Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 144

Welcome to the 144th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

You certainly made Bank this week, despite the confusion that I started by not catching that the post title update didn’t take… My apologies for that! As a result of this theme, your entries ranged from memory banks to savings banks and plenty of river banks! Your creativity was phenomenal, both in your photography and your writings.

Thank you very much for providing me with another week of wonderful reading, which I enjoy immensely!

It’s often worth the risk to get to the other bank….

Caution: bridge may wobble!

This shot is from 2013, when my wife and I visited Scotland. This is in the lovely city of Inverness, as I just had to capture the church’s reflection in the water. We visited the other bank, so I can attest that this bridge has significant wobble, particularly as you get close to the center!

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

  1. Starting this week’s entries with a gorgeous photo in Une Photo, un Poéme, Nicole goes with the flow!
  2. Charles covered his bases in charlesewaugh, as his excellent photo contains both flow and bank!
  3. This week, pensivity101‘s post has a great variety of photos from the days on the water with that magnificent boat!
  4. Ladyleemanila always brings some wonderful images in her posts, as we get coverage from snow banks to the banks of the Danube!
  5. A fantastic photo in the post in Geriatri’X’ Fotogallery, as the ice flow creeps forward slowly…
  6. In Junk Boat Travels, Jackie shares some great banking memories and photos!
  7. In Don’t Hold Your Breath, we are treated to another amazing trip through Shanghai that gives me the feeling of being there!
  8. Na’ama’s poem in Na’ama Yehuda brings us to something that we all want to be able to bank on: Peace!
  9. With another wonderful photo in Chateaux des Fleurs, we are on the bank of an exotic location; I wonder where it is!
  10. Sandy brings us a truly lovely photo in her post in Out of my Write Mind, and her poem tops even that!
  11. Xenia takes us along for a walk with Eivor and Pearl in her blog WhippetWisdom, and the trail is amazing! In her second post in Tranature, we spend some quiet time with the seagulls by the bank of the river.
  12. Robert shares some amazing photos in Photo Roberts Blog, expertly capturing life among the banks!
  13. In a great post in Another LQQK, we can put our money in the bank, protected by a bear!
  14. Ann-Christine takes us along the banks through the snow in her post in To See a World in a Grain of Sand; lovely photos!
  15. Maria captures a winter wren in her photo in KameraPromenader; the bird looks to be doing very well in the cold!
  16. In A Day in the Life, we are treated to great photos of a rare treat: a juvenile bald eagle!
  17. Irene’s photo in her post in Heaven’s Sunshine captures the shadows along the bank; are they filled with mystery?
  18. In another lovely post in Fleeting Muse, we encounter some great banks, which include a country that is on my list to visit!
  19. In a poignant post in Travel with Jack and Tech, we visit a memorial in Budapest along the bank of the Danube that cannot help but pull at our heartstrings.
  20. Jase’s post in Proscenium goes to the memory banks, and even brings us to a classic bank!
  21. In another awesome post in Heart2Heart, we go to an investment bank for some: the Trevi fountain in Rome!
  22. Debbie’s travels have allowed her to encounter a different banking strategy that she shares in Travel with Intent; it will flip your lid!
  23. Shelley’s post in Quaint Revival puts a deposit in our health bank through her home brewing experiment… will you try it?
  24. In Pictures without Film, we are treated to two interpretations that have us both ‘by’ and ‘at’ the bank!
  25. Kammie shares a trio of her favorite banks to roam in Nut House Central; she also tells of a bank explosion that destroyed an old building that was part of history.
  26. Penny gives her imagination free rein in her post in Penny Wilson Writes, which makes for a wonderful read!
  27. Yinglan shares some great photos of banks that she has visited in her post in This is Another Story.
  28. Cee’s brings us to a great set of banks in her post in Cee’s Photography which are truly inviting!
  29. Carol brings a wonderful post to us this week in her blog Light Words; this mermaid might be a little chilly after coming up on the bank!
  30. Debbie has started a new series in her blog Forgiving Connects, which is called Money Mondays; this week takes us to the bank!
  31. In a cool post in Life Amazing, we cash in on this week’s theme with hopes that all that money ends up safely in the bank!
  32. Sarah’s shares a gorgeous photo in her post in By Sarah with both flow and banks; where might this be?
  33. Ulli’s contribution in their blog Banactee gives us a magnificent insight into the value of the bank; just ask Cezanne!
  34. This week’s post in One letter UP – diary 2.0 brings us a bank that we can do without: snow banks! And a great set of photos!
  35. Liz’s contributes three posts this week; the first one in One Million Photographs gives us a gentle river bank! The second in One Million Photographs finds us otter-ly absorbed in Oregon. The third entry in One Million Photographs finds us in Aguas Calientes in Peru, which is gorgeous!
  36. Susan goes with the flow down the Rhine in her Musin’ with Susan post, which gives us a lovely view of the bank!
  37. This week’s entry in Willowsoul saves the bank by not buying the books on display; Mark Manson’s book was a worthwhile read from my experience 🙂
  38. In Land of Images‘ post, we observe the gentle flow from a wonderful bank, which looks to be in Lancashire…
  39. Another great entry from sgeoil not only shares a great activity to do from a bank, but also the wisdom of the bank of life!
  40. Khürt produced yet another stunning post in his blog, Island in the Net, which has us on the banks of the Raritan river; a great post to read and enjoy the photography!
  41. Amy contributed a beautiful photo and interesting post in Photography Journal Blog, featuring Richard the Lionhearted’s Chateau Gaillard on the banks of the Seine.

