Ese’ s Weekly Shoot&Quote Challenge – Fragile

My challenge is my passion – a photo you have taken and a quote, attributed to its author, and of course related to your image. Every week on Sunday I will post a new prompt. 

I want to thank my fellow bloggers who have already become a part of this challenge. Everyone’ s welcome to join! All you have to do is:

– create a post of your own with the title Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge – Fragile;
– include a link to this post also for others to find you.

Let your ideas flow and enjoy!  Ese

Prompt 24 – FRAGILE

We travel together, passengers on a little spaceship, dependent on it’s vulnerable reserves of air and soil, all committed, for our safety, to it’s security and peace. Preserved from annihilation only by the care, the work and the love we give our fragile craft.
/Adlai E. Stevenson/

fragile_flower

fragile_glass

fragile_child

fragile_icicles

What comes to your mind when you think of “fragile”?

Ese’ s Weekly Shoot&Quote Challenge – Imagination

My challenge is my passion – a photo you have taken and a quote, attributed to its author, and of course related to your image. Every week on Sunday I will post a new prompt. 

I want to thank my fellow bloggers who have already become a part of this challenge. Everyone’ s welcome to join! All you have to do is:

– create a post of your own with the title Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge – Imagination;
– include a link to this post also for others to find you.

Let your ideas flow and enjoy!  Ese

Prompt 23 – IMAGINATION

Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will. /George Bernard Shaw/

imagination_girl

imagination_mountains

imagination_apple

imagination_weaving

And now it’ s all up to your imagination!

Ese’ s Weekly Shoot&Quote Challenge – Buzz

My challenge is my passion – a photo you have taken and a quote, attributed to its author, and of course related to your image. Every week on Sunday I will post a new prompt. 

I want to thank my fellow bloggers who have already become a part of this challenge. Everyone’ s welcome to join! All you have to do is:

– create a post of your own with the title Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge – Buzz;
– include a link to this post also for others to find you.

Let your ideas flow and enjoy!  Ese

Prompt 22 – BUZZ

A bee is never as busy as it seems; it’s just that it can’t buzz any slower. /Kin Hubbard/

Different tempos, different places but each one of them – with its own buzz…

buzz_venice1

buzz_pot

buzz_boats

strawberry

buzz_beach

I can’ t wait to see your interpretations…

Ese’ s Weekly Shoot&Quote Challenge – Touch

My challenge is my passion – a photo you have taken and a quote, attributed to its author, and of course related to your image. Every week on Sunday I will post a new prompt. 

I want to thank my fellow bloggers who have already become a part of this challenge. Everyone’ s welcome to join! All you have to do is:

– create a post of your own with the title Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge – Touch;
– include a link to this post also for others to find you.

Let your ideas flow and enjoy!  Ese

Prompt 21 – TOUCH

I want to touch the heart of the world and make it smile.
/Charles de Lint/

touch_bee

touch_hands

touch_cat

touch_spear

These lines were written by me some moons ago and this seems to be a tailor – made post for them to reappear:

We touch each other
not just with lips
and fingertips.
Also with light
and shadow.
With words
and silence.
With joy
and sadness.
With presence
and absence
we touch.
Each other…

Now it’s all up to your imagination…

Ese’ s Weekly Shoot&Quote Challenge – Music

My challenge is my passion – a photo you have taken and a quote, attributed to its author, and of course related to your image. Every week on Sunday I will post a new prompt. 

I want to thank my fellow bloggers who have already become a part of this challenge. Everyone’ s welcome to join! All you have to do is:

– create a post of your own with the title Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge – Music;
– include a link to this post also for others to find you.

Let your ideas flow and enjoy!  Ese

Prompt 20 – MUSIC ♪♫♫♪

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. /A.Huxley/

music_barrel-organ

There’s something endearing for me in the sounds of a barrel organ

music_gramofon

Memories about the good, old gramophone

music_flute

A form of true art – making your flute sing

music_EdwardGrieg

The one and only Edvard Hagerup Grieg

music_bells

Trust me – hearing “orchestra” of goat bells up in the mountains in dawn is a beautiful musical experience

You’re welcome to play along – I can’t wait to see what you will come up with!

Ese’s Weekly Shoot&Quote Challenge – Continuous

My challenge is my passion – a photo you have taken and a quote, attributed to its author, and of course related to your image. Every week on Sunday I will post a new prompt. 

I want to thank my fellow bloggers who have already become a part of this challenge. Everyone’ s welcome to join! All you have to do is:

– create a post of your own with the title Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge – Continuous;
– include a link to this post also for others to find you.

