Scale ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #268

Not a Tree but a Twig, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, United States of America
A matter of scale
Not a tree
But a twig
Not a mountain
Nor a mound
But a small deposit
Of mineral Earth
Boiled up from below
Perhaps more beautiful
Than it deserves to be
Like the problems I face
And resolve
Every day
Small deposits
All growing into me
Perhaps more beautiful
Than I deserve to be

Not a Tree but a Twig
Yellowstone National Park
Wyoming, United States of America
Taken during travels, 1996

Pic and a Word Challenge

Last week we illuminated the darkness with Light. This week let’s Scale up — or down — or seek something else to inspire you in this photograph of a twig slowly being overwhelmed by mineral deposits from a hot spring.

The Pic and a Word Challenge is (usually) a weekly creativity prompt offered Mondays.

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 images
  • You may use my image in your post, or any image you have created
  • 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.

The previous challenge was: Light

Golden Bowl, Bridge Studios, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Challenge #267 ~ Light
The word for last week’s Pic and a Word Challenge #267 was Light, along with this digitally manipulated image of a golden bowl in sunlight.

Four bloggers displayed their brilliance with Light this week. 😉 Thanks Everyone!

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

Happy Creating!