Friday Mystery Slide – 2019 #04

Beautiful and unusual…

Here comes a fourth mystery slide post of this year….

This week is another one from my travels, which narrows the location options a bit. The location features some unusual geology, which, to my knowledge, is available only at a couple of places on earth.

Here’s a view across this magnificent geology….

Unique Shapes…

Those stones are unusual and appear to rise from the depths of the earth.

Where is this location, and what else can you tell me about it?

Now that the location has been uncovered… Felix Mendelssohn wrote a lovely overture inspired by his visit to Fingal’s Cave on Staffa: The Hebrides.

Friday Mystery Slide – 2019 #03

Ruins, ruins, everywhere!

Here comes a third mystery slide post of this year….

To be transparent, this one is not from a slide, but when I thought about this week’s offering, it came to my mind.

This was a rather grand view on a glorious day….

Where are these ruins?

The view here is stunning, and, as its form is captured pretty completely, I think this is not going to be the most difficult location to decipher.

Where are these ruins located? And, for extra credit, how did they get to be this way?

Friday Mystery Slide – 2019 #02

Good lock to you!

Here comes a second mystery slide in the new year….

This is another one from the collection bestowed on me by my father-in-law; it’s location is not too hard to figure out (I think)

There’s a rather tight fit to get into this lock…

Welcome to the lock!

Given the advantage of a series of photos in this part of the slide collection, I had a significant hint for the location.

Where would this lock be located?

Friday’s Mystery Slide – 2019 – #1

Where was my father-in-law, back when?

With the new year, I thought it might be interesting to revive something that I did for a while over the past year: the Mystery Slide.

As my father-in-law generously gave me a sizable slide collection from his travels, and even before, I will continue the project of scanning all of them this year. So, you can expect more of these in the future!

Without further ado, here’s the first one for this year…

What is the event depicted here?

This one took me a bit to figure out, even with the advantage of having some idea where my father-in-law traveled.

Where is this location and do you know the event depicted here?

Where is this location?

Strange and mysterious

It’s been quite a while, since I have challenged you with a mystery location.  The last mystery location in November baffled most people, as it was a while back in Hamilton, Bermuda.

I will narrow today’s location down a bit, by letting you know that it was during my recent travels that I came upon this location.

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What is this place?

I had to reach around a bit with my iPhone to even get this shot, so the light was definitely not the best.  What can you tell me about this location and what happened here?

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 53

Life’s mysteries abound!

Welcome to the 53rd round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  Together we have crossed a milestone in completing our first year’s worth of Tuesday Photo Challenges!  A heartfelt thank you to all of you who have contributed, read, commented and kept this series going across the first 52 weeks!  Let’s see what the 2nd year brings us!

With a theme like Mystery, I intentionally left the door wide open for your creative horses to gallop through and blaze new trails!  You found mystery and wonder in the world around us, the sky above and even the symbols that we summon to represent us.  You have once again managed to surprise and amaze me!  Thank you!!

Thinking of the theme Mystery, this was one image that also came to my mind…

Resisting Escape

This image is from my series of surreal images, each of which has a touch of mystery within it.  In this image, we might wonder what is drawing the woman into the sky, or what lies behind this sky?  Why would she resist escape from this dismal bathroom?

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

  • Xenia posted first this week with a great haiku and photos in her blog Whippetwisdom.
  • Rheka’s post in wHakAahUa is filled with the mystery of flowers, which is enhanced by technique and beauty.
  • Charles’ image in charlesewaugh is truly mysterious in that, while recognizable as metal, it is not easy to figure out what it really is.
  • Ladyleemanilla combines the mysterious in both some of the unusual items that she captured and the beautiful text that accompanies it.
  • The only deadhead in the hameau provides a stunning, mysterious image in theonlyD800inthehameau; go check it out…
  • iBallRTW brings us to the Thar Desert in Rajasthan, India, for some very unusual animal tracks.  Can you tell what animal made these tracks?
  • Candace juxtaposes the old and new in her post in Netdancer’s Musings; a mysterious blend results.
  • Leola’s brings us a mystery in Spiritually and Emotionally Connected with a photo that asks the viewer to identify what might be happening.
  • Ron brings us a touch of mystery in his post in Progressing into Solitude, and adds a touch of Elmo to it!
  • Amy brings us the mystery of horses in her blog The World is a Book…; what might these horses be hiding?
  • Marie’s post in The New 3Rs: Retire, Recharge, Reconnect is a bit mysterious, as Jupiter was crying…
  • George, who writes the blog The Alchemist of the Woods may not have enjoyed flying (for all the right reasons), but did bring some mountain mystery with photos and poetry!
  • Miriam went all out in her post in the Showers of Blessing, as she peeled back some of the layers of mystery of our favorite planet!
  • Leaking Ink has a cat with a nose for mysteries, who solves them without any encouragement of humans!
  • Steve celebrates Earth Day with us in a Bum without a Beach and brings along some Muscovy ducks for good measure!
  • Judith shares a mysterious look from her cat in Nature Knows Best with a little touch of Macavity!
  • Debbie brings us another Forgiving Fridays post in ForgivingConnects, examining the mystery of love with a little encouragement of Meister Eckhart!
  • Khürt brings us the mystery of looking into a house in his blog, Island in the Net, as we wonder what might be going on in this house…
  • Miriam shares mystery and wonder in her post in Out an’ About, as she brings us the moon, the flowers of the earth, the road ahead and many other images!

This is another great set of images, posts and participation!  Thanks to each of you for taking the time and being creative!  You have truly made this first anniversary very special!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Mystery

Mysteries of the universe!

Welcome to Week 53 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.  Exactly 364 days ago, I kicked off a new series on my blog without any idea where it might lead with this post: Tuesday Photo Challenge – Around the House.  While the post got a reasonable number of views and likes, it didn’t achieve what it set out to do, as there were no responses to that week’s challenge.  Undeterred, I followed it up with a second post the following week, which received a single pingback.

Things have grown tremendously since then due to the unflagging support from all of you!  Your responses to each week’s challenge are the lifeblood of this challenge and I’m excited to take it into its second year of existence!

Of course, the question on your minds is what this week’s theme might be…  Particularly, as I set this post’s title to Mystery.

The first anniversary challenge theme is Mystery!  Your mission, should you accept it, is to provide something in your photography or poetry or other medium of expression that relates a bit of mystery.  This could be in what you don’t share with the viewer or reader, so that you leave a part of the story up to their imagination, or it could be the central theme.

As always, you have free rein with your interpretation and direction of creative outlet, and I fully encourage you to explore to the boundaries of the mysteries of the universe!

Here’s a warm-up act to your main interpretative opus…

Mystery of the Daffodils

This image goes back 7 years to the Spring of 2010; as I drove along one of the normal detours to the office, I noticed the light playing on this cluster of daffodils.  Naturally, I had to stop and capture them, while leaving a little mystery, as to what lay beyond them.

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)!!

Very much looking forward to all of your great images!  Should be a fun week!