcome to the 133rd round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

It was wonderful to see the great variety of Comfort all of you came up with for this week’s challenge!  I was greatly amused by a number of the posts that found a very humorous approach to the theme.  There were also some really touching posts and a number of food posts that left me hungry for more.  Thank you all for coming up with such great posts and the effort that you put into them.

Please enjoy each other’s posts and see which are most comforting to you!

Sometimes comfort can be found in Nature…

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Breathe

This location is in Baxter State Park in Northern Maine, and I found it very comfortable to take a nice rest in the thick beds of moss.  If only it weren’t a short rest, I would have enjoyed it even more!

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

  1. Ladyleemanila starts things this week with a large variety of comforts, ranging from food to places and other!
  2. The room that is featured in the post by Geriatri’X’ Fotogallery  looks very inviting to jump into comfortable bed!
  3. Shelley’s post in Quaint Revival was very timely, as she showcased the comfort of voting early, rather than standing in line!
  4. Another amazing photo in theOnlyD800intheHameau highlights the theme beautifully, as it doesn’t get any better than a ride on mother’s back!
  5. In a great post in the blog Scroll we get introduced to the comforts of a hike through the woods!
  6. This week, pensivity101‘s post is all about Maggie and her comfort, even though comfort foods played a role!
  7. Xenia brings the comfort of the swans in her blog Tranature with a wonderful haiku!  In a second post in WhippetWisdom, Xenia tells the story of the final comforts given to an aging whippet.
  8. In a wonderful post in Charlesewaugh we are introduced to Charles’ granddaughter back in 2003!
  9. Sarah’s post in By Sarah gives a wonderful insight into the humor that exists in some restaurants!
  10. Nicole’s post in Une Photo, Un Poéme finds us at a rather comfortable location to sit down and enjoy the scenery.
  11. Alice gives us some insight in one of the benefits of retirement in The59Club: wearing comfortable shoes!
  12. In this week’s post in To See a World in a Grain of Sand… Ann-Christine shows us the comfort of staying close in groups in wonderful photos!
  13. In her post in Heaven’s Sunshine, Irene extols the comforts of a bowl of hot soup on a cold, wintery day!
  14. The poem in Na’ama Yehuda‘s post is amazing once again, and it really captures to comfort of a dog curled up.
  15. With a very entertaining entry in Heart to Heart‘s blog, we see that even pigs can enjoy air conditioning!
  16. Brian’s post in his great blog Bushboy’s World takes us to comfort in a very Australian manner, as mom provides comfort to her baby!
  17. Sometimes, comfort is all about the fur-baby, as we see in a great post in Jordy’s Streamings where the chihuahua is keeping nice and warm!
  18. Woolly ensures that there is adequate comfort in the food in his Woolly Muses post, which has me yearning for some of that food!
  19. It’s fantastic to see that a backyard can be the comfort zone, as in A Pause for Nature’s  post, where the pigeons get really comfortable!
  20. This week’s post in One letter UP – diary 2.0 features some rather important companions: stuffed animals!
  21. Klara captured the ultimate comfort in her post in Sliku Svoju Ljubim II in the cake that is being enjoyed!
  22. Sandy captured a beautiful photo of a duck in Out of my Write Mind, which looks rather comfortable in its current position.
  23. In a wonderful post in Willowsoul, we get comforts ranging from some delicious food to snuggling in bed while watching Dr. Who!
  24. Emily’s post in Zombie Flamingoes shows of some great comforts, and her cat’s ability to enjoy them!
  25. Tatiana has some great photos, one of a hair ornament in Giftsmart, which is stunning, and another set in TravelArtPix of fish dyring in Newfoundland.  Plus some great photos of Yellowstone in TravelWays.
  26. In a lovely post in Life Amazing, we find out that Walter is a great source of comfort and he seems pretty happy about that!
  27. Yinglan’s post in This is Another Story shows that we have similar tastes in comfort foods!  I know where to go for dinner!
  28. Anita shares some great views of comfort in its various guises in her post in Anita’s Images.
  29. Susan shares the comforts of a heating pad in her post in Musin’ with Susan, which she made good use of in recovering from broken hips.
  30. Bikurgurl writes a wonderful post on the sources of her comfort, which are many and inspiring!
  31. Debbie shares her experiences of voting day in her post in ForgivingConnects; her insights are fantastic and may help many!
  32. Ulli takes us to Tattooine (Tunisia) in his post in Banactee; the hotel there is a throwback to smart technology used by Berbers to create cooled living quarters.
  33. Maria shares a great view in her lovely blog, KameraPromenader; that certainly is a  great location to find comfort in watching time float by.
  34. Miriam writes an awesome blog post about her love of the music of Lior, as we read in Out an’ About about her encounter and enjoyment!
  35. Ilka shares the wonderful comfort of cooking with her sons in her post A Thousand Miles, after which the home cinema is open.
  36. Deb provides us with a Halloween view of comfort in her post in Twenty Four, as I’m stunned about the amount of candy!
  37. Jase decided it was time to go a bit against comfort in his post in Proscenium; I agree it was definitely time to do so.

