Photography · photography challenge

weekly-photo-challenge-threes #photography #haiku

facing dawn

hay fresh fragrance

swishing flies

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This week the photo challenge at WordPress was threes

Other delightful combos of threes:

  1. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | A mom’s blog
  2. Weekly Photo Challenge: Three -Mount Fuji | Journeyman
  3. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | Flickr Comments
  4. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | Basically Beyond Basic
  5. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes- Niagara Falls | Journeyman
  6. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | Stephen Chapman
  7. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | This, that and the other thing
  8. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes (I) | Uncle Spike’s Adventures
  9. My.Vivid.Visions | Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes – Peafowl
  10. Weekly Photo Challenge : Threes | Retirement and beyond
  11. Weekly Photo Challenge – Threes | Chittle Chattle
  12. Uncomfortable Seating Insults My Intelligence | Bumblepuppies
  13. Prego vs Oreo | eat less sugar you’re sweet enough
  14. Weekly Photo Challenge: Three | nancy merrill photography
  15. African Paper Beads | Thirdeyemom
  16. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | roastbeefandrakija
  17. Three would have been a crowd… | de Wets Wild
  18. Weekly Photo Challenge – Threes | Just Snaps
  19. Threes- Weekly Photo Challenge | The Rider
  20. Tail of Three Geese | Cee’s Photography
  21. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | castelsarrasin
  22. Threes | Different Isn’t Wrong, It’s Just Different
  23. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | Pa-BLAM!
  24. Weekly Photo Challenge: Three / Drei Pagoden | bambooblog hamburg
  25. WPC: Three Faces of Estella | Lost in Translation
  26. Agitated Depression | Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  27. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | 3 Petals | puncta lucis
  28. WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | Milka Pejovic
  29. Weekly Photo Challenge: THREES | Duniya Ku
  30. Weekly Photo Challenge : Threes | snippets and words
  31. sparkle plunge | sarahscapes
  32. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | The Eclectic Eccentric Shopaholic
  33. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | stenoodie
  34. weekly photo challenge: threes | Curls n Skirls
  35. Weekly Photo Challenge – Threes | buntscheck
  36. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | Jejak BOcahiLANG
  37. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | Hibiscus Triad | puncta lucis
  38. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | It’s a wonderful F’N life
  39. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | ILEANA PARTENIE
  40. WPC: Threes | Nature on the Edge
  41. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | The Ambitious Drifter
  42. Friday Floral – Threes | Different Isn’t Wrong, It’s Just Different
  43. Weekly Photo Challenge: Four Three-Picture Stories from Ometepe | Rewired and Retired in Nicaragua
  44. Garden Pleasures | Empire of Lights
  45. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | Hamburg und Mee(h)r
  46. Weekly Photo Challenge: Three-Picture Story | A Day In The Life
  47. Never to see her pawprint again… | Crap I Blog About
  48. Weekly Photo Challenge – Threes | Joe’s Musings
  49. The Daily Post: Three, two one gulls at play | decocraftsdigicrafts
  50. Weekly Photo Challenge – Threes – Daisy chain |
