#PicoftheWeek; Close Up

cold-cast sculptures dance
sunlight chimes sweet melodies
winter’s artistry

Happy New Year! Maria Antonia has out a new bingo board of inspiration for her #picoftheweek photo challenge. Check out Maria’s  #2023picoftheweek to see how you can participate in this fun prompt.

I am crossing off “close up” to kick off my first entry of 2023. Here’s what I saw from a greater distance, just meltwater and ice warming in the winter sun.

#PicoftheWeek; Silver Linings


ice clapped bells
silvery ringing
winterlude

Yikes! It’s been almost two months since I’ve put anything up for  Maria Antonia‘s #picoftheweek photo challenge. But this photo from this morning might fit the bill for “Silver Lining” from her current bingo sheet.

Check out Maria’s  #2022picoftheweek to see how you can participate in this fun prompt.

#PicoftheWeek; Once A Year

autumn oblations
loons’ summer plumage offered
to the winter sky

The “Once A Year” square from Maria Antonia‘s #picoftheweek photo challenge bingo sheet refers to the annual migration of loons from their northern lakes to open ocean to the south. Before they go they molt, dotting the lake’s surface with clouds of feathers.

Check out Maria’s  #2022picoftheweek to see how you can participate in this fun prompt.

#PicoftheWeek; Red or Green

fall torches burn bright
seasonal parades lit up
signals of winter

Since I last responded to Maria Antonia‘s weekly photo challenge she has come out with a new bingo sheet for the remaining three months of this year. I am using the “Red or Green” square for this photo, though the deciduous trees have no choice in the matter. Check out Maria’s  #2022picoftheweek to see how you can participate in this fun prompt.

#PicoftheWeek; Starts with S

Here is this week’s response to Maria Antonia‘s weekly photo challenge.

First I saw just the tail, but knew its owner starts with S.

Then I saw its beginning!

In one end and out the other.

Only to head down another tunnel.

Sorry if you are one of those people who do not like snakes, but this was too cool, spying this one slipping silently searching for its supper

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#PicoftheWeek; Yesteryear

no cadillac ranch
just a farm truck parked
green energy; trunk in junk

I seem to be semi-weekly in responding to Maria Antonia‘s weekly photo challenge, but here it is. My photo represents “Yesteryear”. I love both old trucks and trees so this scene gave me two reasons to stop and take a picture. Check out Maria’s  #2022picoftheweek to see how you can participate in this fun prompt.