WW Photo Challenge: Z for Zinnias

Z is for Zinnias

Well, here we are at the end of the alphabet, the end of the year, and the end of the WordWacker Photo Challenge. I’m closing with this picture of some lovely zinnia blossoms, spotted along the walk one day last September. Zinnias are adorable little puffball flowers that come in some really intense colors, and these are good examples. I’m happy to end my challenge on these beauties.

I’ve been giving some thought to the question of whether to continue the challenge into next year, and I’ve decided not to have a formal challenge. Aside from my buddy Olga Godim, posting her custom book covers every week, I’ve only had one other person who participated once (thank you, Alice DeForest!). So while I’ve had fun doing it, it seems that it was not meant to catch on.

I’ve got a whole end-of-year reflection coming up, so I’ll save the discussion of my blog plans for 2019 until then. In the meantime, let me just say thanks to everyone who followed, liked, commented, or just sent me invisible support vibes through this experiment. It’s been great.

You can join in on the photo challenge one last time! Pick any image you created you can label with the letter Z. Or, indeed, any photo you like; it’s the last week, so anything goes! 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 contributed her last custom cover to the WordWacker Photo Challenge with one about zebras. Check it out here. Thank you, Olga!


*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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