5 PHOTOS – 5 DAYS CHALLENGE – DAY 4

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I have been selected by Silver Threading to participate in the 5 photos – 5 days challenge. Today is my final day and I must say I enjoyed this challenge. Thanks Colleen.

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The challenge rules: “Post a photo each day for five consecutive days and tell a story about each photo.  The story can be truth or fiction, poetry or prose.  Each day one must also nominate a fellow blogger to participate in the challenge.”

Today’s Nominee: Fourth Generation Farmgirl

Day 5: BOLTS!

© Lisa W Tetting

© Lisa W Tetting

I am a newcomer to Tampa and to the sport of hockey, as well. Because the local pro team is in the NHL Finals playing for the Stanley Cup, I have quickly learned you can’t live in Tampa without having a relationship with the Tampa Bay Lightning, aka, THE BOLTS! They are everywhere and I love it. Being an avid sports fan, I quickly adapt to new sports and as my husband can contest, will cheer very loudly to support my team.

I attended my only pro hockey game several years ago when I lived in Atlanta, thanks to my friend Erika, and I really enjoyed the atmosphere. I was used to attending pro basketball or baseball games, but this was different. The fans were very engaged and vocal about everything that happened on the ice. Even though I did not know all of the rules, I was able to follow the game because of the crowd’s reaction. The one thing that stood out was how fast the game was. There was no time to chat and if I looked away for one second, I missed something important. At the basketball and baseball games, there is a time to socialize, and my favorite, people watch.

Since I moved to the Bay Area, I have heard nothing but Go Bolts, Go Bolts! I had to see what all of the fuss was about. I did a little research and found people around her love this team. From the local news reporters, to the local restaurateurs. No matter where you go, someone is reppin’ the Bolts. I find this very refreshing compared to other cities I lived in who have fair weather fans. Some of the cities, like Atl and Jacksonville have a large number of transplants, and they bring the love of their home teams with them. Here in Tampa, there are definitely transplants, but people seem to cheer for the local team despite not growing up here. I am not one to follow the crowd, but I will say this, since I never had a hockey team to cheer for, I will make the Bolts the recipient of my LOUD CHEERS. I have just one more thing to say…. GO BOLTS!!!

5 photos – 5 days challenge – Day 4

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I have been selected by Silver Threading to participate in the 5 photos – 5 days challenge.

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The challenge rules: “Post a photo each day for five consecutive days and tell a story about each photo.  The story can be truth or fiction, poetry or prose.  Each day one must also nominate a fellow blogger to participate in the challenge.”

Today’s Nominee: Gen with Eat, Play, Clove.

Day 4: REX

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Rex in effect and I’ve got something to say

People take off running when I come their way

I don’t understand what I’m doing wrong

It’s not my fault my teeth are so long.

All my life I’ve searched for a friend

But as soon as I get near, the screaming begins

I try real hard to build rapport

But all people reall hear is a roar.

I’ve got little arms and great big feet

Getting to know me would be a great treat

I cook and clean and keep a good house

Being extinct makes it hard to find a spouse.

Alone every day and every night

Nobody to listen to my plight

I’ve starved so much you can see my bones

Oh how I wish you understood my tone!

5 Days – 5 Photos Challenge

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I have been selected by Silver Threading to participate in Jennifer Nichole Wells’  5 photos – 5 days challenge.

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The challenge rules: “Post a photo each day for five consecutive days and tell a story about each photo.  The story can be truth or fiction, poetry or prose.  Each day one must also nominate a fellow blogger to participate in the challenge.”

 

Today’s nominee is: Nosy Josie from Mind Yo business 

Day 1: Maris the Beluga Whale

© Lisa W Tetting

© Lisa W Tetting

My name is Maris and I am a Beluga Whale living at the Georgia Aquarium. Today is the saddest day in my life. For 15 months I carried my baby in my womb and was excited to be a first time mom. The trainers were very excited when they realized I was having a baby. Everyone started cheering and giving me all this extra attention. I got lot more food to eat and all of the kids that visited the aquarium were told about the new baby on the way. My doctors took measurements and made preparation of a nursery for my new bundle of joy.

On Mother’s Day I received the best present ever, my little one came. “It’s a girl,” everyone screamed as she swam around and then took her first breath. She was the most beautiful baby I have ever seen. I was nervous, but ready to be a mom. I loved my baby, but right away I felt something was wrong. I tried to tell the doctor, but they could not understand me. I kept loving on her and feeding her, but she would not grow like she was supposed to. We were already moved to a private tank so the public was not allowed to see her. I tried my best to save my baby girl, but no matter what I did she kept losing weight.

Early this morning, I noticed she was very weak and didn’t want to swim. I panicked and called for the doctors, but nobody was there yet. My baby stopped swimming so I nudged her with my nose. She floated there lifeless as I called and called for the humans. Finally they came, but it was too late for them to help.

Now I swim in this tank calling for my little girl that they took away this morning. I want to know what happened and I miss her very much. My mate and I are very sad and are in morning. I wonder if we would have lived in the cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean, would my baby would have survived. Only God knows.

*** This is a fictitious story based on true and imagined facts. Unfortunately, there was a baby beluga that passed away at the Georgia Aquarium. This was my attempt to speak through the mother’s pain***