Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes never a crowd in Sardinia

It was an overcast and cold February afternoon when I looked out my living-room window.

Jennifer Avventura My Sardinian Life Weekly Photo Challenge

The panorama leaves me breathless, always wanting more. The sheep gracefully grazed their afternoon snack while wild boars were secretly and quietly coming out of hiding. It’s not often we get to see a wild boar roaming free in these hilly lands but this day was a Sunday and more often than not they come out on this day just to torture the hunter who tries so skillfully to kill them.

Jennifer Avventura My Sardinian Life Weekly Photo Challange Threes

Mom and Pop hung their heads low not sure in which direction the next shot will blow. When the coast was all clear, they gathered their young not knowing were the next hunter might appear.

Jennifer Avventura My Sardinian Life Weekly Photo Challenge Threes

Delightfully in tow, not one, nor two, not three nor four, not even five could keep this tribe happily revived. There were six in all, following along the safety of mother’s hooves step. They were gone in a flash, deep in the bush leaving but a line of silhouettes.

This is my response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes.

“In a nutshell, a three-picture story is a way to help you think about storytelling with images. To create a three-picture story, gather:

  1. An establishing shot: a broad photo of your subject.
  2. A relationship: two elements interacting with one another.
  3. A detail: a close-up of one part of your subject.”

How often do wild boars gaze in your front yard?

About Jennifer Avventura

Canadian Freelance writer living in Sardinia, Italy. A serial expat who lived in Australia, England and Cayman Islands. She eats Nutella with a spoon and hides under the bed during lightning storms. When she's not out running 6k you will find her sitting at the computer - writing her novel and searching for worldwide waitress work.
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22 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes never a crowd in Sardinia

  1. You lucky girl, that view is fabulous. Wild boar trot around outside my in-laws’ place, they scare the pants off me. Smelly dog mistook a male boar for a dog last summer and ran after it, barking. When it charged her, she shut up and made it back to safety in record time! I do like watching them with their little ones in tow.

  2. Six?! And how many stripes is that?? ;-)

  3. Anna says:

    Aww, the little piggies are so cute! :)

  4. Paul says:

    Those pictures tell a lot how Sardinia is so different than the rest of Italy….

  5. Great response the challenge, Jennifer. Can’t say I have ever seen wild boar in person. Loved the photos.

    Hugs from Ecuador,
    Kathy

  6. Alberto says:

    Hi all: speaking about learning Italian, I’d like to speak with an English speaking friend by Skype (only “audio”, not “video”). I’d like to practice my poor (very poor) English and I’ll help who wants to learn, improve, practice Italian. Let me know, thanks [ Alberto timelife@katamail.com ]
    … Ciao Jennifer, devo confessare che mi piace il prosciutto di cinghiale: mi devo sentire colpevole? Lol Buona serata!

  7. Jo Bryant says:

    what a great pictorial of life there Jennifer….
    so now hey….can you go to your settings and allow your posts to be read in full in a reader ??? It makes it so much easier. That is if you want of course. I didn’t used to…until I started using a mobile device sometimes, and it is much better if it is that way for them. Pretty, pretty please with sugar…hehehehehe

  8. Rosemarie Kleinberg says:

    Life is good when you get to see so much of nature and the wildlife too! Great photos and story. We have wild boar here in Danville, CA in the hills. They sometimes come down into the neighborhoods to route out bugs in the lawns of many neighbors!! Has not been a great idea to try and photograph them, they have been known to chase many! !!!! Have a great week! Love your articles! May God Bless!

    Love,
    Rosemarie
    The Sard/American

  9. Sophie says:

    Wow that view!! I am officially picturing your daily life like a movie.

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