7-18-14 Travel Theme: Purple

Ailsa’s theme this week is Purple.  I know I previously showed a different angle on this location but how could I resist?

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From the southwest we travel to the northeast for a double shot of purple today.

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Here are some other purple views…

http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2014/07/18/travel-theme-purple/

http://elizabatz.com/2014/07/18/travel-theme-fields-of-purple/

http://ledrakenoir.wordpress.com/2014/07/18/purple-rain/

http://jaspasjourney.wordpress.com/2014/07/18/south-pacific-geocaches-with-leis/

http://loganbruin.wordpress.com/2014/07/18/travel-theme-purple/

 

6-22-14 Travel Theme: Shine

Ailsa’s theme this week is Shine. At about midnight on the north rim of the Grand Canyon I found my answer.

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Other shiny things

http://suejudd.com/2014/06/20/weekly-photo-challenge-between-travel-theme-shine/

http://irisgreenwald.wordpress.com/2014/06/20/travel-theme-shine/

http://jennysotherstuff.wordpress.com/2014/06/21/travel-theme-shine/

http://www.destinary.com/2014/06/21/travel-theme-shine/

http://justanotherdayintheworld.wordpress.com/2014/06/21/travel-theme-shine/

http://katieprior.wordpress.com/2014/06/21/travel-theme-shine/

http://uniquesochic.com/2014/06/21/ajua-beach-between-the-rocks/

http://sangriastainedlips.wordpress.com/2014/06/21/travel-theme-shine/

http://stephenkellycreative.wordpress.com/2014/06/21/ailsas-travel-theme-shine-2/

http://katpegimana.wordpress.com/2014/06/22/klcc-shines/

 

5-29-14 Travel Theme: Metal (Deus Ex Machina Version)

You may recall from yesterday that Ailsa’s travel theme this week is metal. My first go was just yesterday (here). I have been out of the house since about 6:30 this morning and had no idea what I would blog about. I went to download some pictures from Tuesday and the answer struck me, like the sudden appearance of a rich uncle the hero never knew he had, in a bad 20′s young adult book. NYC has lots of metal but one thing truly stands out…the tourists best friend and worst nightmare…

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Here are other views of metal…

http://shyraven23.wordpress.com/2014/05/23/travel-theme-metal/

http://tishfarrell.wordpress.com/2014/05/23/last-warrior-standing/

http://angelocrux.wordpress.com/2014/05/24/weekly-photo-challenge-twist/

http://anewlifewandering.com/2014/05/23/travel-theme-metal/

http://suejudd.com/2014/05/23/weekly-travel-thememetal-and-weekly-photo-challengetwisted/

http://shaanthz.wordpress.com/2014/05/23/travel-theme-metal/

http://rasklein.wordpress.com/2014/05/23/travel-theme-metal/

http://prettypacked.wordpress.com/2014/05/24/metal-madness/

http://jaspasjourney.wordpress.com/2014/05/23/upside-down-and-turning-blue/

http://jennhammerphotography.wordpress.com/2014/05/23/travel-theme-metal/

5-17-14 Travel Theme Photo Challenge Blossom – A Work Of Art

“Not a single bee has ever sent you an invoice. And that is part of the problem – because most of what comes to us from nature is free, because it is not invoiced, because it is not priced, because it is not traded in markets, we tend to ignore it.”

Pavan Sukhdev, United Nations report, The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity.

 

WordPress in presenting their weekly photo challenge states: “Art isn’t just paintings and sculptures , it can be anything in which we find beauty and meaning -”

My first go is here.

Therefore, I do not feel I am cheating today.

Ailsa’s Travel Theme is blossom. I know I’m not cheating today.

I went out to Red Hook today as part of an ICP Boro Walk led by Kristin Holcomb (see…travel!) Pictures from that in the coming days. Here are two photographs I made today.

