April #IGTravelChallenge

Posted April 15, 2016 by Tricia in Alaska, IGTravelChallenge / 3 Comments

Welcome to the #IGTravelChallenge!

 

April’s Theme: April Showers Bring May Flowers

Welcome back to the #IGTravelChallenge. April's theme is April Showers brings May Flowers. Follow the challenge on the blog and Instagram

 

To be honest, I hate rain. Hate it! Ask anyone who knows me. I picked this theme because I wanted to see everyone else’s rain photos. Last month’s month-long challenge participants had some of the most amazing photos and stories. I know someone is going to blow me away with their mad photography skills.

Why do I hate rain? It seems like it follows me. I didn’t always have this dislike of rain. Two years ago during my first Alaskan season, the state had its rainiest summer in over 50 years. It felt like it rained All.The.Time. In bucketloads. Cats and dogs. Pouring. You get the idea.

Then I visited Mexico and they are having a late rainy season. Several full days of downpours during my vacation. Urgh, why?

But it doesn’t end there. My time on Mt. Hood was blessed with torrential rain storms instead of the “promised” snow storms. It was a ski resort area for goodness sakes. I expected piles and piles of snow. But, no, I got rainy days upon rainy days. In fact, on my very last day, it rained the hardest. So much so, my boss picked me up in the early morning to make sure I went to work. She knew I  wasn’t about to walk with my bags to the bus on my last day. Hell, no.

Now, please show me some incredible rain photos!

Welcome back to the #IGTravelChallenge. April's theme is April Showers brings May Flowers. Follow the challenge on the blog and Instagram

 

Flowers, on the other hand, I love them! They became my photo obsession in Roatan and Alaska last year. The flowers of Roatan are bright, vibrant and ramble all over. While the Alaskan wildflowers are tiny and close to the ground. The bloom life of Alaskan wildflowers is short and ever changing. Every month, there seemed to be new flowers in bloom. It was lovely. I’m looking forward to this year’s growing season.

 

Welcome back to the #IGTravelChallenge. April's theme is April Showers brings May Flowers. Follow the challenge on the blog and Instagram

 

Here’s how the challenge works:

On the 15th of every month –

  • Write a blog post or create a blog photo gallery interpreting the theme in your own way.

and/or

  • Post a photo in Instagram

Use the hashtag #IGTravelChallenge

  • Put your blog link in the comments below.
  • Visit, share, comment on participants blog posts and Instagram photos

 

Welcome back to the #IGTravelChallenge. April's theme is April Showers brings May Flowers. Follow the challenge on the blog and Instagram

 

A few courtesy rules:

Please respect other participants and their views
NO Bullying or Shaming of any kind
If you leave a link, please comment or share 3 other people’s link
Be positive
Share and grow our community

 

May’s Theme:

Great Skies

Hosted at Hannah’s website, Traveller Hannah.

May15th

 

Are you following all the hosts on Instagram?

Tricia at @TheAdventureList, Carlie at @ACajuninCali, and Hannah at @TravellerHannah.

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3 responses to “April #IGTravelChallenge

  1. It’s been raining like mad here in Leeds, UK, for most of today but I never thought to take a photo of me with my brolly up for today’s challenge as I just wanted to get home from work and get into the dry, so I just posted the flowers instead. Looking forward to May’s challenge now!