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Above

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far from home

I look up to see

Summer leaves

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Joining in with our 52 week Photo Challenge : prompt word ABOVE

And Yippee!!!!! combining it once again with Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge: prompt words HOME and LEAVES.

Have a go – it’s a great brain teaser to combine the two challenges.

Of course it is ok to stick with the Photo Challenge plain and simple.

Leave a link in the comments of this or Nanacathy’s post to join in and be in the weekly round-up.

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Photo Challenge Round Up: Heat

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The season for Open Gardens is here in the UK, so good to be able to go into so many beautiful and quirky private gardens. I think this is a geum in hot colours, but could it be a potentilla?

Love that dark star at the centre. Joining Cee’s ‘Flower of the Day’.

Also getting hot this week:

Jane at Rainbow Junkie……. …………… ……  cook

Cathy at Nanacathy…….. ……. ……….. …….desert

💜 me at Wild Daffodil……… ……… ……….  card

💜 Melissa at The Aran Artisan …………………. fire

⭐️ Denis at Haiku Hound…….. ……….. ……sunset

Christina A Look at the Little Things ……. …90s

⭐️ Srivi at Piscean Me……………. ………… ….Mumbai

The 💜 denotes a post that is also joining in with Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge – it’s fun to combine the two.

The ⭐️ denotes a post with a poem or haiku written to go with the photo, but not using  Ronovan’s prompt words.

Please let me know if I have missed anyone

Thank you everyone for your steamy entries.

Four fab photo fiends created the 52 Week Photo Challenge, we are:

Thanks to Rainbow Jane’s bit of coaching I have created the links slightly differently so that they open in a new window – I hope this is helpful. Thank you Jane! 😀

Update:

An entry from my sister of her dog Bentley cooling off in the heat of the day by having a swim, he looks a bit knackered! Poor old Bentley!Bentley

Update 2 from Dig with Dorris, using glorious hot summer colours in a vase and joining Cathy’s In a Vase on Monday.

 

Join in any time

Next up is the Photo Prompt

PLAY

 Photo Challenge – click on the link to find out how to join in and see all the subjects set out for the weeks ahead.

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Heat

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cheering in the ninth

from hot and muggy Iowa

created by K

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Just as I was putting together a post about iHanna’s Post Card Swap and simultaneously wondering what on earth I was going to photograph for our Photo Challenge prompt of HEAT – what should come skidding through my door puffing and panting but this postcard all the way from Iowa! Serendipity!

The ninth to arrive out of a possible 10 – and a very welcome addition to the collection with perfect timing. Here are the other 8:

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This card was sent to me by Kirsten in California- I love a good quote. It was one of the first post cards I received in the swap which I wrote about back in May.

This one came from Emma in Rapid City, South Dakota. I have never been to South Dakota but my son went to a rodeo there when he was on his gap year back in 1998

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It feels so good to be connecting with other creatives from all over the world and getting these gems through the post.

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We are all given 10 addresses and so should receive 10 cards in return, if all goes well, but sometimes I guess life and other commitments get in the way and this year eight 9 little works of art have arrived.

Going clockwise from top left, these cards came from Valerie in California; Kirsten in California; Gertrude, Lake Ontario; ‘Fanciful Flutterbys” by Judith Pennsylvania; Emma in South Dakota; Julie in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Pam from Fargo, North Dakota and the hearts from Tina in Florida.

This one by Gertrude seems to be made in a similar way to my post cards. Such a perky little bird drawn on layers of collage, painting and stamping. I like its interesting background and the simple cheerful design. I also like the way Gertrude has gone all round the card’s cut edge with black pen, I’ll try to remember to do that on my cards for a good finish.

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This one from Tina uses layers of stamped and printed designs for the background, creating a similar effect

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and comes from sunny Florida where in May, Tina wrote, it was already ‘too hot‘, but she was enjoying seeing the ‘neat birds and gatars in the back lake’. A wonderful glimpse into her world.

Joining in with Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge, where he is celebrating his birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY RON!

prompt words: CHEER and BIRTH

cheering in the ninth from hot and muggy Iowa

from hot and muggy Iowa created by K

I have used ‘created’ as a word connected with ‘BIRTH’.

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our 52 Week Photo Challenge, created by Cathy, Jane, Melissa and me

Join in any time, next week’s prompt is

PLAY

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Photo Challenge Round Up: NATIVE

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Mint moth on

pear leaf after rain

a welcome sight

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As far as I can discover the Mint Moth is native to the British Isles. This one was a visitor to my garden this week. So tiny.

