Tuesday Photo Challenge – Trip

Tripping the light fantastic

Welcome to Week 107 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.  I just got back from a long trip where I hit 6 countries in 10 days, including one that I didn’t plan on, but more about that later.

As this was a long, strange and mostly excellent trip, I thought that I’d use that as a theme for this week’s challenge: Trip.  Part of the reason is that I already used Travel as a theme in week 57 (I had to look to verify that), and Trip can still be about travel, but also about the other meanings of the word.  You get full choice this week to decide how you would like to use this week’s theme!

So, please use your creative brain, and share something to amaze and delight all who want to find out about this Trip!  Have fun with this one!

This is from a previous trip to Brno, Czech Republic…

Skating in Brno
Skating in Brno

This square is in front of the Moravian Gallery in Brno, where people could skate around this great horse and knight statue; someone may even have tripped here!

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)!!

Don’t let this assignment trip you up, and make sure the light is fantastic!

Awakening in the Fields

Here comes the Sun

The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge has the very hopeful theme of Awakening, which is a great way to think about sunrise!

Sunrise and sunset are probably most photographers’ favorite times of day for the beautiful light that they produce.  Or course, sunset is a bit easier on most, as it doesn’t require getting up early in the morning, but for my money, there’s nothing like sunrise, particularly in Winter, as it’s crisp and refreshing!

Here’s one of those mornings…

Sunrise Streaks

As the Sun comes up, the Yoga Tree stretches her limbs toward the sky in anticipation of a day filled with energy and recharging.

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 103

Views of the future

Welcome to the 103rd round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  My apologies for the delayed round up, as I’ve had a rather busy week.

Your views of the future have been amazing!  I really enjoyed reading your posts and seeing some of the amazing photography.  There was great variety, as well, ranging from looking at the possibilities of the future and things, to which we look forward, to deep thoughts and great trips that look like a lot of fun!

Thank you for a great set of posts!

Here’s a different look into the future….

The Line

Right in my home town of West Boylston, this railroad line provides a view that makes us wonder about what lies ahead….

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

  • Hammad starts things off this week with a wonderful post in The Blog of Hammad Rais, where we get a look into the future!
  • Xenia’s entry in whippetwisdom has faith in the future, which is understandable with those lovable whippets!
  • In pensivity101, we read about her plans for the future, in which she likely will not be rich, but definitely happy!
  • By Sarah‘s post provides a wonderful view of the future, as it’s maturing in barrels at the winery!
  • In a lovely post in Don’t Hold Your Breath, we’re looking at a future in Milan, which looks rather nice in May!
  • In Field Notes from over the Hill, Gwenny gives us a future rose, which looks amazing as a bud!
  • Robert always has great photos in Photo Roberts Blog, which this week look forward to a wonderful Summer!
  • In another lovely post in Fleeting Muse, Pranab presents us with some future fruits in the blossoms that she photographed.
  • Nicole’s view of the future in Une Photo, Un Poéme presents us with wonderful fields that speak of Summer!
  • Doar Nicole shows us stunning photos of tulips in her post for this week, which are accompanied by a great poem!
  • Miriam’s post in Out an’ About takes us back to the future at slightly less than 88 mph; exploring the sands looks like a lot of fun!
  • In a great post in Woolly Muses, we get to see some photos from a safari in Africa with amazing animals!
  • In a lovely post in Land of Images, we are looking forward to a hopefully near future of bluebells and wild garlic!
  • In a fantastic post from Anita’s Images, she shows us some of the great things of the future, as well as what we need to do to protect our environment for that future!
  • With a stunning photo, Life in Minutes brings us a future that looks beautiful with a reminder that our future lies in the past!

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

It’s Chilly Outside!

But my heart is warm!

The WordPress Daily Prompt provides the theme of Frigid, which is rather appropriate, given the Spring temperatures here in New England!

Winter is one of my favorite times of year, as there are those days when Nature is stunningly beautiful, as she’s covered by a blanket of snow.  Great photography, particularly, as many people prefer to stay indoors on those days!

Here are some examples of the cooler environs, in which we find ourselves…

Variety of cold environments abounds!

Have a wonderful day, and stay warm!

Rising in the Fields

Yoga Tree gives birth

The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge has the very hopeful theme of Rise/Set, which asks to share some of our favorite sunrises or sunsets.

There are a couple of these that come to mine, so I may do more than a single post in response to this challenge.  Of course, those of you who have followed my blog for a while know what is coming next: the Yoga Tree!  I have captured her beauty around the time of many sunrises, as she stood proud in the fields.

This one may be a good place to start…

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Birth of the Sun

All we need is a bit of Miles Davis’ Birth of the Cool album playing in the background, and we can be one with the Universe!

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 102

A memorable week

Welcome to the 102nd round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  First of all a heartfelt thank you for all the wonderful wishes that you shared, after the loss of our old man among the Cardigans, Ransom.  15 years is just not enough.

Thank you very much for sharing your memories this week.  They were touching, loving and all around wonderful. It definitely cheered me up to read your posts, for which I thank you kindly!

Here’s a memory from my short trip to Iceland in 2015….

Farm view!

Iceland is an amazing country with stunning landscape and wonderful people. This is the view from where I stayed outside Akureyri; looking north toward the fjord.

