Travel theme: Fierce

It’s the wee small hours and gale force winds are howling outside my window as I sit here wrapped in a blanket trying to come up with an idea for this week’s travel theme, so I take my inspiration from the fierce storm that is keeping me awake. Probably the fiercest thing I’ve ever encountered was this alligator skulking in the swamps down in South Carolina. I didn’t care for the way he was looking at me. Gulp.

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On the trail up the mountain to visit Burg Nanstein castle in Landstuhl, Germany, there is an array of fascinating figures carved from the remains of felled trees.  Most of them are whimsical and lighthearted, but this one will haunt my nightmares forever.

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One of the fiercest volcanoes of recent times in North America, Mount St. Helens looking deceptively innocuous.

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This fierce lady at the Seattle Folklife Festival.

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The fiercest heat I’ve ever experienced, driving through the Mojave Desert in high summer. I got out of the car at a gas station and my flip flops nearly melted. It does look awfully pretty though, with all those Joshua trees.

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Are you feeling fierce enough to create your own interpretation of this week’s theme? If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Fierce
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
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xxx Ailsa

The mountains, the forest, and the sea, render men savage; they develop the fierce, but yet do not destroy the human. – Victor Hugo

Nature formed me fierce, and your authority was not strong enough to curb and conquer me. – Lady Caroline Lamb

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