WW Photo Challenge: Old McDonald’s Farm

O is for Old McDonald’s Farm

Old McDonald’s farm is real! It’s a big, active farm in Sackets Harbor, NY where children can go on hay rides, play with farm animals, and generally get to see a real working dairy farm. We visit there regularly toward the end of summer to get the best fresh corn around. Not far from their farm store is this cluster of structures that present an intriguing industrial look, in sharp contrast with the cows and cornstalks you see on the rest of the farm. One cloudy day I stopped to get this shot of some of the machinery that goes into keeping a farm going.

When you see the name of the farm do you start singing “E – I – E – I – O”? I know I do. Isn’t it interesting how songs we learn as tiny children never really leave us? What’s the oldest song you remember from your childhood?

You can join in on the photo challenge! Pick any image you created you can label with the letter O. You might share your pet owl, your olive collection, or your October calendar. Here’s how to participate.

  • Post an image on your own blog or website.* All types of images are welcome. If you have serious equipment and serious skills, that’s awesome! If you snap pics on your phone (like me), that’s also awesome!
  • Post a comment on this page with a link back to your post. If you post a comment that includes a link to your blog, I will add a link to your post below.
  • Check back over the next week to follow the links. That way you can see what other people did with the theme and join in the fun.

We have another custom book cover this week from Olga Godim, this one focusing on owls. Check it out here!


*Just so we’re all clear, you post your photos on your own site, which means you aren’t giving control to me or to anyone else. We’re all invited to view the images you post (and comment if your site allows for comments), but nobody has the right to use your images in any way without your permission. Got it? Great!

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WW Photo Challenge: Nectarines

N is for Nectarines

I love summer fruit, especially nectarines and plums. A few weeks ago I picked up several gorgeous nectarines, and decided to arrange them in a still life for today’s entry in the photo challenge. Aren’t they luscious?

What parts of summer’s bounty are your favorites?

You can join in on the photo challenge! Pick any image you created you can label with the letter N. What will it be? Newts, nails, or nanoparticles? Here’s how to participate.

  • Post an image on your own blog or website.* All types of images are welcome. If you have serious equipment and serious skills, that’s awesome! If you snap pics on your phone (like me), that’s also awesome!
  • Post a comment on this page with a link back to your post. If you post a comment that includes a link to your blog, I will add a link to your post below.
  • Check back over the next week to follow the links. That way you can see what other people did with the theme and join in the fun.

Here’s another book cover from Olga Odim for this week’s challenge. Check it out!


*Just so we’re all clear, you post your photos on your own site, which means you aren’t giving control to me or to anyone else. We’re all invited to view the images you post (and comment if your site allows for comments), but nobody has the right to use your images in any way without your permission. Got it? Great!

WW Photo Challenge: Moonlight Masts

M is for Moonlight & Masts

When the full moon shone over the marina last July, I was struck by this image of the sailboat masts against the night sky. A security light is illuminating the masts, boats, but the moon still rules. I love the contrast of the sharp golden lines and angles of the masts against the cool serenity of the moon. Ah, the long, gentle days and nights of summer, now coming to an end.

How are you feeling about the transition to fall? Do you love crisp days, golden leaves, and pumpkin spice? Or do you sigh for summer, forgetting how crushing the heat and humidity could be?

You can join in on the photo challenge! Pick any image you created you can label with the letter M. Mahjong, Memphis, marbles, mammoths, or mages–whatever you want to share. Here’s how to participate.

  • Post an image on your own blog or website.* All types of images are welcome. If you have serious equipment and serious skills, that’s awesome! If you snap pics on your phone (like me), that’s also awesome!
  • Post a comment on this page with a link back to your post. If you post a comment that includes a link to your blog, I will add a link to your post below.
  • Check back over the next week to follow the links. That way you can see what other people did with the theme and join in the fun.

Olga Godim has another book to share with us, with a masquerade theme. Check it out here.


*Just so we’re all clear, you post your photos on your own site, which means you aren’t giving control to me or to anyone else. We’re all invited to view the images you post (and comment if your site allows for comments), but nobody has the right to use your images in any way without your permission. Got it? Great!

WW Challenge: Lonely in the Library

L is for Lonely Library

Normally, the library at a college is a pretty busy place, but last June I was there for a meeting and it was really empty. This counter is for students to use their laptops (notice the available power outlets). In the summer, when students weren’t around, even the stools were gone, except for one. Only–wait a minute–if you look really closely, behind the stool, you can see the toe of a sneaker. There was one lonely student lurking in back of the counter. It was just the one, though. The exception that proves the rule.

You can join in on the photo challenge! Pick any image you created you can label with the letter L. Share your lovely lamps or your lumpy linguini! Here’s how to participate.

