October Squares | Blue

“There were times when I could feel my soul turning a delicate blue.”   ~L. M. Montgomery, Anne of the Island, 1915

This quote was certainly true when I traveled to the Caribbean Islands for the first time!

The aqua waters were a new sight to me and, oh so beautiful! This aerial view made the sky and ocean appear as one palette, interrupted only with a delicate trim of lacy clouds and thin strand of islands. 

My only regrets about the trip are that it rained for three of the five days we were there AND that I haven’t returned since!


October Squares | Bright

“Look at the light — the way it slants from the trees. You only see light as sharp as that in winter.” ~Hayes Davenport and Alena Smith

Join the  #PastSquares photo challenge and highlight some of those random pictures on your camera roll. If you have a great shot that represents one of the categories below then share it with the rest of us “squares.” 

The challenge runs through the end of October and you can join in daily, weekly, or whatever works! 

October Squares | Top

Today is the first day of October Squares, a fun photo challenge from Becky over at The Life of B.

This year she’s celebrating the past four years of Squares and opening up all the previous topics with the tag #PastSquares. Click on the link above for more details.

There’s a multitude of ways to participate, so if you enjoy taking photos (and have more on your camera roll than you know what to do with) give it a try! You don’t have to be a pro…just someone who delights in photography of all persuasions.

The fun part is seeing how different photographers interpret the prompts, just as we do in writing. The old saying about pictures being worth a thousand words is quite true for me. They’ve always been an endless source of ideas for writing topics.

The photo above was captured in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I was taking a photography class for my college coursework and wanted to illustrate the perspective of looking up. I thought this glass tower, with the reflection of its neighbor on the side, fulfilled that goal nicely. Since the top of the buildings are in view it fits with the past theme that I’ve chosen for today.