Since today’s choice of #WQWWC is Writer’s Choice, I’m going to do the same thing I did last time, and tie my post to another challenge or two or three.

This week the four regular Lens Artists are on break and their guest artist is Dianne Milliard with this week’s challenge. Her photography is outstanding AND she’s in the wilderness. I hope she brought some lunch from home because there sure aren’t any restaurants in these pictures. You should see the photo she took from her bedroom window. She’s a park ranger.

The Writer’s Quote’s Wednesday’s original topic for this week was friendship, so if you’d rather write about that, feel free to do so. Because, after all, isn’t forming friendships a big part of what we are trying to do with our blogs?

Maybe you get inspired by photos, like I do, use mine or weave magical tales, real or imaginary, around your own pictures.

The only rule is to use at least one quote in your post.

Kings Canyon National Park

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine into trees.”

John Muir

Living near the Sequoia National Park and seeing the Sierra Nevada Mountains every day from our home spoiled us. Rarely did we drive up the winding highways, often to fight crowds of soul searchers exploring inside the parks. However, in July, 2017 after the huge spring floods, we wanted to see the consequences of the heavy rains.

Kings Canyon National Park
Don’t you love the frowning granite troll?
summer emerald
pines sway in canyon zephyr
tickling granite's troll
© 2021 Marsha Ingrao


Submitted for #Tanka Tuesday #228: Poet's Choice
nature's summer sluice
pines strewn along river banks
symbolize spring's strength
© 2021 Marsha Ingrao

 
Submitted for #Tanka Tuesday #228: Poet's Choice
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Now It’s Your Turn

Have fun with the topic of your choice. Don’t kill any birds, but join more than one challenge with one post and a good quote. And visit at least two bloggers in each community.

Start Building Your Community HERE!

“Friendship … is born at the moment when one man says to another “What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .”

C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

Visit at least two or three #WQWWC bloggers and make their day by leaving a comment. Your comments matter.

I two of TJIE’s, and maybe even more because I didn’t see the pingbacks. Maybe I’ve missed yours. If you link to my post, please leave me at least a brief comment so that I know you are there. I don’t want to miss anyone’s wonderful post.


80 responses to “#WQWWC #27: Writer’s Choice: Have a Wild Life at Kings Canyon National Park”

  1. CBWC: Faces in Rocky Places – Marsha Ingrao – Always Write Avatar

    […] black and white challenge this week is Faces in Things. A week ago in Writer’s Quotes Wednesdays, I accidentally found a troll at Kings Canyon National Park. Today I found him resting as well as […]

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  2. D.L. Finn, Author Avatar
    D.L. Finn, Author

    There was some damage there, but still beautiful. I loved the Haikus they captured the seasons moments.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks for the compliment, D.L.

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  3. trentpmcd Avatar

    lol, the troll face is great. I do love the mountains, and that looks like a fabulous park (I’ve been to many but never King’s Canyon – the only time I was in the Sierra Nevadas we crossed at Yosemite). Nice haikus.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Trent. I wish I could offer to show you around, but we moved. I never went frequently. But this was a great photo shoot.

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  4. Sunday Stills: Being #Celestial – Second Wind Leisure Perspectives Avatar

    […] Marsha’s Writer’s Quote Wednesdays, I submit this quote for this month’s writer’s choice…shall we say […]

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  5. Natalie Avatar

    Marsha, Well done with your new blog theme! I enjoyed reading your haiku and viewing your photos at the NP. Good shot of the frowning granite troll. Thank you for linking with #weekendcoffeeshare. Have a great week!

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  6. judeitakali Avatar
    judeitakali

    Wow this is amazing Marsha. The poetry and those images😍

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Jude. Now I’m blushing. 🙂

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      1. judeitakali Avatar
        judeitakali

        Hehe, must be a little friendly sarcasm in this😅💜🙏🏽

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          No, well maybe. I’d call it flirty teasing because that’s more like me.

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  7. Colleen M. Chesebro Avatar

    Marsha, both haiku are fabulous in form and structure. Bravo! I saw the troll face in the rock! How cool and what a great shot. I loved your photos. ❤

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thank you Colleen. Thanks so much for including a couple of my poems in your book. I am so honored. I am starting to make some sense of the differences between the kinds of poetry. They are a little easier to write now that I understand. 🙂

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      1. Colleen M. Chesebro Avatar

        Your haiku are fabulous! You did a great job. ❤️

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          Thanks Colleen. I want to contribute to your next work for sure. This is getting addictive. 🙂

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          1. Colleen M. Chesebro Avatar

            That’s what happened to me! The more I worked with the forms the more fun I had! ❤️

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          2. Marsha Avatar

            I’m including them often. I’m also using quotes in almost every post. See what you started?

