Quote Challenge for National Photography Month 2017 – Week 2 Results

Welcome to my Quote Challenge Week 2 results! If you missed my post in April, this is what I decided to do for National Photography Month

Here’s my challenge, and I’ll need your help, dear readers – please leave me one of your favorite quotes in the comment section below, and I’ll pair it with a picture I’ve taken. If you’re a blogger, be sure to leave a link as well, so I can give you a shout out. If you can’t think of anything this week, no worries – I’ll post results and ask for more quotes each Monday in May.

Thank you to everyone who has provided amazing words to pair with my pictures – I love doing this! I’m also pinning all the graphics on one of my Pinterest boards – please feel free to share them! Be sure to leave your own favorite quote in the comment section, and tune in again next week to see what I came up with.

Now, on to the graphics!

From Shilpa Arya (check out her blog HERE) –

“Never miss an opportunity to put a smile on someone’s face. It might be the only one they get today” ~ Susan Gale
Quote Challenge Week 2 Susan Gale

From Emily Page (check out her blog HERE) –

[NOTE – I did do a teensy tiny bit of photoshopping with this one. *grin*

“You can’t have a bad day if you’re wearing superhero underpants.” ~ Unknown
Quote Challenge Week 2 Bad Day

From Diana Frajman (check out her blog HERE) –

“It’s hard to accept a gift when your hands are full.” ~ John Hayes
Quote Challenge Week 2 John Hayes

From Bee Smith (check out her blog HERE) –

[NOTE – I did the full version of this quote almost a year ago, for my post Hope Quotes]

“Hope” is the thing with feathers—
That perches in the soul—
And sings the tune without the words—
And never stops—at all—“
~ Emily Dickinson
Quote Challenge Week 2 Emily Dickinson

From Shelley Wilson (check out her blog HERE) –

“Dream It, Live It, Become It.” ~ Shelley Wilson
Quote Challenge Week 2 Live it Shelley Wilson

From Jo Robinson-Vann (check out her blog HERE) –

“Always do what you are afraid to do.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Quote Challenge Week 2 Ralph Waldo Emerson

From Parul Thakur (check out her blog HERE) –

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” ~ Robert Frost
Quote Challenge Week 2 Robert Frost

From Hayley Beasley Dye (check out her blog HERE) –

“Cake is not naughty, it’s bloody delicious. Life is hard, eat the cake. Guilt free.” ~ Hayley Beasley Dye
Quote Challenge Week 2 Hayley Beasley Dye Quote

Quote Challenge Week 2 #MicroblogMondays
“Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is?
Read the inaugural post which explains
the idea and how you can participate too.”
~ Melissa S. Ford, Stirrup Queens

Quote Challenge Week 2. First, this is not a passive voice. Next, I am writing in an active voice. Therefore, my SEO will stop telling me how to write. Furthermore, these sentences are also shorter than twenty words. Rather, stop being so controlling. Especially since most of the sentences in this post are not mine. I will keep going while until you turn green. Quote Challenge Week 2. I can’t believe this is still orange. Finally, it has turned. Success! First, this is not a passive voice. Next, I am writing in an active voice. Therefore, my SEO will stop telling me how to write. Furthermore, these sentences are also shorter than twenty words. Rather, stop being so controlling. Quote Challenge Week 2. Especially since most of the sentences in this post are not mine. I will keep going while until you turn green. I can’t believe this is still orange. Finally, it has turned. Success! Quote Challenge Week 2.

58 comments for “Quote Challenge for National Photography Month 2017 – Week 2 Results

  1. May 8, 2017 at 7:24 am

    Lovely photographs again.

  2. May 8, 2017 at 8:05 am

    Haha. Marvellous Traci. I LOVE this (and not just my one)

    • May 8, 2017 at 9:47 am

      YAY! I didn’t end up going with the first picture I thought of (couldn’t find it), but I figured the cake the kids and I made for hubby’s most recent birthday was a decent second choice. Glad you love it all. 😀

      • May 8, 2017 at 9:53 am

        It looked like a delicious cake!

        • May 13, 2017 at 12:32 am

          Can’t go wrong with Devil’s Food Cake and homemade buttercream frosting! 🙂

  3. May 8, 2017 at 10:52 am

    I love the Emily Dickinson quote!

