Karma's When I Feel Like It Blog

September 3, 2012

It’s the Ends of the Earth as We Know It

Did anyone else have this song playing through your head when you thought of the photo hunt this time around?  You definitely will if you click the play button while you read through the wrap-up of all the awesome participants who played along this time!  Thirteen of you submitted photos for the hunt, including many first-time players.

The very first submission was from a first-timer, and she posted the August photo hunt before it was even August!  Lynne from Beyond the Brush featured two photos with words that back up the position of being at the end of the earth as well as a fascinating shot from a place many of us may never get the chance to see.  I’m glad you found me for the hunt, Lynne!

Sybil over at Eastern Passage Passage was another early-bird photo hunter with a very different take on the hunt.  She presents an ethereal looking end of the earth with each of her shots enveloped in fog.

Ellen of Taj MuttHall has posted an amazing series of photos with a wide variety of considerations of the ends of the earth.  As she says, she shows us places that look like there is nothing beyond them as well as locations that look like the earth could literally be coming to an end.

Isa’s Threads of Life shows us some beautiful Swiss Alps and a variety of other locations.  I love the para-glider “sailing away to end of the earth” as well as her take on an extreme, showing the fearlessness of youth.

Could there be a more mysterious place to find the end of the earth than the place once known as the dark continent?  Truels takes us away to Africa to contemplate the far reaches of the Serengeti.

Robin of Life in the Bogs always brings a magical touch to the photo hunt, and she did not disappoint this time around.  She sweeps us from one end of this continent to the other with gorgeous shots looking down on clouds in the Rocky Mountains to distant looking vistas of Nova Scotia.

Beauty, life and our whole selves are considered in Kathy from Lake Superior Spirit’s entry.  Kathy is a writer who always challenges me to think differently about the world around me, and her hunt does this with both photos and words.

Scott of Views Infinitum put a new spin on the photo hunt and tried to mess with our minds a little bit by taking us to the Twilight Zone!  Go check out a pretty cool look at a “distant alien planet”!

Long time reader but first time photo-hunter Holly of Photo by Holly, hunted in her archives to a favorite vacation, a Carribbean cruise.  She had to endure some scary rough waters, but got the chance to take some shots that looked like she could have been sailing off the end of the earth!

Another first-timer Kristen found her way over to the blog and shares a photo on Flickr.  She explains that she doesn’t feel she’s ever been to a place that feels like the end of the earth, so she shared a shot of her young son exploring the boundaries of his little world.  Very sweet, Kristen!

North America, Europe, Africa and now on to Australia!  This has to be my most intercontinental photo hunt yet!  Joanne from Home Life Online was inspired to pop out of a little blogging respite to participate in the hunt and I’m glad she did!  Joanne and I have been “bumping into each other” in the blogosphere on mutual blog-friends’ blogs but never really “talked” to each other.  I’m glad we have now with a look at the land down under and some beautiful sweeping views of a place that would definitely be an end of the earth.

Carol’s “wandering mind” takes us to places that look like you might not make it back if you weren’t careful!  Lonely roads, a crater and the badlands give us a somewhat sinister feel for the end of the earth.

My own photo hunt was here, where I took you to three places dear to my heart: Cape Cod,  Hills Beach in Biddeford, Maine and my own home town.

Finally, Dawn, my original inspiration for this month’s hunt, shows us a great variety of ends of the earth at her new blog address! (Dawn’s had some server issues recently so if you’d ever so kindly update your links if you are a follower of Dawn’s she’d appreciate it!)  Thanks again, Dawn, for kicking my mind into gear that morning back in July!

I hope everyone enjoyed the August photo hunt.  How fitting that a photo hunt theme “ends of the earth” really did take us to places at all different ends of this planet of ours.  I hope you’ll have the chance to visit all of our photo-hunters a leave them a little love in their comments sections.


  1. Thank you for the inspiration, Karma. It was fun to play along with you…and it looks like lots of others had a good time as well. Great theme! And so many variations on it.

    Comment by Kathy — September 3, 2012 @ 10:26 am | Reply

  2. Thanks, Karma. Good job.

    Comment by Lynne Ayers — September 3, 2012 @ 11:03 am | Reply

  3. It was fun Karma. I’ve gotta go visit the rest of the blogs now. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Comment by sybil — September 3, 2012 @ 5:03 pm | Reply

  4. I loved this theme Karma, and look forward to hearing about your next photo hunt. I know that your hunts may at times stretch my imagination if they involve the weather, as we are heading into summer, whilst your summer is almost over! Should be fun. 🙂

    Comment by Joanne — September 3, 2012 @ 7:04 pm | Reply

  5. Great entries!

    Comment by TheDailyClick — September 4, 2012 @ 6:21 am | Reply

  6. […] So Karma’s challenge for last month was to look for extremes.  Since I am really, really late with my submission if you would like to see everyone else’s you can click here. […]

    Pingback by “Extreme”ly Late! « My Life in CNY — September 4, 2012 @ 8:21 am | Reply

  7. Merci for your photo hunt, Karen, I really enjoyed it as well as visiting other participants’ views on the subject.

    Comment by isathreadsoflife — September 4, 2012 @ 12:54 pm | Reply

  8. Thank you so much, Karma. I really enjoyed this one, especially seeing how others interpreted the theme. Looking forward to the next one. 🙂

    Comment by Robin — September 5, 2012 @ 1:56 pm | Reply

  9. You sure are getting quite the following and great entries on your photo hunts Karen.. 🙂

    Comment by FS Photography — September 10, 2012 @ 2:28 pm | Reply

  10. […] what a slow and blue blogging month it has been for me.  The End of the Earth and the End of Summer – that’s all I blogged about.  I couldn’t let it end this way.  […]

    Pingback by I just couldn’t let September end this way! « Karma's When I Feel Like It Blog — September 29, 2012 @ 10:09 am | Reply

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