Three Line Tales – Winter Fun

Oh Canada!

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

three line tales, week 146: pond hockey
photo by Priscilla du Preez via Unsplash

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Frozen expanse, ice,
Majestic vistas surround.
Boundless winter fun!

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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!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Play

Splish, splash, Darwin plays!

Welcome to Week 118 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  Your responses to last week’s challenge theme of Treat were not only voluminous, but simply fantastic in quality!

When thinking about the possible follow up to last week’s theme, I thought I’d look for a different treat!  This week’s treat is not only in the theme, but also in its flexibility!  Your challenge is to use the theme of Play in any way that you see fit!  As it can be a verb or a noun, be on the stage or in the backyard, there’s plenty of playroom with the theme!

So, play around with this theme, have some fun and let your creative minds wander about!  I’m looking forward to what you might generate!!

Here’s a bit of play from my memory banks…

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Having fun!

This is our old man, Darwin, who passed away last year.  There’s nothing that Darwin like more than playing in water.  For this photoshoot, I found a spot in the shallow stream, where it had a small cascade, so that I could stand lower than Darwin.  With Darwin running towards me, it only took a couple of tries to get this happy, splashing shot!

The full rules of this challenge are in TPC Guidelines, but here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write a post with an image for this week’s topic
  • Please tag your post with fpj-photo-challenge (if you’re not sure about how tags work, please check out this WordPress article about tagging posts)
  • Create a pingback link to this post, so that I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week (note: pingbacks may not appear immediately, as my site is set up to require approval for linking to it; helps against previous bad experiences with spamming)
  • Have fun creating something new (or sharing something old)!!

I’m looking forward to seeing what might ring true in your posts!

Office Decoration

Cubicle invasion!

One of the fun things that happens in the United States around this time of year is Halloween.  It helps us forget the election for at least a moment!

At our Red Hat office, we have a Trick or Treat event for employees’ children, so we take pride in decorating our office areas to add to the fun.  Of course, this means that office decorating becomes a competitive sport 🙂

Never to shy away from a challenge, I brought in my big brute…

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Oh no! Not that assignment!!

He was a great find at Worcester’s famous Halloween Outlet store, which is open year round to, as they put it, ‘Sell fright right!’.  I have had him for years and my wife was happy to see me remove him from our breezeway to take him into work 🙂

Hope you do a million fun things during this season!!

Daily Prompt – Buddy

Buddy’s are the best!

Today’s WordPress Daily Prompt brought by the word Buddy!  Of course, all of you know where I’m going with this, as there is no truer friend than a four-legged friend!

Of course, it is impossible to pick a favorite from among our dogs, as that is akin to selecting a favorite child.  So for this prompt, I’m going with our oldest dog, Darwin.

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Darwin having fun!

This photo is from about 5 years ago, when he was only 9 years old!  At his current age of 14-1/2 years, he sleeps a bit more, but still knows how to have fun and play, which is amazing.  He may have some health issues at this time, but we’ve got those well in hand, and, as long as his quality of life is good, our buddy, Darwin will continue to live forever!  (I know that I can’t have that wish…)

Do you have a buddy like this?

Technical Details

Captured with a Canon EOS 1D Mk III using an EF 70-200mm f/2.8L lens.  Exposure settings were 1/400 second at f/8 and 400 ISO.

 

In response to the Daily Prompt – Buddy