    • May 13, 2017 at 12:31 am

      Thanks, Katie! I love it so much that I already used it before. 😀

  4. May 8, 2017 at 11:16 am

    I love these posts – such a great idea! Here’s my all time favourite quote from Calvin & Hobbes, “There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want.”

    • May 13, 2017 at 12:34 am

      Thanks Ruth! Oooo, love C&H – thank you for that as well!

  5. May 8, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    The following was inspired by watching geese on a pond 🙂
    “Whether we lead or follow, it requires perfect trust in those around us. Watching how it works in the wild is an inspiration, and a life lesson.”
    ~ Terran Ambrosone

    • May 13, 2017 at 12:35 am

      That’s awesome, Terran, and I think I already know the perfect picture for your quote – thanks so much!

  6. May 8, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    From the ’50’s TV show The Honeymooners: When Ed & Trixie Norton’s apartment is being painted so they crash at Ralph & Alice’s teeny apartment.

    Ralph Kramden:

    “That just kills me! The man spends all day working in the sewer, & he has to sleep down here because he can’t stand the smell of paint!”

    • May 13, 2017 at 12:38 am

      LOL! Thanks, Lori! This should be a fun one to do!

  7. noellekelly
    May 8, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    These are fantastic as always!

    • May 13, 2017 at 12:38 am

      Thanks so much, Noelle!

  8. May 8, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    Another fabulous collection of quotes and beautiful photographs, Traci. Loved them all. Although I do know the source of my quote lol, yep, it’s me! Straight outta one of my books 😉

    • May 8, 2017 at 5:54 pm

      Oh no! Shelley, I feel like such a dope not double-checking with you first! I’ve corrected the info in the post, and I’ll share the new graphic on Pinterest now. I should’ve known something so wise and wonderful had to come from you! Sorry about that! *hangs head*

      • May 9, 2017 at 2:18 am

        lol you’re not a dope (love that word!) It’s my fault for not telling you! Mind you, it is a very rare occurrence that anything wise comes out of my mouth so I understand hahaha ❤️

  9. Mel
    May 8, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    I so wish the Wonder Woman underroos were real and not photoshopped 🙂 These are wonderful. You are fantastic at pairing the words to the best image.

    • May 13, 2017 at 12:40 am

      I tried as best as I could Mel, but that dang Bluebird flat out refused to put them on. And thank you!

  10. May 8, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    Beautiful! I love them all, but especially the smile one with the snowy sculpted face. And the cake. You have a real gift for this!

    • May 14, 2017 at 6:53 am

      Aww, thanks so much, Jess!

  11. May 8, 2017 at 11:58 pm

    Lovely set of photographs with beautiful quotes associated with it. Thanks dear

    • May 14, 2017 at 6:54 am

      You’re very welcome – thanks again for giving me such a great quote to work with!

  12. Jo (Fallen Angel)
    May 9, 2017 at 1:36 am

    Great quotes and photos, Traci! Thanks for including my quote!

    • May 14, 2017 at 6:55 am

      Thanks Jo – for the compliment and for your awesome quote contribution!

  13. May 9, 2017 at 3:06 am

    I keep forgetting to think of a quote for you! But I did think of you when I read Chandra Lynn’s post this week that mentioned Literary Wisdom Postcards: https://iamchandralynn.com/2017/05/08/choose-kindness/comment-page-1/ You could do this with some of your quote photos!

    • May 14, 2017 at 6:59 am

      Coolness, Stephanie! That sounds like an awesome idea – thanks so much for the link!

  14. May 14, 2017 at 7:09 am

    More great quotes and photos Traci!
    Here’s one
    “It’s better to live on your feet than to die on your knees”
    I love this!

    • May 14, 2017 at 7:52 am

      Excellent choice, Ritu! Thanks so much!

      • May 14, 2017 at 8:42 am

        Thanks dear!!

  15. May 14, 2017 at 7:29 am

    This is such a cute idea! Really creative!
    Jas xx

    • May 14, 2017 at 7:53 am

      Thanks so much, Jasmine! <3

  16. May 14, 2017 at 7:32 am

    These are great Traci! Very clever 🙂 I always love the quote: She may be little but she be fierce – Shakespeare. I like to pretend he wrote it about me 🙂

    • May 14, 2017 at 7:54 am

      LOL! That’s awesome, Debbie! I think I have just the photo for that too – thanks!

