Travel theme: Short

There are so many wonderful things to experience in this world and never enough time to do them all. The week has slipped away from me and I find myself ridiculously short on time, so I’m dedicating this week’s theme to all things short. First up, an unusual take on the shortest of garden ornaments. I spotted these two mural gnomes skulking behind some bluebells in Seattle.

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At some point I will run out of photographs of the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, but in the meantime, how can I resist sharing this photo?

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My eye was caught by some squat little gulls out on Long Beach, New York and I spent a silly amount of time giggling at their antics. They looked so awkward and out of proportion I couldn’t help but fall in love with them.

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Last but not least, perhaps my favourite of all, Winnie-the-Pooh‘s best friend Piglet, hanging out with his friends in the Stephen Schwarzman Library in New York, standing ever so tall at a little under four inches in height!

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I’m going to stop short and hand over to you for your 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: Short
  • 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. 

xxx Ailsa

“Is life not a thousand times too short for us to bore ourselves?” – Friedrich Nietzche

“I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.” – John Burroughs

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 - wheresmybackpack.com - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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173 Responses to Travel theme: Short

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  3. Debbie says:

    Great post, Ailsa. The mural is great fun and who could resist the short-legged Piglet! Ihave a cute mural for you: http://travelwithintent.com/2013/11/16/lispencie-pink-puli-manchester-northern-quarter/

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  6. ALISA, I WAS TRYING TO COMMENT, it freaked out on me, well anyhow the kids in the flowers makes me remember when I was a child with my sisters..adorable…and you I admire for sharing your travels as others like myself do not get that chance to travel. I live in Chicago IL and getting ready for a snowy winter, writing, blogging, and college. Age age 46 I truck forward not back…thanks for coming over to my blog today. Jackie

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  9. Hi Ailsa, and all the Travel Themers out there! Here’s my take on this week’s Short Challenge: http://stephenkellycreative.wordpress.com/2013/11/16/ailsas-travel-theme-short/

  10. fgassette says:

    Here is my entry http://wp.me/p23TG1-3bX

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

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  12. The tulip shot made me laugh. :-D.

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  16. Praveena says:

    Lovely shots,Piglet is my favorite !

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  18. suej says:

    Hi Ailsa, little short Piglet does it for me! Here’s mine with two different angles on ‘short’ : http://suejudd.com/2013/11/17/travel-theme-short/

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  21. Tina Schell says:

    Long time no post Ailsa! Loved your post this week. Jumping back into the challenge here: http://travelsandtrifles.wordpress.com/2013/11/17/weekly-photo-challenge-layers-travel-theme-short/

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  26. ninano says:

    I captured this very short person while waiting for the bus in Göteborg, Sweden. Probably she was extra-terrestrial.
    http://vackrare.com/2013/11/18/travel-theme-short

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  28. bevchen says:

    Awww, those gulls are so cute! And Piglet… squeeee!

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  31. babsje says:

    Adorable images, Ailsa!

    Here’s my daughter when she was short:

    Stairway to Heavens & Comet Hale-Bopp

    http://babsjeheron.wordpress.com/2013/11/18/stairway-to-heavens-comet-hale-bopp/

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  34. Ailsa, I love your gulls!
    Here is my take on short, it involves two short trips and some photography tips: http://wp.me/p2owKx-vJ
    Hey, that was a rhyme 🙂
    Cheers!

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  39. Alisa, I used your challenge to get the word out. Our town is having a drive to collect toys for the holidays for less fortunate children. I’m hoping to get a little response by posting it to facebook. Have a great week. G
    http://firstandfabulous.wordpress.com/2013/11/19/travel-theme-short/

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