  51. Weekly Photo Challenge: Three Photos, Two Very Different Restaurants | Albatz Gallery & Blog
  52. Weekly Photo Challenge – Threes | The Urge To Wander
  53. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes #shotwithmyphone | Captured With My Phone, iPhoneography
  54. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | belgradestreets
  55. Three’s: Something creative. Weekly Photo Challenge | Destino
  56. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | The World Is a Book…
  57. weekly photo challenge: threes | Del’s other stuff…
  58. Weekly Photo Challenge: Thirteen Vultures | Under the Monkey Tree
  59. Water Or Wine? Hmmm, Wine Please… | Steve Says…
  60. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | Creative Mind
  61. Weekly Photo Challenge – Threes | Lins Doodles
  62. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | Lucid Gypsy
  63. Weekly Photo Challenge: All We Are Is Dust In The Wind… | Tales from the Motherland
  64. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | Creative Mind
  65. Weekly Photo Challenge: Three | mommyneurotic
  66. Weekly Photo Challenge: Three | Photographs by James Collett
  67. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | Khana’s Web
  68. Weekly Photo Challenge – Threes | imexcited
  69. Weekly Photo Challenge – Threes (+1) Reeling it In | I see beauty all around by rob paine
  70. Camera Shy Squirrel in Boulder, Colorado | I see beauty all around by rob paine
  71. Three Venice Carnival pictures | An Enchanted Eye
  72. The Sun May Set, But It Always Rises Again! | The Bottom of a Bottle
  73. Three-Picture Story | Rebecca Barray – Writer/Photographer
  74. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes – A Fluffy Story | marthalisek
  75. WPC: Bath Time | Musings of a Soul Eclectic
  76. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | mattvonp
  77. Weekly Photo Challenge : Threes | The Word Trance
  78. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | colder weather
  79. Weekly Photo Challenge : Threes The Great Geysir & Strokkur | Reflections and Nightmares- Irene A Waters (writer and memoirist)
  80. Weekly Photo Challenge: The Shy Cat Enters! | Light Words
  81. :: WP Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | Belo Horizonte daily photo
  82. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | At least we made it this far…
  83. Weekly Photo Challenge: Three (Planting Seeds) | Mommy in Bonlee
  84. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | What Is It?!?
  85. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | the thirdeyeworld
  86. Weekly photo challenge: Threes | Life of A Fallen Angel
  87. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | The other pictures.
  88. Weekly photo challenge: threes Bloomingdale Amsterdam the Netherlands | parislux
  89. Weekly Photo Challenge: Three (drawings) | My Father’s Garden
  90. Weekly Photo Challenge: Three Picture Story | blogagaini
  91. beef wellington | yi-ching lin photography
  92. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | hellisjones
  93. WP Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes – A Post about a Post
  94. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | imagination
  95. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | Wind Against Current
  96. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | six degrees photography
  97. Walking on ice: a story in three pictures | Butterfly Mind
  98. Weekly Photo Challenge: The Power Of Threes | Mirth and Motivation
  99. Weekly Photo Challenge: Three | Northwest Frame of Mind
  100. Three things.. | A Journey Called Life …
Haiku · nature · Photography · Poetry