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

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Comfort

Tempt me with your comforts!

Welcome to Week 133 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

After a rather Slippery week of entries, I thought we’d need a bit of respite from all the slipping and sliding and settle in for a bit of Comfort!  As the weather is getting colder in New England and many other places in the Northern Hemisphere, the idea of a cozy comfortable spot by the fireplace is rather inviting.  This led me to this week’s theme, which I hope you will all be comfortable with handling!  Think about what denotes Comfort to you and how you would capture it in your mind’s eye, or with your camera’s lens.

Be mindful and creative, and let fun and comfort collide into an expose on the finer parts of our human condition!  I look forward to your creature comforts!!

Here’s some comfort food to get you going…

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Comfort food… You tempt me!

Macaroni and cheese is definitely one of my favorite comfort foods, as its cheesy, gooey goodness is just pleasing to the eye, nose and tongue!  Add some cubed ham and bake it in the oven and I won’t be late for dinner!!  I shot this image for a food photography class with the intent to create an image that would be at once inviting and give a sense of home-made comfort.  I did do a bit of food styling to get the look that I wanted (yes, there was a blowtorch involved 🙂 ).

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)!!

Can’t wait to see what comforts will be highlighted this week!!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 132

To kiss or not to kiss?

Welcome to the 132nd round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

Many of you went down some Slippery slopes this week, as there were some prominent glaciers; it was interesting to see that a number of you have visited the same locales and definitely makes me want to visit these wonderful places too!  As always, you were creative and inventive in your posts, which gave me plenty of reason to smile and chuckle, particularly when I met Gus!  Thank you all for your wonderful posts and taking the time to put them together!

Please enjoy each other’s posts and see which ones was the most slippery of all!

Sometimes a possible prince might give you the slip…

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Future Prince?

This was a wonderful frog that was sitting near a pond at the college that my daughter attended, Bard College at Simon’s Rock.  It was a bit tricky to get exactly this angle on this lovely fellow, so I wound up hanging over the pond, while my wife held my feet down, so that I wouldn’t slip into it!

