Three Line Tales – Starship

Across the universe

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

three line tales, week 155: an old truck in a ghost town

photo by Ian Parker via Unsplash


Star-filled firmament,
Bringing travelers from afar.
Space-time continuum…


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 80

The sky was not the limit!

Welcome to the 80th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  This week saw many of you looking up to the sky where you found lots of inspiration!

The variety of images underscores the creativity of each and every one of you!  You shared some stunning images, each with their own special aspects, and I was truly stunned by a number of your photos, which captured the theme in all its power!

Thank you all for great posts that gave me lots of pleasure in reading them!

Sometimes the sky can present some wondrous patterns…

Sunrise Streaks

This Yoga Tree image was taken on one of those wonderful early Winter mornings, when the air is crisp and the rising Sun holds the promise of a perfect day.  The variation of air speeds in different layers in the atmosphere created some interesting cloud formations, making for a shot that contains both beauty and form.

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

    • Sarah kicked us off with lovely brooding skies over Auckland in By Sarah; she also create a second post with a beautifully reflected sky in By Sarah, which has a great set of leading lines in the image!
    • Ed presents a variety of skies in his post in In my Mind’s Eye, one of which has an awesome over-sized golfball!
    • Xenia also brings us a pair of posts; the first in whippetwisdom brings us wonderful vistas that include Lock Linnhe, a tanka and whippets!  The second entry in whippetwisdom is in the Nevis range and has a great haiku!
    • ladyleemanilla has viewed the sky from lots of angles and with lots of interesting scenes; her range of images are fantastic!
    • Maria’s entry in citySonnet has stunning views of the sky with lots of intriguing cloud formations!
    • Poetry in Pictures brings us very cool skies, including one that contains last week’s theme: a bird!
    • Gwenny’s sky photos in Field Notes from Over the Hill have amazing views, including a couple of arcs!
    • This week, pensivity101 shares fantastic skies from sunrise to sunset!
    • In Folly’s Photoworld vol. 2, Petra brings us some rather gray skies, which are lightened up by a new dog!  Petra also has a project in another blog, where she has photographed the sky every day since April 2012: Petra’s Himmelsbilder; you’ll want to check this out!!!
    • Stella’s selection of skies in Giggles & Tales are stunning!  I particularly love the reflection; which one of her photos is your favorite?
    • This week, theonlyD800inthehameau has a beautifully photographed Sun silhoetting trees in the Sir Bani Yas game reserve in Abu Dhabi!
    • In Arizona Mary Photos, we’re treated to a great array of cloud-filled skies with interesting shapes!
    • In his blog Swaash, Swathi brings us wonderful skies from his visit to his grand ma’s house, which he clearly enjoyed very much!
    • Cee presents us with gorgeous skies in her entry in her awesome blog, Cee’s Photography!
    • Frank’s post in Poetry, Short Prose and Walking has a stunning combination of wondrous poem and great vistas in his photography!
    • In Chateaux des Fleurs we get a view of the Brooklyn Bridge with a great sky, which would definitely increase its sale price!
    • Candace photographs the United States flag against a beautiful sky in her post in Netdancer’s Musings; great post!
    • Robert’s photo in Photo Robert’s Blog is a fantastic shot of the sky reflected in a puddle on the street!
    • In Magic and Beauty we are treated to some interesting urban vistas with cool skies!
    • Miriam brings us skies and views from Oregon and California in a great post the Shower of Blessing.
    • Debbie’s photos in this week’s entry in her blog Travel with Intent come from a visit to Sapa in northern Vietnam; what a gorgeous area!
    • In the abstractlives‘ blog entry, we get to see some rather cool skies in various locations!
    • This week’s entry in Roaming Urban Gypsy takes us to the park for some fantastic skylines!
    • This week Land of Images brings us a sky from one of my favorite islands: Skye!
    • Sunshine’s Snapshots shares some big puffy clouds on a beautiful day in Cohoes!
    • Nicole’s entry in her blog, Doar Nicole, has great photographs, with the reflection of the sky in a street puddle making me say WOW!
    • This week, Susan’s post in Musin’ with Susan goes back to the Solar Eclipse with a perfect capture!
    • This week in Linda’s Cr8tions 365, we get to see a cloud that is lit by the setting Sun in stunning fashion!
    • Another gorgeous sunset is on display in layue’s everyday photo blog, where the beach provides a perfect location!
    • Bushboy shows us some soaring clouds in his post in Bushboy’s World, which have an added feature: an eagle!
    • Klara gives us a great post in Sliku svoju ljubim II, with a bright sunny day, trees and people enjoying their time outdoors!
    • Andrea’s post in ARHtistic license takes us over the canal!
    • In Urban Liaisons we get to reach for the sky!  At least, the rusty tower gets to reach for us!
    • Bullyboy shows us the color of a wonderful variety of skies in Travel387; then he adds a second entry in Travel387 with silhouettes and skylines!
    • Ron went multi-challenge in his fantastic post in Progressing into Solitude with a really cool set of images!
    • Debbie’s post in ForgivingConnects tells us about opening up ourselves to forgiveness, as we’d open ourselves to the sky!  Beautifully written!
    • In the Blog of Hammad Rais, the stairs reach up to the sky, but not far enough to find some cool breezes!
    • Lisa’s post in A Day In The Life celebrates the various moods that are brought by the sky in a series of beautiful photos!
    • In Bajezen, we get treated to another beautiful variety of skies!
    • Miriam had a wonderful time camping on the banks of the Campaspie river, as you can see in Out an’ About, where the skies were magical!
    • Khürt created another fantastic post in Island in the Net, where he shows a fantastic blood red sky!
    • Ron captured some rather cool skies in his blog, Locating Frankenstein’s Brain, which is an awesome blog!

