Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Pathways

Weekly Prompt – PATHWAYS

Share your ‘Pathways’ photos on Friendly Friday.

The Photography Challenge

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge is alternately hosted at The Snow Melts Somewhere and Something to Ponder About, each Friday.

Similarly to the former WordPress Photo Challenge, we’ll post a prompt each Friday and invite you to create a Friendly Friday post using one or more photos of your choice, relating to the weekly prompt. Write as little, or as much, as you like in the post. That part is really up to you! Then leave your comment and link for your Friendly Friday post, in our comments section here.  Find further instructions below.

This is my first week hosting the challenge and I’m looking forward to seeing your own interpretation of this theme. Here is my version of the challenge logo.

Friendly Friday Logo

Snow and I have created individual logos that you may like to add to your Friendly Friday post, but this is entirely optional.


In sourcing suitable photos for this prompt, I am reminded of an old adage that states, ” Life is a journey not a destination.” Pathways can be a metaphor for life. Let us walk along some of my ‘Pathways.’

When we are young, it seems we skip along pathways so very quickly, enthusiastic about life and what it has in store for us.  We are keen and readying ourselves for loads of new experiences.

Often it seems we aren’t looking too far in the distance and yet we embrace life fully, more as time gathers pace. In leaping ahead, we are rarely mindful of obstacles or hazards.
path magome

In adolescence, life is frequently twisting and turning in on itself; spontaneity rules the day. A few don’t see their destination.  Some choose to follow a path wherever it takes them; whilst others are more concerned with experiences, than the actual destination, itself.

It is only later that some discover the paths they took didn’t turn out to be thoroughfares, at all; they were in fact, dead ends, or they might have been forced to make ‘U’ turns, away from the darkness and back on the straight and narrow.

Time passes and as some approach middle age, they might mellow seeming to be much more decisive about the paths, they take, in life.

As in life, every pathway has beauty – if we are open to seeing it.

Instructions for joining the Friendly Friday Challenge

  1. Title the post Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Pathways
  2. Tag the post Friendly Friday and add a ping or link back to my blog, (see below)
  3. Publish your post and copy the published URL hyperlink on that post.
  4. Leave a comment below, pasting the URL hyperlink! That way readers can visit you and see your photo/s.

How to Create a Ping back

To add a ping back to the host blog, simply copy the Blog Title/s, highlighted below, or the URL address for each Blog you want to link to, that is:

 Something to Ponder About or The Snow Melts Somewhere or both, and paste this into your Friendly Friday post.

Alternatively, once you have highlighted the linked blog names above, you can also click the ‘chain (link)’ icon (next to the Bold and Italic icon), in your editor’s taskbar. Then paste that URL for the linked blogs, into the text box that pops up, and press enter to activate.

I should then get a notification, which means I will know that you made a Friendly Friday post! Others can then click the highlighted blog name, in your comment, to find the weekly Friendly Friday Photo Challenge and join in too!

N.B. Sometimes ping backs don’t work, so it is best to leave the link in a comment with the URL link for YOUR post,  on our Friendly Friday blog post!

Let’s have some fun exploring the pathways! Amanda

122 thoughts on “Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Pathways”

          1. Yea we should, the countryside must be a different sight altogether… Unfortunately no immediate plans to go back to Japan, the 🌎 is a very tempting place!! 😂

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            1. One can always plan for a future trip. Tsumago, and Magome were my favourite places. I am reading a book about a walking trek through Japan, from top to bottom. He does come across some interesting places on his walk.

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      1. Some of the photos disappeared when I made a small correction in punctuation. I think switching between classic and the new editor caused some loss of data so I had to revert to an earlier revision. Have you tried the new block editor?

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      1. No I guessed not. Perhaps I didn’t use the right term, Peggy, but I did envisage a kind of back of the truck travel similar to what you have posted on previously. Do you have to get special visas or take vaccines precautions for travel there?


    1. They are so very pretty aren’t they? I have to travel overseas to see the traditional ones, although there is one native tree, here, called a flame tree that does have a beautiful display of brilliant fire engine red berries that are falling, at the moment. I will try to post about it soon.

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        1. It was so kind of you to showcase it for your friend. And a lovely story of re-connection. Social media can be really positive in that way! Perfect for the Pathways prompt too, Vero!

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    1. Thank you for joining in, Mama Cormier! Your photos are pathways I would love to wander along! I am looking forward to seeing you again on our blogging journey in photography on Friendly Fridays!


      1. My time zone is fine, actually I’ve had a similar problem since day one: some drafts (mind you, not all!) will randomly take on some editing date when published (I usually edit them for a long time). The only way to fix this is to delete it and re-do everything (copy-paste works luckily). But with links, that will end up with error pages so I won’t do that this time 🙂
        Anyway, I’ve seen some more responses in the Reader feed for your prompt! 🤗Yay!

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    1. Cee! Hi and thanks ever so much for joining in. When I first started blogging years ago, your blog was one of the first photography blogs I visited and challenges I participated in. It is a privilege to have you participate in mine! I am going back to have another look at the photo of the Colorado Rockies!


    1. I think one could call you an expert at Pathway photography, Manja! And Snow’s logo does look great with your colour scheme! Thanks ever so much for joining in. Your photos are always a delight for the eyes!

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    1. Interesting how the world can be so different and yet so similar. My photos are not all from Australia, though. Most are. The last three are from Europe and Japan. Not enough snow here for the snowy switchback roads. Thanks ever so much for joining in! It always makes me happy to hear from you!

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    1. Thank you for joining in with the Friendly Friday challenge, Mike. Your walks are indeed scenic. I hope you will join in again at Snow’s blog next Friday!


    1. Hi Daniel and Welcome! Taking risks and daring to try is something we often discuss on Sunday sayings ( former Proverbial Friday post!). I am intrigued by the photos now and will hurry and check them out.


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