Tag Archives: Pic and a Word Challenge

Dreaming

Filling empty spaces With dreams Of new shorelines Of discovery On the edge between Yesterday and tomorrow Where the sun Shines eternally bright Evaporating coming storms *** V.J.’s theme: Sun https://onewomansquest.org/2020/02/17/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-84-sun/ Patrick’s theme: Shoreline https://pixtowords.com/2020/02/16/shoreline-pic-and-a-word-challenge-220/

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Wintry Illusion

I see my thoughts reflected in the open waters Accepting the illusion of warmth from the cold, setting sun My heart is tranquil in this frigid moment Knowing that transformation is inevitable *** *Happy New Year to all those who … Continue reading

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Waiting

Waiting can be glorious Pivotal moment When anticipation rises New beginnings await Simplifying life When traveling light Steps overcome Walking into the unknown Towards the light Sky suddenly opens Looking into the eye Of wholeness *~* V.J.’s theme: Wholeness https://onewomansquest.org/2019/11/18/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-73-whole/Continue reading

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Depth of a Wish

(Image of sun dogs off my balcony taken recently when the temperatures plummeted. I wished for an interesting, new photo and here it is.) A wish Is a tricky thing A momentary thought A sparkle of possibility Harnessing the luck … Continue reading

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Worth Mentioning…

Do you ever feel Like there is something more Something our senses can’t detect But in certain moments When it is quiet And time stands still It shows itself ~*~ Perception is a mental impression Shaped by learning, memory, expectation … Continue reading

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Ultimate Presence

The exquisite presence Of caressing silence Spilling deeply Into the softened heart Untying knots of memory Washing them away gently Filling this earthly vessel No longer an island With profound knowing That I am not alone * “Wealth is the … Continue reading

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A Textured Proposition

Language Is the freedom To bend ideas Just like art Poetry is full of bendable emotion A textured proposition Guided by the imagination Opening new windows To possibilities Requiring dedicated work To discover one‘s personal truth (Inspired by the words … Continue reading

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Unfolding

Creative eye Catches unfolding potential Hidden beauty magnified Patrick’s theme: Eyes https://pixtowords.com/2019/06/16/eyes-pic-and-a-word-challenge-192/

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Tesla- From Candlelight to Wi-Fi

Anomaly extraordinaire From another time Visionary being Futurist Cloud watcher Inspired by a sunset Eidetic memory Highly keen senses Understood music of numbers Listened to colors Felt rhythm of sentient Earth Opened spiritual eye to cosmic intelligence Affinity with vedantic … Continue reading

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Before Green Pastures

Before Coloring my world Wisdom had to be earned Laws of the universe Took hold Painting stories of drought and storms Always one finger above water I learned the hard way To follow my inner voice Then suddenly the sky … Continue reading

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Uncertain Quiet

Looking out Into the quiet Uncertainty resides Present time Throws a curve Reinvents new challenges Acceptance Is the only way Looking for an angel

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Sun Glitter

Sun’s hypnotic glance Masking a spirited dance Waves sway with the glitter Senses warming to the tune Spellbound in delight Frigid winds surround me Yet I am undeterred To watch and wait Filled with serenity https://pixtowords.com/2019/05/19/mask-pic-and-a-word-challenge-188

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Drifting Into Red

Moment fades Drifting in and out To find a song Layering my life Passioned by reds Inviting creativity Patrick’s Challenge: Red https://pixtowords.com/2019/05/12/red-pic-and-a-word-challenge-187/

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Malfunction

Unexpected darkness descends Covering personal landscape Shadowing real time     Whisked into portal of instability Spinal canals narrowed Neurological compromise Pain body electrifies     Day turns into eternal night Matrix warping senses Farewell to old ways Walking brings … Continue reading

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Unanswerable

Neverending journey Pondering unanswerable questions Stitched in the fabric of time Yet timeless   Seeking elusive answer To the mystery of life Encountering a ‘language That you don’t hear with your ears’   In the quiet moments When the senses … Continue reading

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Reflection on Blog Name

V.J. has asked us to reflect on the meaning of our blog name. “Stuff and what if…” came out of the blue. The word ‘stuff’ applies to all material things in our lives, as well as old thoughts… “What if…” leads … Continue reading

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Entangled Story

  Malleable memories Smudged by negative entanglement Veiled hindrance Following seasons of aging   Dancing wish-bubbles Vibrating in a string of hope  Enlightening unfolding story Destiny takes a turn   V.J.’s Challenge: Story Patrick’s Challenge: Entangled  

