Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 114

New and some old!

Welcome to the 114th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  These are very late, for which I apologize.

Your posts ranged from wonderful views of new growth and Nature at its finest to new perspectives!  There were a number of them that were quite touching, with a wonderful newborn standing at the top of my list.  Thank you all for the wonderful contributions and the effort that you put into them!

Please enjoy these posts and share your thoughts on them!

Here’s something else that was new for a short time…

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The Gentle Mushroom

This mushroom was fairly new on this day when I photographed it, and did not last much longer than that, as human traffic resulted in another fatality…

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

  • Nicole’s post in Un Photo Une Poeme starts things off this week, as she shares a beautiful photo of a budding magnolia.
  • ladyleemanila also goes the route of flowers and plants, as she documents some wonderful new growth!
  • In a great post in the blog Banactee, we get to see Ulli’s new car, which appears to have been parked in a great spot.
  • In pensivity101‘s delightful post, we are introduced to a new hobby: growing roses! They look fantastic!
  • Xenia’s first post is in her blog Tranature with beautiful photos of bellflowers and wondrous haiku to match!  Xenia’s second post is in whippetwisdom where the color is gold: the hills shine with it!
  • In Geriatri’X’ Fotogallery, we get something rather tasty in a new Bordeaux…is that flowing from a fountain?
  • Debbie’s entry in Travel with Intent leaves me yearning for some delicious ice cream, as she prepares for new travels!
  • Wanda shares some new water lily buds in her blog Cookies & Moo; you can see this great photo in her other blog Wanda’s Photography.
  • In her lovely blog Bend Branches, Siobhan introduces us to a lovely little bunny; with apologies to her dog who had to stay inside.
  • In a great post in MV Obsession, a new leaf is shown in some beautiful photographs!
  • Miriam post in the Shower of Blessings shows of a new bird in her garden: a pin-tailed Whydah, which looks really cool!
  • With another stunning photo in Chateaux des Fleurs, we get to see wonderful buds that are waiting to bloom!
  • Robert’s photos in Photo Roberts blog are always amazing, and the black & whites this week are no exception! Please go check them out!
  • From Na’ama Yehuda we get a wonderful post about a new tooth, with a great poem to accompany the photo.
  • With another stunning photo in theonlyD800inthehameau, we get to see some new construction; I think this is rather temporary!
  • Stella’s post in Giggles & Tales brings us to fields of Danish rasp that color the landscape beautifully!
  • With another great post in Land of Images, we get something as fresh as a daisy, ox-eyed daisy that is!
  • In Don’t Hold Your Breath, we go to the Tirthan valley for some new exploration and new beetles!
  • In a wonderful contribution in Out of my Write Mind, Sandy brings us a new view of the sky with rather interesting cloud formations!
  • In ARHtistic License, Andrea shares some new growth with great photos of baby grapefruits!
  • Congratulations to Miriam, as she details in her post in Out an’ About; she had her first column published, which shows that dreams can come true!
  • In the great blog Proscenium, Jason shows us what is new in his life: the mail!
  • With a gorgeous photo of a poppy, sgeoil brings us a fantastic post!
  • Olga’s great post in Stuff and what if… gives us an almost supernatural look into the beauty that surrounds us!
  • Julia kicks off a completely new blog, just for herself, in Chill Mom’s Photos and Reviews!  Looking forward to lots of great posts!
  • Marie goes all out in her post in the New 3Rs: Retire, Recharge, Reconnect, as that photo is simply stunning!
  • In a wonderful post in Photography Journal Blog, we are introduced to some new neighbors: cygnets!
  • Hammad takes a philosophical look at what is new in The Blog of Hammad Rais, coming to the conclusion that Nature brings new every day!
  • Yinglan’s post in This is Another Story shares some amazing new growth; some of those are going to be delicious!
  • In another powerful post in So Not Simple, Mariyaah tells us of how Gratitude has become the new approach to her life!
  • Debbie continues her experiment with the happiness scale in ForgivingConnects, and she’s achieving peace with her mind; a great read!
  • Susan shows of something completely new in her post in Musin’ with Susan: sustainable landscaping, which looks amazing!
  • It doesn’t get any more new than newborn, as shown in a touching post in SoniasMusings!
  • A rather cool post in The Apples in My Orchard we get to see the newest possible Monarch caterpillar, as it eats its first meal and grows rapidly!
  • Ilka’s post in A Thousand Miles introduces us to her beautiful orchids, which were a new hobby to her.
  • Khürt’s entry in Island in the Net features a new perspective on an old city, which results in great photos!
  • George goes ultimate in the Alchemist of the Woods, as he is sharing his rampage ultimate experience with us! Very cool!

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

Tuesday Photo Challenge – New

Turn over a fresh, new leaf!

Welcome to Week 114 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  I will finish last week’s challenge round up later during the day and post it tomorrow morning, as the response was again fantastic!

After a week filled with all things with an Age, this week will be all about things New! Whether it’s a newly hatched chick, a young lamb or a shiny new pair of shoes, your challenge is to take a fresh (new) look at what the creative juices in your brain lead you to!  Let the ideas flow freely and celebrate the start of a new season (Summer or Winter, depending on your location) with your imagination!

I very much look forward to seeing what your limitless creative ideas come up with this week to be shared with everyone!

Here’s a bit of the new…

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Fresh Apple Blossom

These apple blossoms had just appeared and still show off their fresh new-ness, which will soon make way in its continued development toward the tasty apples that follow, as Summer makes way for crisp Autumn days.

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!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Quotidian

Old turns to new…

Welcome to Week 89 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.

I hope that you enjoyed reading through the responses to last week’s theme of Pets as much as I did!  They were a lot of fun and inspiring!

As we approach the New Year, I thought about what could be new, which led me to what we call New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day in Dutch: Oud en Nieuw; literally, this translates to ‘Old and New’.  So, I thought that it might be interesting to take something Old, and give it a new treatment.

The old part is that I’m recycling the image from the first Tuesday Photo Challenge that started us on this path; the new part is that we will use the them Quotidian to create a wonderful set of creative posts to ring in the New Year!  Quotidian might be the everyday in our lives, but I’m confident that you will find something rather special in these everyday occurrences!

Please go out there and capture something fun that is part of the everyday aspect of your lives and have some fun with it!  Whether it’s a crosswalk that you go across on a daily basis or the mug, from which you drink your morning coffee.  The challenge is to photograph this in an unusual, novel way and have it say something new about the old!

Have fun with this!

Here’s that image from the first TPC…

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What could I be?

This view is a macro image of one of the disk enclosures in my studio.  Something that is used every day, as part of my overall storage solution and the inspiration for this week.

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 how the old turns to new in your creative minds…