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

  • By Sarah‘s memories took us back to a fantastic looking merry-go-round, that she remembered from a couple of years back!
  • A wonderful post in CitySonnet shares the memories of her grandmother through embroidery!
  • This week’s contribution in theonlyD800inthehameau has great memories of a visit by his daughter and twin grandsons!
  • In a great post in Woolly Muses, we join in a memory from a last day in Africa and seeing lion cubs with their mother.
  • In a wonderful contribution by Don’t Hold Your Breath, we get to see Elephant’s Head, which is aptly named.
  • Xenia’s entry in whippetwisdom shows that Eivor and Pearl really know how to enjoy life to its fullest!
  • A beautiful poem in Na’ama Yehuda‘s post goes well with the photo, which captures a dear memory.
  • Nicole’s memories this week in Une Photo, Un Poéme take us to Ypres, where the Menin Gate is a memorial to those soldiers that fell there during World War I.
  • In a lovely post in Fleeting Muse, Pranab shares some of their favorite memories of the eldest son’s high school graduation and Crate Lake.
  • Marie shares some of her favorite memories of her dad in her post in the New 3 R’s: Retire, Recharge, Reconnect on what would have been his 93rd birthday.
  • A wonderful set of photos in Geriatri’X’ Fotogallery provide great memories of time spent in the desert.
  • Debbie’s post in Travel with Intent shares her memories of a walking vacation in France, which her daughter seemed to enjoy as well!
  • Susan takes us back in time in her post in Musin’ with Susan!  I can definitely relate to the memory she shares here!
  • In this week’s entry from ForgivingConnects, Debbie is making memories every day, as she’s looking toward some travel and taking a break from blogging.
  • George shares a wonderful set of memories in his post in Alchemist of the Woods, and some very nice words about this series of challenges; thank you!!
  • Miriam’s post in Shower of Blessings is a beautiful set of memories of her neighbor of 12 years, who was close to her husband and clearly a very nice guy!
  • In a fantastic post from Anita’s Images, we are treated to some of her memories of sunsets and a photo shoot on the beach!
  • Doar Nicole shares some really interesting photos, which are combined with beautiful poetry.  Also, please congratulate her on this being her 500th post!
  • In pensivity101, we find a truly touching post filled with memories rather than words…
  • The blog Following Him Beside Still Waters turned 2 years old and celebrates the anniversary with a great post that walks down memory lane!

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

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 101

Great places!

Welcome to the 101st round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  My apologies for the late arrival of this round up, as I’m in a bit of catch up mode.

Your places are fantastic and it was wonderful to read your posts, particularly uplifting during this week. There was a particularly great amoung of variety in your posts, and I got to see some really interesting sights around the world.

Thank you very much for your great contributions!

Here’s another one from my list of favored locales….

Myvatn Hot Water Spring

This location is one of my favorites in the world, as Iceland has some of the most amazing landscape on the planet!

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

  • Nicole’s kicks things off this week in Une Photo, Un Poéme, where she shares a wonderful photo of a great place!
  • By Sarah‘s post for this week’s theme features a wonderful array of images with great places!
  • Another great photo is featured in Danny James Photography’s post, which shows us the town of Queensland, NZ.
  • ladyleemanila‘s post for this week’s theme features a great set of photos of one of her favorite places.
  • This week’s contribution in theonlyD800inthehameau takes us into their backyard with a view that is pretty stunning!
  • The great post in CitySonnet for the theme finds us at a nice relaxing place where we can kick back and have a drink.
  • Xenia’s entry in whippetwisdom brings us Eivor and Pearl enjoying the Spring sun! In a second post for this theme in whippetwisdom, Xenia takes us to one of their favorite places, which is stunning!
  • This week, pensivity101 takes us to some of her favorite places, which are truly amazing!
  • Ed’s favorite place is rather snowy and looking fantastic in his post in In My Mind’s Eye!
  • In Layue’s everyday photo blog, we get a fantastic view of Jaffa around sunset in a beautiful photo.
  • In a visit to India in an awesome post, Fleeting Muse shares some of the beautiful locales that make up this great land!
  • Marie has a lot of favorite places in her post in the New 3 R’s: Retire, Recharge, Reconnect; there are a number of them that are definitely on my list!
  • In an wonderful post in Woolly Muses, we get to visit a favorite place in the Geelong area.
  • In a wonderful post, Sgeoil brings us to some wonderful locales; I love the lake Superior area!
  • In Ostendnomadography‘s awesome post, we get to visit Ostende, not in Belgium, but in Argentina!
  • Miriam’s post in Shower of Blessings shows us a great set of places, of which the sailboat is among my favorites!
  • This week’s entry from Land of Images has us visit one of my favorite places, as they go by the sea!
  • In this week’s entry from ForgivingConnects, Debbie writes about the importance of giving peace a chance and her goals in forgiveness!  Another great post!
  • In a fantastic post from Anita’s Images, we get to visit one of her favorite places: Stockholm.  Amazing photography!
  • Susan takes us to one of her happy places in Musin’ with Susan!  It certainly is a wonderful location!
  • Robert shares a great photo in Photo Roberts Blog; this photo definitely shows an amazing place!
  • George shares a great story about Athena finding a new happy place in Alchemist of the Woods, as Athena has a new playpal: Mowgli!
  • In Out an’ About, Miriam shares an amazing set of locations with us that are clearly wonderful to spend time at!
  • Doar Nicole shares one of her favorite places with us, in a great post with amazing photos from Paris!

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