Midweek Moment #22

Welcome back to Midweek Moment for 2016. I’m looking forward to a year of literary and creative adventures. How about you?

The photo I’m sharing this week relates directly to my post My Writing Week #14, which expresses some challenges I faced with writing this past week.

I went to the park, armed with a camera, for some much needed space and fresh air. I needed to clear my head, or at least escape from it for a while. This one-legged seagull caught my eye because he was still standing strong and proud, even though life had obviously thrown him a challenge or two. Like me. Sometimes we get knocked over, and some of us can get up and face things again. Not everyone is able to do that.

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Louise has also expressed the concept of space, but in an entirely different way. Her photo was taken on the way to the Great Barrier Reef. As she says: “We were still close to land, but the further away we got, the more the sky opened up, so that by the time we reached the reef, the sky was a vast, never-ending blue. I chose this photo because I like the crowded sky and the ominous-looking sea, and the way the eye is drawn to the clouds on the horizon at the centre of the photo.” It’s beautiful and makes me wish I were there. It also makes me think of exploring new horizons.

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Once a week, Louise (of Louise Allan: Life From the Attic) and I team up to share creative photos on our websites. It’s all part of our challenge to stretch ourselves creatively.