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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

One Single Impression - Spring

Prompt 4: Spring

Tennis champions
leap to make the hardest shots
'springing' from the courts!

(Original photo source: Sportfiles Photo Gallery)

Click for my 'traditional' Spring response to this prompt
and for others participating this week
One Single Impression

Thought for Today
"You don't understand anything until you learn it more than one way." Marvin Minsky

I hope you'll take a moment or two to
check out my 1st and 2nd Make a Wish posts
and consider participating yourself.
I've left an incentive ;--)


Unknown said...

Love. It. Spring any/everything! Outside stuff - all of it. Hey, I miss you, friend :( I've been camping and took off and left so quickly, I didn't tell anybody! I'll see ya when I get back - I'm back now, but am leaving again.

Hope you're doing well. Happy WW (on Tuesday). Take care *big smack* Now, back to my vaca :)

SandyCarlson said...

That's a fun take on the spring prompt. Thanks for making me smile!
Writing in Faith: Poems

Raven said...

Hah! The spring less taken. Wonderful and original.

spacedlaw said...

A dynamic view on the prompt! I like this.

Mother of Invention said...

Just popping in to say Hi. Like the thought today and loved the Easter painting cartoon! Hope you had a good one!

Momisodes said...

Wow! What a great group of pics for Spring :) Makes me feel like I need to get off my tush ;)

Hootin Anni said...

What great thumbnails you've shared!!! What action, huh? I love these!!! I could show you 'our' Spring prompts for this past week, it wouldn't be pretty tho....the newspaper had shots of the 'leftovers' on the beaches around town...left from all the college spring breakers here. It was butt to butt on the beaches last week, and mountains of garbage too. [one photograph had a brand new BBQ'r left on the sand, to rust and go out and pollute the ocean!


Happy day. I enjoyed your tennis photos a lot.

Joyce said...

I enjoyed your take on Spring. :)

I very much enjoyed your thought for the day, too. In my experience, I certainly need to learn something more than one way to really learn it.

Thank you, for all your lovely comments over my way. :)

Anonymous said...

What a fun poem! People at work at talking about tennis and their racquets. I was all confused, since we still have four feet of snow on the ground. But I guess tennis to them is like birds and flowers to me.

Lori said...

Someone loves Tennis:) Happy WW. I left a comment on your other blog too.

Teri said...

Very individual take on spring. A creative way to express it.

RW said...

Nice collage of photos! I am going to get to that make a wish meme at the end of the week so as to finish bird week.

Anonymous said...

Very original and different take. I loved it!

reverently renewed

storyteller said...

Chuck – Thanks and ditto! I’m happy to know you’ve been ‘camping’ … enjoying life and all ;--)

Sandy Carlson – I’m pleased you enjoyed my ‘odd’ take this morning. My mind does run to strange places at times.

Raven – I enjoyed finding a way to indulge my ‘tennis obsession’ yet again and do something playful with the OSI prompt on this blog.

Spacedlaw – Thanks! I’m glad to offer something a bit different ;--)

MoI – I’m happy you were able to visit and hope all’s going well with you and yours.

Sandy – Yup … I know whatcha mean! I need to get myself ‘moving’ again more regularly. All this blogging keeps me indoors rather than outside … when Molly will cooperate that is.

Hootin’ Anni – I’m glad you enjoyed my ‘tennis’ collage. Actually I used Picasa to make it … so I think (but haven’t checked) the photos get bigger when clicked on. I empathize about ‘leftovers’ from ‘Spring Breakers’ … it’s something we all deal with when ‘inlanders’ invade our beach communities and leave their ‘messes’ behind.

Joyce – I always enjoy my visits to your blog and am happy you enjoyed today’s quote. It seemed appropriate since I was ‘twisting’ the OSI prompt on this post ;--)

Andree – Last week was the Pacific Life Open Tennis Tournament located a few hours from me in Indian Wells (a desert community) … so ‘tennis fans’ would have had some exciting matches to discuss. Most of my posts here last week focused on ‘tennis’ too. Next week the tournament is in Miami … so they’ll be more tennis buzz around your workplace.

Lori – Yup … ya got my number on that one. I don’t watch any other sports, but tennis has been ‘my game’ for a long time! Thanks for visiting both of my blogs today ;--)

Teri C – I visited your OSI post this morning and left a link back here, but I see you’d already found this post last night. Thanks for you kind words … and your visit. I wish I could paint like you do ;--)

Roger – I’m glad you enjoyed them and will look forward to your Make a Wish post whenever you get around to it!

Gautami – I’m happy you enjoyed ‘my take’ … divergent though it was. Thanks also for leaving the link to your OSI post this week. Your photo and poem are lovely … (and your ‘lament’ about hair falling out a perfect coda)

I appreciate each of you visiting and leaving your thoughts on this post. If I’ve not yet visited your blog, I’ll do so soon and I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday!
Hugs and blessings,

Anonymous said...

I would not have thought of this, but I love it. Great job.

Roswila said...

Cool take on the prompt. :-) The photos were fun to "watch."

storyteller said...

Gardenpath – My brain does strange things often … and I tend to ‘play’ with whatever comes up. Creating this tennis collage and haiku was lots of fun and I’m glad you enjoyed it.

Roswila – Thanks. I’ve had
‘tennis’ on my mind recently because of a local tournament last week and another coming up in Miami next week ;--)

Thanks to both of you for visiting and sharing your thoughts. I do love the One Single Impression prompts and poets.
Hugs and blessings,

Gemma Wiseman said...

Your collage has such energy!

A real spring sense of being alive!

Just great!


Karen said...

This is a really neat collection of photos--I love the way you grouped them!

storyteller said...

Greyscale Territory – Thanks so much for your specific feedback. I did enjoy creating this post.

Karen – I appreciate that. I looked at lots of photos to find these action shots and I’m learning how to use Picasa with a bit more sophistication … paying attention to details and features I didn’t notice at first, but it’s slow going mastering everything.

Thanks to each of you for adding your thoughts to my OSI post.
Hugs and blessings,

Sonya said...

Great shots! I love tennis!

storyteller said...

Sonya – It’s nice to know there are a few ‘tennis fans’ out there in the Blogosphere keeping me company ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Tina Coruth said...


Nicely put together! :-)


storyteller said...

Tina – This was a labor of love since I enjoy tennis and haiku. I’m glad you enjoyed it!
Hugs and blessings,

paisley said...

excellent!!! i always try to twist the prompt.. heres my interp. of spring:


storyteller said...

Paisley – It’s so nice to meet you through Poetic License and now OSI. I believe I’ve visited the Ink Pot before, but somehow I missed this wonderful ‘Spring’ post … so thanks for leaving the link here. I won’t miss you again!
Hugs and blessings,

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