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“Still round the corner, there may wait, a new road or a secret gate.” J. R. R. Tolkien

Weekly Photo Challenge: On The Way...  Roads and scenery

Weekly Photo Challenge: On The Way… Roads and scenery

Weekly Photo Challenge: On The Way...  Street crossing

Weekly Photo Challenge: On The Way… Street crossing

 One of my earliest memories is walking up a muddy road into the mountains. It was raining. Behind me, my village was burning. When there was school, it was under a tree. Then the United Nations came. They fed me, my family, my community. Ban Ki-moon

I was sitting at a traffic light in Manhattan, waiting to head for the highway on my way home. I saw people walking across the walkway and something drew my attention to their movement… We can always find things that capture our attention if we pay attention. Sometimes, we find good fortune at the end of a challenging road like Ban Ki Moon did. I like the message of promise. I also love the first shot of scenery and pathways to places. We are always on the way to some adventure; expected and otherwise. Isn’t that what life is about anyway?

“I just go with the flow, I follow the yellow brick road. I don’t know where it’s going to lead me, but I follow it.” Grace Jones

Weekly Photo Challenge: On The Way...  Roads and pathways

Weekly Photo Challenge: On The Way… Roads and pathways

I’ve learned that fear limits you and your vision. It serves as blinders to what may be just a few steps down the road for you. The journey is valuable, but believing in your talents, your abilities, and your self-worth can empower you to walk down an even brighter path. Transforming fear into freedom – how great is that? Soledad O’Brien

We are always on the way to something; good and mundane. If we are present, we can capture the moments and look back later. I always ask, Did I miss anything? Did you miss anything? What do we do with the information? Savor it…

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“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” T. S. Eliot

Weekly Photo Challenge: On The Way...  More ways to travel

Weekly Photo Challenge: On The Way… More ways to travel

Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life. Jack Kerouac

The road and scenery shots are a habit and I enjoy looking at them as the seasons change… Something about not seeing the end of the road and the anticipation of arrival is what makes “on the way” enjoyable. What about you?

My fellow bloggers were equally creative with their selections. Check out how others interpreted the theme below.

This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: Weekly Photo Challenge: ON THE WAY… For this week’s photo challenge, stop and photograph the metaphorical roses (or the literal tulips). Share a shot of something you saw, did, or experienced on the way: a photo not of your destination, but of an interesting thing along the way. Show us something stunning others might have missed, or find some unexpected beauty in a mundane moment. Maybe we can all start looking at the in-between a bit differently! In-between moments can be just as memorable as grand finales. This week, share a photo you took on the way to something else

Positive Motivation Tip: We are always on the way … to somewhere, to do something… Be Present.

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PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos from my Personal Collection.

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

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  1. 29/05/2015 1:35 pm

    ” . . . Transforming fear into freedom – how great is that? Soledad O’Brien”

    Absolutely great indeed. I like these words of wisdom you chose, dear Elizabeth. And all your photos tell me, how exciting it is to be on the road. And you are right to think about what we see on the road when we stop and look closely, this is an excellent challenge.

    • 29/05/2015 1:58 pm

      Thank you so much. Each week, I wonder if I’d be able to complete the task and so I’m always grateful when it comes together… I might be getting collage crazy though. Haha! TY! 🙂

      • auntyuta permalink
        29/05/2015 2:34 pm

        No worries, whatever comes together is going to be beautiful. Do whatever you feel like doing. It is worth it. Thank you so much for sharing! 🙂

      • 30/05/2015 1:30 am

        Thank you always for your feedback. 😉

  2. beckysbestbites permalink
    29/05/2015 3:29 pm

    Gorgeous pics! Very inspirational and thought provoking…we are always on the way!

  3. SexyMoxieMama permalink
    29/05/2015 3:55 pm

    You have some really amazing pictures here. I really like the ones in nature. Thanks for sharing your talents.

  4. Jeanine permalink
    29/05/2015 3:59 pm

    On the way is a cool choice. I would love to photograph in NYC I bet there’s so much to capture. I love what you’ve done here it works so well with on the way!