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

  1. A stunning photo in theOnlyD800intheHameau shows beautiful contrast between the scallop and its shell, a slippery customer in a gorgeous environment.
  2. Kammie provides something rather delicious in the Nut House, which is definitely slippery!
  3. Jackie’s post in Junkboat Travels finds her in a rather slippery location, which makes me wonder who name it thus!
  4. A particularly slippery situation occurred in Geriatri’X’ Fotogallery‘s post, but I wouldn’t want to be a stick in the mud 🙂
  5. With another awesome photo, Chateaux des Fleurs brings us close to some rather slippery rocks…
  6. The photo featured for this week’s theme by Land of Images is gorgeous! I’d love to visit that rather slippery location!
  7. In Don’t Hold Your Breath, we encounter some gorgeous Himachali butterflies, some of which are pretty tough to catch on camera…
  8. Some gorgeous snakes are featured in pensivity101‘s post, each of which seems rather content to be held, or are they the ones holding?
  9. Maria caught some wonderful snakes in her excellent blog, KameraPromenader; they look rather comfortable in the sun!
  10. The poem in Na’ama Yehuda‘s post is fantastic, as it captures the slippery slope that we’re on perfectly!
  11. With a very appropriate entry in Heart to Heart‘s blog, we get to see who captured a slippery customer!
  12. Yes, it looks rather slippery in Danny James Photography‘s post, and it might also be sticky in a peculiar manner!
  13. In Proscenium we find out about a rather disturbing attribute of leaves…they can be rather slippery!
  14. Susan brings us to a wonderful place in her post in Musin’ with Susan, which has many people returning very slippery!
  15. In this week’s post in To See a World in a Grain of Sand… Ann-Christine captures a rather amazing display!
  16. This week’s post in One letter UP – diary 2.0 examines the rather slippery sidewalk, one of Winter’s side effects!
  17. Brian’s post in his very cool blog Bushboy’s World introduces us to Gus, who looks rather chill, as if he doesn’t have a care in the world!
  18. Deb shares a rather interesting sight in her post in Twenty Four, which I have never seen before!
  19. Sandy provides us with a great angle of view in Out of my Write Mind, as her photo brings us in close and personal!
  20. Woolly makes the case for adequate padding in his Woolly Muses, as a traversal of the Athabasca ice field can be tricky!
  21. Olga also ventured toward the Athabasca ice field, as we see in her post in Stuff and what if…; the waterfall image is nothing short of stunning!
  22. Ju-Lyn’s post in her wonderful blog All Things Bright and Beautiful… made me chuckle, as it made me think of the Creature from the Black Lagoon, except this creature is much gentler!
  23. Debbie shares the experience of falling out of bed in her post in ForgivingConnects; her reaction and self-forgivenss is priceless!
  24. Yinglan’s post in This is Another Story takes us out to some rather spectacular glaciers, which are the pinnacle of slippery!
  25. Debbie wonders why the floor in Trattoria La Lanterna is so slippery in Travel with Intent; it makes me wonder as well!
  26. Ulli shares the story of the Growing Rock of Utterling in the wonderful blog Banactee; this rock looks pretty slippery!
  27. Ilka may have done some sliding along the trail that got her to the river Lech, but as we see in A Thousand Miles, it was well worth it for this lovely photo!

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

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 131

Filled with surprises!

Welcome to the 131st round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

It no Surprise that you came up with lots of creative post on this week’s theme!  There were quite a number of entries that surprised me and made me laugh!  You’ve taken a wonderful view on the theme and created amazing posts that really cheered me up this week, when a bit of levity was necessary.  Thank you for that and the great entries that you shared with everyone!

Please enjoy these posts and see which ones surprise you the most!

Sometimes a surprise can be something rather simple…

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The Kitchen Sink

There was a lot of amazing landscape to behold on the Isle of Skye, but nothing was as surprising as finding a kitchen sink in the middle of a field, as you’re walking toward an ancient ruin.  This field just needed a bathtub and toilet to have complete plumbing!

