Quote Challenge for National Photography Month 2017 – Week 5 Results

Welcome to the final installment of my Quote Challenge for National Photography Month! This was even more fun than last year (huge thanks to Canva for making the design process so amazing), and I’m considering making this a monthly feature. For now, here are the final 7 graphics (well, until Wednesday when I wrap up the witchy version of this) –

Week 5 Results

From Mohit Gupta (check out his blog HERE) –

“Probability reduces you nowhere” ~ Mohit Gupta
Quote Challenge Week 5 Mohit Gupta Quote

From Diane (check out her blog HERE) –

“You can’t live a positive life with a negative mind.” ~ Unknown
Quote Challenge Week 5 Positive Life Quote

From Molly (check out her blog HERE) –

“When humor goes, there goes civilization.” ~ Erma Bombeck
Quote Challenge Week 5 Erma Bombeck Quote

From Gabe (check out his blog HERE) –

“Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.” ~ Roger Miller
Quote Challenge Week 5 Roger Miller Quote

From Lol (check out her blog HERE) –

“”Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.” “ ~ Salvador Dali
Quote Challenge Week 5 Salvador Dali Quote

From Janice (check out her blog HERE) –

“Comparison is the thief of joy.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
Quote Challenge Week 5 Theodore Roosevelt Quote

From Cher (check out her blog HERE) –

“Finish every day and be done with it. For manners and for wise living it is a vice to remember. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. To-morrow is a new day; you shall begin it well and serenely, and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson (according to James Elliot Cabot’s Memoir of Ralph Waldo Emerson, this was something he wrote ‘To one of his daughters who was away from home, at school‘).
Quote Challenge Week 5 Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote

Wicked mega gratitude to everyone who gave me amazing words to pair with my pictures! I’m also pinning all the graphics on one of my Pinterest boards – please feel free to share them!

One last thing before you go…

***** Voting closes June 2nd, 2017 *****

For those who missed all my hootin’ and hollerin’, I’m over the moon right now because I’ve been nominated for one of the coveted 3rd Annual Bloggers Bash Awards! While there’s no chance I can attend the festivities in London (and given my competition, equally as doubtful I’ll have to write an acceptance speech), just the fact my humble little blog in included has me over the moon!

If anyone wants to cast a vote for me, here’s the link (I’m in the category, “Hidden Gem”) –

2017 Annual Bloggers Bash Awards VOTING OPEN @bloggersbash #BloggersBash

All you need to do is check off your choice, then hit the “VOTE” button – no email or photo ID needed. *grin*

Thank you to everyone who nominated me, and extra thanks to all those who visit, comment, share, and encourage me over at my little corner of the interwebz!

Quote Challenge Week 5 #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 5. 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 5. 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 5. 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 5.

36 comments for “Quote Challenge for National Photography Month 2017 – Week 5 Results

  1. May 29, 2017 at 10:12 am

    Beautiful. I really like the black bird with the blue head.

    • May 29, 2017 at 12:09 pm

      Thanks, April! That’s a Common Grackle, a cousin to my crow friend.

      • May 29, 2017 at 12:14 pm

        That’s another one we don’t have. Keep them coming πŸ™‚

        • May 29, 2017 at 12:39 pm

          The weather has not been very cooperative as of late (so much rain!), but hoping to get a few of some feathered friends for this Friday.

          • May 29, 2017 at 2:53 pm

            We have rain, too, and thunderstorms.

  2. May 29, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Love this Traci! Thank you so much for including my suggested quote. The photo you paired it with is perfect! All of the photos are exquisite. And the quotes inspirational.

    • May 29, 2017 at 12:15 pm

      I’m so glad you love it, Molly! I actually had a couple different versions (one with a picture of grass, of course) before I settled on the Rose-breasted Grosbeak. Thanks again for the great quote!

      • May 29, 2017 at 4:16 pm

        It was a good choice in photograph, Traci. I would definitely eat upside down if it meant not missing a meal. Hahaha!

  3. May 29, 2017 at 10:37 am

    Love these posts! I look forward to them every week.

    • May 29, 2017 at 12:17 pm

      Thanks so much, Ruth! It’s been great fun doing these!

