Negotiating the Lock

The Tuesday Photo Challenge from Frank at Dutch goes the Photo prompt: Lock

Near where I stay in Paris is the Canal St Martin where sometimes boats travel along the canal, whether it be traders, ferries or the tourist sight seeing boats. In order to get through the canal and onto The Seine, the boats must negotiate a series of locks.

Here is Le Martin Pecheur making its way along the Canal St Martin.
Patiently waiting for the water level to rise190813_blog_challenge_lock_paris_canal_stmartin2
The water is almost at the same level between the locks190813_blog_challenge_lock_paris_canal_stmartin1
And then the gates open slowly190813_blog_challenge_lock_paris_canal_stmartin3
Safely on its way190813_blog_challenge_lock_paris_canal_stmartin4

What was that?

It’s not often I do a combined photo challenge.
So we have Sheryl’s Daily Word Prompt: Vanish
and Nancy’s Photo a Week Challenge: Timing is Everything
and Franks Tuesday Photo Challenge: Overhead

One day I was sitting in the garden
When from overhead
I heard something buzzing
growling, perhaps a deep throated roar.
I looked towards the horizon
Nothing
I looked towards the mountains
Nothing.
Hold steady I said
The sound began to get louder
That strange buzzing
growling, perhaps a deep throated roar.
I held my camera to my eye
Hold steady I said
Timing is everything
The sound was almost overhead
I waited
from the tree tops
The sound was there
I held my nerve
I saw it as it flew overhead
Timing is everything
Quick get that shot
before it could vanish.
The sound started to wane
That strange buzzing
growling, perhaps a deep throated roar
In great excitement
I looked at my camera
opened the screen to reveal……….

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Timing is everything
when something is overhead
otherwise it will vanish.

 

In the distance

The word prompt from Frank at Dutch goes the Photo: Hill

There
they said.
We want it
there.
Atop
that hill
they said.
Many years ago
it was done
There
atop the hill.
Built with
splendor
to be
important.
Viewed from
afar
the splendor
dwarfed by
rocks
and clouds
stands
engrossed
in it’s
self importance.
There
they said
We want
it there
so all can see
our might
and power.
The clouds
laughed.
The rocks
sighed.
It is there.
Nature
encroaches
but none shall
not know
it is
there
atop that hill.
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It’s a wall

The word prompt from Frank at Dutch goes the Photo: Wall

A few years ago we went to Madrid and it is here I found this wall.

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That’s not a wall I hear you say. It’s a garden.

 
Well here’s the wall190709_blog_challenge_wall_madrid_caiaxa_vertical_garden2

It is vertical garden designed and built by Patrick Blanc. An impressive approx 24 meters tall green wall with 250 different species of plants that survive without soil. A living piece of art in the CaixaForum square.

Around my place

The word prompt from Frank at Dutch goes the Photo: Outdoors
The word prompt from Terri’s Sunday Stills: Great Outdoors

When you live in the forest it is always the great outdoor just outside the front or back door.

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The road to where

The word prompt from Frank at Dutch goes the Photo: Road
The Ragtag Daily Prompt Tuesday: Lost

Is this the road?
Should we come this way
Let’s stop and see
That sign, over there
But I can’t find that
On the map
Don’t worry
Look at the flowers
Don’t worry
Stupid map
We’ll find it
Perhaps another sign
We’ve stopped
We’ve come this way
Is this the road?
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Another favourite for Sarah’s 30 days 30 songs