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

  1. This week is kicked off with a great entry in Heart to Heart‘s blog, which has the ultimate photobomb!
  2. With another great photo in theOnlyD800intheHameau we visit the town of Perigueux, where there will be a real surprise, if you take a step out of the door!
  3. This week’s post by Shelley in her blog, Quaint Revival, demonstrates that Nature can produce some interesting surprises.
  4. While she may not like surprises, we are regaled with some wonderful ones in pensivity101‘s post, of which I like the coral wedding surprise the best!
  5. The poem created in the blog, Syncwithdeep, is rather intriguing and has a surprise!
  6. In A Pause for Nature, there’s an interesting surprise that occured in the garden… do you see what it is?
  7. Xenia’s post in whippetwisdom celebrates a new horizon with the view of autumn’s beauty.  In a second post in Tranature, the gulls are hunting and looking very much in their element!  Xenia shared a third post in whippetwisdom, which celebrates the moon!
  8. Tatiana brings us quite a collection of posts for this week’s theme.  Her blog, Travelways, features the craters of the moon; a second post in Travelways takes us to Mt. Rushmore; a third post in Travelways goes to Baja California.  Her final post is in Vegas Great Attractions, where she features the Heart Attack Grill, a rather interesting place!
  9. The reflection in Na’ama Yehuda‘s post is quite surprising, as it appears to check its appearance before venturing out in the day!
  10. Susan catches someone by surprise in her post in Musin’ with Susan, as it’s that kind of birthday party!
  11. This week is surprising in To See a World in a Grain of Sand…, where Ann-Christine has some unusual items…
  12. In Proscenium we get surprised by the parking job that is documented there; or is it mooring?
  13. In a post in her blog, For the Love of, Anita details the curious case of the returning box…
  14. In Don’t Hold Your Breath, we learn about the tragic happenings in the town of Dhanushkodi…it’s a surprising tale!
  15. Kammie has a surprising companion in the Nut House, who would have made my day as well!
  16. Petra shares some stunning skies with us in Photoworld vol.3, which might color her surprised 🙂
  17. Stella was very surprised to find one of her favorite food staples in New York, as we find out in Giggles & Tales; which food do you think it is?
  18. Deb definitely put a smile on my face with her post in Twenty Four, which has something rather surprising in it…
  19. Sandy’s photo in her post in Out of my Write Mind contains a really interesting surprise…what do you think of it?
  20. What is so surprising about the photo presented by Land of Images is the time of year…
  21. This week’s post in One letter UP – diary 2.0 strikes fear in the heart of any sibling, who might be on the receiving end!
  22. There are some stunning photos in Anita’s post in Make Life Beautiful, one of which surprised me quite a bit!
  23. Not all surprises are pleasant, as we can see in Woolly Muses‘s post; I hope that the second location was much better!
  24. That’s a really interesting photo that is featured in mytravelcsp, and I see several surprising things…what do you see?
  25. Ulli’s post in the blog Banactee takes us to Portugal for some rather lovely surprises, although one leaves me feeling like a fish out of water!
  26. Olga came upon a rather unusual entry in a car show, as you can see in her post in Stuff and what if…; it might not be a good vehicle, in which to catch a ride…
  27. Debbie was surprised by a really interesting discovery in Madrid, as you can read in Travel with Intent; it left her high and happy!
  28. From Jordy’s Streamings we get to visit a house that’s welcoming for Halloween, which may make it just a bit scary…
  29. Debbie is getting ready for a group and shares her experience with a house meeting in ForgivingConnects; her post tells us eloquently of the importance of allowing ourselves to be open and forgiving of ourselves.
  30. Maria has a stunning photo in her contribution to the theme in her wonderful blog, KameraPromenader; it’s a rather surprising look!
  31. In a rather amusing post in Sgeoil, we get the opportunity to read our future in beer foam!
  32. This week’s entry in A Day in the Life takes us into a house; this house appears to have some squatters in it…go check it out!
  33. Ilka’s post is made possible by a surprising drop in temperaturel in A Thousand Miles, she takes this surprise to become a gorgeous photo!

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

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Slippery

A slope, a snake or the watery rocks…

Welcome to Week 132 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  As a heads up, I will publish last week’s round up tomorrow, as a surprise announcement wreaked havoc with my schedule.

This week, I’m going with a theme that was suggested by one of our regular contributors to the challenge, Na’ama Yehuda!  Thank you for the theme of Slippery!  Of course, this caused me to reverse my normal process, which is to be inspired by an image to pick a theme.  This week, I had to find something that might represent Slippery…

Of course, you can take the Slippery slope and unleash your creative minds and lenses to capture something to fir this week’s theme…I’m very much looking forward to seeing what you might come up with!!

Here’s a rather slippery customer…

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The Lady Charmeth…

Morgan is among my favorite models, as she always knows how to put together the facial expressions that I’m looking for in a shoot.  A little bit of mystery hides behind her eyes, aided by the mystery of the wonderful snake that has wrapped its way around her…

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)!!

Can’t wait to see what comes slip-sliding into this challenge!!