  4. May 29, 2017 at 11:11 am

    Lovely quotes along with beautiful photos as usual

    • May 29, 2017 at 12:17 pm

      Thank you, Shilpa! πŸ™‚

  5. May 29, 2017 at 11:24 am

    I can’t believe you included my suggestion. Picture Matching is just Awesome and i love the Graphics as well. You are truly awesome. One more thing i have voted for you in the Nomination of “Hidden Gems” . I hope you win the award. Best Wishes !! πŸ™‚

    • May 29, 2017 at 12:20 pm

      You’re very welcome, Mohit! So glad you liked it! I figured the square-themed background and the geometry of the leaves fit in with your love of Sudoku. And thank you so much in return for your vote – that was truly awesome of you as well!

      • May 29, 2017 at 12:28 pm

        Nothing is hidden, you are already a Gem. It’s my pleasure and always will be !! πŸ™‚

  6. May 29, 2017 at 1:45 pm


    And boy, to you make it hard to come up with a favorite. Every crop of your quotos (quotes + photos — see what I did there?) is full of winners. Still, the black and blue bird is especially eye catching.

    • May 29, 2017 at 2:03 pm

      Thanks, Lori! And, omg – I LOVE quotos! I may have to steal it and make it a regular thing! I almost made the one with the Grackle (black & blue bird) the post thumbnail, but I was worried his stank eye would scare people away… *grin*

  7. May 29, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    Love, love, love! Thank you so much, Traci! Cher xo

    • May 29, 2017 at 3:41 pm

      Awesome! You’re welcome, and thanks so much again for such an excellent quote to work with!

      • May 29, 2017 at 4:00 pm

        Awh, bless! You made it even better with the accompaniment of the photo! Cher xo

  8. May 29, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    I’ve never seen a black bird with a blue neck – such a darling bird! And congratulations on the nomination!! Off to vote for you!! πŸ™‚

    • May 30, 2017 at 9:31 am

      Thanks so much, Shinjini – both for the kinds words and the vote! Oh, and those birds are called Grackles – they look all black from a distance, but when they get close, you can see the iridescence blues and purples. They’re awesome!

  9. May 30, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    Love these! My favorites in this crop are the Ralph Waldo Emerson and the Salvador Dali. Gorgeous! Congrats on your nomination, too!

    • May 30, 2017 at 8:33 pm

      And I voted! πŸ™‚

      • June 1, 2017 at 10:32 am

        Thanks so much, Jess – both for the kind words, and for the awesome vote! πŸ˜€ <3

  10. June 4, 2017 at 6:46 am

    More great quotes and images Traci!

  11. June 4, 2017 at 7:02 am

    May went FAR too quickly, I was going to take part but I left it too late πŸ™ What I will do is send you a quote, and if you do decide to make it a monthly feature or whatever, then you can use mine if you want to ☺

    I love your work here, you really have an eye for matching the quotes with your wonderful photography. I wish you lots of luck for the blogging awards results too xx

    • June 4, 2017 at 11:16 am

      I swear it was May 1st about five seconds ago, so I completely agree Em! I’d love to have you send me a quote, so please do! Thanks so much for the kind words and the luck. *hugs*

  12. angelanoelauthor
    June 4, 2017 at 10:58 am

    Is it too early to look forward to next May? I loved every one of these and wish I had them on a calendar! I’d buy it in a minute.

    • June 4, 2017 at 11:07 am

      Thanks so much, Angela! Not sure how well the images would translate to calendar size, but I just took a peek, and they’d fit perfectly as a greeting card on Zazzle! I might just add them all to my shop – thanks so much for the idea!

      • angelanoelauthor
        June 4, 2017 at 3:31 pm

        GOOD! I’m so glad you’re doing more with them. πŸ™‚

  13. June 4, 2017 at 11:10 am

    Great compilation again! And good luck with your award

    • June 4, 2017 at 11:24 am

      Thanks so much, Hayley – you ROCK! <3

  14. June 4, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    I know this is random, but I am intrigued by the leaves with filtered sunshine picture in the first quote. I love that picture. Just had to say πŸ™‚

    • June 4, 2017 at 12:46 pm

      Thanks, Diana! Not random at all – in fact, I snapped a few more similar shots this morning. Something about the light and shadow keeps catching my eye. And thanks so much for saying – now I know I’m not alone. πŸ™‚

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