Blogging from A to Z Challenge: A is for…Abandoned (#AtoZChallenge)

Welcome to my April 2019 Great and Powerful Blogging from A to Z Challenge!

I’ve revealed my theme (A picture-story a day (in the life, so to speak)), and as I have every year, I am going to be blogging my theme letters on the fly – this year I didn’t even plan to do otherwise!  So, here goes nothing 🙂

Today, A is for…Abandonded – and yes, it IS still April 1 where I am!!
I though part of this challenge could be related to a couple of other monthly challenge I’ve been meaning to try out, namely the April Writing Challenge ( and the April Photo Challenge (  As usual, I am making this up as I go!!

So, for April 1st:  Writing – Foibles and Follies, and Photo – Welcome April!

Today, I took two walks.  One during lunch at work with the trusty iPhone camera, and one after work (and after feeding kitties and having a pick-me-up coffee) with the big-girl camera (my trusty Canon 50D).  As I walked, I considered what my A should be today.  Didn’t take long.  I am constantly amazed by what people have abandoned while I walk.  I’ve seen it all: socks, ties, shoes, couches, glasses (how DID you get home??).  Today was no different.

On my lunch time walk, I found something you don’t see often anymore.  Smoking real cigarettes is becoming a thing of the past (or is that just wishful thinking on my part?)  For those of you who can’t tell from my artistic B&W rendering, it’s a lighter (flaming pink).

Then, on my big-girl camera walk, the ball cap abandoned down by the ocean.  I wonder if anyone will have the guts to pick it up and take it home?  While we’re talking photography, I used my 50mm at F16 – hmmm, I thought I was at F11.  Guess I need to actually look at the lens (I use Kevin’s old non-digital lenses with an adapter on my Canon).  I am trying to work with depth of field…  Anyway, it was a bright, sunny afternoon, so my shutter speed was 1/2500, and ISO was 800.  800? Oh, man.  I didn’t even check that!  Ok, I promise to do better tomorrow…  And thus, my foibles and follies for today!

As for the Happy April part of my post, here is something NOT abandoned – tulips in my yard finally blooming!  Now THAT says Happy April.

Thanks for visiting my 2019 A to Z Challenge – Letter A.  You can find links to more blogs participating in this challenge at Letter Z, A to Z Challenge Master List (Google Docs).

Posted on April 1, 2019, in A to Z Challenge, photography, Photos I took, Writing and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 21 Comments.

  1. Lovely idea for an A post – an do enjoyed your treasure hunt of abandoned items. Happy A to Z challenge.

  2. Lovely idea for an A post. I enjoyed your treasure hunt of abandoned items.

  3. It’s always strange to see abandoned things like one shoe on the street. What happened to the other one, I always think.
    Great start for the A to Z! 🙂

  4. Blogging on the fly – brave, brave, brave!!!

    Terrific photos!

  5. randommusings29

    Great theme and I love the choice for letter A. You really do see some weird things abandoned – it always gets me thinking when I see one shoe dumped somewhere

  6. I never would have guessed that lighter was pink.

  7. I think grainy would work for that photo. Maybe I’m macabre but I kinda wonder if its owner went for a permanent swim, it looks so deliberately placed.

    And YAY TULIPS!! Finally!

    Isa-Lee Wolf
    A Bit 2 Read

  8. I’m so glad to see you participating in the prompts. Those tulips are beautiful!

  9. At the park behind our house where I walk I have even seen abandoned underwear … I don’t even want to know!

  10. I went back to your A one so I can go in order. I’m doing this too. Love the tulip photo, there’s something about it, the color looks a little aged which makes it cooler

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