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Unfrozen

  Dissolving old fences  Icicles of the mind Reaching for floating dreams That wander freely Weaving magical intention That dares not evaporate   V. J.’s Challenge: Reaching Patrick’s Challenge: Fences  

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Energy of Words

“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.”  (Buddha)   Unspoken words Escape mind-space Color thoughts  Intertwine with feelings Attach to moments Dancing with inner light Vibrating with … Continue reading

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Road to Happiness

Destiny and a thirty-year old wish brought me to this heart-warming scene, accentuated by a snow-covered blanket.  (Athabasca River, Alberta)   Taught in days of innocence When I dreamed with the clouds That striving for a specific destination  Was the … Continue reading

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Fluid Stillness

Alone and waiting In the fluid stillness  Of forever moment I close my eyes And still hear The sun dancing As waters flow Into the future   Patrick’s Challenge: Stillness    

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Textured Sky

After days of grey In spirit of change Textured morning sky Welcomes sun’s presence Dissolving cloud cover Into a recipe For brighter days   V. J.’s Challenge: Recipe Patrick’s Challenge: Texture    

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Creative Steps

One challenge to my self-discovery was embarking on a journey of creative intent.  It began with many baby steps and much frustration.  I’m still crossing the bridge to materializing my vision for a photograph, but I’m pursuing the goal with joyous … Continue reading

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Transformation

Once hand-made from imagination Novice attempt many moons ago Learning curve reject Set aside   Found again Transformed to basic elements Possibilities seen New skills in tow   Ghostly image arises From skeleton of the past Creative eye pleased Digital … Continue reading

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Time to Bend

Detour in life of fluctuating moments Calling one to bend or stagnate Divergent thinking flowing Deviation from the norm Recreating oneself Salvaging what is treasured Walking alone, but never alone Finding a new way To be in the world   V.J.’s … Continue reading

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Transition of Perspective

Contemplating grey skies Dreaming of blue ones That once carried my dreams Now the thorns of winter Take residence in my heart But I will not be undone For shimmering warmth Will surely one day come For now I will … Continue reading

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Dark Intent

  Slowly peeling away layers Of hidden intent Shadow reveals itself Veiled behind rugged charm Destroying innocent dreams  Unstoppable Until life force sings again Even in the darkest of days   V.J. has asked us to investigate the “paranormal” in her … Continue reading

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Erosion of Distance

  Pastel patterns of habit Collide with vivid dream-wishes Synchronicity awakens Distance evaporates Given gift of time   V.J.’s Challenge: Distance Patrick’s Challenge: Pastel    

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Love Never Dies

  Heart wrapped with memories Gentle soul departed White shadow follows Waiting for day of reunion Love never dies   Patrick’s Challenge: Love

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Foursome

Foursome standing united Glowing strength in the evening sky Watching distant shores Limbs of time ever-changing Cyclical affirmation of life force   Patrick’s Challenge: Limbs  

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If Only I’d Known…

Choices made without a map Expectations ingrained of future success and happiness Blind to destiny’s hand   Antagonist rises Igniting the embers Smoke slowly overwhelms   Red flags wave in random moments Unheeded by innocent eyes Firestorm builds   Reactive … Continue reading

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All in the Details

  Seeing beyond the form Details mesmerize Fluttering deep in the imagination Searching for meaning Colors tantalize Lines guiding the eye Off into dreams Of yesterday   Nancy’s Challenge: The Devil is in the Details Patrick’s Challenge: Detail

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Lifting My Eyes

Lifting my eyes towards the sky Questions arise…   Are we in the midst of the beginning of the end? Are the oceans really dying? Will the dolphins continue to pulse their joyful song? Will the moon be crying for … Continue reading

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Epic Celebration

(Poetic words in celebration of my oldest daughter’s beach wedding in Kauai, Hawaii last summer.) Moments walk away On winds of time   Epic journey continues Lubricating emotions   Warming ocean breezes Whisper songs of forever   (Winds of Kauai blowing … Continue reading

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Alone

  Gesture Silent story Echoes beneath surface Catalyst for viewer’s response Feelings Heart quakes with moment’s empathy Hatching sudden effect Envisioned peace Stillness   Colleen’s Challenge: Inspiration & Plan (Synonyms Only) Patrick’s Challenge: Gesture  

