Weekly Photo Challenge – All-Time Favorites

Fargo, North Dakota.

This week, I was disappointed to learn that the folks who created the Weekly Photo Challenge are closing it down. Since discovering the challenge shortly after I started Journeys with Johnbo in 2013, I looked forward to Fridays, and then Wednesdays, each week as they published the challenge and I endeavored to share photos from my gallery that spoke to the theme. In this final challenge, the group of challenge authors invited us to share our all-time favorite photographs. You can read their entire challenge post hereContinue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Twisted

Buckeye, Arizona.

This week, Jen H. asks to “show us something twisted.” Details of the challenge post can be found here. Looking through my gallery, I realized that there are many desert plants and trees that exhibit some form of twisting. I normally think of the mighty saguaro with a single trunk and maybe multiple arms all pointing skyward. In reality, though, life has a way of twisting things out of shape. Among other desert plants, I’ve included a few examples of saguaros “doin’ the twist.” Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Liquid

Kauai, Hawaii.

This week, Ben Huberman asks us to keep things fluid and focus on liquids. He comments on how “H2O-heavy” he finds his gallery of images. You can read his entire challenge post here. Well, I must say, going through my own library of images, I find I have a very liquid-centric library as well… the liquid being mostly water also. What’s not to like about lakes, rivers, streams? Being an avid cruiser, I have no shortage of ocean photos, sunrises, sunsets, moonlit seas, calm and turbulent waters. Instead of sharing yet another sunset at sea, I decided to share some liquid in motion. Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Place in the World

Someone once said, “A mile of highway can take you a mile, but a mile of runway can take you anywhere.” It wasn’t until I was 48 years old when I discovered I had a place in the world, a place in the sky, actually. This week, Erica V. asks us to share our place in the world. She writes, “Where do you belong? In the hustle and bustle of a big city or amongst friendly faces in a small town? For this week’s challenge, show us your place in the world.” You can see her entire challenge post here. Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Unlikely

Denver, Colorado.

This week, Michelle Weber gave us an unlikely challenge, literally. She asks us to share a photo of something that’s unlikely. Of course, her example is a photo of a cheetah riding in the bed of a pickup. C’mon, that’s a pretty hard act to follow. You can read her entire challenge post here, and see the photo she took while she was in the (pickup) bed with a cheetah. Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Lines

This week’s photo challenge asks us to pay attention to lines. Being somewhat literal, my opening photo features two guys making lines. OK, I’m not so sure that’s what Cheri Lucas Rowlands meant when she suggested that we share compositions dominated by lines. But don’t take my word for it. you can read her entire challenge post here. Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Prolific

Buckeye, Arizona.

This week, Krista Stevens’ visit to the Johnny Cash Museum caused her to reflect on the prolific works of that iconic musician. That visit was her inspiration for this week’s challenge, “…show us your interpretation of prolific.” You can read the entire challenge post here. Though the usual thought about a desert is that it is anything but prolific, except for sand and wind. My visits to the desert around Phoenix have proven that concept of the desert to be inaccurate, at least for the Sonoran Desert. Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Awakening

Buckeye, Arizona.

Having just left Buckeye for the season, Jen H. reminds us that it’s springtime. As I write this in Deadwood, South Dakota, there is a late season snow storm raging. Spring around here? Not so much… In any case, Jen asks us to share photos of renewal, awakening. In the desert, I am always amazed at the amount of colorful plant life, so I will feature some of my favorite desert plants in bloom. You can review Jen’s post here. Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Smile

Somewhere in the Caribbean.

This week, I was reviewing images from a recent cruise to feature here on my Travel Tuesday series. I ran across this photo of my wife, (foreground), and my sister and her boyfriend, all enjoying conversation over dinner at sea. It made me smile and I couldn’t help but share the photo with my family and friends on Facebook on Tuesday. Then on Wednesday, Ben Huberman announced the weekly photo challenge and said, “…point your camera at something or someone that puts a smile on your face (or just show a smiling face.)” Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Rise/Set

Buckeye, Arizona.

After a four-day road trip to Las Vegas where I captured over a thousand images, I sat down this morning and remembered I haven’t yet entered this week’s photo challenge. This week, Erica V. asks us to share our favorite sunrises and sunsets. You can read her entire challenge post here. Regular readers know that I have a favorite sunset spot in the Arizona desert near our house. Though I’m sure most of you are bored with seeing my favorite sunsets, a challenge is a challenge. Continue reading