WW Photo Challenge: Fantastic Fish

F is for Fantastic Fish

I collect fish. To be honest, I started when my kids were little because it made gift-giving easier for them; if it had a fish on it Mom would like it. I picked fish because I really love how fluid and fantastical they are in real life, and it’s fascinating to see how different artists have rendered that in their works. I have pictures on my walls, mobiles hanging from the ceiling, and shelf after shelf of fish sculptures. I picked just a few of them for this picture, to show something of the variety I’ve found.

Do you collect anything? I’d like to hear about it! Tell us about it 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 F. Fireworks, falafel, fiddles,or finger puppets; anything with an F will work 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.

Olgum Godim has another lovely book cover for this week’s theme, all about fairies! 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: Electrical Energy

E is for Electrical Energy

The letter this week in the WordWacker Photo Challenge is E, so I finally took a picture of an electrical substation I’ve driven by many times. i love the intricacies of the transformers, cables, and other superstructure that’s involved in this busy little spot. it also reminds me how much is behind maintaining our reliance on a dependable supply of well-regulated electrical power. I don’t know about you, but when the power goes out I can feel totally lost, at least if it happens at work. There’s literally no work I can do without power. At home, at least I can read a book (by candlelight, if need be).

You’re invited to join in! Pick any image you created you can label with the letter E. Anything from an egg to an elephant! 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 Odim has contributed another nice book cover to entertain us with elegant eggs for the letter E! 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: Dice and D&D

D is for Dice and D&D

As I’ve said before, I love playing table-top dice-rolling role-playing games with family and friends. It’s a terrific way to enjoy time together and it’s always good for lots of jokes and fun. For the D photo challenge this week, I decided to take a shot of just some of the dice I use when playing Dungeons and Dragons on Monday nights with my family. Players will notice the 20-sided die, known as a d20, near the middle that’s showing the 20 on top. Rolling a “nat 20” is almost always a great thing, so it’s good luck in this photo. Green is my favorite color (can you tell?), and I’ve collected several different sets of green dice. This means when I get to do 3d8 damage to the rock worm that’s threatening my party, I’ve got the dice to do it with!

You’re invited to join in! Pick any image you created you can label with the letter D. Show us your dog, your dojo, or your diamond-studded dagger. 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 a book cover by Olga Godim for this week’s challenge. Who doesn’t love dragons?


*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: Construction

C is for Construction

The letter for the week in the WordWacker Photo Challenge is C, so I’ve chosen to share a picture I took recently of a construction site near my home. They’re building a new YMCA, and it looks like it’s going to be HUGE. At least, this site is very busy and covers a lot of territory. It’s good to be reminded occasionally about what’s behind the infrastructure we all use so casually. I can’t wait to see what it all looks like when it’s done.

You’re invited to join in! Pick any image you created you can label with the letter C. What’ll it be–a casserole, a cougar, or a Cessna 172? Here’s how to participate.

  • Post an image on your own blog or website.* All types of photos 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 put together another terrific book cover for today’s challenge. Check it out here. Visit her site to 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: Broken Knowledge

B is for Broken

Today’s photo challenge is brought to you by the letter B. I present to you three statues from the University of Rochester campus. Though they do look a little creepy, as you’d expect for Friday the 13th, that’s not why I picked them for today. Each statue represented one area of knowledge, such as Science, Astronomy, and Navigation. There were originally six of them, but only four still stand on the campus, and only three are in this photo (if you’re curious, you can learn more about their history here). As you can see, the years have not been kind to them, and I picked this image to represent the concept broken. Though we could take this as a metaphor for the sad state of knowledge in this degenerate age, that’s not what I see. To me, they show that knowledge can’t be fossilized into fixed, unchangeable structures. it must grow and change, or it will break down and die.

You’re invited to join in! Pick any photo you took you can label with the letter B.  Show us a baked potato, a view of the Berkshires, a balloon–whatever strikes your fancy!  Here’s how to participate.

  • Post an image on your own blog or website.* All types of photos 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.  Note that this is DIFFERENT from what I suggested last time, because I’ve been informed I was doing it wrong. 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 shared a book cover she designed with Butterflies. You can see this lovely image 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: A is for America

A is for America

Welcome to the first ever WordWacker Photo Challenge! The letter for this week is A, and this picture to me means America. I spotted this delightful little girl, mesmerized by her very first sparkler, at our local fireworks display Wednesday night. She was there with a crowd of people of all races, ages, genders, physical abilities, and political persuasions joined together in bright and noisy celebration, and she was determined to do her bit. To be part of the story that is America.

You’re invited to join in! Pick any photo you took you can label with the letter A.  Will you show us your Airedale puppy? An ascending staircase? The Arc de Triomphe? The possibilities are limited only by your imagination. Here’s how to participate.

  • Post an image on your own blog or website.* All types of photos 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!
  • Include a link back to this page. 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!

The Photo Challenge starts tomorrow!

 Are you ready for the WordWacker Photo Challenge?
The excitement begins tomorrow!

You’re invited to post a photo once a week, based on the schedule above and also permanently posted either on the right side or down at the bottom of the blog. Here’s how it will work, starting tomorrow (and note that it’s just a little different from what I originally announced).

  • Every Friday I’ll put up a post with an image that relates to the letter of the week. This is the bit that’s different from what I said before, because I’m not going to pick a theme. I’ll just post a photo I took that I can describe with a word starting with the right letter.
  • Sometime during the following week, post your own image on your own blog. Any image that you can apply the week’s letter to is fine! So while I said my theme for the first day would be ACTION, you can use any image you can label with the letter A. Apples! Alaska! Aunt Ann’s Amazing Afgan! Include a link back to my Friday Photo Challenge post for that week. (So not this post here – link back to the one with the A photo that posts on Friday.) I’ll update my post to add a link to yours.
  • Check back during the week to see what other people have done with the letter of the week. Visit their post and leave a comment, so we can all join in.

I have no idea whether this is going to attract interest from anyone else or not. I hope it does, because that would be a fun community to be part of. Either way, though, I’ll have the challenge of figuring out a photo each week for the assigned letter. By the time I get to Q and X, things will get really interesting.

That’s it! Start thinking about a photo you want to post relating to the letter A. Any pics are fine, from iPhone to 35 mm SLR, or whatever you capture images with. I look forward to seeing what your creative minds come up with. Have fun!