  • Post an image on your own blog or website.* All types of images are welcome. If you have serious equipment and serious skills, that’s awesome! If you snap pics on your phone (like me), that’s also awesome!
  • Post a comment on this page with a link back to your post. If you post a comment that includes a link to your blog, I will add a link to your post below.
  • Check back over the next week to follow the links. That way you can see what other people did with the theme and join in the fun.

Olga Godim has another custom book cover to share with us this week, also focusing on the word Library! Check it out here.


*Just so we’re all clear, you post your photos on your own site, which means you aren’t giving control to me or to anyone else. We’re all invited to view the images you post (and comment if your site allows for comments), but nobody has the right to use your images in any way without your permission. Got it? Great!

WW Photo Challenge: Kayaking Couple

K is for Kayakers

About a month ago, when the weather was at its hottest, we were at the Black River Bay near Watertown, NY, and I took this shot of two people in kayaks. They were taking advantage of the sunny day to enjoy the water and the lush scenery. How about you? Did you do anything interesting over the summer? I’d love to hear about your experiences.

You can join in on the photo challenge! Pick any image you created you can label with the letter K. Are you taking pictures of kittens, kitchens, or kumquats? Share them! Here’s how to participate.

  • Post an image on your own blog or website.* All types of images are welcome. If you have serious equipment and serious skills, that’s awesome! If you snap pics on your phone (like me), that’s also awesome!
  • Post a comment on this page with a link back to your post. If you post a comment that includes a link to your blog, I will add a link to your post below.
  • Check back over the next week to follow the links. That way you can see what other people did with the theme and join in the fun.

*Just so we’re all clear, you post your photos on your own site, which means you aren’t giving control to me or to anyone else. We’re all invited to view the images you post (and comment if your site allows for comments), but nobody has the right to use your images in any way without your permission. Got it? Great!

 

WW Photo Challenge: J is for Juniper

J is for Juniper

Back when we moved into our current house, there were no plantings on the south side of the house at all. It looked too bare to us, so we decided to plant some things, and picked junipers because we’d heard they were easy to manage. This is true, in the sense that they don’t need to be pruned or sprayed or even hardly weeded. We apparently got the wrong kind of juniper, and they’ve completely taking over that area, to the point where we have to whack them back every now and then so the vent from our pellet stove can breathe. I admire their enthusiasm, even when it’s a little much.

If you’re interested, you can join in on the photo challenge! Pick any image you created you can label with the letter J. Show us people jumping, babies jabbering,  bracelets jangling, or whatever you’ve got! Here’s how to participate.

  • Post an image on your own blog or website.* All types of images are welcome. If you have serious equipment and serious skills, that’s awesome! If you snap pics on your phone (like me), that’s also awesome!
  • Post a comment on this page with a link back to your post. If you post a comment that includes a link to your blog, I will add a link to your post below.
  • Check back over the next week to follow the links. That way you can see what other people did with the theme and join in the fun.

Olga Godim has a new custom book cover to go with this week’s letter. Check out her jaguar cover here.

*Just so we’re all clear, you post your photos on your own site, which means you aren’t giving control to me or to anyone else. We’re all invited to view the images you post (and comment if your site allows for comments), but nobody has the right to use your images in any way without your permission. Got it? Great!

WW Photo Challenge: Ice Invasion

I is for Ice

This past April was a very strange month here in Western NY. After quite a mild winter, we had snow almost every day in April, often enough to accumulate (one day I had to clean my car off twice before driving!). Then we had freezing rain, which is what happens when the falling water is just below the freezing point. The vibrations in the droplets as they fall keep them from freezing, but as soon as they hit something and stop moving they freeze solid. I took this picture of the poor newborn blossoms on our crab apple tree coated in a quarter-inch of ice. Those drips are solid, where the rain almost slipped off before freezing. Today, when we’re under a heat advisory with temps climbing into the 90s (F), I look back at that snowy April almost wistfully.

What’s the weather like where you are? Tell us in the comments.

If you’re interested, you can join in on the photo challenge! Pick any image you created you can label with the letter I. Ice cream, anyone? How about ignition or infirmary? Share your images. Here’s how to participate.

  • Post an image on your own blog or website.* All types of images are welcome. If you have serious equipment and serious skills, that’s awesome! If you snap pics on your phone (like me), that’s also awesome!
  • Post a comment on this page with a link back to your post. If you post a comment that includes a link to your blog, I will add a link to your post below.
  • Check back over the next week to follow the links. That way you can see what other people did with the theme and join in the fun.

Olga Godim created another beautiful custom book cover for this week, and we both chose the theme of ice. Check out her Ice Queen cover here.


*Just so we’re all clear, you post your photos on your own site, which means you aren’t giving control to me or to anyone else. We’re all invited to view the images you post (and comment if your site allows for comments), but nobody has the right to use your images in any way without your permission. Got it? Great!