  5. Liz Mays permalink
    29/05/2015 5:25 pm

    I think your shots are great. The journey can be just as important as the destination. It’s much more difficult to focus on your journey though.

  6. Mia Foo permalink
    29/05/2015 7:10 pm

    I love the shot of the road and sky while you’re on the bridge. really very well taken! I love staring out of the car/bus window while on the road as well, but hardly managed to snap any pictures as nice as yours.

  7. Fernando permalink
    29/05/2015 7:38 pm

    The cycle of life revolves around our own perception to respond and observe positively. Like the rays of light towards mankind. It’s for us to take notice of our surroundings. Fernando Lachica

  8. CourtneyLynne permalink
    29/05/2015 7:57 pm

    What a great photo selection! I always enjoy your photos so much :):)

  9. Debbie Denny permalink
    29/05/2015 8:11 pm

    Awesome scenery. Wonderful job you are doing on this challenge.

  10. amanda permalink
    29/05/2015 8:35 pm

    These are such beautiful photos. Just today I headed to a tourist mecca in downtown Chicago with my boys and we just sat and observed everyone and everything It was so great to be able to be calm and quiet and simply take in the beauty of our home town. Your pictures and post remind me of this so much!

  11. Lois Jones permalink
    29/05/2015 8:47 pm

    I love how you draw your photography into life so smoothly. Love looking at the different streets and thinking about the paths!

  12. Michelle hwee permalink
    29/05/2015 9:23 pm

    These are some beautiful photos! I really love each perspective because you captured them so well! Well done, I loved it 🙂

  13. 29/05/2015 9:36 pm

    Great pictures. Thanks for sharing them.

  14. Tina permalink
    29/05/2015 9:40 pm

    I am trying to be more observant.

  15. Heather permalink
    29/05/2015 10:26 pm

    I love photography, I guess what is amazing about it is that each person can take something different away from a photograph.

  16. 30/05/2015 12:32 am

    You have some amazing photos and I so often want to see to a bigger view!!!

  17. Boho Chic (@TotallyTerris) permalink
    30/05/2015 12:56 am

    You picked some really great photos for your weekly photo challenge. ” In-between moments can be just as memorable as grand finales” this is so true.

  18. Jason Panuelos permalink
    30/05/2015 3:42 am

    In love with these photos! They’re so beautiful and perfectly captures the essence of being “on the way.” 😀

  19. mrenkema79 permalink
    30/05/2015 5:22 am

    Beautiful pictures! And i love the quotes! Thanks for sharing!

  20. beckysbestbites permalink
    30/05/2015 5:28 am

    I love the quote, “turn fear into freedom!!” If we could all live this, we would be so much better off!!

  21. harrietb permalink
    30/05/2015 6:43 am

    It is really interesting to watch people walk by when you are stopped at a light.

  22. Fred permalink
    30/05/2015 7:50 am

    Very nice street photos! I was struck by that photo with the statues coming down the stairs. Where was that photo taken? I recognize the Eiffel Tower picture was taken from the Trocadero, right? – Fred

  23. michelle co-huertas permalink
    30/05/2015 7:52 am

    Great photos..stay positive and keep doing what you love.

  24. R U S S permalink
    30/05/2015 8:31 am

    This one’s a fun photo challenge. It made me think of my every day Metro Manila traffic so being on the way sounds stressful although with a lot of anticipation. I was also thinking about the Shibuya Crossing in Japan, that would have made a beautiful addition to your collage. There are just so many people who are on their way.

  25. mumseword permalink
    30/05/2015 8:50 am

    Very nice photos that you used for the challenge!

  26. May De Jesus-Palacpac permalink
    30/05/2015 8:58 am

    I love taking road shots as well. I’m a walker and I love how the road winds as I walk. I also love knowing that they lead to something. 🙂 Your 2nd bottom picture (center, bottom) looks very much like the road I walk on from my home leading to the malls here. I was told where I live was patterned after NYC.

  27. 30/05/2015 9:10 am

    I must really start looking at the prompts…might keep me motivated!

