Doors We Don’t Think Of

Some doors we don’t usually think of, tucked away in cemeteries most of us don’t visit them often, or take the time to explore the history of their city or state. Some of these doors are ornate while others are old and rusted.

As usual Norm issues his weekly challenge on Thursdays – Thursday Doors

Thursday Doors – July 12, 2018

Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world. Feel free to join in on the fun by creating your own Thursday Doors post each week and then sharing it, between Thursday morning and Saturday noon (North American eastern time).

I’d say a gate can be considered a door, one that you can see through.

Gates and doors

 

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Grand Openings

Another challenge by nancy merrill photography A Photo a Week Challenge: Opening

I love using arches, doors, and windows to frame images. Using an opening as a frame can create interest and a unique way to see something you’ve looked at a million different times. It can also invite the viewer to want to explore more, to see more.

Openings come in all shapes, sizes, and most of all – the purpose of the opening.

Over the Patuxent River, or is it under Route-108

Through a mountain

For an afternoon sailing on the Chesapeake

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Don’t get Stumped

A Photo a Week Challenge: Over 100 Years Old

To us newbie Americans, that’s amazing. In a few years, we will be celebrating our 250th anniversary as a country, so anything that’s 100 years or older is very old to us.

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO OF THINGS 100 YEARS OLD OR OLDER.

About half a dozen years ago, after a heavy rain, an old tree came down. When the local community association had the tree cleaned up, only the stump remained. What an opportunity! Counting the annual rings are a bit difficult at times, but at a first glance it looks like this tree was about 150 years old when it met it’s demise.

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Queen of the Livestock

Livestock

This week’s nancy merrill photography

capturing memories one moment at a time
A Photo a Week Challenge: Livestock
I only seem to photograph animals while on vacation. Hawaii is a bit overrun with hei heis (aka chickens). I’m not sure why they call them hei hei, but they were EVERYWHERE! The lovely rooster was at a plantation where we enjoyed a delicious and festive luau. He was moving so quickly, he’s not quite in focus, but the colors of his feathers are still beautiful.

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO OF LIVESTOCK.


Yes, this is my second answer to the livestock challenge, the photos are new and I totally forgot they fit the challenge. They are not the huge, or even the small animals one thinks of as livestock, but some farmers rely on them. Honey Bees


The beekeeper is examining one of the hive’s frames.


The most important member of the colony is the Queen Bee, she is the bee with the yellow dot on her back.

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Swimming at the Watering-Hole

Sunday Photo Fiction – May 13, 2018

May 12, 2018
Author By Susan
Posted in Photo Fiction
Welcome to Sunday Photo Fiction! Each week I will post a new photograph, taken either by myself or donated by a member of the community. The challenge is to write a story using 200 words or less based on the prompt. When you are done, post your story and the photo prompt (giving proper credit to the photographer of course!) on your blog and use the InLinkz froggy icon below to add your story to the SPF collection. While you are there, take time to read and comment on some of the other stories. I know you will not be disappointed. It’s that simple!


They Drink and Swim in the watering hole

They come in from the east, about half a mile away. Two ponds are their destination. Most of the time they bypass the larger of the two, much preferring to drink from the smaller, but today they stopped at the largest pond.

About half of the adult elephants walked right into the water. Two of the largest didn’t stop, submerging until just a bit of their trunk broke the surface. But most of the ones in the water only went in up to their knees. Those that remained on shore stood by, drinking and watching the juveniles that preferred to just splash along the shore.

Somehow they all decided it they had enough, it was just before the sun came out from behind the clouds that the elephant heard regrouped and began to wander eastward back toward the trees. Only a few birds remained at the watering holes. In five minutes they were out of sight. Only birds remained.


The photography this week is by C.E. Ayr

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Challenging Livestock

Livestock

This week’s nancy merrill photography

capturing memories one moment at a time
A Photo a Week Challenge: Livestock

I only seem to photograph animals while on vacation. Hawaii is a bit overrun with hei heis (aka chickens). I’m not sure why they call them hei hei, but they were EVERYWHERE! The lovely rooster was at a plantation where we enjoyed a delicious and festive luau. He was moving so quickly, he’s not quite in focus, but the colors of his feathers are still beautiful.

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO OF LIVESTOCK.

Seen at National Colonial Farm Park in Accokeek, Md.

Milking Devon Cattle

Rooster

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The Horse Came Back Alone

The Horse Was Not Alone

The horse came back alone, just the way he had many times. It all started years ago when my daily commute took me over a reservoir then uphill past a farm with rolling hills. Many times when I made my daily morning and even commutes there would be a lone horse standing in the corner watching me go by.

Strange as it may seem, If I was early he might not be there. If I was just a couple of minutes early he would be coming across the field towards the corner, almost a quarter of a mile. It was if he was coming to see me go by. So more than once I stopped my old classic British Sports-Car, a green Triumph TR3, and talked to the horse. We became friends. I thought he was an old horse and felt sorry for him, he had old-looking hair – sort of Salt and Pepper and looked like he was just waiting for the ‘glue-factory’.

But every day The Horse Came Back Alone. This happened for a few years, then just before I changed my job he wasn’t there for a couple of weeks. Thinking the worse had happened to him I was surprised when one afternoon he was standing at his usual spot. But he was not alone.

This time he was joined by one smaller horse. Between them, a small colt. And I really felt that there was a huge proud smile on his face, “This is my family!”

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Lots Of Locks

A Trio Of Locks

This week’s the One Word Photo Challenge one word was LOCK. A search through the archives brought out three that fit the challenge, all different.

One of the Locks on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, in Brunswick, Md.

A window lock in the kitchen of a BnB I stayed at this summer

This gate needed a lock

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Which Way

Nancy Merrill Photography wants a direction this week.

Sorry about the late posting for this week’s challenge. I’ve been celebrating Thanksgiving with my family. If you celebrated today, I hope you enjoyed the holiday.

This week’s challenge is about directions. There are many ways to capture directions in photos. … Street signs, traffic signs, weather vanes, and compasses help provide direction. We can also receive direction from a teacher or spiritual leader. We may seek guidance from nature or scripture or our own inner instinct.


Wind direction is critical to some people; sailors and pilots.

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It’s Falling

Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, October 25th, 2017 raindrops

It’s my pleasure to create a new Heeding Haiku With … for you. Recently I “changed” the idea to create haibun or haiku bi-weekly into a symbiosis between haibun and haiku, Symbiosis of two wonderful forms of Japanese poetry and I like that idea. I see how you all have embraced this new way of Heeding Haiku With … and I hope this “change” will be succesful.

Today I have a nice haiku by one of our classical haiku poets to inspire you to create a haibun or a haiku. This week I have chosen for a haiku by Issa:

kusa no ha [ya] ame ni magirenu aki no tsuyu

blades of grass–
lost among the raindrops
autumn dew


Rain

Raindrops keep falling,
The day’s going to be damp.
Puddles all around.

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