Tuesday Photo Challenge – Mist

Let the fog clear…

Welcome to week 190 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

Wow, wow, wow! You really brought it for last week’s theme of Glow! That was amazing! Thank you very kindly!

Some of your posts provided me with a hint for this week’s theme, leading me to come up with Mist. Of course, Mist is more than just a fog, as it can also be a gentle, diffuse rain, which can provide very interesting light play. Unleash your creative brains and let them play with the theme to come up with those cool ideas that float around!

Have a lot of fun with this theme and make sure that no possible opportunity is missed (yes, I know…punny!)

Here’s a bit of mist on the path ahead…

Monadnock Staircase

I captured this image during an ascent of Mount Monadnock in Southern New Hampshire with my good friend George Fellner. We were looking forward to reaching the peak and getting some wonderful landscape images; however, this mist that we encountered on this staircase was only the beginning! The summit was completely shrouded in clouds, which provided a rather magical experience on the top, but not the views.

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 get lost in the mist and may the glow of inspiration guide you through it!

Three Line Tales – Mountain

Be the mountain!

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


Reaching high, higher,
Firmly rooted in the earth.
Mountain’s form comforts.


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!

Wanderlust – Wanderlost

Out of the fog comes clarity

As I feel a bit inspired by the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge’s theme of Wanderlust, I figure that I’ll share some of my travel and wandering about images over the next couple of days.

In this 3rd episode, I’d like to take a little twist on the Wanderlust theme and bring in the concept of Wanderlost, as there are times when I allow myself to get lost in order to really enjoy the paths that I have not traversed before.  It’s quite enjoyable for me to not always know what to expect around the next bend, as I explore and can be genuinely surprised by what I find.

Sometimes this means that I literally cannot see what lies ahead, as in this case…

Foggy View up Monadnock


When fellow photographer, George Fellner, and I decided to hike mount Monadnock in Southern New Hampshire, we expected to get a view from its 3,165 foot top. As we started getting up a little higher, our path started looking foggier and foggier, as you can see in this image.  By the time we got to the top, visibility was about 10-15 feet, as we were surrounded by low-hanging clouds.  It was a wonderful hike, with an outcome that neither of us expected.

The amazing part of this experience was how wonderful it felt to be embraced by the clouds and experience the stillness atop Monadnock, as if we were in a sensory deprivation tank.  Very meditative!

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