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

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Bank

Along the Kharkiv, we walk!

Welcome to week 144 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.

Last week’s entries were wonderful and filled with breezy creativity! So, after a week of shooting the Breeze, I thought it might be time to go with the flow and walk along the Bank. This week’s theme gives me enough confidence to bank on a wonderful set of creative responses from all of you fantastic contributors!

Yes, you guessed it! This is another theme that can take into numerous directions, all of which should be a lot of fun to explore. I look forward to reading all of your approaches!

Here’s a nice bank to walk alongside…

Walking along the Kharkiv

Last year, I had the pleasure of visiting Kharkiv in the Ukraine, on a work trip. I enjoyed the hospitality of the wonderful people and was impressed by the size and beauty of the city! Well worth a visit!

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)!!

So, sit down by the bank and let creative ideas flow by!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 143

Hanging in the breeze!

Welcome to the 143rd round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

You certainly breezed through this week’s challenge! Your posts were a blast to read, as you shared lots of breezy experiences with some fantastic photography, poems and stories! I really enjoyed those soap bubles and the action sports that you captured! There were also a number of really tender posts. Thank you for putting your creative spirit into this week’s posts!

I just hope that you have as much fun reading these posts as I did!

Over the years, an on-going breeze can bend trees…

Persistence

This tree stands in a field not too far away from our home. On this particular day, I noticed the amazing lines drawn by the clouds in the sky, which caused me to take a walk into the field. Between the lines and the color, I was not disappointed by this great scene!

