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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #47: Five Elements

The challenge Amy gave us this week is: Five elements.

Five Elements Theory is a Chinese philosophy which describes that the world changes according to the five elements’ generating or overcoming relationships.

Generating Interactions – The five generating interactions are fueling, forming, containing, carrying, and feeding:

  • Wood fuels fire
  • Fire forms earth
  • Earth contains metal
  • Metal carries water
  • Water feeds wood

Overcoming Interactions – The five overcoming interactions are melting, penetrating, separating, absorbing, and quenching:

  • Fire melts metal
  • Metal penetrates wood
  • Wood separates earth
  • Earth absorbs water
  • Water quenches fire

The interactions illustrate the relationship even though they are not necessarily in the exact order as listed above. Source

The Five Elements Theory is also related to the Chinese Zodiac and Fengshui, a system of laws considered to govern spatial arrangement and orientation in relation to the flow of energy. Source

 

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A ball of fire going down behind the silhouette of woods in my neighborhood, California

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Metal Bridge, Moulton Falls Regional Park, Washington

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Hollow wood in Silver Falls, Portland, Oregon

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One of the waterfalls in Silver Falls, Portland, Oregon

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Muddy earth after eruption in 1980, Mt St. Helen, Washington

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #47: Five Elements

 

 

 

August 9: Flash Fiction Challenge – Dashing

Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction –  August 9, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes  an act of “peering from the woods.” 

Peering from the wood, something got its attention. It dashed across the road.

Thump, thump, thud!

“Oh, no. I didn’t see it coming.” Sid and Cindy jumped out of the car.

“The impact was forceful. It crushed the front of the car.”

“Is the deer okay?” Cindy looked at its head.

“Let’s wait. It’s trying to get up…”

“It’s limping across the road.”

“it went across okay… No, it flopped and lied still.”

“Do we want to go camping?”

“The engine suffered the impact. Let’s go home.”

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“Our car took the last breath getting us home.”

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Charli Mills at Carrot Ranch: August 9, 2018: Flash Fiction Challenge – Dashing

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Woody Park

“This week, I’m sticking with Nature for inspiration with the theme of Woods.” – Frank

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Stepped out of the airplane

Footed on Portland ground

Air of green flushed into senses

Inhaled deep into the diaphragm

Nature’s gift of fresh green

Stopped by Kelly Point Park

Woody Park was spacious

Aged tall trees as green as young

Strolling around on the trail

Minds miles apart from civilization

Yet it’s only a few miles from home

There once a loading dock

Trace of left behind boating gears

Even a sizable anchor was found

Frequent rain coming down

It’s time to get back in town

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Frank’s Dutch Goes the Photo: Tuesday Photo Challenge – Woods