Messages to inspire

Lens-Artists Challenge #234: Messages

There are messages everywhere.
Some you see,
some you don’t.
Some are big,
some are small.
Some to make you think,
some to make you smile.
Some are subtle,
some are on a wall.
There are messages everywhere.

Look

Let’s be positive

Something to ponder

The kids are in the back seat

Well played Grafton Council

Spelling helps (words in black added by my bestie and me)

More to think upon

Something we should all aspire to

A strong message

Messages can be found everywhere, if you look.

The decline of the glow

Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Glow

A scratch
A strike
A splutter
A glow

Close now
a bit more
stand ready
feel the warmth

A touch
A splutter
A glow
A flare

Blinding
the heat
is felt
instant

A glow
A slowing
A dimming
A darkening

Feeling bathed
in light
a soft glow
warmth

A fade
A silence
A darkness
A glow

It’s in the bubbles

Marsha’s Wednesday Quotes#4: Envelop or Envelope

The mood
was set….
candles lit….
champagne poured
spa bath
bubble bath
liquid….
poured in….
turn on
the jets…..

“It’s important not to lay in a bubble bath drinking champagne. It’s important to take part in what life’s all about.” 
Lena Olin

“Miracles happen every day. They bubble up from their hidden source, surround us with opportunities and disappear.” 
Deepak Chopra

“Days are coloured bubbles that float upon the surface of fathomless nights.”
Rabindranath Tagore

It’s evolution

The Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Warning

The usually placid
Koala
who likes
to sleep

Stretch
sniff the air
sit up
seeing around

As time moves
on
so must
everything else

From a time
past
back there
a reminder
a simpler life
magic is real

To now
where
evolution has
changed habits
normally slow
walk
many dangers
dogs
cars
people.

But now we
are asked
to
watch out
Koala evolution
run amuck
So now
when in the
bush
watch out
yes a
WARNING
for

Koalas on bicycles

There will be a lot of you wondering about the blue Koala statue. That is “Bunyip Bluegum the koala, his friends, and Albert, ‘a quarrelsome, endlessly renewable pudding, who can turn himself into any type of pudding your tastebuds desire.

First published in 1918, The Magic Pudding has never been out of print. The story has been translated into several different languages and adapted for puppet theatre, an audio book and animated film.

Norman Lindsay allegedly wrote The Magic Pudding to settle an argument with a friend who thought that children only liked to read about fairies. Lindsay was convinced they preferred to read about food.”
* new south wales govt archive

Whizzing along

Ragtag Daily Prompt Friday: Limit

We boarded the train
and headed off
what to discover
the countryside
blurring
more
at every second

Comfortable seats
room to spare
further along
clink
clank
rattle
rustle
the food trolley
almost here

But look
I say
the limit
achieved
Whizzing along

Later on……

Hit play and have some memories while you browse the next few posts

A lucky dip of words

Lucky Dip Saturday Mix 7 January

The “rules” are –

Week 1Lucky Dip (same name, new format).
For this challenge, I will be using “Rory’s Story Cubes” to generate 9 random “ideas” for inclusion in your response. I use story cubes with my students at school and just like the lucky dips from our childhood, you never know what you’re going to get! You need to use a minimum of 5 cubes, or for an extra challenge, try and use all 9. The cubes can be interpreted any way you like and for your response it is your choice to use poetry or prose.

The afternoon storm
struck at four
the book I was reading
fell to the floor.
The double helix
will have to wait
I grabbed my stick
and out the gate
to see the rainbow
in the sky
but look a plane
up there on high
probably delivering medicines
to those in need
made from flowers,
or even a weed

See you never know what you are going to get. This was just written without any editing or re-wording

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Keep it Alive: What do you see #167

Here are the Rules

Rules;

  • You can write a post on your blog and create a pingback to link to the original post.
  • Write an original story, poem or a caption.
  • There is no limit to words or format but keep it family-friendly.
  • If you post a response before next Sunday, I will be able to add it to my roundup post.
  • I will do a round-up next Sunday before the next Prompt is posted.
  • It is always helpful if you can give your post/story/poem a title.
  • Paste a link of your post in the comments section so that I don’t miss anyone in the roundup post.

This is Sadie’s photo to do your thing –

Come they said
we’re on our way
on to greatness
a place to stay

Moving on past
all none the same
but in pairs
down they came

Come on they said
get off that stump
you can’t stay there
OK, now jump

Welcome to pick-a-post

Terri’s Sunday Stills: What did YOU do in #2022

I intended to do a selection of YOUR favourite photos over the year. Graham from Hawaii had a great idea so I am going to steal his idea for my 2022 wrap up. Grab a photo from a post and add the post link in case you would like to see more of what is in that post.

It appears my home page and my photo challenge, Last on the Card, are the two most popular pages on my blog every month. So I have selected the most popular post for the month. Let me know if your favourite photo appears.

JANUARY

As seen in My last post for 2021

FEBRUARY

The Seagull was part of Finding Gold

MARCH

In the Peaceful evening post

APRIL

A selection of wet fluffy birds in After the bath but these three little Thornbills stole hearts

MAY

The bees were popular as much as the flowers in Life of a Blue Ginger

JUNE

A mix of fireside photos and poetry in Tonight is the Winter Solstice

JULY

Monday Portraits always drew comments and likes. A female Satin Bowerbird in Monday Portrait – 18 July

AUGUST

Kangaroos enjoying the sunshine in my Some of my favourite sun photos

SEPTEMBER

A little Red-necked Wallaby Joey Taking a peek

OCTOBER

The prompt was “Birds” hence the title Where do I begin The Royal Spoonbill individually drew the most comments

NOVEMBER

Everyone wanted this T-Shirt I found at the markets for Becky’s Square photo challenge for the month Walking Squares#5 – Bubbles, Fun and Nudity

DECEMBER

In Parrot patterns you didn’t have a favourite, you seemed to enjoy the whole post, photos of a female King Parrot and the silly story

So to 2022…..

WOW – Words of Wisdom #7

Paula’s Words of Wisdom #7

“The moon looks upon many night flowers; the night flowers see but one moon”
Jean Ingelow
English – Poet March 17, 1820 – July 20, 1897