Three Quotes Challenge – Day 3


I’ve been nominated again for the Three Quotes Challenge, this time by the lovely Galit Balli, an excellent blogger whose posts are really interesting and varied. Not only does Galit write great book reviews for ‘The Reading Bud’, she also shares her experiences of writing her own book as well as doing lots of other fun and interesting posts.

These are the  challenge rules:

  1. Post one quotation a day for three days (they can be from other sources or one of your own).
  2. Nominate 3 other bloggers to participate per post.
  3. Thank the blogger who nominated you.

The last time I did this challenge I decided to do quotes about writing, so this time I thought I’d do three quotes about the weather.  So far, I’ve posted quotes about rain and sunshine. For my last post in the challenge I’ve chosen a weather-type that I don’t like… the wind. I don’t like fog either, especially the thick, persistent type that can cause so many accicents. But I can only do three quotes, so windy weather it is…

This is my Quote for Day Three:

I really couldn’t decide which of these two images to use for this quote. They’re quite different and give a different ‘feel’ to Picasso’s quote. I think Picasso intended his words to be taken as a bit of fun – but perhaps that’s just my interpretation. Anyway, I’m posting both pictures, so see what you think:

windy quote 2

A Windy Day (1790s). Oil on canvas, Fitzwilliam Museum. Scanned by George Morland from ‘The Dress of Peole: Everyday Fashion in 18c England’ by John Styles. Public Domain.

wind quote 1


This is nothing to do with the challenge, but here is one of my favourite poems about the wind – which  most people will already know. It’s a simple little poem, but so effective:

Who Has seen the Wind?

Who has seen the wind?

Neither I nor you

But when the leaves hang trembling

The wind is passing through


Who has seen the wind?

Neither you nor I

But when the trees bow down their heads

The wind is passing by


Christina Rossetti

Windy day in Killarney. Painting by John Siburt. Author: Hrhpower Commons

Windy Day in Killarney. Painting by John Siburt. Author: Hrhpower. Commons

Here are my three nominees:

1. Norma 

2. Diana

3. Christina Rose

About milliethom

I am a reader and writer of historical fiction with a keen interest in the Earth's history and all it involves, both physically and socially. I like nothing better than to be outdoors, especially in faraway places, and baking is something I do when my eyes need respite from my computer screen.
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12 Responses to Three Quotes Challenge – Day 3

  1. JennaMNeal says:

    LOVE IT! You are awesome! I love how it reminds me of the Picasso exhibit I went to last week so he’s been on my mind lately especially how disturbingly messy his studio was. I actually want to go see where he worked… amazing.

    • milliethom says:

      How great to have visited a recent Picasso exhibit. I suppose his messy studio was just part-and-parcel of himself and the way he worked best. Some people can’t work in a tidy room, others need everything in its place. His life does sound fascinating and perhaps you’ll get to see where he worked one day. Thank you Jenna. 🙂

  2. luckyjc007 says:

    I think it may mean…the older you get , the stronger the challenges you will face.
    I love the poem. I remember reading this one a long time ago.

  3. I love Christina Rosetti, and I was not familiar with that particular poem. Thanks! I always find working from quotes or prompts to be particularly challenging.

    • milliethom says:

      Thank you, L.T. 🙂 This challenge is quite a quick one to do. It’s just a question of presenting the quote. We aren’t asked to analyse it, or say a great deal if we don’t want. Finding a suitable picture usually takes me the longest – especially for this quote! Prompts for flash fiction are much more challenging. I used to do 3 or 4 a week, but I haven’t the time now as, like you, I’m trying to get on with my book! I just do one ff a week now, and I may even have to stop that soon.
      I like Christina Rossetti, too, and this poem is so simple yet so descriptive. 🙂

  4. And your quotes and art are excellent too, I might add 🙂

  5. Galit Balli says:

    Wow… this is amazing ❤

  6. Love the poem and quote Millie

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