I took a one day break from Sunday Stills to celebrate the Independence Day holiday. My good friend Marsha is busy with her new property as they prepare to get it ready for its new AirB&B status! So I offered to return the favor to host her weekly blog feature Writers Quotes Wednesday Writing Challenge (aka) #WQWWC for her this week!
More About Writer’s Quotes Wednesday Writing Challenge
I have been participating lately…I originally misunderstood the prompt thinking it was more of a writing prompt responding to a chosen quote. Just shows you how wrong I was. Like my Sunday Stills photo challenge that has a prepared weekly theme, WQWWC also has a weekly theme. This week is writer’s choice!
If you think this is still a writer’s challenge, you would be right, sort of. As bloggers, we are all writers to some degree. Many of us focus on different types of writing, whether the subject and focus is poetry, photography, DIY, lifestyle, food, travel, and others. Most bloggers share their craft in several creative ways, combining photography with some form of writing.
Many bloggers also combine their posts into several challenges or prompts—i.e. photo, poetry, flower-of-the-day, color challenge, and more. Hot this month is Becky B’s square trees challenge. Need more inspiration? Check out Cee’s page For the Love of Challenges and click on the challenge of your choice.
If you were planning to share your trees anyway, why not search for a quote about trees?
For Writers Quotes Wednesday Writing Challenge, the sky is the limit. Especially this week as it is writer’s choice—that’s YOU, the writer.
Now that you have the hang of it, let me take a moment to provide a few examples and illuminate the prompts.
As host this week, it is my sworn duty as a patriotic American to mention culture with a word or two about USA Independence Day, July 4th and what it has morphed into. While freedom and pride are the overarching themes, Americans love a party!
While many cities solemnly celebrate Independence Day with speeches, parades, and a little pomp, as it should be, most Americans are happy to have a summer holiday and blow off fireworks!
Erma Bombeck says it best…
“You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4th, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.”Erma Bombeck
Do you have a favorite culture quote from your own country?
From here we explore writer’s choice, so share your creativity… c’mon, you can do it! I’m back outside to enjoy water and trees.
Like Marsha, who loves to combine photo and writing challenges in her posts, I’m linking some images to other photo challenges today.
Last week, hubby spent the week traveling back to Sacramento to bring back the rest of the items in our storage unit—bicycles, BBQ, random outdoor furniture, his tools, etc. Once he was done, he celebrated by doing his favorite activity—windsurfing!
I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.Jimmy Dean
While hubby was camping in his truck and hanging with friends in the windy and cool Sacramento delta, my dogs and I endured the record heat by rising early. At 4am I was greeted by this amazing sunrise over the ridge.
John Muir says it best with this quote:
How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!”John Muir
“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” “Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.”John Muir
These wonderful Ponderosa pines that surround me are shared for Becky B’s squaretrees.
Now It’s Your Turn
What inspires you more, your images or quotes? Now you will be doubly inspired. Your choice or culture…maybe both?
Post it on your blog and link to this post. Leave me a comment to make sure I see it. I will respond to your posts while Marsha is busy! For more information on the writer’s quotes challenge, visit Marsha’s page. Themes for the next few weeks are posted for those who love to plan in advance.
Last Week’s Freedom WQWWC Links
Marsha and I thank you for linking your freedom posts last week. Please visit if you can!
Sunday Stills is Back on July 11 with the Theme: Under the Trees
In the meantime, there is no reason for me to wait to share all the amazing Great Outdoors Bloggers links until July 11th. With 32 link-ups, you ‘all seem to love the great outdoors!
- Always Write
- And Miles to Go Before I Sleep
- Artistic Pension
- Cats and Trails and Garden Tales
- Cee’s Photo Challenges
- Deb’s World
- Denyse Whelan Blogs
- Easin’ Along Image shared in comments
- Equipoise Life
- Frost on the Moose Dung
- Graham’s Island
- NEW Green Dreams (Maria is back with a new blog!)
- Heaven’s Sunshine
- Hugh’s Views and News Image in Comments
- Jacquie Biggar Author
- JP The Wide-Eyed Wanderer
- Light Write Life
- Loving Life
- Natalie the Explorer
- Now at Home
- Once Upon a Time and Happily Ever After
- One Million Photographs
- Photos By Jez
- Picture This
- Retirementally Challenged
- Retirement Reflections Shared in Instagram
- The Day After
- The Platinum Line Blog
- Stevie Turner
- Travel with Me
- Woolley Muses
Have a wonderful week and thank you for linking to all the wonderful blogging prompts and challenges available.
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