Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Ebb and Flow

Trondheim river reflection
Positive and Negative in the River Nid in Trondheim

Everyone is welcome to join in the Friendly Friday Photography challenge.

This challenge is alternately hosted each Friday by the bloggers:
Amanda from Something to Ponder About , Snow from The Snow Melts Somewhere and also helping Snow out here and there, Manja from Manja Mexi Moving.

The prompt for this Friday is [drum roll]:

Ebb and Flow

Think of the cyclic changes in the tides, the comings and goings of life, recurrent patterns of decline and growth. An awakening, an ageing and a rebirth.

When I think of Ebb and flow, I think of the beach; the sandy shores gently eroding away in the warm tropical summers and returning and reconstructing in winter – a seamless transition.

I am reminded of how ebb complements flow – the yin and the yang; logic versus intuition – opposing forces that unite together. Up and down, positive and negative.

Bicycle tramp
Up and Down with the Bicycle Lift

For this Friendly Friday – show me what Ebb and Flow means to you.

Spread the word around your blog community, so others can join in too.

Instructions for Joining:

  • Publish a ‘Friendly Friday – Ebb and Flow,’ post and include a URL link to this post, and a ‘Friendly Friday’ Tag.
  • Once published, paste the URL for your Friendly Friday ‘Ebb and Flow ’ post, in the comments here, so we can find you and visit your blog.
  • Include in your post the Friendly Friday logo, found below, if you wish.
  • Please note there are no deadlines for participating. New prompts are posted each week alternately at the host blogs.
  • Be a part of the Friendly Friday Community and visit the links in the comments section. It’s fun and interesting to see another person’s take on the prompt.
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Important Notice As Snow is feeling a little ‘snowed under’ at the moment with everything she has to do, our dear blogger friend Manja, from Manja Mexi Moving has kindly agreed to step in and help Snow out with Friendly Friday challenge on the alternate weeks, for a short while. Snow will tell you more about this next week, but you next week check out Manja’s blog for the photo challenge.

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From Amanda


88 thoughts on “Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Ebb and Flow”

    1. Thank you, Maria. That means a lot to me coming from an accomplished photographer like yourself. I was very lucky that day with the reflection. It was taken in the early morning. Have you been up to Trondheim?


    1. I would love you to join in too! I remember you sending me some wonderful photos from America for my Monday Mystery Photo feature some years back. Do you remember that?


      1. Thanks Amanda. Off to a good start. My son’s tennis team just made it through to the finals next week, so we are all excite or that. Fingers crossed for next Friday! And yes, pretty cold down here, lucky to make double digits today ☔️🌧❄️

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      1. Yes they do, except when it’s forbidden because of a risk of wildfires, like this year. Most Finns are at their lakeside cabins but we unfortunately don’t have one, stuck in the empty city. At least it’s sunny!! And I have nice flowers on my balcony so staying at home feels okay this year 😁 I look forward to seeing Manja’s prompt post too 🤗 Nice to have a little variation!

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            1. I can understand the authorities’ concerns. Given that there is so much forest in Finland, if a fire did take hold, in a very dry period, it might be very difficult to contain. And then I think of the whole towns with the wooden buildings that have burned down, in Norway. Not a nice prospect, if it can be easily avoided. Scandinavians are so fond of candles, I am somewhat surprised that there is not more fires, though.

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            1. Sorry – the url needs to have a wordpress site. For some reason google can’t link to it. Maybe ask wordpress support? If indeed it is a wordpress site?


    1. Thank you for your kind comment on my photos, Holley. I am sorry to hear that you have had a lot of rain. If you have too much, you can always send it down here. LOL! We never have enough in our country.


      1. I spend a summer in Provincetown, Cape Cod, Massachusetts on the Atlantic. I spent a lot of time on the beach. I now live in Minnesota in the middle of USA, a couple of a thousand miles east or west to the beach. The only beaches here are off a lake. Nice to visit, but not the same as being on the ocean.


      2. I tried the address you gave me, but I couldn’t get it to work. I went to your site and looked for a search widget. Didn’t find it, but I did click on your other buttons and learn a bit more about you, like that you have fabric shop. Did you design them?

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        1. Thank you for noticing my sidebar shop. It is a hobby of mine to design fabrics in traditional Norwegian and Scandinavian designs. I also have some with Schnauzer dogs on it, as I have Schnauzers as pets. And you have your books on your widget. It is wonderful that you have your books published. I am going to read posts about writing that you have listed on your sidebar. They look really interesting.
          There should be a search bar next to the menu bar on a smartphone – it is in darker blue so it might be harder to see in a light, but that will only search the posts on that blog. I will add a widget to the side bar – thanks for the indirect suggestion. That might make it easier.
          Did I give you this address: – this one is to a specific post. Check if it works:

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    1. It is I think, pretty unique. A lot of students live in that part of town and the hill is very steep, so the lift is well used. It is rather novel but very difficult to master. Could it be useful in your area, Sandy?


      1. I can see how this would be very useful. Where I am now on the Pacific NW coast, people mostly drive or walk. Not so much biking. In Toronto where more people bike, there’re no hills to worry about, so I don’t think this will make it’s way to where I live. Still, it’s pretty cool. He He … I can imagine skateboarders (students?!) appreciating this too.

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        1. So biking is popular in Toronto, hey? I think that cycling is not that popular here because we have so many hills! They would need a whole lot more lifts! Only one large hill in Trondheim in the city area. I don’t know if the lift woudl work with skateboards. It requires a lot of balance on one foot to use it although you never know… It was so frequently used by the locals when I was there. The tourists had a lot of trouble, though. Which must amuse the Trondheimites. Hehe!

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    1. Thank you – that photo was taken on the Sunshine coast, Chris. There is always a pelican or two there. The water in your photos is a crystalline blue compared to the Pacific! Gorgeous!

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