Daily Post Weekly Challenge, Photos by Sarah

All-Time Favourite

Author’s note: I’m so sad to see the Weekly Photo Challenge come to an end. It has been a regular source of inspiration for generating posts, and often led to a different way to see one of my images. It has also helped connect me with so many wonderful bloggers with whom otherwise, I may not have had chance to connect. While, I don’t understand, nor really appreciate, the reasons behind the decision to cease The Daily Post as of May 31, I am compelled to participate one last time…

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge – All Time Favourites

Free Verse, Poetry by Sarah

Tearing

To feel invisible,
Is never to belong.

My soul stripped bare.
And still, I can’t turn that corner.

I’m not even close.
The black surrounds me.

No home for laughter,
Put my spirit in hiding.

Can I skip out?
Ask my doppelgänger to take over?

Like paper thin cardboard,
I slowly tear…

By Sarah ©2018

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Image credit MabelAmber via Pixabay

Prompt: The Sunday Whirl, Wordle 353, Words – invisible, close, skip, belong, corners, strip, hiding, put, laugh, cardboard, black, home; and also, Daily Post Daily Prompt – Doppelgänger

Daily Post Weekly Challenge, Photos by Sarah

Unlikely

It’s unlikely the owner of this car will be driving it again! This pic was snapped during a flood in my town. An unsuspecting young lady parked in her usual spot before heading to work, oblivious to the numerous flood warnings being broadcast. I’m curious why she never noticed she had the whole car park to herself! The second photo shows the vehicle about fifteen minutes later – you can only just see the roof! The flood water rose unbelievably fast (and the ducks are loving it)!

Prompt: Daily Post, Weekly Photo Challenge – Unlikely

Other, Poetry by Sarah

Glimmering Dew

Glimmering dew
upon verdure with outstretched limbs.
Glimmering dew
sheds fresh tears for a day anew.
Caught upon threads of silky whims,
clinging to flowers’ colourful rims.
Glimmering dew.

By Sarah ©2018

Author’s Note: The Rondelet is a French form consisting of a single septet with two rhymes and one refrain: AbAabbA. The capital letters are the refrains, or repeats. The refrain is written in tetra-syllabic or dimeter and the other lines are twice as long – octasyllabic or tetrameter.

(Source: Shadow Poetry Editors, accessed 14 April, 2018, ref: http://www.shadowpoetry.com/resources/wip/rondelet.html)

Prompt: Olivante Poetry, #NaPoWriMo 2018 – Image 14; and also, Daily Post Daily Prompt – glimmer

Daily Post Weekly Challenge, Photos by Sarah

Awakening Tastebuds

A delicious Pinot Noir from Passing Clouds Winery near Daylesford, Victoria…

A couple of tasting paddles from Two Thumb Brewing Co in Christchurch, New Zealand…

Nothing like a good wine or craft beer to awaken the tastebuds!

Prompt; Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge – Awakening

Daily Post Weekly Challenge, Photos by Sarah

Makua and Kila

Makua and Kila statue, Kuhio Beach Park, Honolulu HI

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Image credit By Sarah ©2018

Young surfer, Makua, befriends a Hawaiian monk seal, Kila. Kila helps Makua get lined up at  the best spot at Sunset Beach and gives him good advice when he gets in trouble at school. Makua, in return, nurses Kila back to health when he is injured. I think this statue captures the tale beautifully, demonstrating the friendship and bond between the pair.

Prompt: Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge – Story. This week, be a visual storyteller.

Daily Post Weekly Challenge, Photos by Sarah

Waimangu Volcanic Valley

Waimungu Volcanic Valley is ‘the world’s youngest geothermal system’. Waimangu’s steaming landscape and other fascinating geothermal features can be found by taking a self-guided tour along the park’s crater walkways.

Prompt: Daily Post, Weekly Photo Challenge – Out Of This World

Daily Post Weekly Challenge, Photos by Sarah

The Portal

The Portal at Steampunk HQ in Oamaru is a “retro-futuristic mirror and lighting installation that features original glowing light sculptures with a theme of skulls and mythology”. It’s the closest I’ll ever get to feeling out of this world

Prompt: Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge – Out Of This World

Scribblings by Sarah

Rube Goldberg Machines

Today’s Daily Post Prompt “rube”, immediately got me thinking about the one and only, cartoonist and inventor, Rube Goldberg and those fantastic Rube Goldberg Machines.

A Rube Goldberg Machine is a deliberately complex contraption, in which a series of simple devices perform simple tasks to link together and produce a domino effect (e.g activating one device triggers, the next device which activates the next etc. in a sequence).

I first remember watching them in action on Sesame Street, in various formats.

Whether it was learning the alphabet in that crazy, apartment filled with nonsense…

…or being fascinated, watching that little red ball unearth a delight at the end of its travels…

…or giggle as Kermit’s attempt miserably fails!

In later years, I enjoyed a Rube Goldberg Machine in the form of the board game, “Mousetrap!”

Of course we never did actually play the game properly. We just loved the chain reaction part and did it over and over again.

As an adult, my favourite Rube Goldberg Machine, is by one of my favourite bands, OK GO. (On a side note, if you haven’t checked out their songs or film clips before, you MUST!) The film clip for their song This Too Shall Pass, is AMAZING and I often use it as a brain break with my class. I never tire of it…

If you google “ultimate Rube Goldberg machine”, several noteworthy ones are showcased, including this one that lights up a Christmas tree

One that produces music

And this one that seems to be the most elaborate advertisement for a photography company, or someone who can’t work out how to do a selfie (lol!)

Cheers to the man who started it all! Thanks Rube!

Prompt: Daily Post, Daily Prompt – Rube

Daily Post Weekly Challenge, Photos by Sarah

Transformation

“Sand is possibly something you take for granted; it gets in your hair and your clothes and all over your food at the beach. But sand is also fascinating. Sandy beaches are dynamic: sand accumulates slowly over time, can be removed from the beach by large waves during storms, and can be redeposited back on the beach from offshore banks during calm periods. Sand is typically made mostly of varying amounts of material weathered from inland rocks, and/or shells and other hard parts from the ocean water (e.g marine organisms).”

Source: Saltwater Science

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Image credits By Sarah ©2017

Over time, this shell, will be transformed and form part of this sand.

 

Prompt: Daily Post, Weekly Photo Challenge- Transformation