K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: Stones

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Good Morning To You All! Good MONDAY morning to you all is what I should say even though it may or may not be morning when some of you read this. It should be Monday though…

Mondays around these parts mean it’s time for another episode of, ‘K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge’. Dale took over the challenge this week with his prompt from Friday being simply: STONE.

Now, as it’s been from the dawn of time, or since we began this cosmic challenge, you get to interpret STONE any way you like. As I’m completing my end of the challenge late Sunday night (shhhh. Don’t tell Dale!), I don’t yet know what Dale’s come up with. I of course will know come morning (for me!) and you will too (I’ll link it and other contributions here).

In the meanwhile, I decided to go with a trio (slideshow style) of STONE-based shots I took at San Francisco’s fabled Sutro Baths. It’s a fantastic old ‘ruins’ that never ceases to leave me in awe, hence lots of shots on my humble blog of this deeply atmospheric locale.

Considering adding your STONES OF CREATIVITY to the challenge?

UPDATE: Here’s Dale’s answer to his own challenge

ANOTHER UPDATE: KG gave us this amazing STONE WORK

It’s not too hard. Create a post with a similar title to the one above. Your STONES can be expressed in any way you want. In your tags don’t forget to use #CosPhoChal, AND lastly, you can pingback by copying the URL of your completed post and pasting it into the comment section of this or Dale’s post  when it’s up.That way anyone reading our posts can read yours too.

easy, right?

K’lee L. © 2016

33 thoughts on “K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: Stones

    1. It’s absolutely a place worth checking out here. There’s a cool bluff not far from this area where I sometimes go to write. What comes out of my mind there isn’t like what happens any other place I write. I’m always grateful to live here.

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          1. I agree. I get some of my best ideas driving to work in the morning. It takes about half an hour, and my mind is fresh. Not ideal driving down a mountain, but I’m not half-asleep. 🙂

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          2. Driving down a mountain, huh? I’d be wide awake too. I’m that way if I’m out walking in the early morning hours. That’s when my brain seems to find the imagination button.

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          3. Early morning works best for me too. I have a hard time writing when it’s full daylight. Most of it’s either pre-dawn or after the sun sets. My mind is calmer, I think, when things are quiet.

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          4. Same here, same here. College writing helped me with mid day tasks, but if I had to choose, it’s morning- like five or six I like best. The worlds still sleep for the most part.

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          5. That makes perfect sense to me. Read an article about the recent conversation between Stephen King and George R. Martin. George was having trouble figuring out how Stephen gets so much done. He says he sets aside an untouchable three to four hours every day… unless life steps in.

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          6. I always refer back to his, ‘On Writing’ tome for answers. So much of that discipline I’m certain came from his early love and dedication to writing. He knew, even as a kid making three-page comics about his teachers it was in his blood. Then there’s the magnificent true story of what happened with his first great story- ‘Carrie’. How can that not brand your soul?

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          7. I agree. I toss my tablet into a pack, hop on the bike or walk out to the water somewhere and break open an e-book. When they first came out, I told myself I’d never get into them… Silly me, huh?

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          8. That’s what finally sold me. The writer Nelson DeMille I told you about- when I started reading his books, the first three were huge hardbacks and I loved carrying them around. Same with King’s ‘Dark Tower’ books. I wanted the hard covers! Now, yeah, I have them on the bookshelf, but you can’t beat the tech And light weight rolled into one.

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          9. Here Ye, Here Ye! I like that notion. I’ve also sacrificed reading many times for productivity, trying to be ‘cool’ not reading… Things like that. When I get right to it, I need to read and write. The world gets a little gray around the edges if I don’t.

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          10. I read a lot less when I’m in the middle of a big project… I don’t want to be overly influenced by what I’m reading. But honestly, reading is a must. It influences in a positive way (if you’re reading a good author); it shapes and inspires. They’re building blocks to creativity.

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          11. I think the reading less is a natural offshoot when I’m hip-deep in my own writing. I use to fear it, but lately I seem to find reading say at breakfast and before sleeping just feels right. I’m doing more of it for sure

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          12. I really need to do more than I have been.
            Well sir, it’s past 9 o’clock here and I’m winding down. I hate to cut off the conversation… we can pick it up tomorrow? I need to rest my brain a bit before bed. It’s been awesome chatting with you, my friend, and I hope we do more of it.
            One last thing, though: I need to re-read the latest contribution and decide if it needs some editing. The language is stronger than what I was going for. Does that make me a prude? Drop me an email if you can and let me know what you think.

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          13. Yes. I forget some times you’re a few hours up on me. It was great chatting like this and yes, let’s do more. I’ll email you with a few thoughts by tomorrow. In the meanwhile, sleep well. Have a good day tomorrow, my friend.

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