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Organic Magic

  Organically present Treat to the eye Once a mystery Shifting awareness New revelations Patterns revealed Imagination wanders Creating magic     Patrick’s Challenge: Organic V.J.’s Challenge: Mystery Frank’s Challenge: Treat

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Clouds

  Clouds drifting freely Following magical winds Unknown destinations calling Inner child revels in the wonder Of fleeting Everchanging Creation     Patrick’s Challenge: Clouds K’lee and Dale’s Challenge: Free Like A Bird

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Changing Times

Time erodes the peaks of life No need to climb so high Low hills satisfy Surrendering to flat plains Where heart dances with rippling vistas Seeking quiet communion     Patrick’s Challenge: Peaks

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Connecting with Nature

  Tuning out the noise Connecting with the senses Focusing on breath Bubble of perception grows Sea within finds a balance   Patrick’s Challenge #144: Focus

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Triad of Manifestation

  Thought, word and action Universal creation Energy unleashed Fluid movement in time/space Realization threefold   Patrick’s Challenge #141: Three  

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Seeing the Light

“I am forever chasing light. Light turns the ordinary into the magical.” (Miroslav Tichy)   Moments come and go Storms subside A shadow stands alone Ready to dance Unbroken   K’lee& Dale’s Challenge: Living in Your Best Light Patrick’s Challenge … Continue reading

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Winds of Change

  Tumultuous sky Inundates vertical climb Uncertain winds blow Turning pages of wishes Triumph finds a gracious way   Patrick’s Challenge #139: Vertical Colleen’s Challenge: Dignity & Success (Synonyms Only)    

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Speed of Light

  With the speed of light Thoughts align with each silence Perspective brightens Filled with life altering light Past withdraws deceptive claws   Patrick’s Challenge #138: Speed  

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Colossal Selfie

Replica of Easter Island sentinel found in Kauai, Hawaii of a “moai” created by early Rapa Nui people. Original selfie was created by the strength of many hands.   Watching and waiting Mysterious sentinel Ancient guardian Beacon to humanity Testament … Continue reading

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Awakening from Winter Slumber

  Gift of transition Slumbering nature stirring Heart softens with light Enchanted by spring breezes Spirit soars with happiness   Patrick’s Challenge # 136: Slumber    

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When a Leaf is not a Leaf

  Close-up of nature Hidden vistas appearing Light touching darkness Illuminating portal Hinting of divergent world   Patrick’s Challenge #133: Light

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Forever Memory

   Spellbound in moment Captivating, twilight dreams Arousing senses Imagination blissful Soaking in the wondrous sight   Colleen’s Challenge #77: Charm & Time (Synonyms Only) Patrick’s Challenge #132: Twilight

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Time: “The Moving Now”

  Aware, motionless Step into timeless moment See the becoming Transforming linear thought Bend mind beyond gravity   Patrick’s Challenge: Time

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Surreal Moments

A sage dreams of unfolding mysteries.   A vision appears.      A black rose, bound with cords, waits silently…   …but the road to enlightenment is strewn with thorns.   K’lee & Dale’s Challenge: Simply Surrealistic Patrick’s Challenge #130: … Continue reading

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Frozen

Here I stand, frozen Surrounded by the moment It’s all that matters Field of view opens new realms Promising clear horizons   Patrick’s Challenge: Frozen

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Wings of Freedom

  Rise of a new day All blemishes forgiven Wings of freedom sing Of unknown destinations Resting place for heart’s desires   Patrick’s Pic and a Word Challenge #127: Blemish K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: Break of Day

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Inner Rhymes

  Let stormy clouds pass Ignite sense of deep rapport Essence of presence Delve into depths of moments Flying with inner passions   Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Challenge #71: Character & Affection (Synonyms Only) Patrick’s Pic and a Word Challenge #126: Depth

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Pic and a Word Challenge #125: Shadow

  Blue shadows return Illuminating mindscape Warming glow timely Temporary joyfulness  Cloud cover shrouds elation     Patrick’s Challenge  

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Pic and a Word Challenge #124: Wisdom

  Silent observer Glorifying existence Firing up the sky Touch of the unknowable Riding on wings of wisdom   *( Photograph of a rare, brilliant sunrise only to disappear a few minutes later in winter’s cloud cover. )   Patricks’ … Continue reading

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Winter Blues

Haunting silhouette Chanting memories of spring Enticing story Igniting buds of desire Painting a tale of colors   Patrick’s Pic and a Word Challenge #123: Silhouette Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge #68: Myth & Write (Synonyms Only)  

