Three Line Tales – One Small Leap

Spirit of youth

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

three line tales, week 154: people skipping over stones in the water
photo by Nattu Adnan via Unsplash

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Leaping, joyous steps,
Floating from mound onto mound
Young spirits soar high!

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Thanks also to Joni Mitchell for the inspiration that puts us on the carousel of life.

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!

Three Line Tales – Elevation

Beyond borders, without separation…

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

three line tales week 125: heart lanterns for summer solstice
photo by Erik Witsoe via Unsplash

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Hearts all atwitter float,
Above landscape filled with love.
Humanity lifts!

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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 – Round Up 9

The spirit lifts us!

This week’s entries were very impressive, which is even more impressive, as this week’s challenge was difficult, as I asked people to express an abstract concept, the Human Spirit.

I was inspired by recent events to select the human spirit, as it is what will pull us through and, most importantly, pull together, as humanity should and will prevail.

A warm thanks to all who participated, as the response was heartwarming!

 

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

  • Steve, who writes Meandering Maverick, showed us a great memorial for local Police, Fire and EMS, who often put their lives on the line to help others.
  • Miriam of the Out an’ About blog, documented the incredible drive and determination of the people of Marysville, a village that was wiped out by bushfiers only to make a strong comeback!
  • Nadia, who writes blog Becoming Roots, shows us that many things, even little ones, help us maintain and sometimes rebuild our human spirit.
  • Debbie, whose blog is Forgiving Journal, provided a truly uplifting report of a wonderful person giving hugs against LGBTQ violence!
  • Nikki, who writes A Kinder Way, provided a report on her Life is Good shirt that was released to support victims recovering from the Boston Marathon bombing.
  • Kim may have been late, but his entry on Do You See What I See?, serves as a great reminder that we should not take our planet for granted and that it takes human spirit to stand up for the environment!
  • A late entry by Bikurgurl, whose Just a gurl in the world tagline belies the depth of her blog (great writing!), touched on the little details of the human spirit!

Thanks to each and every one of you, as I appreciate your taking the trouble and putting a great effort forth with these images.

Now to start preparing for Tuesday’s new topic…I’m trying to make up my mind on which one to pick:-)

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Human Spirit

Celebrate humanity!

This is already the ninth installment of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  Participation in last week’s challenge with the them of Lines was rock solid with some amazing photography and even haikus to join in with the fun!

While I was thinking about what to select for this week’s theme, I decided to go in yet another different direction, partially to offset the horrific event of this past weekend in Orlando.  I want to go for something that is positive in humanity in that I am challenging you to capture the Human Spirit.

The Human Spirit is around us everywhere in lots of positive expressions, so go out there and capture some of that positivity and share it with the world!

My image for this week comes from an event that I have been lucky enough to photograph over the past couple of years; the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress‘s Buddy Walk is a hugely successful fund raiser for them, but it’s something even bigger.  This event is a true celebration of the human spirit, as it is a combination of acceptance, inclusion, perseverance and pure joy that leaves me uplifted every year that I am lucky enough to photograph the walk.

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Pure Joy!

For those who’d like to participate in this weekly challenge, the rules are the following:

  • 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
  • Have fun creating something new (or sharing something old)!!

I fully expect to see some great examples of the human spirit in this week’s photography, and hope that all of you celebrate this challenge!

Technical Details

This image was captured using a Canon EOS 5D Mk III using an EF 24-105mm f/4L lens.  Exposure settings were 1/500 second at f/8 at 640 ISO.

This image is also a nod to the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge – Pure, as nothing is more pure than the joy of a child.