After experiencing first hand the bond between mother and baby elk on the American River, I started to look through my photos for examples that might suggest connection. There’s the personal connection, like these newlyweds in Times Square
The parental connection as father and daughter enjoy Holi Festival of Colour.
How about the connection between best friends? This next photo just makes me laugh and I’ve been waiting for a chance to post it since I spotted these guys, side by side, watching the world go by.
Then there are roads that connect different places…
…and bonds that connect different species.
I’m hoping you feel a connection to this week’s theme because now it’s your turn. If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:
- Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Connections
- 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. Sign up via the email subscription link in the sidebar or RSS – I’m in the process of changing over to a new website host but will give you all a heads up when the changeover happens.
“In nature we never see anything isolated, but everything in connection with something else which is before it, beside it, under it and over it.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.” – William Plomer
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Heartwarming photos, Ailsa! Glad to be back joining your challenge. Here’s a bit complicated connection for my entry. 🙂 http://momentsinyourlife.wordpress.com/2013/11/08/travel-theme-connections/
Hurray, welcome back, Angie, loved your entry. What a very complicated connection! You could make a movie about it. 🙂
Thanks!! Yes, quiet a situation they are in. I admit it sounds like a plot for a drama series or something.haha 🙂
A terrific theme that should inspire a great number of bloggers. And what you’ve shown are connections on many levels.
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Great theme and even greater photos. Love how you generate these blog ideas and inspirations! Its so cool seeing what other bloggers share 🙂
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Some lighter forms of connectivity… http://vosperdruiter.wordpress.com/2013/11/08/connections-ailsas-weekly-travel-theme/
Love anything doggy 🙂
Chose a pic specially for you….
whooo hoo doggy doo dooo…
Positively (almost) feline… 😆
Lovely pictures but can’t decide on a favourite – Beethoven and Bach (think Welsh) Daddy and Daughter, One Man and his Dog, Times Beginning and The Road to Beyond! There! I’ve re-titled them all!.
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Here’s my entry. After breakfast and some work, I look forward to seeing all the other entries.
Have a wonderful Friday and weekend.
Not sure I could share any photos that demonstrate the concept of connection better than you have. Beautiful photos.
Lovely theme Ailsa and lovely photographs.
You selected the best pictures for this theme. The first one has so much contrast: traditional/individualist/formal/causal – and that dog supervising the fishing – great shot
the last photo is a cracker – the concentration on both the man and the dog is superb
Hi Ailsa and backpackfriends
I especially love the second picture because of the cheerfulness and your last photograph because in summer you can often find me in or on the water myself (swimming or in a kayak =])
Moreover I love the inspiring theme you choose for this week.
This time I took your theme so literaly that I dropped a link on my own blog to a video (truly a great one) – I coincidently came across on Vimeo recently – that reminded me of your site.
In other words Ailsa, in this way I hope to have made a connection between Rick Mereki, who made the video, Vimeo, your blog and mine and hopefully lots of visitors still to come.
Here it is :
Enjoy the video and the coming weekend, everyone!
– Dauw –
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Some kayaking connections: http://windagainstcurrent.com/2013/11/08/travel-theme-connections/
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Hi Ailsa and friends !
Have a nice weekend
Here my connections
Ailsa, I had to laugh at the wedding photo as it reminded me of last weekend in Philadelphia. Our younger daughter and I spotted several couples having wedding pictures taken in the median of large streets, something our daughter said happens all the time. Not something I’d like, but interesting. As for the bond between a mother elk and her calf, if it’s at all like that of a mother moose and her young, enjoy it, but stay far away! 🙂
Ailsa, I forgot the title when I originally posted and thus when I added it, I got a second pingback. If you have time and inclination, would you delete the first of my two, the one with just my blog title? Thanks and sorry for the extra “stuff.”
Great new theme, Ailsa. Love them all, but especially the two doggy ones. 🙂
Nice one. I shall have to go away and find some suitable photos for this week. My favourite is the man and dog ‘Gone Fishing’
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Horsey connections! http://annarashbrook.wordpress.com/2013/11/08/travel-theme-connection/
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This was my first Travel Theme post and it was really fun to put together. Thanks for the inspiration! http://suitcasey.wordpress.com/2013/11/08/travel-theme-connections/
Tied up in knots… as usual… can’t even find 2 dots to connect! 😉
Adorable photos, Ailsa! 😀
Thanks so much for another great challenge. Here’s my entry: http://drieskewrites.wordpress.com/2013/11/08/travel-theme-connections/
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The father-daughter photo is excellent! Here’s my response for this week http://travelicius.wordpress.com/2013/11/08/trevel-theme-connections/
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Hi Ailsa! Great theme! No Water No Life documents rivers and we interpreted the theme of “connections” as river confluences (where two rivers meet). Enjoy! http://nwnl.wordpress.com/2013/11/08/at-the-confluence/
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Hi Ailsa, here’s my contribution… blog header is correct, but the link looks wrong! Oops, too late, I’m tired… http://suejudd.com/2013/11/08/weekly-photo-challenge-connection/
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Amazing, as always! You inspire people, Ailsa! And … the bunneh is back. Come see how lovely Second Life can be! I found some connections there (and I think my photography has improved since last time?). Hope you enjoy them. Only two have been cropped and only one has been edited – and it was a little smoothing of jagged edges, nothing more. Yeah, if you have a reasonable graphics card, Second Life can be really pretty.
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Was inspired by your post…here is my entry…I enjoyed going back thro’ some old photos…
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Love the road picture.
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Great pictures and another great theme, Ailsa. Here’s my contribution:
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I loved your story about the elk and her baby Ailsa so this is a good challenge. Snakes connecting was a once in a lifetime sight for me. Take a look…
Wow! That snake video was SUPER COOL. I’ve never seen that before or really heard about it.
It was the first time I had seen such a thing I hadn’t even seen anything like it on the natural history TV documentaries.