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

  1. Brian kicks things off a gorgeous photo in Bushboys World, which shows the gentlest breeze!
  2. In a wonderful post in Une Photo, un Poéme, Nicole shows how the breeze is captured for everyone’s benefit!
  3. Sarah’s post in By Sarah shows us some warm breezes that look like a great place to visit!
  4. Shelley’s post in Quaint Revival explains her love for Paris with all the right reasons!!
  5. Sanah’s awesome post in A Pause for Nature shares a bit of smoke that linges on the breeze…
  6. Kammie finds some rather breezy places in Nut House Central; looks pretty interesting!
  7. Those pennants captured in theonlyD800inthehameau are a wonderful example of shooting the breeze!
  8. In Pictures without Film, we capture a hint of a breeze in a fantastic post!
  9. In Don’t Hold Your Breath, we get a wonderful post about the Temple of the City God in Shanghai.
  10. Stella’s post in Giggles and Tales has lots of great photos of breezy scenes!
  11. With a great photo in the post in Ghost Dog we can definitely feel the breeze; a significant breeze at that!
  12. In Junk Boat Travels, Jackie captures some colorful dream catchers in Mazatlan!
  13. This week, pensivity101 shares the experience of the breeze, whispering through the trees and a stunning poem!
  14. Xenia sounds like she may be ready to head inside for the Winter in WhippetWisdom, where books await!
  15. Ann-Christine finds a stunning breeze that she captured with a great photo in To See a World in a Grain of Sand.
  16. In a great post in Chateaux des Fleurs, we find all the tools that we need for generating a breeze!
  17. In a lovely post in Don’t Forget the Half, we learn about a great visit to Florida and the good times that were had!
  18. A very appropriate post in Geriatri’X’ Fotogallery we wait for just enough of a breeze!
  19. The photo shared in Victoria’s Light is truly lovely with a sailboard enjoying the breeze!
  20. Jase’s post in Proscenium speaks of a one track mind and shares a lovely Winter breeze!
  21. In a great post in Heart2Heart, we find ways to brave the wind and sea and really enjoy it!
  22. In A Day in the Life, there may be a bit more than a breeze, but it looks like a wonderful beach day regardless!
  23. Debbie captures a truly lovely representation of the breeze in her photo in Travel with Intent; one can almost feel it!
  24. Na’ama’s photo and poem in Na’ama Yehuda capture the breeze with a wonderful touch!
  25. In Land of Images‘ post, the breeze may provide some natural exfoliation!
  26. Cee’s photos in Cee’s Photography showcase some great breezes, particularly with that soap buble!
  27. In Photography OCD, we are treated to a fantastic photo that shows bending with the wind.
  28. Maria has another wonderful photo in KameraPromenader; they look to be having a lot of fun!
  29. Sandy finds that the wind has its way in her post in Out of my Write Mind, with a bit of snow for good measure!
  30. This week’s entry in Willowsoul might generate a significant breeze when eaten!
  31. Susan takes us to San Jose her Musin’ with Susan post, where there was quite a breeze among the palm trees!
  32. Hammad has a great post in the Blog of Hammad Rais, as he shoots the breeze perfectly!
  33. Liz’s post in One Million Photographs has us dreaming of the breeze through the cherry blossoms!
  34. Woolly shares his enjoyment of watching the breeze in the grasses in Woolly Muses, with lovely images!
  35. Irene’s post in Heaven’s Sunshine shares a lovely view of sunflowers in a gentle breeze!
  36. Robert shares some stunning photos in Photo Roberts Blog, of which I really like the soap bubbles!
  37. This week’s post in One letter UP – diary 2.0 shares a tender moment between a dad and his son, and the fun of raking leaves with a breeze!
  38. Another fantastic entry from sgeoil captures the breeze, in what looks like a great place to wander!
  39. In a lovely post in Poetry in Pictures, there is a gentle flower that is truly pleasing!

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

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Breeze

Shooting the breeze!

Welcome to week 143 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.

After a week filled with the most gentle of contributions, it’s time to open ourselves to that gentlest of winds: the Breeze! Of course, you are not surprised by this selection, although you may find that this theme can lead into various directions… It could be a breeze to come up with a creative entry for this week, or you could unfurl a sail and float propelled by that breeze!

So let’s see, what comes from all of your creative minds this week, as we wind through their various passages. I hope you have some fun with this theme and look forward to what you’ll generate!

Here’s a result of a steady breeze…

Colors of the Wind

On a nice, sunny day, I was photographing an agility trial; in between events, I had noticed this wind spinner and decided to do a little experimentation to get just the right blending of the colors. Playing with my camera settings, I captured this shot at 1/25s, f/20 and ISO 100.

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)!!

Let’s shoot the breeze and see what happens!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 142

The gentlest of creatures!

Welcome to the 142nd round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

The gentle introduction into 2019 in this week’s challenge came through with a blast! Your posts were fun to read as always, and I really enjoyed the variety of approaches! You included lots of gentle aspects of Nature, which are always enjoyable, the gentle charm that can surprise us in certain neighborhoods, and many other great topics! There were several that definitely put a smile on my face, gentle shampoo and all!

Thank you all for being so creative and sharing from your lives! Have fun reading these posts and let one another know when you enjoy them!

Some of our most gentle friends are of the canine variety…

Tonka, the gentle soul!

Tonka was a lovely mutt from the shelter and the first dog that shared her life with my wife and me. Tonka never was interested in playing any dog sports, nor was she the most intelligent of dogs, but her love and affection were always filled with gentle sweetness. We still miss her after all these years…

