Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt # 55 – Just a bit further

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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 youwhat emotion; feeling; memory or whatever it may be – what does it arouse in you and to share it that with others.

We headed back to the east coast of Canada once again. It must be a subliminal thing going on here of needing to move east. Nevertheless, Lynn took this photo in the tiny back harbour harbour portion of Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia

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Take me just a bit further 

I don’t want to meet my end like this

I want to exit with my dignity intact

Take me to the deep blue sea and let me drift

Slowly the water will claim what has always belonged to it

Take me just a fit further

And then let me be

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Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt # 54

Glen is the host of LTPP

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 youwhat emotion; feeling; memory or whatever it may be – what does it arouse in you and to share it that with others.

This is a wintery picture taken a few years ago at Walters Falls, located about an hour away from us. The black/white photo captures the old sawmill and dam. The actual falls would be just at the front of the picture. In addition, there is a lovely country inn located just to the left of the pic.

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Memories captured in black and white 
Days of old, reminders of peaceful days
The time we were unencumbered with burdens
Carefree vacations spend with family, near and distant
My heart yearns for those bygone days of easy laughter
Sitting with my gramps and learning to be wise
Ah, those were days of simple pleasures and joys

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This picture took me back to the days when we all would get together at our grandparents’ house for holidays. We, cousins would laugh and play without a worry in the world. Our grandfather would give us his company, tell us incidents from his life and teach us words of wisdom.

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Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt # 53

Glen is the host of LTPP

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 youwhat emotion; feeling; memory or whatever it may be – what does it arouse in you and to share it that with others.

Week 53, also takes us back to Prince Edward Island on the east coast of Canada. The picture is of an old abandoned fishing dory filled with a few fishing or lobster trap buoys. The funny thing about this is, it wasn’t located near the ocean. We found it at the end of a rural driveway out next the road.

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Ah, discarded,

Lying here broken and unused


Man is callous and heartless


He throws away without a thought


What has served him for years in faith




Now it lies here crumbling


Its structure disintegrating


As it remembers days of yore


Days of glory and conquest over the waves


Days of fetching food that fed many a hungry belly




My heart goes out to this old dory


As it reaches its end of days


And I feel it deserves some dignity


For all the service it has rendered


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Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt # 51 – An ever growing pile

Glen is the host of LTPP

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 youwhat emotion; feeling; memory or whatever it may be – what does it arouse in you and to share it that with others.

We seem to have a theme going on here. Our Week 51 picture was also taken at the local salvage yard not far from the “old homestead.” The photograph pretty much is as it shows, although it has been edited heavily in terms of colour and texture.

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We live in a disposable world
Don’t need anything, throw it out
Piles of rubbish are growing higher every day
We buy new tech and get rid of older models
The need to acquire new things blind us
To the piles of rubbish that are growing higher
The value of item lessens as the are replaced
And without a thought we toss them aside, unwanted
Beware, the pile of rubbish is growing higher every day
And we have to be careful, it doesn’t drown us under it

Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt # 50 – Bookshelf

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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 youwhat emotion; feeling; memory or whatever it may be – what does it arouse in you and to share it that with others.

Our Week 50 picture was also taken at this local salvage yard not far from the “old homestead.” The photograph pretty much is as it shows. Old musty books on shelves.

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Books, books and more books!

Sheldon stared at the thousands of books crammed into the floor-to-ceiling bookshelves. He was quite sure that he wasn’t up to the task of cataloging and sorting them. But he needed this job, it was the only way he could make enough money to pay for his university education.

I better get down to it, or I won’t be able to attend my lecture”

Reluctantly, he grabbed the step ladder and climbed to the top shelf on one side. The old man must have been crazy about books, he thought. Who keeps so many books in their home?

He reached for the dusty books but to his surprise, his hand just went through them. What’s going on here? He made another attempt but nothing happened!

Now what I should do? Are these books cursed, he wondered. He descended the ladder and went to find the man who had hired him.

Sir, there’s something weird going on. I cannot hold on to any of the books to take them down!”