  28. R U S S permalink
    30/05/2015 9:35 am

    The concept of ‘on the way’ makes me think of anticipation and excitement. Ahhh, the feeling of wanting to just go home and be reunited with my bed when I’m on my way home after a long day of work; or that beautiful feeling of anticipation of wanting to see your loved ones after being away for a while. Aaah, the beauty of being ‘on the way.’

  29. Carly Brydon Anderson permalink
    30/05/2015 10:07 am

    You definitely got some great photos, as usual! And I love that quote by T. S. Eliot. It’s so true.

  30. DogVills permalink
    30/05/2015 10:41 am

    Those are amazing pictures. Your posts are always motivating and uplifting. Thank you for sharing them

  31. Ask Coach Donna - Social Media and Blog Expert permalink
    30/05/2015 11:20 am

    Beautiful post and images – of course I always listen when I hear Grace Jones quotes! 🙂 I love that your images to bring a sense of the present moment

  32. Chubskulit Rose permalink
    30/05/2015 12:22 pm

    Those are beautiful images which remind me, I have to get up my chair soon for my run!

  33. Ave Hla permalink
    30/05/2015 4:22 pm

    So many great photos! I especially like the last collage and the one taken in Manhattan with people crossing the street. Great work!

  34. 30/05/2015 5:38 pm

    Great pictures.

  35. Dawn McAlexander Crawford permalink
    30/05/2015 6:33 pm

    I just came back from Cincinnati and I took a lot of pictures of the bridges along the road. Some of them were so gorgeous! I love the scenery along the interstate on my road trips!

  36. Nova permalink
    30/05/2015 7:10 pm

    Very well said, you are absolutely right people are always into something.

  37. 30/05/2015 7:23 pm

    I was just thinking … another on the way pic could be of a Mom who’s about to give birth or any pic close to that. Airport photos would also do for this challenge.

  38. leybainpublic permalink
    30/05/2015 7:25 pm

    Focus and be present, always. I think this is one key for us to make sure that we are always on the way to wherever we wanted to go in life.

  39. upliftingfam permalink
    30/05/2015 8:18 pm

    So many great photos. I wish that I had a better eye for photography. I’m learning.

  40. April G permalink
    30/05/2015 8:55 pm

    The pictures are breathtaking. I am learning to balance taking pictures and spending time with my kids. I have learned that I tend to do one or the other.

    • 01/06/2015 8:35 am

      You can do both. Honestly, some of my spur of the moment shots were taken with my phone camera not my DSLR… You can do it.

  41. 30/05/2015 9:51 pm

    Oh, this is a nice weekly challenge. I love taking photos too and I haven’t done it a long time. I guess I should go back and use this as an inspiration even though I’ll be using only my phone.

  42. Stephanie Pass permalink
    30/05/2015 10:33 pm

    Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing!

  43. Papaleng Pagulong permalink
    30/05/2015 10:55 pm

    Love those photos specially that with the Eiffel tower as background. On the way, that is a good post and yes every optimistic person has that goal in life. On the way to success.

  44. lovemindanao permalink
    31/05/2015 1:20 am

    i also love looking at the roads and the elements containing it .. it just always reminds me of the path i wish to walk..

  45. JessicaACassidy (@wifetoalineman) permalink
    31/05/2015 5:39 am

    I also love looking at the roads but I can’t take pictures as amazing as yours.

  46. 31/05/2015 5:56 am

    With all honesty, I love using the words “on the way”. When my friends would ask where I am, I don’t say the specific location but rather those words. It gives me that feeling that I’m moving forward continuously and I want it to always feel that way.

  47. Maria Teresa Figuerres permalink
    31/05/2015 8:06 am

    Lovely photos! The first thing that comes to mind when I hear the phrase “on the way” is an expectant mom because a baby is “on the way.”

  48. marly_ms permalink
    31/05/2015 8:21 am

    I love the stories behind these pictures. We live in a very busy life. People are all around-walking, running, jogging…Cars are everywhere. Everybody is always going somewhere.