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

  1. Sarah’s post in By Sarah starts things off this week with a gorgeous photo of one of the gentlest of flowers!
  2. In A Day in the Life, we are introduced to a gentle, feathered friend who loves a treat!
  3. This week’s entry in Willowsoul highlights the soothing, gentle flow of water over weary feet…no contest!
  4. In a lovely post in Poetry in Pictures, there is a gentle flower that is truly pleasing!
  5. This week, pensivity101 features one of the gentlest creatures: the lovely Maggie!
  6. In a great post in Une Photo, un Poéme, Nicole takes us to Padstow, Cornwall, where the store’s name is pretty gentle!
  7. Xenia’s first post for this week is in her wonderful blog, Tranature, where the gentle moss features large. Eivor and Pearl explore the Winter dawn in WhippetWisdom, with great photos and poetry!
  8. In a fantastic post in Chateaux des Fleurs, affection and love are featured beautifully!
  9. I think all of us can relate to the gentle shampoo that is so important in theonlyD800inthehameau; what a great photo!
  10. In Junk Boat Travels, Jackie takes us to Mazatlan, Mexico, where the gentle breeze might be very welcome!
  11. Cee’s photos in Cee’s Photography feature the gentle creatures that are Nature’s babies!
  12. Na’ama’s poem in Na’ama Yehuda talks about the gentle giant, who looks very innocent…
  13. In Don’t Hold Your Breath, this week’s entry is a wonderful post about the gentle charm of Enning Road, which feels like a throwback to the 1930s.
  14. Jase’s post in Proscenium features the gentle canine, which is really a wonderful friend, and has friends!
  15. Maria captured gentle human contact wonderfully in her photo in KameraPromenader; the bird touch is awesome too!
  16. In Pictures without Film, our bass-player captures a truly gentle landscape, stream and all!
  17. Shelley’s post in Quaint Revival focuses on the gentle art of fitting into one’s bathing suit by Summer 🙂
  18. Sandy has a touching photo of birds in Out of my Write Mind, with which she combines a fantastic poem!
  19. Woolly introduces us to a gentle giant in Woolly Muses, which roams the African savanna.
  20. Liz’s quest toward One Million Photographs brings us to the most gentle of hippos, who can make a cup of tea!
  21. Olga brings us gentle memories in Stuff and What If…, as she is reminded of gentle breezes and lacy waves!
  22. Ann-Christine brings us in touch with her Winter friends with lovely photos in To See a World in a Grain of Sand.
  23. Debbie used the gentle light of the golden hour in her photos in Travel with Intent; they capture truly beautiful landscapes!
  24. Irene’s post in Heaven’s Sunshine capture the gentleness of dawn on the lake, which looks stunning!
  25. Brian regales us not only with a wonderful photo in Bushboys World, but also a great bit of poetry!
  26. In a great post in Heart2Heart, we are reminded that the attitude of that gentle kitty may depend on ours…
  27. In a lovely post in Reflections of an Untidy Mind, Tracy documents the love affair between the flowers and the bee…
  28. Sanah’s lovely post in A Pause for Nature shows us the gentle flowers, which one cannot help by adore!
  29. Robert has a truly gentle photo of the noble grasses in Photo Roberts Blog, which is stunning!
  30. This week’s post in One letter UP – diary 2.0 talks of a family reunion and the gentle lake that welcomed all!
  31. Penny pens a tremendous poem in Penny Wilson Writes, inspired by the gentle Giant Swallowtail!
  32. In Land of Images‘ post, we explore one of the gentle constructs of Nature: the feather!
  33. In her post in the New 3R’s: Retire, Recharge, Reconnect, Marie shares a great photo of a man and his gentle friend!
  34. In a lovely post in Little White Pearls, Mariola almost makes us forget how dangerous those gentle cats are…
  35. Susan does gentle twice in her Musin’ with Susan post, as her granddaughter is very gentle with the gentle little bundle!
  36. Debbie writes a wonderful post in Forgiving Connects, as she remembers the path to forgiveness after her mother’s death, and its importance to learning to love again.
  37. Anita features the gentle Fanny in her post in Anita’s Images, who wants to stay warm and likes to chase cats!
  38. Indira’s lovely post in Sharing Thoughts brings us some very gentle interactions!
  39. Khürt braved the cold, as we see in Island in the Net, and it paid off in a wonderful post that is filled with fantastic images!
  40. A gorgeous photo is at the center of this week’s contribution to our challenge in Photography Journal Blog; that is a stunning flower!
  41. Another lovely entry from sgeoil brings us some truly gentle flowers!
  42. Sonia talks about the ‘little’ reason for her wanting to be better every day in Sonia’s Musings; this is a very gentle reason!

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

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Gentle

Gentle is the soothing rain…

Welcome to week 142 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.

After all the hard work, I’m back at my day job and spending a week of planning with my team and the development group for the next product release. It’s a gentler kind of work than the rough construction efforts that filled my break time 🙂 That led me to this week’s theme of Gentle!