Hope that you enjoy these posts!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Sky

Skyline pigeons are welcome!

Welcome to Week 80 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.

After enjoying all those amazing entries for last week’s theme of birds, time came once again to pick a theme!  As I went out this past weekend to do some photography at Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge, I took a look at the images from that little walk and found something that I liked.  As a result, we get the theme of Sky!

I ask you to put your creative focus skyward to capture what strikes your interest!  Whether it’s a skyline, amazing sky, a raptor circling in the sky, or any other idea you have, this week the sky’s the limit for your entries!  Have some fun with this and share some amazing shots with each other in this week’s challenge!!

Here’s that image that got me looking skyward (by looking down)…

Reflected Foliage

This image reveals part of the fun that I have shooting with a polarizing filter, as the polarizer greatly increases the depth of the blue that is reflected in the Nashua river.

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 catches your eye this week…

Spring Storms

The sky tells a story

During this season, the weather is expected to become more gentle, as the languid breezes of Summer are getting ever closer.  However, there are still opportunities for those storms that light up the sky, as they drench the landscape with rain.  They come in quick, unleash their fury and disappear just as quickly.  With this weather in mind, New Englanders keep an eye on the sky for indications of trouble…

Dark Skies Loom

This sky brought some spotty rain on the farm, but looked like it could have carried some heavier downpour with it.

Have a wonderful weekend!

A New Horizon

Embrace what we see…

As we’re looking toward the future, we strive to reach beyond what the horizon obscures and understand all that may occur.  In doing so, do we lose track of what each and every day holds for us?  Appreciating each and every moment, while making decision that bode well for our planet, humanity, our family and ourselves, allows us to live truly full lives.

Look toward each and every new horizon, and embrace all that you see as today’s realm of possibilities.

Morning on the Horizon

Inspired by the WordPress Photo Challenge – New Horizon.

Instant Grammar – page 26

The image on page 6 was shot on September 5, while I was waiting for my car to be serviced.  It had just rained and I sauntered over to the Panera close to the dealership to get a bit of breakfast.

A Sunny Flower on a Rainy Day
A Sunny Flower on a Rainy Day

After a (somewhat) healthy power breakfast with a cup of hot green tea, I was walking back and rather liked the sky that presented itself, so was looking for an opportunity to photograph it in some fashion.

As it happened, the dealership had planted a nice row of sunflowers along the edge of their lot to dress things up a bit.  I liked the idea of juxtaposing the sunflower against the doughnut shop and the sky; a bit of a 3-way contrast between sun and rain, as well as healthy sunflower seeds vs killer doughnuts.  A bit of finding the position to line up flower, shop and sky, and you see the result here.

I hope you enjoyed my musings about page 26 and feel free to take a look at the entire book at the following link for the softcover versionInstant Grammar 2013 by Frank Jansen or for the hardcover version Instant Grammar 2013 (Hardcopy) by Frank Jansen

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