Sam’s Ses Challenge #15: Glow

Welcome to this week’s Sam’s Ses Challenge.

Every weekend, Sam and I pick a word or phrase as the theme for the week. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to post something Ses-related that you think fits with this week’s challenge.  Don’t know who the Ses are?… click here to find out.

Your contribution can be anything you want, a photograph, a short story… anything. Visit the main Sam’s Ses Challenge page to learn more.

The fun will be focused here on my blog, but feel free to play along on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Just be sure to link back to the challenge on whichever media you choose, to be certain Sam and I get to see it.

I hope you’ll join in.

This week’s Sam’s Ses Challenge theme is Glow.

Here’s my contribution:

I got up in the middle of the night last night, in the hope of seeing the glow of lava erupting from the volcanic island of Stromboli in the Mediterranean Sea. Sadly, although the weather was fairly clear, and we passed within about 10 miles of the island, I couldn’t see any evidence of volcanic activity in the dark.

But it got me thinking about the two times I have seen the fiery glow of lava at night. In both instances it came from the Halema’uma’u crater of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island.

As the Sun sets on Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the glow emanating from the crater’s lava lake Grows in intensity.

For Security reasons (health-related security, that is), you can’t  get any closer than the Jagger Museum site, a mile or so from the crater. But the glow of Fire-red lava reflected by the steam and gasses escaping into the black night sky is still breathtaking!

This week’s Sam’s Ses Challenge was itself partially inspired by Summer – Fire from Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, Security from the Daily Post, and Grow from Ailsa of Where’s My Backpack?

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3 Responses to Sam’s Ses Challenge #15: Glow

  1. Cee Neuner says:

    Now that would be a dream trip for me. Wonderful fiery photos for this week.

  2. Pingback: Security: Fence | What's (in) the picture?

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