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!

Līgo Haibun Challenge – Quote Prompt

It is a new Friday again what means the time has come for a new Līgo Haibun Challenge. Welcome everyone!

This week is quote week again. Please choose one of the following Mongolian quotes:

Men and women sleep on the same pillow, but they have different dreams.

OR

Wise men talk about ideas, intellectuals about facts, and the ordinary man talks about what he eats.

Let your imagination flow and don’t forget to add your haibun to the Inlinkz collection, please! Good luck!

Walkthrough The White World

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White is not a mere absence of color; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black. /K.Gilbert/

In the depths of winter I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer. /A.Camus/

One kind word can warm three winter months.
/Japanese proverb/

The snow itself is lonely or, if you prefer, self-sufficient. There is no other time when the whole world seems composed of one thing and one thing only. /J.Wood Krutch/

When there’s snow on the ground, I like to pretend I’m walking on clouds. /T.Ikkaku/

Winter makes a bridge between one year and another. /A.Goldsworthy/

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…

Līgo Haibun Challenge – Quote Prompt

Another Friday has brought along also a new Līgo Haibun Challenge. Welcome everyone!

This week is quote week again. Please choose one of the following Russian proverbs:

The future is assured. It’s just the past that keeps changing.

OR

The church is near but the road is all ice; the tavern is far but I’ll walk very carefully.

Let your imagination flow and use your haiku, as always, to compliment, interact with, add or contrast your prose, but not repeat it. Use symbolism as much as you want in your haiku – let your reader work it out. Just stay with things ‘as they are,’ and use nature as the backdrop. Avoid similes and metaphors, otherwise we drift into poetry, and try to avoid putting yourself into your haiku. Then break the rules. 

The quotes themselves are not expected to be part of your haibun.

Don’t forget to add your haibun to the Inlinkz collection, please! Good luck!

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?