 

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Here are other views of Blossoms and Works of Art…

http://angelocrux.wordpress.com/2014/05/16/travel-theme-blossom/

http://sweetasapictureonwp.wordpress.com/2014/05/16/travel-theme-blossom/

http://teandpaper.com/2014/05/17/photo-challenge-work-of-art/

http://crabbitphotography.wordpress.com/2014/05/17/work-of-art/

http://aliabbasali.com/2014/05/17/the-art-of-storytelling/

http://chilchile.wordpress.com/2014/05/16/travel-theme-blossom/

http://katieprior.wordpress.com/2014/05/16/travel-theme-blossom/

http://ahecticlife.wordpress.com/2014/05/17/travel-theme-blossom/

http://alexkunz.wordpress.com/2014/05/17/slo-mo/

http://morethanacat.com/2014/05/17/weekly-photo-challenge-work-of-art/

http://chrisbreebaart.wordpress.com/2014/05/17/weekly-photo-challenge-work-of-art-kings-course-gleneagles-2/

http://prettypacked.wordpress.com/2014/05/17/memories-of-spring/

http://nando67.wordpress.com/2014/05/17/work-of-street-art/

http://eclipseofthemoon.wordpress.com/2014/05/17/neglected/

5-10-14 Travel Theme: Rivers

But I cried a river
A river for him
That’s deeper and wider
Than I’ll ever swim
The heart it will harden
The sorrow will dim
But I cried a river
A river for him

So weep for the sons
And the dear darling daughters
For the passing of time
And the parting of waters

For all who have passed through
This world long before me
To a far distant shoreline
Where no one waits for me

Emmylou Harris


Rivers. H’mm. Rivers. The travel theme from Ailsa at Where’s my backpack? is rivers. That is a tough one…

I wonder if I have any pictures of rivers…

December 7, 2011 @4:14pm

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Some other river views:

http://fourdeeroak.wordpress.com/2014/05/09/travel-theme-rivers/

http://delsotherstuff.wordpress.com/2014/05/09/travel-theme-rivers/

http://ahecticlife.wordpress.com/2014/05/10/travel-theme-rivers/

http://morselsandscraps.wordpress.com/2014/05/10/travel-theme-rivers/

http://scrapydo.wordpress.com/2014/05/10/hutt-river-walk-travel-theme-rivers/

http://naomibaltuck.wordpress.com/2013/09/02/jungle-born/

http://shaanthz.wordpress.com/2014/05/10/weekly-photo-challenge-on-the-move-and-travel-theme-rivers/

http://nowathome.wordpress.com/2014/05/10/travel-theme-rivers/

http://artifactsandfictions.wordpress.com/2014/05/10/the-river-lee/

http://tishfarrell.wordpress.com/2014/05/10/on-the-move-on-the-congo-river/

4-26-14 Glowing Letters

I am not interested in rules or conventions. Photography is not a sport.

Bill Brandt

 

The Weekly Photo Challenge is Letters. My first go was just over here. Ailsa’s Travel theme is glow.

I think this picture from an interestingly named spa in Dominica fits both themes and challenges.

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Other views of glow and letters

http://ilargia64.wordpress.com/2014/04/25/wpc-letters/

http://bambangpriantono.wordpress.com/2014/04/25/travel-theme-glow-bersinar/

http://www.estherjulee.com/personal/viva-el-peru-the-daily-post-photo-challenge/

http://angelocrux.wordpress.com/2014/04/25/travel-theme-glow/

http://marthalisek.wordpress.com/2014/04/25/weekly-photo-challenge-letters/

http://madisonrolls.wordpress.com/2014/04/25/travel-theme-glow/

http://foto.rudenius.se/2014/04/3332/

http://dadirridreaming.wordpress.com/2014/04/26/autumn-glow/

http://mittenedhands.wordpress.com/2013/09/17/disobedience/

http://katpegimana.wordpress.com/2014/04/26/travel-theme-glow/

http://austindetails.me/2014/04/25/letters-past/

4-19-14 Travel Theme: Round (Circle Game)

 Yesterday a child came out to wonder
Caught a dragonfly inside a jar
Fearful when the sky was full of thunder
And tearful at the falling of a star

