The hedgerows around Ireland are currently filled with tiny fledgling birds just learning to fly. It can be quite startling when they drop out of the sky and plummet towards your windshield as you drive along, but somehow, thankfully, they manage to flit away just in the nick of time. I started looking at other tiny things I’ve happened across on my travels, like this ever so tiny ground squirrel trying to be invisible on the slopes of Mount St. Helens.
A teeny tiny Holi reveller getting to grips with all that colour.
The biggest view imaginable, of three separate nations, visible through one tiny keyhole in the gate to the Villa del Priorato dei Cavalieri di Malta at the top of Rome‘s Aventine Hill. I took this photo through the keyhole.
As churches go, this one has got to be one of the tiniest. Billing itself as the World’s Smallest Church, the Cross Island Chapel just outside of Oneida, NY, measures just 51 inches by 81 inches.
So here’s to celebrating all things diminutive and miniature. If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:
- Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Tiny
- 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
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What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. – Henry Stanley Haskins
Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world. – Gustave Flaubert
That’s a nice view you share
Hope you like my first post
Hi striketravel, I couldn’t find the post you wrote in response to this theme, can you check to see if it published correctly – and if you include a link to this page, it will show up in this comments stream. Thanks!
If it’s small things that amuse small minds then this tiny challenge is just right for me!!! Wha ha HAA!!! 😉
Haha, that’s what I like to hear, AJ. xxx
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Now that’s a small church. Not much room for congregational growth I’d say.
Haha, definitely not, Joseph, it only has room for two plus the priest. 🙂
Even that seems like it would be a little squishy.
Some great images, Ailsa – I love that squirrel!
He was so quick, Sue, one second after I took that shot he was nowhere to be seen. 🙂
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I have a very similar photo to yours of St. Peter’s through the keyhole, Ailsa. What a fantastic location that is.
Being only 3 1/2 inches tall, I take ‘tiny’ with me everywhere I go… to Venice, for instance: https://jaspasjourney.wordpress.com/2015/06/26/the-irresistible-lure-of-venice/
Wow, Jaspa, you certainly get to see some gorgeous places, Venice is one of my all time favourite cities. Tell me, did you know your friends were going to be in Venice or did you just run into them in St Mark’s Square? That green guy on the left looks like a bit of a troublemaker. 😉
Actually, my friends and I travelled there together, Ailsa! We’re all characters from Rich’s Jaspa’s Journey novels (http://www.jaspasjourney.com/Books.htm).
The green guy is called Nippee and despite his looks, he’s quite a gentle soul. But if you want trouble (in an unintentional, oops! kind of way), look no further than my brother Bisckits, who’s third from the right! 😀
Here’s my post! : http://anewlifewandering.com/2015/06/26/tiny-around-the-world/
Love it, Mani, that tiny pink tractor is adorable. 🙂
No tiny smiles from this post. (The hedgerows must seem alive with so many living and growing up among the branches)
They’ve started a new game now, phil. Early in the morning as I’m winding my car down misty country lanes, the fledglings seem to be playing a game of chicken with the car, sitting in the middle of the road and waiting until the last possible moment to fly out of harm’s way. Gets my heart fluttering. Silly birds.
I know exactly what you mean. They just sit and stare….do they really expect me to get out and escort them to the side? Always glad when they get a bit more flying practice – and street smarts.
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here’s mine https://dailymusing57.wordpress.com/2015/06/26/travel-theme-tiny/
Haha love it, that’s totally a ninja chipmunk! 🙂
he was frozen there- afraid to move with me standing there trying to capture him with the phone camera!
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Cape Cod chairs were on sale at our local German supermarket yesterday. And I was thinking how big they were!. Then I saw the church – fascinating.
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great photo through the keyhole! I am staying in a tiny hotel room tonight, and that inspired me. Here is my take about tiny: https://travelleronamission.wordpress.com/2015/06/26/travel-theme-tiny-hotel-rooms-in-paris/
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Love the church!
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Awesome theme! The tiny church looks so cute! Here’s my contribution http://gemmajaneadventures.com/2015/06/27/travel-theme-tiny/
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I love the little boy – he is precious! https://aquamarineeyes.wordpress.com/2015/06/26/tiny-little-bugs-essential-to-our-survival/
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It’s been a while, hope this finds you well! 🙂 Great shot of the little boy – before I grow up I want to have as much fun as he obviously had.
Here’s something tiny for you: http://www.pirancafe.com/2015/06/26/30-second-sunday-morning-quito-organic-market-adviser/
Cheers and enjoy your weekend!
a huge smile for the tiny topic. that boy is adorable. and you reaction was fast (capturing the squirrel).
i have a sweet,teeny-tiny group of people myself:
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That little squirrel looks like he is sitting up and framing a shot himself! Posted my tiny Costa Rica as Pingback. Hope you enjoy! Thanks for hosting this great challenge. I look forward to it each week.
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Tiny holds even tinier— http://windagainstcurrent.com/2015/06/27/tiny/
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Raindrops are falling on my head!!! https://memoriesaremadeofthisblog.wordpress.com/2015/06/28/travel-theme-tiny/
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thanks for the challenge. here’s my entry: https://lolawi.wordpress.com/2015/06/29/travel-theme-tiny/
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Lovely range of photos, Ailsa – thank you!
Here’s a contribution: http://wp.me/p4crId-KV
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Here’s my tiny little post… http://teri-gonewalkabout2.blogspot.com/2015/06/travel-theme-tiny.html
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Here is my entry for this week. Great topic.