Travel theme: Soft

It’s getting cold around here and I’m staying warm with a soft fleece jacket and soft fluffy socks. All this softness got me looking through my photos to find images that fitted the theme. Here’s what I came up with:

A cheeky red cardinal in New York’s Central Park

red cardinal central park new york snow manhattan

The softly-coloured stained glass windows of the Actor’s Chapel in Manhattan

actors chapel new york stained glass windows

A mound of shea butter waiting to be sold by the scoop at a street market

shea butter mound street market new york

Delicate grasses around Snug Harbor on Staten Island

grasses snug harbor staten island new york

A bunny in Alley Pond Park, Queens. It doesn’t get much softer than this!

wild bunny rabbit queens park new york alley pond

So what does soft mean to you? If you’d like to join in this week’s travel theme (everyone is welcome to join in), here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel Theme: Soft
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  • Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday
  • Don’t forget to subscribe to keep up to date on the latest weekly travel themes

Show me your soft side!



About ailsapm

Hi there! I’m Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall. And I’m just getting started. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, I’d love you to follow my travelogue - - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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212 Responses to Travel theme: Soft

  1. Great soft choices, Ailsa – that lump of shea butter is, um, impressive, the reeds are gorgeous, and the bunny, well… what can I say, it’s irresistible? One of these days, I’ll take up your Photo Challenge!

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  3. fgassette says:

    Your photos and inspiration for the weekly challenges are wonderful. Here is mine:


  4. Hi Ailsa!! Another fun theme – love that cardinal!!! Here’s my entry: Thanks again for the inspiration!!

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  6. ideflex says:

    Soft, sadly today it must be short and sweet…. Please have a look at

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  8. love the cardinal too.
    Pebbles, my tortoiseshell cat, means “soft” to me

  9. Here’s my contribution. I’ve found softness in the heat of the fire.
    Cheers, Ricardo Vieira.

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  14. quite simply says:

    Nice theme Ailsa, made me feel warm & fuzzy… Jen

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  16. Hi everybody! Here’s my take on this week’s very fun challenge (thanks again, Ailsa!):

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  18. Barbara says:

    I’m back in the right week now (for some reason I posted about Sunsets first which was your August 17th theme!) I love the photo of the red Cardinal bird, we saw one in The Gambia and we asked our guide what he was called. Our guide gave us the name in Gambian, so we asked what that meant in English & he said “Red Bird” He wasn’t far wrong 🙂

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  20. i love those baskets in the shea butter photo!
    here’s one more example of ‘soft’ for this week’s challenge. it feels good to be back! Z

  21. Imelda says:

    The cardinal takes my breath away. We have a pair that visit us here but they are so elusive. I can only take foggy photos of them from the windows.

  22. danielfee says:

    Here is my take on the travel theme “soft.” Both photos are from our trip to Tasmania a few years ago.

  23. kinsahays says:

    Hi, Can you tell me how to create a link to your page on my post please? I’m new at this.

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  27. Ailsa, I love your “cheeky” red bird and the long grasses at Staten Island. I am always drawn to ornamental grasses for some reason. Great challenge, as always. Here’s mine for this time:

  28. Imelda says:

    Here’s my contribution to the theme – Thanks for the prompt and for hosting. 🙂

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  30. oztravelbug says:

    Great theme Ailsa, the bunny is adorable! 🙂 Here’s my entry:

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  32. Anne Camille says:

    Love the picture of the cardinal! Beautiful!

    Here is mine:

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  35. TBM says:

    Lovely photos Ailsa. Here’s my contribution for the week:

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  38. As always lovely shots…
    I have a new addition in our house that is soft and cuddly. Come check her out.

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