Tuesday Photo Challenge – Tranquil

Recovery of reason!

Welcome to Week 137 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

Amidst the hubbub of the holiday season (or is it the shopping season?), all of might wish for a moment of quietude; to find peace in the maelstrom of deadlines, demands and expectations is precious any time of year, and, possibly, even more sought after this time of year.  With that in mind, I thought it might be nice to have this week’s theme be Tranquil!

Take a moment to breathe deep, maybe meditate and center yourself; let your creative mind’s eye guide you to express the Tranquil state.  Hopefully, you are there, or it’s what you look to achieve.  Have fun, relax and enjoy this week’s challenge!

Here’s a relaxing moment to get you going…

Peaceful Morning

Rocky Pond has provided for a number of great moments to photograph over the years, and this morning was no exception. Nearly still, with the Sun  peeking around the tree, accentuated by birdsong, this was a tranquil moment!

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)!!

Have a peaceful week!

A Monday Morning Moment

Solitary moments

Moments of inspiration can arise any time of the day, as some of us are morning people, afternoon folks or night owls.  There’s no rhyme or reason, that I know of, for the time of day for lighting the creative fuses, although I do understand that the distribution of preferred time of day is a tribal survival mechanism.

I’m neither a morning person nor a true night owl, although there is something about the quiet of the morning, before everything is stirring, that is very attractive to me; it allows for that meditative time, when all that surrounds us can be breathed in.

One such moments found me by the yoga tree…

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Sol, it arises!

As it was late Winter, morning was not coming too early for me to catch it and this moment shortly after sunrise was just magical!

Have a wonderful day!

Three Line Tales

Sun’s birth, repeating

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

three line tales, week 122: a canal, boats and colourful houses
photo by Fabio Mangione via Unsplash

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Early dawn’s silence,
Unfolding day lies ahead.
Reincarnation.

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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!

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!

Morning Glow

Rising Fire

The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge has the theme of Glow.  Definitely a natural fit for quite a bit of my photography, as I enjoy backlit images…

Of course, a lot of my Yoga Tree images are in this category, as most were captured around sunrise with the Sun coming up behind the wondrous tree.  So for today, I thought I’d share a different tree.

Here’s something from an early morning start on a golf course…

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Rising Fire

The first peek at the Sun rising behind the tree reminds us of its awesome power!

Have a wonderful day!

Good day, Sunshine!

Wisdom and light

The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge has the wonderful theme of ooh, Shiny!; on Monday I posted a piece with a bit of reflection to celebrate a bit of occlusion of the Sun by the Moon (no totality in New England).

This time, let’s take a look back at one of the images that I still enjoy from my Yoga Tree series…

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The Wise Tree

This image is definitely among the top of my list of Yoga Tree photographs, particularly, as it was one of the very early ones in the series; it was not the first, but certainly is the first to convince me that there was a lot to capture of this wondrous tree.  Oh, and yes, this is an iPhone shot as well.

Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 44

Love’s daily nourishment

In this 44th installment of the Tuesday Photo Challenge round up, we are treated to views of a subject that is important to all of us, the world over. Your thoughtful posts about the Color of Love are quite simply fantastic!

This subject matter allow for a variety of interpretations, of which you took advantage, in the most creative ways imaginable.  Your colors of love vary tremendously and are all magnificent!

Here’s another image that came to mind when I thought of the color of love…

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Rising Fire

On an early morning, there’s nothing like the Sun rising in all its glory to remind us of the love that permeates the entire universe.  Let the loving rays of the Sun embrace us and fill us with warmth to ourselves and one another!

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

  • ladyleemanila‘s post is filled with beautiful images that express love in a number of ways, all wonderful!
  • Xenia brings us two entries this week, with the first one a Haiku of the love shining in the eyes as daylight fades in WhippetWisdom and the second is a tanka and images that captures love in the eye in WhippetWisdom!
  • pensitivity101 brings us the color of love in a number of images, including some beauties of roses!
  • This week, Miriam’s takes us to the center of her universe in The Showers of Blessing, as she brings us to the moment of meeting the love who is now her husband.
  • Pins N Ashes shows us her color of love, which is wrapped around her wrist snugly and with great beauty.
  • Ron demonstrates his colors of love in Progressing into Solitude through a collage of images filled with colors that he loves.
  • Leaking Ink‘s thoughts on the color of love are complex and deep and demonstrated magnificently in photo!
  • Stella’s interpretation of the color of love is wonderful in her post in Giggles & Tales; her images in this post capture it with great finesse!
  • Black Body brings us to the beach with a number of natural circles that also include a much-loved color!
  • Judith’s post in Nature Knows Best brings out a cavalcade of color in a manner that truly shows us the love…
  • Cee’s tender images in her post in Cee’s Photography can’t help but let each viewer know what love means!
  • George is the Alchemist of the Woods, in which he demonstrates that a MTB ride can define true love!
  • Mac has a very definite choice for the color of love in her post in Southern by Design;  let’s see if you guess correctly!
  • Emily shares her colors of love with us in Zombie Flamingoes and they are truly stunning!
  • Debbie shares the importance of asking for help by letting love show the way in her post in ForgivingConnects; it also has some great photos to go with it!
  • Khürt brings a tender post in his blog Island in the Net, which talks about love as a daily affirmation rather than reserved for Valentine’s Day.
  • Sonya’s post in her great blog Middleton Road has a wonderful capture of one of the love locks near the Wellington water front.

Definitely a lovely array of posts on this topic.  I hope you’ll have as much fun reading them, as I did!  Now on to next week’s theme…