Also going Native this week:

Jane at Rainbow Junkie……. …………… ………juicy

Cathy at Nanacathy…….. ……. ……….. …….crafty

💜 me at Wild Daffodil……… ……… ……….  weedy

💜 Melissa at The Aran Artisan ……………..singing

⭐️ Denis at Haiku Hound…….. ……….. …  friendly

Christina A Look at the Little Things …….  goosey

Dorris at Dig with Dorris ………… …… …   admiral

The 💜 denotes a post that is also joining in with Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge – it’s fun to combine the two. Click on the link to see his review of the week’s wonderful haiku collection using the prompt words: FRESH and WIND

Miss E (aged8) asked me what the prompts were this week and wrote this poem

fresh wind

fresh wind

blows in my face

fresh wind

fresh wind

sometimes in disgrace

fresh wind

fresh wind

makes a lovely sound

fresh wind

fresh wind

blows sand around

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When I asked her to tell me a bit more about the wind being in disgrace she said she that is because the wind does damage and  “You don’t like it when it’s windy Granny”. She’s right, I don’t!

The ⭐️ denotes a post with a poem or haiku written to go with the photo, but not using  prompt words.

Please let me know if I have missed anyone

Thank you everyone for all the NATIVE entries.

Join in this week the next Photo Prompt is

HEAT

(if only the weather would oblige)

You can join in the Photo Challenge any time, click on the link to find out how to and see all the subjects for the weeks ahead.

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Layer

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mossy layers invite

tiny dragons to lay eggs

deep in our psyche

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A response to Our Photo Challenge prompt: LAYER

And Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge prompts: DRAGON and INVITE

With Miss E as a guest prompter this week – so exciting!

It has been wonderful for me to read all the intriguing haiku that have been created around these words – Miss E will be so thrilled and encouraged – can’t wait til tomorrow when we can read them all together.

A huge thank you to Ronovan for giving her this marvellous opportunity and experience.

The Haiku

mossy layers invite tiny dragons to lay eggs

tiny dragons to lay eggs deep in our psyche

I am a Scorpio Dragon myself – there is a fascinating post by ‘Work in Progress’ if you are interested in this sort of thing.

A bit stuck this week, I went through my photos and found this photo of a wall in Gloucestershire I took in 2010 and then it all came together.

To join in just leave a link to your LAYER photo in the comments on Cathy’s Post, or here, and I will include it in the round up on Sunday.

Next Week’s Photo Prompt

FERN

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Photo Challenge Round Up – Happy

Doing this round up makes me feel very  🙂    HAPPY!   🙂

An extra photo from me, taken at the end of a blissful day spent with Big Bro and Little Bro pootling, pottering and beach-combing on Charmouth Beach  yesterday. Oh how lucky and HAPPY I feel on days like thisDSCF8020

More photos for happiness:

Jane: a feast for the eyes in this post

Cathy: someone knows her well

Melissa: so much to enjoy in this post, with the huge bonus of an Irish poem written in Irish and with the English translation.

Rosalind: that dog is almost laughing with happiness

Christina: ‘Celebrate good times, c’mon!’

Ali at Thimberlina: this makes me beam – fab 80s fun.

Roz: Happy Hoppy!

Craftmanicmommy: has linked in with a Quote that fits so well with the theme. If you look at her profile picture – that would definitely fit the photographic element for HAPPY.

Denis at Haiku Hound: thought that the photo of his dog Charlie in this post was a good fit for the theme – I agree! Pop across and see what you think.

Andre: oooooo! yes those crystal clear waters would make me happy for sure! And there is also a Haiku to enjoy.

10 entries to see in our 52 week Photo Challenge this week! Yikes! That’s so exciting! Thank you so much everyone for joining in. I just love the variety and sweet glimpses of your worlds.

Can’t leave this theme without a link to Pharrell Williams’s wonderfully uplifting song:

 

Tomorrow our theme for the week goes live:

VINTAGE

I’m so looking forward to seeing what each person brings to the party!

Photo Challenge Round Up – GAME

We are off to such a wonderful start with our 52 Week Photo Challenge and I have been wanting to do a little round up of all the photo entries, but have had to wait for my ailing laptop to have bypass surgery. It is now limping along and I’m not sure how long it will last before another symptom appears, but here goes ….

Our first week’s subject GAME:

Jane: a fascinating entry that could, in a way also qualify for Week 3’s subject – VINTAGE.

Cathy: showing her family’s love of ‘the beautiful game’.

Melissa: as ever, we see such a rich mix of family and island life and a haiku.

Ali: a wonderfully happy celebration photo from her archives.

Christina: a very assertive cat who knows how to get what she wants

Rosalind: fun in the kitchen

Roz: this makes me laugh!

And mine: playing board games with little ones is great training for life’s ups and downs, they eventually learn that losing is not the end of the world!

Celebrating 8 entries for our first week.

Please let me know if I have missed anybody out.

It was fun looking at them all together.

Go to the PHOTO CHALLENGE page to find out more about the challenge.

We’d jump for joy if you joined us!