Let your ideas flow and enjoy!  Ese

Prompt 19 – CONTINUOUS

Your life is built through a continuous practice of designing moment by moment. /M.Buckingham/ 

Looking at mine, there has always been

continuous_skysky above my head,

continuous_roadroad under my feet,

continuous_fam_friendsthe loved ones I can’t imagine my life without,

continuous_heartheart that treasures them all

continuous_open-mindand an open mind to the surprises every new day brings along

…as well as to your interpretations of the prompt!

Since this is the last prompt in 2013, I want to wish you all Happy New Year, full of love, joy, peace, creativity and everything else your hearts&souls are longing for.
Why in the good moments we want to look back? Probably to make sure that happiness will continue… 

Ese’ s Weekly Shoot&Quote Challenge – Happiness

My challenge is my passion – a photo you have taken and a quote, attributed to its author, and of course related to your image. Every week on Sunday I will post a new prompt. 

I want to thank my fellow bloggers who have already become a part of this challenge. Being constantly on the road last week I wasn’t able to post a new prompt but this week things are hopefully getting back to normal again.

Everyone’ s welcome to join! All you have to do is:

– create a post of your own with the title Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge – Happiness;
– include a link to this post also for others to find you.

Let your ideas flow and enjoy!  Ese

Prompt 18 – HAPPINESS

Do you know I don’t know how one can walk by a tree and not be happy at the sight of it? How can one talk to a man and not be happy in loving him! Oh, it’s only that I’m not able to express it…And what beautiful things there are at every step, that even the most hopeless man must feel to be beautiful! Look at a child! Look at God’s sunrise! Look at the grass, how it grows! Look at the eyes that gaze at you and love you! /F.Dostoyevsky/

Yes, there’s so much that makes us happy…

happiness_waterfall

…either it is beauty all around…

happiness_balloon

…something heart has been longing for…

happiness_boat

…or freedom and the whole wide world at our feet…

Do you know what makes you happy?

Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge – Memories

My challenge is my passion – a photo you have taken and a quote, attributed to its author, and of course related to your image. Every week on Sunday I will post a new prompt. 

I want to thank my fellow bloggers who have already become a part of this challenge. I am sorry I have fallen behind with my comments. I enjoyed every single one of your entries, just with the load of work right now I haven’ t been able properly to leave footprints of my impressions on your posts. 

Everyone’ s welcome to join! All you have to do is:

– create a post of your own with the title Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge – Memories;
– include a link to this post also for others to find you.

Let your ideas flow and enjoy!  Ese

Prompt 17 – MEMORIES

Memories are the key not to the past, but to the future. /Corrie Ten Boom/  So, I travelled back through the years to my favourite places…yes, maybe looking back to be able to keep looking forward…

mem_Pamporovo1

Though I really feel at home in Burgas, Bulgaria, being up in the Rhodope mountains always takes my breath away

mem_firenze

My bella Firenze, bella Italia…even on a grey winter day

mem_ocean

Being near the ocean is always an adventure – usually rather unpredictable one, like up there – in Porto, Portugal

mem_home

And then there’ s always the road to where it all began – Kuldīga, Latvia

mem_childhood

Many moons ago…already/still/again happy!

What crosses your mind when you walk down the memory lane?

Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge – Silence

My challenge is my passion – a photo you have taken and a quote, attributed to its author, and of course related to your image. Every week on Sunday I will post a new prompt. 

I want to thank my fellow bloggers who have already become a part of this challenge. Everyone’ s welcome to join! All you have to do is:

– create a post of your own with the title Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge – Silence;
– include a link to this post also for others to find you.

Let your ideas flow and enjoy!  Ese

Prompt 16 – SILENCE

The pause – that impressive silence, that eloquent silence, that geometrically progressive silence which often achieves a desired effect where no combination of words, howsoever felicitous, could accomplish it. /M.Twain/ 

The moment before, during or after…expected or not…

silence_flower

silence_table

silence_scream

silent_bell

These were mine; now it’s all up to your interpretations…

Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge – Direction

My challenge is my passion – a photo you have taken and a quote, attributed to its author, and of course related to your image. Every week on Sunday I will post a new prompt. 

I want to thank my fellow bloggers who have already become a part of this challenge. Everyone’ s welcome to join! All you have to do is:

– create a post of your own with the title Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge – Direction;
– include a link to this post also for others to find you.

Let your ideas flow and enjoy!  Ese

Prompt 15 – DIRECTION

The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.
/Oliver Wendell Holmes/

And there are so many of them – probable and possible ones.

direction_up

If on the way up…

direction_stuck

…I keep getting stuck,

direction_think

… the best decision is just to take some time…

direction_not sure

…and never give up!

What about you and the directions you have taken or never would?