Travel theme: Windy

Well, that week happened! And between ex-hurricane Ophelia and Storm Brian, I went and missed my weekly travel theme. So here, almost a week late for last week, or more optimistically, a day early for next week 🙂 is what has caught my imagination this time – how to capture windy weather in a photograph. There are things that harness the power of the wind, like this massive wind farm at Tehachapi Pass in California…

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… and things that fly in the wind, like this kite high above Seattle’s Kite Hill

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…and these flags marking the spot where three countries meet at the Dreiländereck on the borders of Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands.

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There is the ocean’s response to wind, like these waves hitting the rocks at Coney Island

…but my favourite windswept photo is one I captured the day after Ophelia made landfall here last week. After a day stuck indoors it was such a joy to get out for a stroll on the beach and fill our lungs with fresh air, even if the winds were still pretty intense.

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Are you ready to throw caution to the wind and 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: Windy
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  • Watch out for the next travel theme which will come out next weekend
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❤ Ailsa

Winds are advertisements of all they touch, however much or little we may be able to read them; telling their wanderings even by their scents alone. – John Muir

a wind has blown the rain away and blown
the sky away and all the leaves away,
and the trees stand.  I think i too have known
autumn too long                  –  e. e. cummings

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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37 Responses to Travel theme: Windy

  1. Debbie Smyth says:

    Glad you survived it in one piece.
    And I adore that last shot too 🙂

  2. D. Johnson says:

    We are having an intense storm right now and I have a new puppy. She’s the same. Glad you are both OK and out and about.

  3. What wonderful pictures for this theme.

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  6. 76sanfermo says:

    The interpretation of the theme is very original in the last shot….
    I love them all, anyway!

  7. Sue says:

    Oh, that wind blown dog is so cute, Ailsa!

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  10. Ailsa, I’m in love with your last photo, such a brave little fellow. Glad you are alright!
    Here’s my photo:

    • ailsapm says:

      Haha, glad you liked it, she’s such a funny dog, the expression on her face made me laugh. Love your grasses in the wind, Marion. xxx

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  12. And another one, just for the fun of it! 😀
    Have a lovely weekend. x

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  20. Once again Ailsa, your topics fit beautifully in with some of my travels:

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