Then the child moved ten times round the seasons
Skated over ten clear frozen streams
Words like when you’re older must appease him
And promises of someday make his dreams

And the seasons they go round and round
And the painted ponies go up and down
We’re captive on the carousel of time
We can’t return we can only look
Behind from where we came
And go round and round and round
In the circle game

Joni Mitchell

 

Ailsa’s travel theme this week is round.  So many ways to go, so many directions that one can take…

Last summer season…a sun at Union Square Greenmarket

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This spring season…St John the Divine, stained glass windows over the entrance

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Other ways to a round:

http://cornishkylie.wordpress.com/2014/04/18/travel-theme-round/

http://traveller2006.wordpress.com/2014/04/18/travel-theme-round/

http://angelinem.wordpress.com/2014/04/18/travel-theme-round-the-sushi-bar/

http://hereandthere5.wordpress.com/2014/04/18/travel-theme-round/

http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2014/04/18/travel-theme-round/

http://patchworkponderings.wordpress.com/2014/04/18/tourist-in-my-own-town-round-travel-theme/

http://jaspasjourney.wordpress.com/2014/04/18/circles-in-stone-rollright-avebury-stonehenge/

http://albatz.wordpress.com/2014/04/18/word-week-photo-challenge-rounds-tea-malaysia/

http://nowathome.wordpress.com/2014/04/18/travel-theme-round/

http://roosdoring.wordpress.com/2014/04/18/travel-theme-round/

4-4-14 Travel Theme: Misty

Ailsa’s travel theme this week isMisty.

Dusk at the river on January 11th, 2014.

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Back on February 1, 2011 a mile or so up the river was pretty misty as well:

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Yesterday Andra finished the Natchez Trace walk!  Read about her journey to the finish here.

Some other views of mist:

http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/travel-theme-misty/

http://annarashbrook.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/travel-theme-misty/

http://nowathome.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/travel-theme-misty/

http://bambangpriantono.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/travel-theme-misty-kabut-mystical-morning-at-dieng/

http://road-tripping-europe.com/blog/2014/04/travel-theme-misty/

http://windagainstcurrent.com/2014/04/04/travel-theme-misty/

http://jaspasjourney.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/misty-dawn-in-avebury/

http://ledrakenoir.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/misty-in-the-long-term/

http://vackrare.com/2014/04/04/misty/

http://froghopper.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/travel-theme-misty/

http://rjbailey.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/travel-theme-misty-2/

 

3-23-14 Travel Theme: Pink

Ms. Ailsa’s theme of the week is pink. For some reason this reminded me of the time way back when the internet was a fairly new adventure and “you’ve got mail” was a big deal, when Katherine needed some information for a recipe she was writing. She jumped on the computer, logged on to whatever we were using back then to search and typed in the word “cherry.” She was not prepared for the variety or amount of information that appeared.

This image is from last September at Photoville. I think it should be pink enough.

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Here are some other pinks:

http://pathsunwritten.com/2014/03/21/travel-theme-pink/

http://travel-monkey.me/2014/03/21/ailsas-travel-theme-pink/

http://geriatrixfotogallerie.wordpress.com/2014/03/21/the-pink-granite-coast/

http://annarashbrook.wordpress.com/2014/03/21/travel-themepink/

http://lanterfanteren.blogspot.be/2014/03/pink-parrot.html

http://windagainstcurrent.com/2014/03/21/travel-theme-pink/

http://betigaklaten.wordpress.com/2014/03/21/travel-theme-pink/

http://tishfarrell.wordpress.com/2014/03/21/in-the-pink-in-maine-and-massachusetts/

http://loganbruin.wordpress.com/2014/03/21/travel-theme-pink/

I tried to find an appropriate image from The Accidental Cootchie Mama for pink but the strangest thing happened when I typed her handle into Google’s image search. I did find a number of pictures of Andra but nothing pink. On the other hand I saw a number of images that were not her but…

Finally…this is the not safe for work version of a song called “……. Perfect” by the pinkest person I know of…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsUlLIiIQ1E