Pastel ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #157

Pastels, Food Islets, Ucluelet, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
The end of a soft day
In this pastel calm
My breath but a ripple
In the gentle breeze

Quiescent mind
Blood rhythms
Salt air rendered
Tide pungent

Ocean whispers
On the shoreline


Until I drifts away
Into the stillness
Leaving only
The not I

Food Islets
Near Ucluelet
Vancouver Island
British Columbia, Canada

Taken during travels, 2018

Last week we found Love. This week, let’s settle into the softness of Pastel or find something else to inspire you in this sunset photograph of the Food Islets near Ucluelet on Vancouver Island’s rugged west coast, British Columbia, 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: Love
Amphitrite Sunset Lovers, Amphitrite Point Lighthouse, Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada
Challenge #156 ~ Love

The word for last week’s Pic and a Word Challenge #156 was Love, along with this photograph of lovers at sunset beside Amphitrite Point Lighthouse, Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada.

Seven bloggers found  Love 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!