Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 100

Time immemorial

Welcome to the 100th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  It feels rather amazing to me that we’ve hit the centennial mark, which is solely due to the effort that each of you put into yours posts, time after time!

It was a pleasure to read all of your posts, which showed great variety in how you approached the topic of time!  You took your time and came up with excellent posts, which were insightful and creative!

Thank you very much for your participation!

Here’s a trip back in time….

Connecticut River Mills
Looking back into time

This view is across the Connecticut river near Turner’s Falls, Massachusetts.  This really gives a sense of what it looked like during the 19th century, when these mills were operational and providing lots of jobs.

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

  • Kicking things off this week is iballrtw, who managed to capture a perfect instant in time during a dance performance!
  • That special time of the golden hour is detailed in Following Him Beside Still Waters in a post with wonderful sunset photography!
  • This week, pensivity101 shows us what time looks like in dog years, which is something that I can definitely relate to!
  • Frank’s post in Poetry, Short Prose and Walking takes a wonderful look at time and shares a great poem!
  • In a cool post, Fleeting Muse reveals the sometimes cruel nature of time, as measured by hairline…
  • By Sarah shares a wonderfully tender tanka and photos that relate the march of time in a way that we can all feel!
  • Ron takes us to the end of time in a stunning post in Progressing into Solitude!  Memento mori!
  • This week’s contribution in theonlyD800inthehameau takes us way back in time to ancient Petra with a beautiful photo!
  • In Geriatri’X’ Fotogallery‘s post about time, we are taken to Riga to look at an amazing clock!
  • Nicole’s post in Une Photo, Un Poéme travels to a rare town that starts with a Z: Zennor; time may have stood still here…find the clock!
  • This week’s entry from Land of Images reminds us that it’s almost orchid time again, which will brighten all our moods!
  • Xenia’s entry in whippetwisdom tells us of beach time; it’s also her 500th post! In post 501 in whippetwisdom, Xenia tells us of a helping hand!
  • ladyleemanila clearly had a good time this week with her post that captures time in many different ways!
  • In Yinglan’s entry in her blog, This is Another Story, we go way back in time, as we explore the dinosaurs!
  • Marie takes us to the south of France in the New 3 R’s: Retire, Recharge, Reconnect: we go to Aix-en-Provence to find a classic clock tower!
  • In this week’s entry from ForgivingConnects, Debbie is ready for a mini-vacation on a spiritual retreat; she also gives us the opportunity to ‘Ask Debbie’!
  • In a wonderful post, Sgeoil shows the progress of Nature’s power of growth across time!
  • Miriam’s post in Shower of Blessings covers on of our possibly least favorite events of the year: Daylight Savings Time!  Who like losing that hour of sleep?
  • In Out an’ About, Miriam focuses on one of the most crucial skills for humanity: slowing down time, so that every moment is savored!
  • Robert provides another very interesting photo in his post in Photo Roberts Blog; no time like the present to check it out!
  • Susan gives us an idea of how fast time flies in Musin’ with Susan!  It may be going by in dog years, which flies even faster!
  • In a wonderful post in Sliku svoju ljubim II, Klara shows and tells the act of hospitality known as the free kitchen.
  • Brian includes a poem along with photos in his post in Bushboy’s World; there should be ample time to read it!
  • In an insightful post in Woolly Muses, we are reminded that not much is still standing after two thousand year!
  • Doar Nicole contributes a wonderful post that reminds us that there is hope: Spring has sprung!
  • In Ostendnomadography, we go to Chile to visit a shop that definitely has a clear outlook on time!

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

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Time

Enduring time!

Welcome to Week 100 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.  My apologies for being late posting this week’s theme, as I’m trying to catch up with work after being in Europe for all of last week on a business trip and getting ready for my next trip to the Middle East at the end of this week.  I will post the round up of last week’s theme of Forces within the next 24 hours.

As I test your patience, I thought it might be interesting to make that part of the theme for this week, selecting Time.  Of course, Time can be depicted in many ways, from the image of a clock, or the rhythmic swing of a metronome, to Times Square or whatever catches your creative eye!

Here is one aspect of time…


This is an image that I captured about 9 years ago, in a field not far from where I live.  Noticing the sky and the enduring struggle of this tree against the forces of time, I just had to capture its persistence…

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 the time of your life in images this week!

Three Line Tales – Memento Mori

Time out of mind

Welcome to Week Thirty of Three Line Tales.

three line tales, week 30 – pocket watch
photo by Rachel Crowe 


Seconds, like thunder,
Slipping as sand through fingers.
Memento mori.


Thank you to Sonya of Only 100 Words for coming up with Three Line Tales.

You’ll find full guidelines on the TLT page

  • 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!

WPC – Future Non Sequitur

Time stands still

This week’s theme for the DailyPost Weekly Photo Challenge is Future, urging us to focus on the potential of things to come.  I am planning to post several images throughout the week, with today’s image giving us the opportunity to examine multiple timelines.

Timeline Non Sequitur

If you have ever wondered about the continuity of timelines and whether or not time travel is possible, you can look into this scene and wonder even more…  When I saw this collection of items from various times in history presented by this old power canal that used to enable the mills on its shores to operate,  I was stunned!

It is almost, as if someone went to different times to collect items that they fancied seeing in their backyard.  Time stands still here, as the airplane hangs in mid-air, waiting for the next tick and tock of the universal clock…

After capturing this image, I stepped through the portal very quietly and returned to the regular flow of time.

Technical Details

This image was shot with a Canon EOS 1D Mk III with an EF 24-105mm f/4L lens.  Exposure settings were at f/11  with 1/30 second and ISO 320.

Inspired by Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge – Future