There are many times when a gentle touch works better than a sledgehammer, or when a gentle breeze is welcomed to relieve us from the heat. Accept this challenge and unleash your gentle current of creative flux to come up with some apt images and posts! I am curious to see what you will create this week!

Here’s a rather gentle creature…

Giant Swallowtail

This beautiful Giant Swallowtail was one of the gorgeous creatures that I found at a butterfly display; at this location, they breed the various species of butterfly and, if you sit very still, the butterflies will land on you and sit with you. It’s a magical experience!

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)!!

Looking forward to your gentle approaches!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 141

One good floor deserves another!

Welcome to the 141st round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

We started on the ground floor for this year and it looks to have raised the bar to a new level! The floors are magnificent, as you took the theme and interpreted it with creativity and flair! I was floored by some of the posts, and there were definitely some smilers! Thank you for making it a pleasure to read and round up your entries!

Have fun reading these posts and let one another know when you enjoy them!

Here’s another type of floor that can be very inviting…

Breathe

This very inviting forest floor is in Baxter State Park in Northern Maine; the mosses make this an extremely comfortable location to take a nap! I very much enjoyed exploring here.

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

  1. Sarah’s post in By Sarah starts things off this week with a beautiful floor that reminds me of castles and manors!
  2. Jase’s post in Proscenium has Gracie at her best, as she’s shaking it off! Must have been an epic party!
  3. Kammie went pretty punny in her post in Nut House Central, but we’ll forgive her with those great photos!
  4. In Life Amazing‘s post, there is a true appreciation for floors, and I really do like that new kitchen floor!
  5. Maria captured some great floors in her post in KameraPromenader; that see-through floor is a bit scary, though!
  6. This week, Hammad has trouble finding himself on the right floor in his post in Blog of Hammad Rais; those shopping malls can make it difficult! In a second post on this week’s theme, we find a wondrous, sacred floor in the Blog of Hammad Rais.
  7. In Don’t Hold Your Breath, there is a definite ground floor approach to ambush photography… it’s pretty cool!
  8. Margo’s post in That Little Voice gives us stunning views of floor art, which you cannot help but admire!
  9. I enjoy mosaic floors and the post in theonlyD800inthehameau has a stunning detail of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque floor.
  10. Woolly finds us a rather old floor in his post in Woolly Muses, as it is over 1900 years old…
  11. Sandy starts us out on the ground floor in Out of my Write Mind with a gorgeous photo and lovely poem!
  12. Eivor and Pearl explore the forest floor in WhippetWisdom, as Xenia captured them and a great tanka!
  13. Alice’s post in the 59 Club takes us to a different view of the Empire State Building, which is a magnificent location!
  14. This week, pensivity101 takes a more pragmatic approach to laminate flooring than I did; carpet tile is easier on the knees 🙂
  15. Ron’s post in Progressing into Solitude takes the floor all the way to the door; I wonder where this door is?
  16. Irene’s post in Heaven’s Sunshine rightly asks about what people observe in the daily travels through this world…
  17. Sanah’s interesting post in A Pause for Nature examines the interplay between light and floor, which creates some unexpected patterns!
  18. Brian’s captures in Bushboys World find some really cool floors, of which I really love the play of the light on the floor of the Segrada Familia.
  19. In Junk Boat Travels, Jackie captures some of the stunning floors of the Alhambra, made with such simple materials!
  20. Debbie documents a supreme floor in her post in Travel with Intent; that floor took a bit more effort than the one I put in 🙂
  21. Cee’s photos in Cee’s Photography show us some classic floors, as well as a sigh that I should have had!
  22. Na’ama’s post in Na’ama Yehuda reveals the stunning abilities of people in antiquity and features a playful poem!
  23. In Land of Images‘s post, we find out what can be discovered under an old cupboard; that is some vintage flooring!
  24. Susan goes very small in her Musin’ with Susan post, as she puts those little people to work!
  25. This week’s post in One letter UP – diary 2.0 shares the memories of a floor over the years, as babies grow up…
  26. Indira’s wonderful post in Sharing Thoughts features some really interesting floors!
  27. Another lovely entry from sgeoil pulls us in to examine the nature of the floor that we’re looking at!
  28. Liz is on a quest to publish One Million Photographs, and shares a gorgeous floor in Lima, Peru, in her post!
  29. Olga shares some wonderful floors in Stuff and What If…, as the forest provides some rather nice possibilities!

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