Photo Blogging Challenge – Oh the Places You’ve Been (October 2018)

As soon as I learned this month’s photo blogging challenge theme was Oh the Places You’ve Been, I thought of the children’s book The Places You’ll Go. Since everywhere we went this month was pretty close to home, what better way to liven things up than with a tip of the hat to Dr. Seuss…

A month of transition,
Exploring and play,
We’ve been to great places,
All near, not away!

1. Library

A portal to so many places and times
Where the books and the movies are set out in lines
The library branch that’s a short walk from home
Holds a waiting adventure inside of each tome.

Two of the three “drinking birds” that make up the TRIO sculpture by Christian Moeller, installed outside the new central public library in Calgary. They remind me of the illustrations in “The Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Seuss.

2. City Park

Just minutes away from the heart of downtown
A fine patch of nature with pathways and trees
Workers and shoppers and tourists alike
Brush mind cobwebs away with a light autumn breeze. 🙂


3. Winter

The calendar page on the wall read October
But we woke to discover that winter crossed over
From its usual spot at the turn of the year
To an earlier date – and made fall disappear!

On October 2 we woke to 27 cm (11 inches) of freshly fallen snow, with flakes continuing to fall. By the time it stopped, we’d cleared 45 cm (18 inches) from our driveway. Between bouts of shoveling, I donned by big winter boots to tromp off to the post office, the first one to travel the 200+ Battalion Park stairs.

4. Alien Planet

A conglomerate found at the side of our house
Got my brain turning and then it went zing
To an alien planet, a fanciful place
With a forest of towering icicle things.


5. Urban Woods

Heading out to explore on a walk everyday
I look forward to finding new things on display
Like these woods in the city, the aspen bark light
Where fall colours contrast with the blanket of white.


To get a feel for the places other participants have been, head over to a ‘lil Hoohaa’s post – link up at the bottom of the page.

While you’re there, please consider joining us! This photo blogging challenge is like a low-stress photo assignment. For each month’s theme, you’re asked to share five photos; the amount of accompanying text is up to you. The next theme will be posted at a ‘lil Hoohaa on November 1st.

5 thoughts on “Photo Blogging Challenge – Oh the Places You’ve Been (October 2018)

  1. Your icicles are absolutely spectacular, and wow, you got quite some snow already! Did it melt in the meantime so you can enjoy some more fall days?

    1. Yes, it’s all gone. In fact the city park photo near the top of my post was taken about 2 weeks after all that snow fell. Good thing it disappeared for a while – there were a lot of broken plants that we were able to clean up rather than leaving ’til spring.

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