Emptiness ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #153

Wheat, Drumheller, Alberta, Canada
On the prairie
Where the land is wide
And the sky is high and pretty

Gravel and dust and grain
Roads that go on forever

In the mountains
I feel diminutive
Until I climb
And conquer one
Stand on top of the world

What is there to conquer here
But a thousand miles
Of horizon

This realm of emptiness
Dotted here and there
With silos and barns
Like scattered clouds
In a sky of wheat

On the edge of Prairie
Alberta, Canada, 2018
Last week we lit a Fire. This week, let’s reach see what we can find in the Emptiness, or discover something else to inspire you in this photograph of a wheat farm on the edge of the prairies in Drumheller, Alberta, Canada.

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

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
  • 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 — whether on WordPress, Instagram, Flicker, Tumblr, etc. — you can also:

  • Add a comment on this post to announce your response
  • Apply the tag/hashtag “Pic and a Word Challenge” or “#picandawordchallenge” to your post

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’s challenge: Fire
Coast Mountains Wildfires, British Columbia, Canada
Coast Mountains Wildfire Smoke

The word for last week’s Pic and a Word Challenge #152 was Fire, along with this photograph of wildfire smoke inundating the Coast Mountains range of British Columbia, Canada.

Seven bloggers were on Fire this past week. Thank you, everyone! =)

View all the Pic and a Word Challenges, including the current challenge, on the Pic and a Word Challenge tag page.

Happy Creating!