Robin from Bringing Europe Home has started a new challenge. She will provide a quote and then you can interpret the quote via pictures, stories, poems, and more. Here is this week’s quote:
“There is nothing– absolutely nothing–half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” Kenneth Grahame, from The Wind in the Willows
I took this photo of the Thames at sunset several months ago. I was really drawn to all of the boats. If you would like to see other interpretations please visit this page. And if you join in on the fun, please link to her page and leave a comment.
TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order.
Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance.
She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast (lesbianswhowrite.com) with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (iheartlesfic.com), a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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It is not something I do very often, messing about in boats, but I would not disagree!
I’ve always wanted a boat…and this quote inspires me.
Me too. My brother-in-law and I have talked before about going in on one together. I’d love to be able to go out and spend weekends on the water. I’d love to sleep in a boat, actually, which is something I’ve never done.
I slept on a cruise ship, but I don’t think that counts at all. I hope your dream comes true Carl. I can see you sitting on a boat and reading.
the sun always sets extra beautifully over the Thames
That it does.
Great interpretation of the quote!! Love the picture—it looks so tranquil.
Thanks…it was a brisk, but beautiful night.
Besides the sky, the bridge’s arc add to the pic.
Thanks Frank. I’m fascinated by all the bridges across the Thames.
That is a gorgeous sunset–with a bunch of cool boats! Thanks so much for joining in the challenge, TBM! 🙂
Thanks for the inspiration.
That’s a very interesting challenge, great idea.
I like your interpretation of this one.
Thanks Caroline…I do love quotes!
beautiful shot. love the play of light and dark.
Thanks…sunsets are hard to capture in a photo since they always look so much better in person.
What a beautiful view! Not a boat person, but I like looking at them. 🙂
I haven’t been on too many boats, but like you, I love watching them.
Lovely interpretation TBM!
Excellent post TBM , Great work you have here my friend 🙂
Nice sunset and great interpretation of the quote!
Pretty picture. My laptop died, so at the moment I don’t have any access to my photographs – how depressing is that? I know I’ve got some boat pics that could work here… 🙂
Oh no…I’m sorry to hear that. I hope everything gets worked out. When you get a chance, I would love to see the boat pics.
Lovely. I too love boats.
There is something so peaceful about them.
Beautiful photo. And I love the idea of sharing photos inspired by quotes.
Me too…it will be a something to look forward to each week. You should join in!
WOW! This is great idea, I loved it and your photograph beautifully works with this amazing quote. Thank you dear, I love London… You captured such a nice moment with the sky… Love, nia
Thanks Nia. I’m excited about this project as well. I’ve always been a sucker for quotes and it is fun to see what pictures bloggers associate with them.
Beautiful. I love boats, and water and sunsets!!!
They work well together.
I was born on the water, so I have a natural predisposition toward water and boats.
I’ve always been drawn to water. I haven’t spent much time on boats, but I think it would be a perfect way to enjoy a day.
Great interpretation of the quote. I love the clouds 🙂
Clouds can add so much to a skyline. Thanks.
Such a lovely shot. Thanks for sharing.