Tourmaline .’s 2020 Countdown to Christmas

I’m hosting my first ever Christmas challenge this year!

Each day in December, up til Christmas, there will be a new prompt. Share a picture, write a poem, write a blog about your day, anything along the lines of the theme will do!

Post as often or as little as you’d like. Share your links with me on my daily post and I’ll keep a running list of all participants both here and on the daily posts, whether by blog, social media, however you contribute.

If you’re posting on instagram tag #tschristmascountdown, and tag me @tourmalinenow so that myself and others can find your post.

Hope you have a jolly good time!

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Weekly Weather: Winter

Weekly Weather

Welcome to week 16 of the Weekly Weather challenge.

Every Saturday I’ll post a new blog with the weather-based topic for that week. Post your contribution (poem, photo, illustration, story, or any other artistic vision) to your blog and share your link in a comment or pingback to that week’s topic post here. Make sure to tag your post #weeklyweather so that others can find your post in their reader. Have fun!

**This challenge alternates with Color your World and will therefore run May through December, taking a break January through April.

Learn more and submit your own topic ideas here: https://jennifernicholewells.com/2016/06/30/weekly-weather/

weekly weather
Icon sources: http://icons8.com/, http://erikflowers.github.io/weather-icons/, https://www.fgdc.gov/HSWG/ref_pages/PrintableChanges.htm, http://www.flaticon.com/, http://pixabay.com

Does it feel like Winter for you all yet? It’s just now starting to feel like Fall here in Florida, but I suppose that’s how our Winter feels as well.

snow


Thank you to those of you who’ve contributed.

Let me know if I’ve missed your post in the list below.

  1. https://geriatrixfotogallerie.wordpress.com/2016/11/14/mosel-floods/
  2. https://woollymuses.wordpress.com/2016/11/13/weekly-weather-flood/
  3. https://teleportingweena.wordpress.com/2016/11/13/weekly-weather-flood/
  4. https://orangemarmeladepress.wordpress.com/2016/11/15/weekly-weather-flood/

Weekly Weather: Snow

Weekly Weather

Welcome to the week 10 of the Weekly Weather challenge.

Every Saturday I’ll post a new blog with the weather-based topic for that week. Post your contribution (poem, photo, illustration, story, or any other artistic vision) to your blog and share your link in a comment or pingback to that week’s topic post here. Make sure to tag your post #weeklyweather so that others can find your post in their reader. Have fun!

**This challenge alternates with Color your World and will therefore run May through December, taking a break January through April.

Learn more and submit your own topic ideas here: https://jennifernicholewells.com/2016/06/30/weekly-weather/

weekly weather
Icon sources: http://icons8.com/, http://erikflowers.github.io/weather-icons/, https://www.fgdc.gov/HSWG/ref_pages/PrintableChanges.htm, http://www.flaticon.com/, http://pixabay.com

 


christmas-barn

Thank you to those of you who’ve contributed.

Let me know if I’ve missed your contribution in the list below.

  1. https://orangemarmeladepress.wordpress.com/2016/10/01/weekly-weather-sleet/
  2. https://geriatrixfotogallerie.wordpress.com/2016/10/04/sleet/

Weekly Weather: Hail

Weekly Weather

Welcome to the fifth week of the Weekly Weather challenge.

Every Saturday I’ll post a new blog with the weather-based topic for that week. Post your contribution (poem, photo, illustration, story, or any other artistic vision) to your blog and share your link in a comment or pingback to that week’s topic post here. Make sure to tag your post #weeklyweather so that others can find your post in their reader. Have fun!

**This challenge alternates with Color your World and will therefore run May through December, taking a break January through April.

Learn more and submit your own topic ideas here: https://jennifernicholewells.com/2016/06/30/weekly-weather/

weekly weather
Icon sources: http://icons8.com/, http://erikflowers.github.io/weather-icons/, https://www.fgdc.gov/HSWG/ref_pages/PrintableChanges.htm, http://www.flaticon.com/, http://pixabay.com

HailHail and snow on the road. I’ve been planning on doing all new images for for Weekly Weather, but I’m just not good at coming up with hail images :P I made this one awhile ago for the One Word Photo Challenge.


Thank you to those of you who’ve contributed.

Let me know if I’ve missed your contribution in the list below and please help me spread the word!

  1. https://geriatrixfotogallerie.wordpress.com/2016/08/28/icicle/
  2. https://orangemarmeladepress.wordpress.com/2016/08/27/weekly-weather-freezing-rain/
  3. https://teleportingweena.wordpress.com/2016/08/28/weekly-weather-freezing-rain/
  4. https://ladyleemanila.wordpress.com/2016/08/28/weekly-weather-freezing-rain-ice/

Vast

A barren snowy landscape for the Pic and a Word Challenge: Somber.

snow

In reality, this is dried shaving cream on aluminum foil…would you have guessed that?

[Also sharing this as a 2nd ‘V’ post for the A to Z Challenge, and a landscape for Cee’s Compose Yourself Challenge]

 

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: My Favorite Things, Verse Three

For this week’s challenge, Cee gives us these lyrics:

“Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes, Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes, Silver white winters that melt into springs, These are a few of my favorite things.”

White, snowflakes, winters? While not much of a representation of the verse above, this prompt made me think back to a photo I planned and attempted quite awhile ago. I was never happy with the outcome and planned to re-shoot at a later date. Well here’s the later date, and I think I like the outcome this time.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/87325942@N08/15846188034/

The snowman is made out of air dry clay and is about an inch tall. The snow is shaving cream.

Check out the challenge here.