Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt # 48 – Floods

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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 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

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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 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

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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 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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Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt # 44

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 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.

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Someone was here!

The discarded mask meant that he wasn’t alone here. He must be quiet and keep to the shadows.

His boots crunched on the snow and there was a movement at the farther end near the trees.

“Will, is that you?”

“Dorothy?”

She came forward from the shadows of the trees and he could see that it indeed was her. She was alone.

“Yes, Will it’s I. Jack told me that you had come to the hut for a few days. I wanted to meet you to see if we can work things out someway”

His mind went into overdrive. Why would his brother tell his ex-girlfriend where he was. It looked like a trap.

“Are you by yourself? How did you get here?”

“Why so many questions Will? Yes, I came alone. I drove here. What’s going on, are you in trouble?”

The belligerent tone of her voice reassured him that it was okay. He stepped up to her and invited her into the hut.

Whatever it was that she wanted, it wasn’t his life. The rest he could find out.

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Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt # 43

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 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.

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What is this? Scott said as he was looking through the pictures his friend had taken on his trip to Canada.

What do you think it is? Asked Phil

“I don’t know buddy, to me, it looks like a get-together of people, who turned into stone!”

“Look the big guy in the middle looks like he is their boss and the little ones all around him are the minions. No disrespect intended!”

Scott was amused by Phil’s flight of fantasy.

“These are stone structures made by the native people as landmarks. We were amazed by them as many are very very old”

“That’s great then, you got a lot of cultural education on this trip of your to Canada and its historic locations!” Said Phil.

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Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt # 42 – Last resort

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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 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 42 picture is obviously an old abandoned boat in rather rough condition. Lynn took this picture from the same salvage yard she took last week’s picture.

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All my hopes are tied up in this old tub

How bankrupt and depleted is my coffer

I roamed the world, seeing its beauty

Gathered experience and acquired knowledge

But I lived my life just for the moment, never thought ahead

Now all I see is this broken-down boat and my empty heart

For I never gathered friends or nurtured love

This is now my only hope, my last resort

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Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt # 41

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 you and to share it that with others.

Our Week 41 picture is a forty gallon drum full of old golf clubs. Lynn took this picture when she went on an outing to a local salvage yard with the camera club from out town.

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“Honey, I cannot find my bag of golf clubs, any idea where it might be?”

Steve asked his wife. He was getting late for his weekly meet-up with his golfing buddies and couldn’t find his clubs anywhere.

Just then his phone started ringing. It was Matt, “sorry Steve, I’ll have to cancel today’s game. I seem to have misplaced my clubs”

Steve stared at his phone in a perplexed manner. He thought he should tell Jeff that he was running late when he saw that Jeff was calling him. ” I am sorry” Jeff started to say and Steve interrupted him, Don’t tell me that you cannot find your golf clubs,” he said.

“How did you know? ” Said, Jeff.

“Because both I and Matt are also facing the same problem. I think something fishy is going on! Let me check” Steve told his friend. He then went to the living room where his wife was talking to someone on the phone.

“Do you happen to know anything about missing golf clubs? “

Jane suppressed her giggle and said innocently that she had no idea where they were.

Meanwhile, the garbage collector was surprised to find so many golf clubs in the recycling bin the next day!

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Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt # 40 and Tuesday Writing Prompt

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 40 picture is pretty much as it appears. A traffic signal light attached to a tree in the forest.

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It was on my brisk walk in the forest

That I passed by this empty house

An unusual sight met my bemused eyes

I saw a traffic light affixed to a tree in the yard

And to my further amazement, it was blinking red, amber, and green

The critters waiting to cross the driveway

Would wait on red and cross on green

I was sure that no one would believe it when I told them

How can it be, they’d say, bring someone to corroborate

I was alone, on a solo walk, I’ll tell them

Nobody else was a witness to this unusual situation

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Tuesday Writing Prompt

Today’s prompt: Write a poem about an empty house. Use the words brisk and solo.

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Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt # 39

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 you and to share it that with others.

Our Week 39 picture is also from Nova Scotia, but is of the harbour portion of the village of Peggy’s Cove. Peggy’s Cove is most famous for its lighthouse perched on a rocky outcropping at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. However, the real beauty of the village is found in the houses and fish shanties that sit along the sides of the harbour.

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Sara looked at the sight before her eyes unbelievingly. The village hadn’t changed a bit in the last ten years. When she left, it was to find a new life for herself, and now coming home she wasn’t sure that she had achieved anything at all.

She wondered which of her old neighbors she would find living here still? Some from the older generation had passed away, she knew. But maybe some of her friends would be around.

There were mixed emotions in her heart as she stepped on the dock. She felt a strange exhilaration and wanted to shout for joy. It was homecoming!

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