    Mhar Sefcik

  49. foundfrolicking permalink
    31/05/2015 8:33 am

    I love this idea. I enjoy looking at the little things, too. I stopped while on a walk to a cafe with my husband just to take a photo of a small flower that had blossomed beautifully. Sometimes it’s the little things in life!

  50. patranila (@patranila) permalink
    31/05/2015 8:52 am

    I’ve been wanting to do a photo challenge in BK. Thanks for the motivation.

  51. M from The Stay-at-Home Life permalink
    31/05/2015 9:41 am

    Great photos! Each one is so interesting.

  52. Nicol permalink
    31/05/2015 10:41 am

    I love anything that’s scenic. I saw a photo a while ago where the photo is split into hours of the day of the exact same photo. Beautiful

  53. Our Mini Family (@ourminifamily) permalink
    31/05/2015 10:54 am

    I was actually really surprised to see that not that many people crossing the street were looking at their cell phones! I admit I am usually looking at my phone if I am walking somewhere, and only occasionally look up to make sure I’m not walking into someone or something.

    • 01/06/2015 8:25 am

      There are laws that make jaywalking difficult and after so many pedestrian accidents with cabbies, people are attentive.

  54. thedomesticbuzz permalink
    31/05/2015 11:11 am

    I like your tip about being present. It’s something I have to remind myself of every day. Those are all great shots!

  55. Ling Tan permalink
    31/05/2015 5:18 pm

    My favourite, would be the picture of the chap on the bike, riding his long way along the uphill road. On the way, and in the moment, indeed.

  56. maggiesblog2 permalink
    31/05/2015 6:28 pm

    I love to “people watch” and imagine where people are going, what they are heading into, what their day brings them. It’s so much fun!

  57. The Foodie Affair permalink
    31/05/2015 9:24 pm

    Such nice photos! I love looking at the city. Always so busy and bustling, but yours capture a serene and calm feeling for me!

  58. sikat101 permalink
    31/05/2015 10:08 pm

    The street photos look like the famous Beatles photo. I like your message about not missing anything. Personally, it is challenge to be present at the moment since my mind wanders a lot with so much to think about. -katrina centeno

  59. Raymond Vasquez permalink
    01/06/2015 5:21 am

    Sometimes we fail to appreciate the things around us. This is a good reminder that we pause and just appreciate whatever is around us. It doesn’t need to be a scenery. Look at the scenes with your family. Scenes of conversation, of laughters, of smiles. Great images you have here. Inspiring. 🙂

  60. franckxethee permalink
    01/06/2015 5:24 am

    I always say that there is always a better way. We always have choices on where we should go.

  61. Raquel permalink
    01/06/2015 7:37 am

    The quote above is very inspiring and it holds a lot of meaning to me. I love the photos especially the roads and pathways.

  62. Tiffany Yong permalink
    01/06/2015 7:56 am

    For me… On The way is a long path towards success and self realisation. In my mind, the picture will be a tunnel with light at the end… and whatever’s at the end is up to our imagination

  63. Sumi Go | The Purple Doll permalink
    01/06/2015 8:44 am

    “If we are present, we can capture the moments and look back later. I always ask, Did I miss anything? Did you miss anything?”

    This really hit me hard. There are times I just go with the flow and overlook some things. It’s sad when that happens ’cause it’s always too late to do anything. But at the same time, it makes me want to be more present, so I can make a mark wherever I go. 🙂

    By the way, you take gorgeous photos! <3

  64. Rebecca Swenor permalink
    01/06/2015 4:08 pm

    This is an interesting post indeed and it is so inspiring. I love the quote from T. S. Eliot. Thanks for sharing.

  65. Sunshine Kelly permalink
    01/06/2015 4:48 pm

    Yes, life is a journey, we are always on the way to some adventure and surprises. Good or bad we collect it as our lifetime experiences. Just go with the flow.

  66. phyliciamarie permalink
    03/06/2015 3:10 am

    I actually liked how you interpreted it, that there’s a promise of a better tomorrow at the end of the road, you only need to keep going

  67. Dawn McAlexander Crawford permalink
    06/06/2015 6:54 pm

    Those are some great photos! I bet it wasn’t easy getting all those great shots. Probably took several tries.


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