Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #62: Silhouettes

Another post for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge! πŸ™‚

Hot Springs Arkansas, Bathhouse Row – mountain silhouetted against the brilliant sky and clouds!

I think I took this when we got groceries one day. πŸ™‚

Now a few from my archives:

Almost looks like a forest fire but it’s just the sunrise. πŸ™‚

This is a backed out shot of the one above. πŸ™‚ The trees from the photo above are on the bottom left, I think.

A stoic tree in front of the sunrise.

Here are blurred silhouetted leaves against the bright moon.

As you can tell, I like silhouetting trees against sunrises and sunsets.

Somehow managed to accidentally silhouette a bat along with the branch. XD

And lastly, from the first Arkansas Adventures post:

Willow Beach. πŸ˜€

Friends silhouetted against the sunset! πŸ˜€

Animals – CFFC

Cee’s Fun Photo challenge last week is Animals. This is a subject I have plenty of photos for. πŸ˜€ I went through my archives for this. Most of these, I haven’t shared on my blog before.

This was my rooster, Kellogg. And this happened by accident. I was aiming for a more distant shot but he was fascinated with the camera lens. One of my first ever successful close-ups.

Another of my first successful close-ups.

One of my grandma’s neighbors sometimes lets his horses in her pasture. And I took the opportunity to get some horse photos.

Armadillo! It’s hard to get a headshot because they always bury their faces in the dirt looking for food.

I met this goat at a family reunion. The people who live next door to the building the reunion was held in had goats.

Here is the other one.

I was getting photos of mushrooms growing out of a dead stump and found this cute little guy blending in. Almost missed him.

Opposum! I called this one Philip.

Just hangin’ out. XD

Turtle taking a bath in the mudhole! I hope he wasn’t eating my tadpoles…

Last animal – Jackie taking a snooze on my bed! And my old plush animals in the background. πŸ™‚

Hope you all are having a great Monday! ❀

Rain Splatters On The Windowpane – WWP #51

Rain, rain splatters on the windowpane
And it falls mercilessly as
I peer outside
No signs of stopping
Drenching everything
Rains slows
Outside becomes brighter as the wind blows
Puffy clouds away
Storm has stopped, and I see a rainbow


This was in response to the Weekend Writing Prompt #51, Raindrops. The poetry challenge was to do an acrostic for the word raindrop, so here it is. If you would like to join in the fun, here is a link to the submission guidelines for the anthology. The deadline is August 10th. πŸ™‚

A Walk Through The Forest At Dusk – WWP #14

A walk through the forest at dusk
Blood red skies
Crickets chirping cheerfully
Deer grazing peacefully
Even so…
Fear is still following me.
Greeted by the cool breeze
Had to pull my coat tighter around me
I shivered, however not
Just from temperature, but
Keraunophobia – thunder and
Lightning, storms
Make me afraid
No, never give in
Only to God will I surrender
Petrified but I trust in Him
Quiet forest no more
Rain falls, pitter-patter
Suddenly an owl hoots
The night is filled with sounds
Until thunder deafens
Victorious!
Walking unafraid,
X marks the spot in time and space where
Yes, Jesus saved me from my fears
Zealously I run back to the tent to get dry and allow the rain to lull me to sleep


**Special thanks to Diana for the K phobia – that really made this come together. πŸ™‚

This was in response to the Weekend Writing Prompt #14, Fear. The poetry challenge was to do an ABC poem (and the extra challenge was to reach Z, which I did, WHOOOP XD), so here it is. If you would like to join in the fun, here is a link to the submission guidelines for the anthology. The deadline is August 10th. πŸ™‚

Metamorphosis

A caterpillar only cares about what it desires
Its lust and its passions fuel its soul’s fires.

But this one was shown a new way to live
Not for itself but to pour out and give –

Because of what was graciously given to it
Loving arms saved it from the bottomless pit.

It built a coffin and got inside, and then
It emerged as a new creature and could abide in Him

By putting off the old man and putting on the new
Sins were left behind and life was renewed!


This was written for the Weekend Writing Prompt Anthology week 52 – Emergence. If you’d like to participate, the submission guidelines are here. (The deadline is August 10th!) Special thanks to Olivia for helping me write this one! 😸

To Lose Is To Gain – WWP Week #1

One day I went from well-liked to outcast
Utterly disregarded and ignored
The only friend I have is loneliness and Jesus.
Cut off from the in-crowd
Alone – will no one wants to be my friend now
Still standing tall, throughout, because
To lose all that I have is to gain all that He is.


This was in response to the Weekend Writing Prompt #1, Outcast. The poetry challenge was to do an acrostic of outcast, so here it is. If you would like to join in the fun, here is a link to the submission guidelines for the anthology. The deadline is August 10th. πŸ™‚

Two Doors

This is week 124 ofΒ Three Line TalesΒ and here is the photo prompt and my response. πŸ™‚ If you’d like to join in the fun, just click the link. πŸ˜‰

Luis Alfonso OrellanaΒ via Unsplash

At 284 Atahualpa, muraled doors lead to magical new lands

Two doors – floating trees, endless azure skies, and fiery sun-baked deserts await

Which door will you choose?