Carefree #weeklyphotochallenge #haiku

walking stick

Once life was carefree

I hiked among the young hills

they told a story

*

they told a story

of those who came and explored

life was new

*

life was new

stories spread far and wide

beauty held in the eye

*

beauty held in the eye

we walked the world this stick and I

now we sit on the porch

The weekly wordpress photo challenge is Carefree. Hope you hear the story of the walking stick. Perhaps you have a story of travel and exploration that should be told…

Photograph: “Walking Stick”  ©L. Moon 2013

Enjoy some carefree photography:

  1. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree (SF Hippies) | skpfoto
  2. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree | Ese’ s Voice
  3. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree | Flickr Comments
  4. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree – Joy and Woe
  5. Weekly Photo Challenge – Carefree | Just Snaps
  6. Carefree Nightscape | Cardinal Guzman
  7. Weekly Photo Challenge : Carefree | So where’s the snow?
  8. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree | patriciaddrury
  9. Weekly Photo Challenge – Carefree | Chittle Chattle
  10. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree | A mom’s blog
  11. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree | Travel. Garden. Eat.
  12. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree | The Eclectic Eccentric Shopaholic
  13. Misusing Liquids Insults My Intelligence | Bumblepuppies
  14. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree | scillagrace
  15. Escape | Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  16. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree | Ruined for Life: Phoenix Edition
  17. Weekly Photo Challenge : Carefree Deep Creek Lake Style | I see beauty all around by rob paine
  18. Carefree (Weekly Photo Challenge) | Icezine
  19. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree #iphoneography | Captured With My Phone, iPhoneography
  20. Carefree why can we not be? | Beyond the Brush
  21. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree | nancy merrill photography
  22. Weekly Photo Challenge – Carefree | Fur Feathers and Flora
  23. Carefree | Inception
  24. The Whatever | Good2begone
  25. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree
  26. Weekly photo challenge: Carefree | Let the great wheels spin
  27. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree | Wind Against Current
  28. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree Dancers With Big Smiles | Slam on the Brakes, Pull Over, Take the Picture
  29. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree | Let There be Peace on Earth
  30. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree Morning Amidst Fuchsia Watching Work | SERENDIPITY
  31. Carefree! (Lovely: nail art alternative and photo challenge mash-up) | BEAUTYCALYPSE >>> Beauty 2.0
  32. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree | Life With Mike and Lindy
  33. WordPress Weekly photo Challenge: Carefree | A year in the Life
  34. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree | 2812 photography
  35. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree | Still and All
  36. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree (Den Haag) | What’s (in) the picture?
  37. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree | Beijing Daily Photo 2
  38. Photoworld 16-8-13 | ~~~ nur ein “Klick” ~~~ ein Kompendium
  39. weekly photo challenge: carefree | pavement stories
  40. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree | Compass & Quill
  41. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree | Northwest Frame of Mind
  42. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree | Irregular Ventilator
  43. Carefree #weeklyphotochallenge #haiku | Moondustwriter’s Blog
  44. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree | Stephen Chapman
  45. Drawing on the final days of a Minnesota summer | Thirdeyemom
  46. Carefree red | Le Drake Noir
  47. Weekly Photo Challenge : Carefree | Hamburg und Mee(h)r
  48. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree | Jinan Daily Photo
  49. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree | A Little British Pea …
  50. Weekly Photo Challenge – Carefree | Coffee
Photography · Poetry

Sepia Tear #poetry #photography #loss

 
 
her book

sepia were the tears

that fell

upon an old dog-eared page

too numerous to collect

so he turned them into words

*

sepia were the tears

welled up

in a sons loving eyes

conveying but a whisper

of years that had been lost

*

sepia were the tears

 upon my cheek

the day my eyes beheld

a journey of pain

intermingled with drops of love

 
This poem is inspired by a story told/ a journey of a fellow blogger, photographer, sojourner in a sepia world. The journey he shares too poignant to not shed a tear. Read his story  (Frizztext) and tell me if you don’t feel the same.
 
Short Stories

Part of Me (#short story)

A chubby little hand in the firm grasp of a stout Dutch woman with kind eyes. The fog may have concealed landmarks of  the street that loomed ahead but the smell of calf-skin leather leant comfort and stability. Tapered fingers would gently slide out of the gloves onto the keys. The pianist coaxed the songs of broadway from the lips of a shy little girl. Little fingers would wiggle in too big gloves as a little girl giggled and took in the scent of White shoulders and pretended she was a grown-up.

She gently tugged each frail finger off. The separation of the gloves apparent. Each motion  struck another key, a memory, of the woman who held her fast, put a song in her heart, and assured her she was loved. The gloves the only tangible evidence that her grandmother remained firmly fixed in her heart.

Thanks to Tess who hosts Magpie Tales each week. A Happy New Year to each of you as memories of the past fill your heart with a glow and prepare you for memories to come.

microfiction · microfiction monday

A Memory (microfiction monday)

Too long ago to remember

who was laying across from me

There must be someone

who still holds a memory

from long ago

Susan of Stony River has a great microfiction meme each week. Join her each week for the challenge.

 

In the event you would like to try your hand at some serious microfiction, here is a microfiction contest:

River Styx
2011 Schlafly Beer Micro-Fiction Contest
http://www.riverstyx.org/contests/index.php

$1500 First Prize plus one case of micro-brewed Schlafly Beer

500 words maximum per story, up to three stories per entry.
$20 reading fee includes a one-year subscription
(3 issues).
Include name and address on cover letter only.
Entrants will be notified by S.A.S.E.
Winner published in Spring issue.
All stories will be considered for publication.

Postmark entries by December 31 to:

River Styx’s Schlafly Beer Micro-Fiction Contest
3547 Olive Street, Suite 107
St. Louis MO 63103