“… Three…As usual, there are many ways to capture an image for this week’s theme, so open up your creative minds and go have fun with this one!!” – Frank
When I saw Frank’s theme for the week is “three,” the first thought came to me was “trio.”
I sang in many weddings. When the wedding of my daughter and son-in-law was at hand, I wanted to bless them with the song “The Lord’s Prayer.” An invitation was sent to two of my sisters to sing a “trio” with me. I copied the accompaniment sound track and the lyrics, mailed one set to a sister in Hong Kong, and one set to a sister in Los Angles. On one side of the tape was only the sound track, but the other side had voice singing. We learned by listening and practicing separately. One hour before the wedding was the only rehearsal we had together before singing for real. Being sisters, we could have sung well together without rehearsal. It turned out to be a meditative prayer to the bride and groom!
To play along with Frank’s theme, I only picked out the photos with three people in them.
“This week, I’m sticking with Nature for inspiration with the theme of Woods.” – Frank
Stepped out of the airplane
Footed on Portland ground
Air of green flushed into senses
Inhaled deep into the diaphragm
Nature’s gift of fresh green
Stopped by Kelly Point Park
Woody Park was spacious
Aged tall trees as green as young
Strolling around on the trail
Minds miles apart from civilization
Yet it’s only a few miles from home
There once a loading dock
Trace of left behind boating gears
Even a sizable anchor was found
Frequent rain coming down
It’s time to get back in town
Frank’s theme for this week is “Yellow.”
I usually read Frank’s Challenge in the morning, then find inspiration for my post. On Tuesday late afternoon, coming home from shopping, I saw the sun going down. The sun was unusually big and projected an intensive ray. I rushed home and grabbed my camera, drove to a closest hilly area to take the sunset photos. This was the first time I captured a yellow sun with intensified orange ray in the sky. It was such an amazing moment to behold!
Frank’s Tuesday Photo Challenge – Yellow
Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual
“I thought about what might be meaningful about this week to a number of readers and as it was Canada Day this past Saturday (Happy 150th birthday!) and it is Independence Day in the United States today, I thought why not go for History as a theme?” – Frank
We went to Boston, Massachusetts in 2004. It was a very cold year on the East Coast. We stayed in a hotel overlooking a frozen river. We followed the Red Brick Road to see the Wizard! No, not really! We followed the Red Brick Freedom Trail to see some historic sites. Freedom Trail is a 2.5 mile long (4.0 km) path through downtown, Boston, Massachusetts, that passes by 16 locations significant to the history of the United States.
We drove around to visit other parts of the city also.
Many towns have signs denoted the year of establishment. Some houses, along with the house numbers, the years built are also listed.
“This week, I’m going back to one of my old tricks… The theme of Steps can be taken in several directions thanks to the English language.” – Frank
When we took our family vacation to China, the first visit was the section of Great Wall in Beijing. The tour guide picked a section with easy walking in one direction and challenging climbing in another direction. Mercy and Will took off to do their climbing. Because of the steepness of the Wall, each step is higher than usual steps. They seemed to enjoy the climb.
I can’t help but think of their next big step – being new parents!
You may visit more posts on this theme at Frank’s Dutch Goes the Photo: Tuesday Photo Challenge – Steps
Frank’s theme for Tuesday Photo Challenge this week is “Music.” Wow! “Where Do I Begin?” I started learning music as a teenager. I took music theory, piano, and voice lessons. I have been singing most part of my life.
A picture is worth a thousand words. The photos show a few of my performances, my favorite classical composers and their music, a few of the operas seen many times, the two ballet performances I’ve seen the most, and my hero Plácido Domingo. He started performing and conducting as a teenager. At 76 years old, he continues to be the Director of LA Opera, conductor and performer in operas. He has a golden voice of tenor. In 2013, he took on the baritone role. He is a major influence in my life to continue singing!
I have written several poems about music. I re-post one of them here!