Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt # 31

Glen is the host of LTPP

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 31 prompt was taken through our front window last winter. It is a male Northern Red Cardinal.

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A flash of red in the winter white

It livens up the desolate landscape

Just the presence of this majestic bird

Fills my heart with the hope of good things to come

I look into its eyes and feel the message it’s conveying

Appreciate the beauty of nature around you but

Never try to possess it or cage it for your pleasure

Let me fly free as you are born to roam free

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Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt # 30

Glen is the host of LTPP

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.

Of the literally hundreds to choose from, I picked this one of the famous Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse in Nova Scotia.

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It stands here, majestic

A symbol and a beacon

A warning and guidance

Inspiring others to selfless service

Always impressing the onlookers

With its grandeur and charm

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https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2020/02/29/daily-prompts-light-house/

I wrote this poem last year. We went whale watching in the summer of 2019, and saw this lighthouse.

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Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt # 22

Glen is the host of LTPP

He says;

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 22 prompt was taken a number of years ago when Lynn and the camera club she belonged to did a photo outing at a salvage yard located not far from the “old homestead.”

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Wandering into this old junkyard

I noticed how time had frozen everything

In the moment of past decay, forever

It was as if a sleeping spell had been cast

Over the entire place, holding it in suspended reality

Maybe it a reminder to us all that things and people both

Are prisoners of time, unable to break its bonds

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Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt # 21

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 21 prompt was taken last New Years’ Eve as the sun was setting over Georgian Bay, about 15 minutes from the “old homestead.” The ending of one time period combined with the anticipation and hope that the next day will dawn fresh with a clean slate for the future.

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Dawn is that time of the day

When hope wakes up with a smile

What the day may bring we look with anticipation

Joy bubbles up and spills out of our eyes

A new day is always a chance for us

To begin again and make this day

The best day of our lives so far

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Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt # 20

Glen is the host of LTPP

He says;

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 20 prompt shows part of the inside of an old tool and machine shed along the Logging Museum Trail located in Algonquin Park. This particular trail has a number of old reclaimed buildings or reconstructed building that help to tell the history of logging in the Park.

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Take a look at how the pioneers lived their lives

Making do with the simple tools, working hard to build a life

Nothing came easy for them, everything made from scratch

And yet they achieved much more than we ever can

Even with the most sophisticated technology at our tips

The difference lies in the way they thought and lived

For them, it was a question of survival at any cost

Whereas we believe in working hard only if we have to

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Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt # 19

Glen is the host of Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt

He says;

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 19 prompt saddens me a great deal.

We all know that masks and wearing them is but one part in controlling the spread of COVID_19. Here in Ontario we’ve been experiencing Wave #2 for a number of weeks now.

The picture above is what I’m calling the “new plastic bottle syndrome.” Instead of finding discarded plastic water bottles when hiking, we’re finding disposable masks instead. This was one of many found on several hiking trails in Algonquin park, when we visited in the first week of October.

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She cursed his stupidity and stubbornness. If only he had worn the mask that day, how many lives could have been saved. They only knew that he was infected a couple of days after their trip to the mountains.

Zack always thought himself strong and healthy and always went contrary to the sensible advice given to him by his well-wishers. Now he was gone because he didn’t believe that wearing masks helped save lives. But he was now the cause of the death of four of his buddies too as he got together with them after being infected.

Death was inevitable for everyone but dying because one was too stubborn really cut into her soul!

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Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt- 18

Glen is the host of LTPP

He says;

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 18 prompt has been photographed by just about everyone that has ever held a camera. Okay, perhaps not, but this abandoned farmhouse about an hour away from us, does show up in social media platforms more often than not.

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Stumbling over icy ground, he spotted the farmhouse

Saying a prayer of thanks for guiding him towards shelter

He tentatively opened the door of the derelict structure

With surprise, he noted that the interior didn’t match

The broken-down exterior in look or condition either

It was comfortably furnished with a few chairs and a rugs

A fireplace was stacked with wood ready to be lit

On a table near the door, he found a note telling him

“Welcome to you stranger, make use of the facilities here

But don’t make this your permanent abode

Leave it in the same condition you found it so that

Someone else in need can find food and comfort here”

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Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt- 17

Glen is the host of LTPP

He says;

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 17 prompt, shows a small section of a rail-trail not far from the “old homestead.” Funny thing is I don’t remember if Lynn took the picture last year(2019) or if it was in 2018. We ended up walking so much further than we had anticipated. It was one of those warm fall Sunday afternoons, that you wished wouldn’t come to an end.

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Lonely trails in the hills are the perfect place to think

The best way to walk away from the humdrum of daily grind

And spend time with yourself, thinking deep thoughts

Pondering on the secrets of the universe and complexities of life

An hour or two or maybe more alone time can usually fix

Whatever is causing stress in our lives, relationships or spirit

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Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt # 16

Glen is the host of LTPP

He says;

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 16 prompt is a slow shutter-speed shot of Hogg’s Falls, located the south end of the Beaver Valley in central Ontario. If you’re ever in the area, be sure to check it out.

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The song water sings as it flows on its arduous journey

Never a melancholic or unhappy note you could hear

Over the stone and rubble, under thorny bushes and roots

It sings merrily of going on new adventures and of

Conquering new territories with its relentless force and determination

Sing like the flowing water, conquer all obstacles in your way

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Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt

Glen is the host of Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt.

He says;

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 15 prompt is fraught with peril…so watch your step. This is/was a rickety boardwalk which went over a wet and sensitive area, located at Torrance Barrens Dark Sky Preserve.

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Hey look where you’re stepping

The path ahead is tricky and challenging

One misstep can lead you in a perilous direction

Measure your footsteps, take stock of the situation at hand

And always consider your own safety before charging head-on.

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