Heat ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #23

Mineral deposits, Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, United States of America
From deep in the Earth
Driven by heat
Water bubbles up
Carrying the stuff of Earth

Depositing, Depositing, Depositing
On mounds and terraces
The beautiful stuff of Earth
Cools, solidifies, colours

And a rivulet
Runs through it
The new Earth created
Where the hot water cools

Mineral Deposits
Mammoth Hot Springs
Yellowstone National Park
Wyoming, United States of America

Taken during travels, 1995

The Pic and a Word Challenge is a weekly creativity prompt offered Sunday mornings.

Each week I provide a photograph of mine along with a single word. The challenge? Use the pic and/or word as points of inspiration to create something — a photograph, a painting, prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, longread or just a few words. You are welcome to use these two elements (photograph and word) literally, thematically or metaphorically. If you create both images and words, all the better.

To participate:

  • Use any title you like
  • Your response can be words and/or an image
  • Better if the words are your own
  • You may use my image in your post, or any image you have created
  • Place the challenge’s Pic (if you use it for inspiration) and Word prominently in your post
  • Mention that you are responding to the Pic and a Word Challenge
  • Add a link to this post in your response

To help us find your response, you can also:

Each week, I’ll list the previous week’s responses at the end of the new challenge. I may also share some on my social media: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, etc.

Last week we stood on the edge of a cliff… This week, let’s explore rust, in all its beauty.

Last week’s challenge: Rust

Rusted Chevy, Route 66, Joplin, Missouri, United States of America
Challenge #22: Rust
The word for last week’s Pic and a Word Challenge #22 was Rust, along with this photograph of beat up old Chevy.

Three beautiful posts in the last week. Thanks everyone! This week, have fun loving the heat.