Posted in Border hopping, Haiku, Photo, Photo challenge, Poems

Travel theme: Smoke and Mirrors

Did you know that March 29th is Smoke and Mirrors Day? The origin of this day, which celebrates all things magical and illusory, is suitably shrouded in mystery, but what a great theme it provides. Ailsa dares us once more to share our creations in photography.

Here is my magic:

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nothing ever is

as it seems, because of screens

of smoke and mirrors

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Other entries at Where’s my backpack?

Posted in Personal, Photo, Photo challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: A Day in My Life

Fragments of my life:

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Posted in Six word stories

Lost in Writing

My entry in the 6WSC:

~ LOST IN WORDS. FOUND BY MUSE. ~

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Posted in Six word story challenges

Six Word Story Challenge – Writing

Last time the 6WSC-theme was Spring. This word loosened up a lot in us: enough to write eleven stories about!

6WSCBut two weeks have passed since and now it is time for a new challenge. The new writing prompt is… Writing! We are all writers here. And I want to know what writing does to you, what happens inside of your head. Why do you write? How do you write? What happens? Tell us a story about writing in just six words. About the process or the end product.

Writing is the representation of language in a textual medium through the use of a set of signs or symbols (known as a writing system). It is distinguished from illustration, such as cave drawing and painting, and non-symbolic preservation of language via non-textual media, such as magnetic tape audio.

Writing most likely began as a consequence of political expansion in ancient cultures, which needed reliable means for transmitting information, maintaining financial accounts, keeping historical records, and similar activities. Around the 4th millennium BC, the complexity of trade and administration in Mesopotamia outgrew human memory, and writing became a more dependable method of recording and presenting transactions in a permanent form. In both Ancient Egypt and Mesoamerica writing may have evolved through calendrics and a political necessity for recording historical and environmental events. The oldest known use of writing in China was in divination in the royal court.

So WRITING. Let a photo or image inspire you to write a story. Or first write the story, and then make or search for a picture to go with it.

Here’s a Six Word Story by Ernest Hemingway.

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Such an impact and unseen images in only six words…

Every two weeks on Wednesday I will post a new theme for this Six Word Story Challenge. Publish your Six Word Story on your own website/blog and paste the link to that post in a comment to this one here at Figments. I will include your contribution in this post, forming a list of stories.

Will you join me? Will you? Say you do 😀 And share the challenge news!

Have fun writing,
Marion

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READ THE STORIES OF:

Who’s next? 😀

The next challenge will be posted on Wednesday, April 10. Doe je liever mee in het Nederlands, ga dan naar 6WMB-uitdaging: Schrijven.

Older stories:
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130313 – Spring

Posted in Art, Inspiration, Nature, Photo, Photo challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense

This week’s photo challenge is about the future:

We spend so much of our lives thinking back, or looking ahead, and even though a photo captures only one moment in time, with a bit of thought it can freeze the process of moving forward, or the promise of things to come. Your challenge this week is to seal one such moment in amber.

In a new post created for this challenge, share a picture that says FUTURE TENSE.

I’m looking forward to seeing your visions of the future, daydreams, and wishes frozen in time.

– Pick

Last year I chanced upon this interesting project of The Willowman, also known as land artist Will Beckers.

Land Art artist Will Beckers creates a completely unique natural environment called The Willowman project in the forests of the Floriade. This unique project is brought to life by the Willowman’s presence himself.

This Land Art project is more than just an artwork, it is a living environment that shows how we can go to a back to a basic existence, and live by nature’s natural cycle – cradle to cradle. During the project artist Will Beckers lives and works on location in his own installation. He lives in the tree huts he has created as an architect of nature.

It is the visitor’s interaction with his surroundings that brings the installation to life. The children who visit the project will help the artist to create another enormous work which will grow and develop during the Floriade. The Willowman’s domain will be expanded and every child visiting the Floriade can be a part of this.

A special project, right?

So here is my interpretation of the Future Tense. Because we need Mother Nature to keep the future safe for our children. And we especially need the children to keep Nature safe in the future! Read Jesper’s wish for our future:

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I wish that humankind would not destroy nature anymore. Jesper.

Well, Jesper, I couldn’t agree more!

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Other Future Tense images at WordPress.

Posted in Health, Six Word Saturday

Yes, I confess: I’m an addict!

My Saturday in six words:

~ BLENDER BROKEN. IN SMOOTHIE WITHDRAWAL SHOCK. ~

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My morning ritual for the last six months involved bananas, pears, apples, kiwis, pineapple, grapes, strawberries, spinach, celery, Chinese cabbage, chicory, green salad, parsley, mint, water and linseed. Smooth and creamy fruit- and vegetable-drinks for breakfast. No more hypoglycemia downers, a calm belly and yes, even gradual weight loss. Plus it is healthy as hell heaven!

This morning the blender knifes were merrily making their rounds, when suddenly a weird sound screeched through my kitchen. I dived towards the blender and turned it off. Probably a piece of apple got stuck. Turning the blades was easy. Come on, sweet thing, do your job. More screeching and a bit of smoke…

My poor blender is no more. And my smoothie no smoothie. A sad mix of water and tiny bits of something was floating in the glass container. Tea and bread were the alternative.

Tomorrow I will go hunting for a new blender. Because I’m in smoothie withdrawal shock and don’t like that. Because I’m a smoothie-addict ever since I started last year. I even take them with me to work.

Have you ever made fruit-veggie (green) smoothies? Did/do you like them? 

Have a smooth weekend, all of you.

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More Saturday-news @ Cate’s Show My Face.

Posted in Biker Witch, Culture/History, Personal, Photo

Like Mother, Like Daughter

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Look familiar? 😉