Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt Week 8 – A Reblog From Greeny Rudbeckia

Our next prompt provider for Week 8 is Greeny Rudbeckia.

This is her second visit with us and leaves a great response to the prompt this week, based on a memory of a trip to a small island she made a few years back.

Sun Kisses The Sea gives a great taste and feeling of a early morning dawn on the water.

Once again, a big thanks to Greeny Rudbeckia for the wonderful addition to the landscape of this week’s prompt.

Stay tuned for our Week 9 prompt scheduled for this Tuesday, August 11.

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Help From WordPress

Dr. Tanya(Salted Caramel) is back with the next installment in all things blogging with Blogging Insights #39

In this installment, she asks our experience(s) using WordPress tutorials or help from WordPress whe getting started back in the beginning.

Once you make a WordPress account and launch your blog, you become entitled to some WordPress features. Some of these work on the free plan while others can only be accessed on the paid WordPress plans. Today we discuss their usefulness or otherwise.

TODAY’S QUESTIONS

How helpful did you find the WordPress tutorials on blogging?

Did you contact the WordPress support staff (Happiness Engineers), if that was included in your plan, and what was your experience with them?

Here’s what I remember..

How helpful did you find the WordPress tutorials on blogging?

When I signed up back in the summer of 2016, I got started using the free plam.

I remember signing up for some weekly email things in kind of a online class format. But, since that was over fours years ago, remembering what they were on has sadly slipped away from the recesses of my past memories.

Overall, I do think they were helpful at that time.

Like many, I came into the WordPress world with no knowledge at all on how to set a blog or the finer details of working with the various blog attributes contained in the WordPress platform.

So, they did help to some degree.

Did you contact the WordPress support staff (Happiness Engineers), if that was included in your plan, and what was your experience with them?

Nope. Don’t think so.

Never heard of the phrase “Happiness Engineers” until now.

As I mentioned in Blogging Insights #38(To Tech or Not To Tech), I found the overall process of setting up my blog reasonably straightforward and now four years later running and maintaining it on a daily basis, pretty much the same – straightforward.

I don’t make many changes to the format or look of it, other than changing and mixing up the gallery of pictures on the sidebar from time to time. As well, I may change up the header photo, if and when I remember. Which happens perhaps two or three times a year.

A continued big shoutout and thanks to Dr. Tanya(Salted Caramel) for her neverending work on this “Blogging Insights Series” and specifically looking at “WordPress tutorials and WordPress support.”

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Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt Week 8 – Reblog From Carol Hopkins

First out of the block for our Week 8 prompt is someone new to the prompt, a welcome first timer, Carol Hopkins(chopkins2x3).

Carol graces us with a short narrative paragraph that is essense captures the soul of an multi-generational east coast lobster fisherman.

Take a read of this short, yet spot-on view of heading to the sea in the early morning dawn – “Light On The Water”

Thanks again Carol for taking the time to compose share such a wonderful interpretation of the photo.

Stay tuned for our Week 9 prompt, coming next Tuesday, August 11.

— get outdoors; find inspiration; discover yourself —

Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt – Week 8

It’s the start of a new month. I wonder what our Week 8 prompt is that will kick off August?

Art(including pictures and images) should evoke an emotional response in those who are viewing them. That’s why art can leave such a long-lasting and poignant imprint within the depths of our psyche

Your challenge or writing prompt is this:

  • what emotions or feelings get evoked or aroused in you when you look at this photograph taken by Lynn

Remember, the goal isn’t necessarily to tell me and others exactly what the picture is.

The creative goal for all of us is “what does the picture evoke in you; what emotion; feeling; memory or whatever it may be – what does it arouse in you and to share it that with others.

Lynn captured our Week 8 on a very early dawn back in 2018, when we went lobster fishing with friends in Prince Edward Island on his commercial lobster boat. This was the real deal; no tourist excursion. Paul makes his living fishing commercially. It was either help “haul lobster and reset traps cause you’re gonna work on my boat.” He said it nicer than that.

A few points to help along the way:

  • write a post on your own blog and create a pingback to link back to the original post(this one)
  • I’ll reblog your post on my blog when I get the notification
  • write an original story; perhaps your own thoughts; maybe some poetry or even a simply one word response. Maybe even post that says “it does nothing; means nothing”
  • regardless, whatever you write must encapsulate the emotion or feeling evoked or aroused in you from the picture
  • no limit on the length(I guess)
  • keep it a “family friendly” as possible(not looking to delete or not approve stuff)

Be sure to tag your responses with:

#lynntuesdaypictureprompt or

#ltpp

Looking forward to your thoughts!

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Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt #7 – A Reblog From Paula Light(Light Motifs II)

Next up for Week 7 is a short paragraph from Paula Light(Light Motifs II)

Paula’s post called Breath(100 Words) is a 100 word entry that is both heart tugging and poignant.

Thanks once again Paula for sharing such a challenging entry.

Stay tuned again for our Week 8 prompt, scheduled for Tuesday, August 4.

— get outdoors; find inspiration; discover yourself —

Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt Week #7 – A Reblog From Sadje

Our Week 7 prompt has brought in a couple of outstanding and thought provoking posts.

Sadje(Keep It Alive) has created a wonderful seven line poem looking at how even difficult issues and tensions of the day can slip away as nighttime begins to fall.

Make sure to click on over and view Sadje’s Week 7 post here.

Thank you Sadje for such a compelling entry.

Stay tuned for our Week 8 prompt, schedule for next Tuesday, August 4.

— get outdoors; find inspiration; discover yourself —

Wilderness Art – Mew Lake Sunset

On our trip to Algonquin Park in the second week of July, we were privy to some awesome sunsets across from our campsite located on Mew Lake.

Often they were simply a muted and hushed tones of pink and blue as the sun dropped behind the trees across the lake.

A couple of nights however, the result was this golden blast of sun that peeked through the trees on the opposite shore, bathing the waters in front of us with a golden glow of better tomorrow.

The above watercolour was an attempt to capture those moments as the sun started to leave us on one of those evenings.

It is also the very first watercolour that I had ever completed.

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Wilderness Art – Windswept Pines(Canadian Shield)

Windswept Pines on Canadian Shield

The Canadian Shield(exposed rock stretching from the Great Lakes to the Arctic Ocean) is a artists dream.

Well, at least it is to me. Truthfully, it is to many other artists as well.

White pine trees, along with other varieties do grow within this rocky barren wilderness, but often because the Canadian Shield is in exposed regions, the trees end up having a very windswept appearance.

The above watercolour was one the very first attempts at doing abstract white pine trees on a rocky outcropping.

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Wilderness Art – Black Eyed Susans(Bruce Trail)

One of our favourite hiking adventures is to take a day and pick a section of the world famous Bruce Trail to hike.

The wonderful part is that large portions of the trail are literally within a 45 minute drive from the “old homestead.”

With the Bruce Trail being close 900 kilometres in length and stretching from the Niagara River in the south to Tobermory(Bruce Peninsula) in the north, there are endless possibilities to get out hike for the day.

The picture above is/was inspired from a hike last year, where we passed by a massive patch of “Black Eyed Susans” somewhere along the Bruce Trail.

It was my first attempt at an abstract “Black Eyed Susans” in watercolor.

Overall, I think it turned out pretty good.

Yup – not bad for just finishing my second week of picking up a paint brush.

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