Oh! I forgot to ask you a very important question regarding this job”, the man said. “Are you a book lover? If you aren’t then you won’t be able to do this job. For a person who loves books, this job is easy, but for someone who doesn’t loves books, it’s impossible”

Sheldon stared at him in disbelief, “you mean it’s some sort of magic spell?” “Something like that young man. I should get someone else to do this job. Sorry, it didn’t work out”

Sheldon stepped out of the house a puzzled look on his face. He pocketed the few bucks he was handed for his time.

No one will believe me if I tell them”, he thought!

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Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt # 49

Glen is the host of LTPP

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 youwhat emotion; feeling; memory or whatever it may be – what does it arouse in you and to share it that with others.

Our Week 49 picture was take at a salvage yard not far from our “old homestead.” The place really is a photographers dream location.

That old building in the woods
Drew him and his imagination
They wanted to raze it to the ground
Make something new and shiny in its stead
But he could see something here what they didn’t
He bought it to restore it to its former glory
Now people say he is a man with vision
He has preserved a piece of history for future generations

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Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt # 48 – Floods

Glen is the host of LTPP

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 youwhat emotion; feeling; memory or whatever it may be – what does it arouse in you and to share it that with others.

Our Week 48 picture is a dock/boardwalk that is submerged due to high water levels. The shot is from the Bat Lake interpretive hiking trail in Algonquin Park. Bat Lake(in the picture) is a naturally occuring exceedingly high acidic lake, in which little to no life can survive.

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I feel overwhelmed by life at times
Like the water is rising, going above my head
Things that are important, vital to me
Are submerged under the overflowing river of doubt
This doubt is flooding my life and eating away
At my confidence, my trust in my own abilities
I need calm reflection
To sift through the debris that floods bring
And save what is necessary, and let the rest go

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Tuesday Writing Prompt & Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt # 47

Glen is the host of LTPP and Devereaux Frazier and Beth Amanda are currently hosting the Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge

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 youwhat emotion; feeling; memory or whatever it may be – what does it arouse in you and to share it that with others.

Our Week 47 picture is a slow shutter speed capture of a section of “Little High Falls” in Bracebridge, Ontario.

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Before this moment it touched a million surfaces

Now reaching its destination it cascades in so many falls

Water

It has been everywhere and has seen everything

It passes no judgments, it condemns no one

A silent spectator, a neutral observer

It gives life, it grows life it IS life

But we recklessly waste it, pollute it, contaminate it

It’s time to give respect to this life giving nectar

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Today’s prompt: Write a poem that starts with before this moment

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Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt # 46

Glen is the host of LTPP

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 youwhat emotion; feeling; memory or whatever it may be – what does it arouse in youand to share it that with others.

Our Week 46 picture should be a fun one to tackle. Simply, an upside down Canada goose.

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“Oh no Patrick, are you alright?”

There was no answer, just a watery gurgle instead. Josie landed near her spouse and pecked him with her beak. “Are you okay?” She asked again.

Patrick thrashed his legs in the air to right himself. “Did anyone saw it?” He asked, now right side up but drenched and bedraggled in appearance.

Just a few geese close to us,” Josie said unconcernedly. “What does it matter as long as you’re alright?

You don’t know how my reputation as an ace flyer would suffer. There would be no end to the ragging I’ll have to endure. I wish no one was there too witness my fall from grace”.

Josie turned with an impatient hump and said in an irritated tone, “Do You want a hand or should I leave as well so that you can enjoy your misery in solitude?”

Patrick extended his left wing and said in a humble voice, “I think I have sprained my wing, can you please help me?”

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Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt # 45

Glen is the host of LTPP

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 youand 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.

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Empty bench in an empty park

Where are the children that used to play here

Where are their elders who sat here watching them

It’s the same everywhere, deserted parks and malls

Once busy streets are silent and forlorn

Schools and offices devoid of people, vacant

Where is everyone?

Worry not, they are all safe, sequestered at their homes

Staying away from public places and crowds

Finally, they have learned the wisdom of protecting

Themselves and others by being sensible and cautious

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