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          3. Colleen M. Chesebro Avatar

            That’s wonderful! At my Weight Watchers meeting our coach ends every meeting with a quote! I love it! ❤️

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          4. Marsha Avatar

            I bet you hear some good ones, then. 🙂

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  8. JohnRH Avatar

    Ahh. Kings Canyon and Sequoia N.P. I was there in my yout’, maaannny decades ago. Beautiful!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Your yout’ is much like mine. But there is still so much to see and do, right, John? I mean afterall you still ski. Even in my yout’ I couldn’t do that. I left a blanket of blue dots on Mt. Hood from the dye in my new blue jeans when I was but 19. 🙂

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      1. JohnRH Avatar

        😱😂

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  9. Jules Avatar

    Oh, those things that troll has witnessed, and the stories in his stone ears 😀
    Yes there is power in any storm. Our latest spring storm knocked down over 70-80 old trees in a local park that had to close to the public for clean up.

    I am indeed spoiled too by my view out of my picture window… and the wildlife nature shares with me.
    Cheers, Jules.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      We had, and have here nature fairly close, but not so that it crashes into our windows or anything. In AZ we have bobcats, mountain lions and javelina roaming around in our back yards. So you never see neighborhood cats out loose. Back in CA we had the same things, but you never saw them, but there were tons of cats. 🙂

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      1. Jules Avatar

        Each area has its own – I didn’t realize that coyote live across our creek. I’d never seen them before this year (though others have).

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          We had a lot of them in CA, and never worried about our cats.

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  10. Jim Borden Avatar

    your words go so well with the images!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thank you so much, Jim. Aren’t you proud of me for not putting so many words in the post?

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      1. Jim Borden Avatar

        a regular Hemingway… 🙂

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          🙂 I haven’t been called that for a long time. My dad called me Hemest Earningway.

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          1. Jim Borden Avatar

            what a coincidence! He noticed your writing skills early!

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          2. Marsha Avatar

            He was my dad. I think actually he was being clever. I remember getting a good grade on a poem in 5th grade. It never went much farther than that.

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          3. Jim Borden Avatar

            I thought it was clever by your dad 🙂

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          4. Marsha Avatar

            It was. I wasn’t a second Ernest Hemingway. I didn’t even know who he was!

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  11. Elizabeth Avatar

    This place is beautiful! Here is my link for this week:
    https://teandpaper.ca/2021/06/04/wqwwc-destiny/

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  12. WQWWC :: Destiny – Tea & Paper Avatar

    […] topic for this week WQWWC is Writer’s choice, I’ve chosen Destiny! Let me know in the comments what are your thoughts about […]

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  13. ramblingranger Avatar
    ramblingranger

    Loved your last haiku, Marsha. It really captures the vision of a stroll up a mountain stream. The troll is great! Mountain spirits. I have a whole series of photos from the old film days taken in Hawaii with spirit faces. I didn’t see them when I took the photos, but they were there when the film was developed! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Isn’t that cool. Developing film was such an art. My dad had a darkroom and one f my greatest joys was to help him develop pictures and watch as they magically appeared on the paper. I loved the smell, the red light, the fact that it was something my dad and I both enjoyed doing together, and, of course, the product. Precious times. Thanks for a wonderful challenge. Do you know Dana Kierkes https://www.facebook.com/dana.dierkes.9? She was stationed in the Sequoia National Park for a while, then moved east to a different National Park. Great lady.

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  14. WQWWC #27: Writer’s Choice – Keep it alive Avatar

    […] Marsha is the host of WQWWC […]

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  15. Frank @ Beach Walk Reflections Avatar

    Love the pics of Kings Canyon. Here’s one for you … .a beach walk focusing on Passageways. https://beachwalkreflections.wordpress.com/2021/06/02/81-passageways/ … and I’ve lined up my posts to include Summer next week.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks for sending the link, Frank. You got me going on a philosophical passageway as usual. Have a great week. 🙂

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  16. Cee Neuner Avatar

    I decided to go with friendship as a topic. I adore your new theme for your blog 😀
    https://ceenphotography.com/2021/06/03/pick-me-up-and-wqwwc-27-friend/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I noticed that. I love your quote. Friendship works. I’m going to bring it back either next month or August. I like the idea of writer’s choice once a month.

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  17. Pick Me Up and WQWWC #27 Friend – Cee's Photo Challenges Avatar

    […] is my entry for Marsha’s WQWWC (Writer’s Quotes Wednesday) #27. I decided to play along with Marsha’s original theme of […]

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  18. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

    Wow love the pics and your poem Marsha!! Fun fun. Diane’s work is awesome💖❣️

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      She’s amazing. I’m so glad I had a chance to meet her.

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      1. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

        I see that and thank you for the introduction❣️meeee too💖💖🙏🙏

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          That’s what we do, right?

