( Written for #Poetry Challenge No. 337, 9/12/23 )
Paddle through upstream
will make you tougher, for life
is a tough ocean.
Good evening and see you next time.
This week’s challenge is a photo prompt. This year, my friend, and photographer, Terri Webster Schrandt, from secondwindleisure.com shared her photos with us for inspiration from January through September.
The best thing about these kinds of collaborations is the many friendships forged through the love of photography and poetry. I am indebted to Terri for gifting us her time and sharing her photos. The inspiration was incredible. After 9 months, I feel like we’re ready to birth the new challenge starting on September 26, 2023. Thank you, Terri!
Don’t forget, Terri runs a weekly photo challenge called Sunday Stills. Check it out HERE.
Terri says: “I found a wonderful photo that symbolizes summers here in Spokane, as well as the testament to relationships built with our neighbors.
It also represents to me the relationships I’ve come to look forward to that were built this year through the Tanka challenge.
I took this photo two summers ago. My neighbor invited me to go kayaking with her and her daughter and granddaughter.
I took the pic of Sarah and Melia as they paddled in front of me along the Little Spokane River. I used a filter to give it an idyllic look.”