Category Archives: Challenges

Halloween Countdown # 18 – Vampire

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Halloween Countdown # 18 – Vampire

https://toy.photography/2021/10/18/tourmaline-s-halloween-challenge-vampire/

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My painted rock of a Vampire (purple suit/red cape/pointed ears/fangs/red eyes)

“Fangs”

Sharp the fangs

And red eyes pierce

My wicked visage

Is most fierce

Look not upon my face of fear

Lest you feel me rip and tear

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© 2017 & 2021 BS

A Day In The Life – Song Lyric Sunday – News

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A Day In The Life – Song Lyric Sunday – News

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Our theme this week is ‘songs that mention ‘news, information, telephone, communication ’

Thanks to Jim Adams for hosting this musical challenge each week.

To join in today’s challenge, and also see other entries just click this link below:

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2021/10/16/human-connections/

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This is the Wiki article:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Day_in_the_Life

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A few fun facts I found in this article: https://www.songfacts.com/facts/the-beatles/a-day-in-the-life

~ This was recorded in three sessions: first the basic track, then the orchestra, then the last note was dubbed in.

~ The final chord was produced by all four Beatles and George Martin banging on three pianos simultaneously. As the sound diminished, the engineer boosted to faders. The resulting note lasts 42 seconds; the studio air conditioners can be heard toward the end as the faders were pushed to the limit to record it.

~ This is a rare Beatles song with a title that is not part of the lyrics.

~ This was rated the greatest ever Beatles song in a special collector’s edition issue by The Beatles: 100 Greatest Songs. The list was compiled to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the Fab Four’s final studio album, Let It Be.

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“A Day In The Life”, by the Beatles, can be found on their 1967 album, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”. It was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, and is on the Parlophone (UK) and Capitol (US) labels.

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I read the news today, oh boy
About a lucky man who made the grade
And though the news was rather sad
Well, I just had to laugh
I saw the photograph
He blew his mind out in a car
He didn’t notice that the lights had changed
A crowd of people stood and stared
They’d seen his face before
Nobody was really sure if he was from the House of Lords
I saw a film today, oh boy
The English Army had just won the war
A crowd of people turned away
But I just had to look
Having read the book
I’d love to turn you on
Woke up, fell out of bed
Dragged a comb across my head
Found my way downstairs and drank a cup
And looking up, I noticed I was late
Found my coat and grabbed my hat
Made the bus in seconds flat
Found my way upstairs and had a smoke
And somebody spoke and I went into a dream
I read the news today, oh boy
Four thousand holes in Blackburn, Lancashire
And though the holes were rather small
They had to count them all
Now they know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall
I’d love to turn you on
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: John Lennon / Paul McCartney
A Day in the Life lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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And now, just for fun, is this comedy piece by Julian Smith. “Car Phone”

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© 2021 BS

Halloween Countdown # 17 – Mask

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Halloween Countdown # 17 – Mask

https://toy.photography/2021/10/17/tourmaline-s-halloween-challenge-mask-2/

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This is me many years ago in my home made paper bag mask and dress

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LOOK INSIDE

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Take a look,

Take a look,

Take a look inside…

Take a look inside yourself,

What have you got to hide?

What do you see,

What do you see,

What do you see, I ask?

What do you see yourself to be…

What’s hiding behind that mask?

Reveal yourself,

Reveal yourself,

Reveal yourself to me…

Reveal yourself…I want your truth…

Be who you were meant to be.

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© 2018 & 2021 BS

Flower of the Day – Virginia Creeper

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Flower of the Day – Virginia Creeper

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The Virginia Creeper vines on our back yard fence always turn a very pretty red in the fall.

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For Cee’s Flower of the Day:

https://ceenphotography.com/2021/10/16/fotd-october-16-autumn-leaves/

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2021 BS

Past Squares – Circles & Lines

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Past Squares – Circles & Lines 

https://beckybofwinchester.com/2021/10/16/past-squares-16/

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This is a month long challenge, hosted by Becky of “The Life of B”.

This month’s theme is  past squares – and here is where you find the main details https://beckybofwinchester.com/square-daily-photo-challenge/
The most important rule of this challenge is that your photo Must be Square!

To join in, find out the details, and see other entries, just click the above link. It’s fun! 🙂

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I’ll also be adding a song to go along with the photo in one way or another.

Enjoy!

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So, this time the Squares Challenge is a bit different, as Becky wants us to pick past photos from all the topics we’ve had in the past. The top photo lists them all. Thanks so much, Becky!

First posted in October 2019 for ‘lines’. It also works great for ‘circles’.

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This is a windmill that has circles and exes, and lines in a spoke type wheel.