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Lost in Time

  Weathered and broken Once an adventurous gem Vessel of crossings Key to sudden journey’s end A story yet to be told   Patrick’s Pic and a Word Challenge #121: Crossing Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge #66: Destination & Guide (Synonyms Only) Daily Post … Continue reading

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Fortuity or Design

Shift in vibration Atmospheric window glows Advents awareness Flying high with new resolve Dreams dusted with guiding light   Colleen’s Tuesday Tanka Poetry Challenge #65: Ambition & Change (Synonyms Only) Patrick’s Pic and a Word Challenge #120: Atmosphere    

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Pic and Word Challenge #119: People

Hesitant moment Sensing rightness of timing Intersects my path People of past interest Caught in transition of life Clown creating a balloon animal at a community event. Just had to photograph his shoe. A town resident enjoying the day with … Continue reading

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Pic and a Word Challenge #118: Diminutive

  Energy circling Dissipates into portal Nature’s mystery Diminutive universe Searching for seeds of meaning   Patrick’s Challenge  

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Pic and a Word Challenge 117: Infinity

  Destiny calls us Endless possibilities Infinity flows Beyond limits of space…time Creative ripples expand   Patrick’s Challenge

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Pic and a Word Challenge #114: Isolation

  Revelation gels Solidifying belief Oneness in nature Interconnection unfolds Isolation vanishes   Patrick’s Challenge  

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Pic and a Word Challenge #113: Smoke

  Day of misty bliss Smoky peaks luring me in Freeing mind to see Revelation of old ones Planting seeds, watching, waiting   Patrick’s Challenge  

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Pic and a Word Challenge #112: Repose

  Suspension of thoughts Attention absorbing peace All cares drift away Tranquility races in Surrendering to repose   Patrick’s Challenge

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Pic and a Word Challenge #111: Gold

Life leaves its footprints Layers of time distance us Golden memories   Patrick’s Challenge

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Road to Solitude

(Photo taken my daughter in Banff, Alberta a few years ago. ) One steadfast resolve Searching for quiet spaces Where mind can feel peace Moment found in calming lake Leaving is such sweet sorrow     (I indulged in borrowing … Continue reading

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Pic And A Word Challenge #106: Number

  What will never be No longer lost in numbers All is possible   Patrick’s Challenge

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Pic And A Word Challenge #105: Veil

  Shadows engulfing Scenes of radiant beauty Darkness descending Rippling inner storms unfold Unveiling truth to be told   Patrick’s Challenge  

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Fleeting Moment

  Reflection unclear Need to re-evaluate Fleeting moments pass Abrupt yield to inner voice Trepidation disappears   Patrick’s Pic and a Word Challenge: Fleeting Suzanne’s On the Road Challenge: Step by Step    

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Stream of Life

  Current of calmness Flowing around stepping stones Bridging shadows of unrest Mindfulness of destiny Maker of one’s fate   Patrick’s Pic and a Word Challenge #97: Current Ronovan Writes Weekly Poetry Challenge # 159: Fate and Make

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Pic and a Word Challenge #95: Creativity

  Dormant, yet restless Awakening in silence   Passion sparked In ether of ideas   Emotional connection Seeing sounds   Indulging in the process Tasting colors   Painting a song With deep-hued words   Patrick’s Challenge   “Creativity-like human life … Continue reading

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Release

  Unquiet repose Shoreline of discovery Ocean wisdom speaks   Pic and a Word Challenge #94: Repose Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge #156: Ocean & Shore

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Embers of Twilight Memories

  Twilight memories Lying in wait of darkness Glowing embers spark Dancing flames spontaneous Love blooms under bewitched moon   *Posted on two sites: Ronovan Writes Weekly Poetry Challenge #155: Ember & Flame Pic and a Word #93: Twilight

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Pic and a Word Challenge #92: Ghosts

  Ghosts of the past Illuminating the view Beyond a park bench With a bluish gloom     Some start to dance Slowly coming to form In a mesmerizing sight To my delight   Patrick’s Challenge

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Pic and a Word Challenge #90: Diminutive

  Necklace of bubbles Specks in existence Some almost invisible Others outspoken   Diminutive Until closer inspection Gateway of patterns Sliding into infinity   Patrick’s Challenge About the image:  Finding a fractal in a cup of coffee. I took this … Continue reading

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Pic and a Word Challenge #84: Emptiness

  In empty moments Searching for tranquility Nature fills the void Patrick’s Challenge

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