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          1. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

            Totally and you do it soooo well💖🌷

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          2. Marsha Avatar

            Awww. You are so kind and we both do it so well. 🙂 Now, what was “it” again? JK 🙂

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          3. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

            of course we do.. it’s who we are right?!!! ❣️
            hahahahahhahhhah🤣

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          4. Marsha Avatar

            Yes! 🙂

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          5. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

            🤟🙌👍

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  19. #WQWWC #27: Writer’s Choice: Friendship – Ladyleemanila Avatar

    […] For: #WQWWC #27: Writer’s Choice: Have a Wild Life at Kings Canyon National Park – Marsha Ingrao – … […]

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  20. sheetalbravon Avatar

    I loved the majestic purple mountains and your granite troll was the best. Beautiful post and the CS Lewis quote really hit the nail. Stealing it right away:)

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thank you so much. I had fun with this one. 🙂

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  21. Terri Webster Schrandt Avatar

    Perfect timing again for your writer’s choice quotes for WQW, Marsha! My link will show Sunday when I post for Celestial! I dearly love that quote from John Muir (I love ALL his quotes and have a couple of books where I could just make my own quotes). I will always remember our short drive and photo op date to the south end of Sequoia NP last year. How amazing to have lived so close to inspiring places and spaces. I just got internet back (our satellite was knocked off the beam’s trajectory due to high winds) and was fixed this afternoon. I may be off WP for a couple of days as we prep and take a road trip to Portland for my cousin’s funeral this weekend. Hope you are staying cool in this ridiculous heat–it was 92 here today in the mountains!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I’m so sorry for the loss of your cousin, Terri. How sad. Were you close? Portland is having record heat waves. I know we are both used to heat, but poor Portland, they have yet another issue. I hope they get some rain to cool things down and prevent the fires from starting up.

      It was in the 80s here. It’s 73 right now. We played pickleball this morning before it got too hot. I think I twisted my knee, so I came home, took a Tylenol and slept for an hour or so during the heat of the day.

      You and your internet fiascos. You are going to have to write a short book about the difficulties of internet. We have been so lucky with our internet provider here in Prescott. It is tons faster than what we had in California, and we tried everything.

      Have a safe trip to OR, and I’ll see you on Sunday Stills.

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      1. Terri Webster Schrandt Avatar

        Jeff was my cousin’s husband on my mom’s side. They lived in San Diego then moved to Tigard in the 90s. He felt more like a brother in law than a cousin in law. I’m glad you didn’t get too hot playing. I think the whole west is under a heat advisory. By the weekend the PNW is in the 60s and low 70s.

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          You must have been close in age, too. That makes it really hard. I’m so sorry. I’ll be thinking about and praying for you.

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  22. Elizabeth Avatar

    Thanks for linking! I’m checking all the ‘hopes’ now! 🙂

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I “hope” you enjoy them all. I think they are brilliant.

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  23. Friendship Awaits – New2Writing Avatar

    […] written in response to Writer’s Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge (#WQWWC) now hosted by Marsha Ingrao at Always Right. I had originally thought the theme this week was […]

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  24. KL Caley Avatar

    Great post Marsha! Loved the images, poem and quotes. Sorry to say but my link isn’t working on your post again. I’m just making my way through the other contributor’s posts now and then I’ll enter mine for this week. KL ❤

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  25. Kirstin Avatar

    Great post Marsha! Loved the photos, quotes and poems. We were actually going to hike on Monday somewhere but my back was a little sore so we stayed home 😦 Here’s the link to my post. I missed that it changed to readers choice and so I stuck with the original friendship theme…lol. Have a great rest of the week

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      1. Marsha Avatar

        Seriously, Kirstin, you are so quick. I am in awe! I’m coming right over to see what you wrote after I read your next comment. 🙂

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      No worries about the change, Kirsten. That was your choice! LOL 🙂

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  26. Susan Joy Clark Avatar

    I like your “frowning granite troll.” I might have missed it at first glance. I like your C.S. Lewis quote a lot too. 🙂

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I missed the troll at first glance, too, but as I struggled with my Haiku, I kept staring at the picture. I took it four years ago, processed it several times, and just now saw it. 🙂

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  27. Sadje Avatar

    Thanks for the mention Marsha.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Sadje, you are truly, “Keeping it alive.” You could replace it with #WQWWC. You have been with me from the beginning and now I don’t have to write to blank air, I have faces, yours one of the very first, to inspire me as I write each post. I’m sure you are the same when you write all of your posts. You have different faces and personalities that you see in your mind as you write. Am I right? I’m Always Write, you know. 🙂 LOL

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      1. Sadje Avatar

        Oh such nice words of praise Marsha. I need to read your post in its entirety, I’ve saved it for later. Of course you’re always Write/ right! 👍

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          LOL! 🙂

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          1. Sadje Avatar

            😃👍

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