Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt Week 45 – Reblog From June Ann(jaquintinwriter)

Our second post for Week 45 post comes to us from a someone new to the prompt – June Ann(jaquintinwriter).

June Ann, gives us a short, yet wonderful poem about sitting with a close friend in a park on this bench.

Often we need to special friend just to sit with us; hold our hand and chit-chat.

You can check out her entry here.

Thanks June Ann for taking part. Hope to see you back real soon.

Our next “Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt” is scheduled for next Tuesday, April 27.

Thanks.

— get outdoors; find inspiration; discover yourself —

Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt Week 45 – Reblog From Sadje

Our first post for Week 45 post comes to us from Sadje.

As I’ve mentioned before, Sadje always send us top notch poetry or short works of prose for our “Tuesday Prompts.”

This week, Sadje leaves us with a poem as to why the parks and benches are empty. A wise and prudent commentary on what is happening within the world today.

You can check out her entry here.

Thanks Sadje for taking part again this week. Your poem highlights what many throughout the world are currently experiencing.

Our next “Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt” is scheduled for next Tuesday, April 27.

Thanks.

— get outdoors; find inspiration; discover yourself —

Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt Week 44 – Reblog From Sadje

Our first post for Week 44 post comes to us from Sadje.

As I’ve mentioned before, Sadje always send us top notch poetry or short works of prose for our “Tuesday Prompts.”

Once again, Sadje leaves us with a short prose piece on what transpires after someone finds a discarded mask at the edge of a forest.

You can check out her entry here.

Thanks Sadje for taking part again this week. Your short story is very intriguing.

Our next “Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt” is scheduled for next Tuesday, April 27.

Thanks.

— get outdoors; find inspiration; discover yourself —

Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt – Week 45

Third week of April and things are as they should be.

Nevertheless, it is Tuesday and that means “Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt.”

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.

Our Week 45 picture is pretty much as it appears. Although, perhaps not the most dramatic in terms of subject matter, I thought the picture as it looks, has a wealth of potential and could literally go in a thousand different directions.

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!

— get outdoors; find inspiration; discover yourself —

Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt Week 43 – Reblog From The Bag Lady(rugby843)

Our next submission for our Week 43 prompt, comes from someone who joined us on several occasions in the past – The Bag Lady.

She gives a short one-sentence fun look at the picture.

You can check out the post here.

Thanks to The Bag Lady(rugby843) taking part this week. We hope that you’ll bless us again in the future.

Our next “Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt” is scheduled for next Tuesday, April 20.

Thanks.

— get outdoors; find inspiration; discover yourself —

Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt Week 43 – Reblog From Sadje

Our second post for Week 43 post comes to us from Sadje.

As I’ve mentioned before, Sadje always send us top notch poetry or short works of prose for our “Tuesday Prompts.”

This week, Sadje leaves us with a short prose piece on what a trip to Canada and discovering “Inukshuks” might mean to someone.

You can check out her entry here.

Thanks Sadje for taking part again this week. Your poem is so poignant and strong.

Our next “Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt” is scheduled for next Tuesday, April 20.

Thanks.

— get outdoors; find inspiration; discover yourself —

Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt – Week 44

We’re now into the second week of April and as the saying goes – “spring is well on it’s way.”

Nevertheless, it is Tuesday and that means “Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt.”

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.

Our Week 44 picture is pretty much as it looks. A disposable masks tossed into a snowbank. Over the past year, we’ve literally come across hundreds, if not thousands of these types of masks simply discarded and tossed into trees and bushes or dropped on the ground.

Even in some pretty challenging places to get into, we’ve found at least a mask or two or three.

It appears that disposable masks are the new take-out coffee cups and cigarette butts of trash.

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!

— get outdoors; find inspiration; discover yourself —

Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt – Week 43

This is first post for April. Let’s hope “April showers will bring May flowers.”

Nevertheless, it is Tuesday and that means “Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt.”

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.

Our Week 43 picture is a grouping of stone landmarks know as “inukshuks” or singular an “inukshuk”. They are stone landmarks or cairns built by First Nations)FN) people of the northern Canada and used originally as navigation elements that would stand out on a frozen landscape. They are also to mark sacred locations of FN peoples.

They have also become very popular or unpopular depending on you one talks too. Lynn snapped a picture of these at Torrance Barrens Dark Sky Preserve located not far from our house.

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!

— get outdoors; find inspiration; discover yourself —

Short and Sweet – Don’t Like The View

If you not impressed or simply don’t like the view of the world your seeing, why not simply change your perspective.

You see, the problem might not be the view you’re looking out at. Unfortunately, the problem might be you!

The picture to the right is along one of Algonquin Park’s interpretative hiking trails. Lynn took the pic at a lookout using a crystal distortion sphere.

Metaphorically tilting our head slightly, squinting our eyes can drastically change the view or how we see things. In fact, what was blurry may now come into clear focus.

If you don’t like the view, change it.

Again, let me repeat …if you don’t like the view….. change it.

One more time……..if you don’t like the view….change it.

— as always with love —

— get outdoors; find inspiration; discover yourself —-

Thoughts From The Wilderness – A Good Day To Smile

It’s still kind of early here at the “old homestead” on Friday morning. The sun is now just starting to peak over the eastern horizon.

For those of you who have followed along with Lynn and I over the past number of years, know that the outdoors fills a good or large chunk of our awake and not so awake hours.

Whether it be hiking, canoe tripping, snowshoeing in the Canadian Rockies or positioned along slightly above a raging river in an ice canyon at night or even a simple week’s worth of camping at a drive-in campground, we do tend to spend a fair amount of time outdoors.

The past year has taught ALL OF US a number of different life lessons. Some good one and unfortunately some bad or horrendous ones.

One thing we can always do and it is entirely up to us and it is the one thing we have absolute control over is our attitude. Now, I get that out attitude can change and often on an hourly basis, but it is still one thing we have control over.

Over the past year, one thing that many of us feel we’ve lost is a sense of control. Without a doubt, we’ve and many others have lost far more than control. The loss of loved ones is most certainly at the top of the list.

I’m not writing this as some sort of “pollyannaish” rose-coloured glasses all is good unrealistic outlook on our current situation.

Nope – our current situation in an overall sense is quite crappy or worse to tell the truth.

But, I do have a couple of suggestions.

If you find your overall whelmed by all the media coverage and granted most, if not all of it is negative, I get that. So, my suggestion and please excuse my language is “get the fu@k-off FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, the television, the radio, and just about any other media outlet.” Believe me – you’ll feel oh so much better.

Secondly and most importantly..

Smile and take a very deep breath. And once you’ve done that – do it again.

A smile and a deep breath can be the catalyst to change your attitude. Remember, your attitude is the one thing you have control over. Don’t give it up.

The pictures in the above collage where taken on our vacation camping trip trip last year to Algonquin Park.

Thinking back at our week there and looking at those pictures makes me smile and take a deep breath all at the same time.

— as always with love —

— get outdoors; find inspiration; discover yourself —