Travel theme: Near

Is Tuesday too late for a travel theme? My weekend turned into something unexpectedly tumultuous and I’ve just come up for air. I know next weekend is drawing near (not near enough for all those Monday to Friday-ers) but perhaps there is still time to fit in a travel theme, so here are a few of my attempts to get as near as possible to the subject matter, starting with a closeup of some frosted leaves in the dead of winter.

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And at the opposite side of the seasonal circle, a burst of summery yellow.

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A fresh splash of springtime lilac…

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…and a steamy look at fungi growing on a tree in a very humid part of the Cascades.

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Teeny tiny plant raindrop holders on top of Mount St Helens

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…a freak hailstorm in Seattle

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…some leafy raindrops at the Bloedel Reserve

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…bu my favourite close encounter was with this lovely creature up on top of Hurricane Ridge in the Olympics – she came so near I could smell her musky scent, she was beautiful.

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OK, I’m nearly ready to offer up this near miss of a travel theme for your interpretation. If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Near
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  • Watch out for the next travel theme which will come out next weekend
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❤ Ailsa

Life’s enchanted cup sparkles near the brim. – Lord Byron

We are near waking when we dream we are dreaming. – Novalis

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