      • May 14, 2017 at 7:55 am

        My pleasure Traci. I’m really not that fierce, it’s all show

  17. May 14, 2017 at 8:07 am

    Anything that makes us smile is great. Enjoyed your post Traci.

    • May 14, 2017 at 10:27 am

      Thanks so much, Suzanne!

  18. angelanoelauthor
    May 14, 2017 at 9:16 am

    These look completely amazing!

    • May 14, 2017 at 11:33 am

      Aww, thanks Angela! <3

  19. May 14, 2017 at 10:08 am

    Yay! I love the picture you picked. I so love moon watching ❤️

    • May 14, 2017 at 11:34 am

      Whoo hoo! I’m so glad you love it, Parul! Needless to say (and yet I’m saying it anyway, LOL!) I love watching the moon too! 😀

  20. May 14, 2017 at 10:59 am

    Crumbs Traci, your photos are always excellent, but do you have some cyber attachment that takes them continuously??? I see loads on Instagram and all your posts and always amazing. You must take hundreds to get these! And quotes…love quotes, must do more myself 🙂

    • May 14, 2017 at 12:50 pm

      LOL! Well Gary, for how often I have my camera in hand, I’m surprised it hasn’t melded with my arm. Thanks so much for your kind words, and I can’t wait to see what quotes you post on social media – always happy to steal… errr, borrow inspiration from you. *grin*

      • May 14, 2017 at 2:04 pm

        I once did the three day quote challenge, but seem to have misplaced my quoting posts recently and got a bit behind. Have loads to catch up on now though Come on, how many shots do you take to get the ones you post lol

        • May 14, 2017 at 3:32 pm

          I’d say on average, I take about 50 pictures a day. A good handful get deleted, a larger portion never see the light of day, and a few make their way to here, or to my other social media. Oh, and once a week, I email all my passably decent shots to our landlady (unfortunately, not in lieu of rent – LOL!).

          • May 15, 2017 at 10:53 am

            Wow, dedication to the art or what 🙂 Do you do anything outside of blogging with them? I’ve never really been much good at photography as such; although not really tried it properly in all honesty lol

            • May 15, 2017 at 11:27 am

              Dedication/obsession – same diff. LOL! I’ve sold a few products feature my photos (greeting cards, mugs, and even a comforter/pillowcase set!), but I haven’t devoted near enough time to it. Not enough hours in the day (especially give how often I’m roaming around outside – LOL!).

              • May 15, 2017 at 5:52 pm

                Call it a bit of a side-line to the obsession then 🙂 I know what you mean though as selling requires time and if hours are already limited it gets way too much and something you enjoy becomes a blah. Outdoors is healthy too lol

  21. May 14, 2017 at 11:00 am

    These are soooo cute and fun! Whenever I need to easily put some text and a picture together, I use an app called Word Swag. It’s super easy and you can add your own pictures as well as using stock photos they have. It might make this a little easier! 🙂

    • May 14, 2017 at 1:17 pm

      Thanks so much, Nicole – both for the compliment and the suggestion! I’ve been using Canva to put these together, but I’ll definitely take a peek at Word Swag – can never have too many apps! LOL!

  22. May 14, 2017 at 11:26 am

    Hi Traci,
    The smile on the top picture made me smile!

    • May 14, 2017 at 1:48 pm

      Hi Janice! I’m so glad – thanks for stopping by!

  23. May 14, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    Thank you for giving me a shout out. 🙂 I love that the super hero bird is Wonder Woman especially on a day like today. Happy Mother’s Day Traci

    • May 14, 2017 at 5:31 pm

      You’re very welcome, Diana! Happy Mother’s Day to you as well!

  24. May 14, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    Such a fab idea Traci! I guess you have plenty to keep you busy, but my favourite quote is by Hans Christian Andersen…

    To move, to breathe, to fly, to float
    To gain all while you give
    To roam the roads of lands remote
    To travel is to live

    • May 14, 2017 at 5:32 pm

      Thanks so much, Em! Always room for one more, and I LOVE that quote! I’ll definitely have something put together for tomorrow! 😀

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