Boundaries are this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge. Below, lichens set out dark, circular boundaries atop a stone, and in the bottom photo, a wall seems to keep the snake on the wild side of the bricks. (In reality, he often uses the drainage holes to visit the house side and explore the garage.)
One more look at this week’s photo challenge, visualizing “connected.” Nature provided a few examples this morning.
This week’s challenge is all about being connected. Shoes off and safely slung between two trees, a student takes advantage of a warm, sunny afternoon in a campus green belt to keep connected via cell phone.
“If I could just make it over the top of this rock … escape is in sight!” — Quoth the spiny caterpillar.
Thanks to our friendly neighborhood extension urban entomologist for the ID on this fellow and his kin: the Eastern Buck moth, Hemileuca maia.
Yet another update — It seems we’ve got this whole escape thing backwards where the buck moth caterpillar is concerned. See “Look, but don’t touch, buck moth caterpillars.” Run away!
Other escape artists:
- and one of my favorite blog titles and “abouts,” http://bluejbluej.wordpress.com/2013/05/20/weekly-photo-challenge-escape/
And the mother page of escapery: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/05/17/photo-challenge-escape/
Found hiding behind the cutting board, this garlic clove’s growth spurt ensures its future will be in the kitchen garden and not in the paella.
And others look into the future and see …
- World trade center: http://travelsandtrifles.wordpress.com/2013/03/23/weekly-iphonography-challenge-future-tense-letsbewild-reflections/
- Building: http://mothergrogan.wordpress.com/2013/03/24/weekly-photo-challenge-future-tense/
- Looking up: http://tanhuimin.wordpress.com/2013/03/24/weekly-photo-challenge-future-tense/
- In living color: http://myvividvisions.com/2013/03/24/weekly-photo-challenge-future-tense-flower-in-the-morning/
- Palm. Sunday. : http://rarasaur.wordpress.com/2013/03/23/weekly-photo-challenge-future-tense/
- Up and away. Soon: http://amblingaroundbrisbane.com/2013/03/24/weekly-photo-challenge-future-tense/
- Stingers and claws: http://colonialist.wordpress.com/2013/03/23/weekly-photo-challenge-future-tense-really-awully-so/
- Being literal: http://sued51too.wordpress.com/2013/03/24/weekly-photo-challenge-future-tense/
And of course, this week’s challenge homepage:
One of the nice things about the weekly photo challenge is that the prompt gets you to see the world in another way; or see an object in a new light; or at the very least from a new angle. Our take on the details is below.
- Floral detail: http://kardzbykris.wordpress.com/2013/03/02/lost-in-the-details-found-in-the-moment/
- Bridging the details: http://snogumman.wordpress.com/2013/03/02/weekly-photo-challenge-lost-in-the-details/
- Details at the oceanside: http://ryanfile.wordpress.com/2013/03/02/weekly-photo-challenge-lost-in-details/
- See more details at this week’s challenge homepage: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/03/01/weekly-photo-challenge-lost-in-the-details/#more-15407
Robin takes part in an annual renewal of the species. Our second entry from this week’s challenge.
- STONE CRABS! YESSSS! http://janeluriephotography.wordpress.com/2012/11/11/weekly-photo-challenge-renewal/
- Alaska: http://speakingabouttravel2.wordpress.com/2012/11/10/weekly-photo-challenge-renewal/
- Variety pack: http://brittenasplund.wordpress.com/2012/11/11/weekly-photo-challenge-renewal/
- Milkweed: http://lensandpensbysally.wordpress.com/2012/11/09/wordpress-weekly-photo-challenge-renewal/
- Young mushrooms: http://bopaula.wordpress.com/2012/11/09/weekly-photo-challenge-renewal/
This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge prompt was “foreign.” There were so many lovely photos of faraway lands we fretted over what to post. Then by a bit of serendipity, we were taken on a test drive while waiting on our car to be serviced. During the test drive, we were “hijacked” to a gathering of automotive enthusiasts serving up pretzels, sausages, beer and showing off their lovely driving machines. Most were German; a few were English. All were foreign. It was the most memorable test drive we’ve ever had*. Below, a handful of shots of some of the beauties on display.
There were some lovely cars including a new BMW 1M, a 6-series shark, a Jensen-Healey ragtop, and a few tuned V-Dubs.
This week’s Weekly Photo Challenge mother page:
http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/10/26/weekly-photo-challenge-foreign/ And some other intriguing interpretations of this week’s challenge:
- When the familiar becomes foreign: http://wheresmybackpack.com/2012/10/28/when-the-familiar-becomes-foreign/
- A suitcase of foreign: http://poppytump.wordpress.com/2012/10/28/weekly-photo-challenge-foreign/
- Foreign, yet familiar: http://windagainstcurrent.com/2012/10/26/weekly-photo-challenge-foreign/
- Foreign food: http://juliedawnfox.com/2012/10/28/weekly-photo-challenge-foreign-food-in-portugal/
- Fog, foot, foreign: http://artistisk.com/2012/10/27/pink-shoe-fog/
- Zanzibar: http://ronmayhewphotography.wordpress.com/2012/10/28/exotic-zanzibar/
- Multicultural tuk-tuk: http://ashwinmenonphotography.wordpress.com/2012/10/27/weekly-photo-challenge-foreign/
- Zooming in or out of ‘foreign’: http://vackrare.com/2012/10/28/wordpress-weekly-photo-challenge-foreign/
- It’s a sign: http://creativityaroused.wordpress.com/2012/10/27/weekly-photo-challenge-foreign/
- From a foreign time: http://ceeslifephotographyblog.wordpress.com/2012/10/27/3811/
*Why? 1) The new VW Golf R is a very hot little hatch, especially when 2) A former national SCCA champion driver is at the wheel giving it a 100 percent performance drive.
One of our visitors asked for images of the vehicles at the gathering. Here are a few:
What a way to start the day! Sunrise over the local pond on Oct. 18, 2012. The intense colors throw the autumn woods into silhouette.
And the homepage for this week’s weekly photo challenge:
Other silhouettes to see:
- Touch of frost: http://minliteavvarje.wordpress.com/2012/10/20/wpc-silhouette/
- A couple: http://windagainstcurrent.com/2012/10/20/weekly-photo-challenge-travel-theme-couple-in-silhouette/
- Giant flamingos! http://cobbies69.wordpress.com/2012/10/20/silhouette-in-the-city/#jp-carousel-1679
- What a big eye London has: http://isobelandcat.wordpress.com/2012/10/20/weekly-photo-challenge-silhouette/
- Big horns: http://edithlevyphotography.com/2012/10/20/weekly-photo-challenge-silhouette/
- Silhouetted in Tel Aviv: http://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2012/10/20/silhouette-wpc/
- Complex branches: http://jumbledcontentsofmyhead.wordpress.com/2012/10/20/weekly-photo-challenge-silhouette/
And since you’ve read this far down, here’s what we saw as the sun went to bed the evening before the above sunrise:
Up here on the mountain, the summer sky is filled with dragonflies. They all seem to be heading southward; swimming and bobbing in the warm air currents like corks in a choppy sea.
Ever try to photograph dragonflies in motion? Their unpredictable flight makes panning difficult and nearly impossible for autofocus to follow. So, this week’s entry into the weekly photo challenge is a bit of a cheat. To compensate for a slow shutter and no motor drive, this week’s image is a montage — slices of video taken in the camera’s movie mode.
Other interpretations of this week’s challenge:
and, of course, check out the weekly challenge mother page