Celestial Invitation

Daylight cautiously succumbs

To cyclic vigil

Full moon parades

Its fiery luminosity

Old patterns unravel

Requiring new vision

In wake of dire warnings

A wobble in time’s matrix

Future at risk

Celestial invitation

To heed voices

Calling for change


V.J.’s theme: Sky https://onewomansquest.org/2019/10/07/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-67-sky/

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Harvest Time

In Sudbury, weekly farmer’s markets display locally-grown food, wild blueberries, hand-crafted items, homemade baked goods and preserves, and sometimes live music. Always fun to experience the community vibe and take some photographs.

Love the look of wooden, bushel baskets that bring back childhood memories.

These unusual, textured gourds caught my eye.

A bit of a humorous touch with the hat on a pumpkin and the 714 pound, prize pumpkin stealing the show.

Just had to get a macro of this chanterelle mushroom.


Frank’s theme: (Farmer’s Market) Groceries https://dutchgoesthephoto.net/2019/10/01/tuesday-photo-challenge-groceries/

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Standing alone

Savouring transition

Senses alerted

By fiery dance


V. J.’s theme: Savour https://onewomansquest.org/2019/09/30/v-j-s-challenge-66-savour/

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Worth a Smile

Eyes smiling

With momentary delight

Subject of affection

Falls into sight


Happiness hormones

Lifting the spirits

Mood transformer

Well-being soars


V.J.’s theme: Smile https://onewomansquest.org/2019/09/23/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-65-smile/

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Derelict barns can be found driving the countyside of Manitoulin Island, Ontario.

“The poetry of earth is never dead.”

(John Keats)

Sometimes a feel of country can be found close to home. This walkway led to the stream below.


Amy’s theme: Countryside https://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/2019/09/21/lens-artists-photo-challenge-64-countryside-and-or-small-towns/

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Time to Let Go

Autumn colors transitioning

Bending to the winds of change

Tenacious until the end


V.J.’s theme: Resilience https://onewomansquest.org/2019/09/16/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-64-resilience/

Frank’s theme: Fuzzy https://dutchgoesthephoto.net/2019/09/17/tuesday-photo-challenge-fuzzy/

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Magical Light

Two different perspectives at the same scene.

“Those who do not believe in magic will never find it.” (Roal Dahl)

“I am forever chasing light. Light turns the ordinary into the magical.”

(Trent Parke)


Ann-Christine’s theme: Magical https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/2019/09/14/lens-artists-photo-challenge-63-magical-my-magical-garden/

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