I took this photo at a farm with a corn maze one year.

However, this photo I was holding up the original by the front door, and the sun was shining on it. The wind was blowing the tree branches around, which cast shadows on the photo. I think it turned out pretty cool.

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This is the original photo I was holding up, before the shadows and before I squared the top photo.

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“Windmills of Your Mind”, by Dusty Springfield.

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© 2019 & 2021 BS

Fibbing Friday

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Fibbing Friday

This weekly challenge presents some questions that we are to give wrong answer to. It’s all in fun.

To join in this weekly challenge, and see other entries, just click the link below:

https://pcguyiv.wordpress.com/2021/10/15/fibbing-friday-october-15th-2021/

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  1. Exactly what did Columbus do in 1492? … Well, seeing as how he was a detective, he probably solved a crime.
  2. Why does Canada celebrate Thanksgiving in October rather than November as the US does? … Because they need to get their celebrating done before really cold weather and snow comes to them.
  3. Why do we carve pumpkins into Jack-o-lanterns for Halloween? … On Halloween the Great Pumpkin raises up and sends orders to his minions to carve pumpkins in his likeness.
  4. If “octo-” means eight, then why is October the tenth month? … An octopus has a bunch of tentacles, but can’t count right, so when he was chosen to represent a month, he picked the 10th one.
  5. Why do kids dress up in costumes and go trick-or-treating on Halloween? … Once a year on Halloween it is decreed that kids reveal their true nature in a costume, whether cute like a princess, a monster, a super hero or whatever. It tells the future of each individual.
  6. What is the movie, Hocus Pocus about? … In a humorous way, it presents a guidebook to all future witches.
  7. In the Movie, Halloween, why was Michael Myers sent to an insane asylum when he was only six years old? … His mom worked as a nurse there, so she just brought him to work with her.
  8. Continuing from the previous question, what did Myers do when he escaped approximately fifteen years later? … He declared he was emancipated from parental control so he could go out on his own.
  9. What was the movie, Lost Boys about? … This is the story told around a campfire of a scout troop who wandered off into a woods in an alternate dimension, never to be found again.
  10. According to legend, why don’t vampires have a reflection? … Only warm blooded creatures have a reflection, and vampires have no warm blood of their own, and that’s why they bite – to get some warm blood for a little while.

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© 2021 BS

Halloween Countdown # 16 – Spider

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Halloween Countdown # 16 – Spider

https://toy.photography/2021/10/16/tourmaline-s-halloween-challenge-spider-3/

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My mystery box toy chickens with chalkboard ‘Spider’, and they say ‘watch out for the web’

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GOSSAMER

Spider spins and dreams

Intricate strands of silver

Ethereal web

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Halloween decoration – small gravestone with spider web & black spider

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My painted rock spider (yellow rock/black spider)

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© 2021 BS

Flower of the Day – Pastel Iris

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Flower of the Day – Pastel Iris

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People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us. ~ Iris Murdoch

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A couple of very pale purple and white Irises with yellow middles
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For Cee’s Flower of the Day:

https://ceenphotography.com/2021/10/15/fotd-october-16-autumn-brilliance/

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© 2021 BS

Past Squares – Kinda Spooky

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Past Squares  – Kinda Spooky

https://beckybofwinchester.com/2021/10/15/past-squares-15/

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This is a month long challenge, hosted by Becky of “The Life of B”.

This month’s theme is  past squares – and here is where you find the main details https://beckybofwinchester.com/square-daily-photo-challenge/
The most important rule of this challenge is that your photo Must be Square!

To join in, find out the details, and see other entries, just click the above link. It’s fun! 🙂

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I’ll also be adding a song to go along with the photo in one way or another.

Enjoy!

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So, this time the Squares Challenge is a bit different, as Becky wants us to pick past photos from all the topics we’ve had in the past. The top photo lists them all. Thanks so much, Becky!

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This past square was for the prompt word ‘Kinda’. It was posted Halloween of last year 10/31/20.  So, I  went with kinda spooky, which works good with the Halloween Countdown # 15 – Spooky today.

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Spooky night with full moon.

My spooky painted rock (orange with black letters)

“SPOOKY’

Spooky noises

Screeching voices,

Werewolves start to howl…

Candles lit,

Don’t get bit,

By vampires on the prowl.

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Halloween display at the store – Letters spelling ‘spooky’, and jack-o-lanterns

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“Spooky”, by the Classics IV

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This is also for Halloween Countdown # 15 – Spooky

https://toy.photography/2021/10/15/tourmaline-s-halloween-challenge-spooky/

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© 2020 & 2021 BS

 

 

 

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