“A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.”
~ Denis Waitley
I promised I would finish up the photography challenge, The August Break, the creation of Susannah Conway. Today I have the last 4 prompts, and my interpretations. These last few words seemed even more of a challenge, but I practiced patience and waited as the inspiration took hold. Some came to me days later, and I changed the images that didn’t seem to work for me. So here we go.
The first picture above is Day 30-Smile. Yes that is me, or what I was willing to show of me as I wanted to emphasize my everyday smile. Just a hint of a smile always on my lips as my mouth upturns and my cheeks puff out. This photo was actually taken on my Mac computer using the application, Photo Booth. The camera on my Mac is easier to use for taking self portraits. And I love some of the effects that this application has. The effect I used for this was picture is called, Color Pencil.
Day 28-In My Bag This particular prompt had me stumped. I had many ideas none of which I liked. As I was going by the pond, I noticed the yellow waterlily finally blooming at the end of summer, which was late. And I remembered it grows in a cloth bag at the bottom of our pond. The cattails have all but crushed this waterlily, but I was happy to see it was not going to be pushed out.
Then the next day, I saw the new bag of my favorite coffee waiting to be opened and ground. And it hit me! I opened the bag on our kitchen table and let it spill out. And here are 3 views of the coffee beans (that was in my bag of coffee) spilled on the table. I love these images and can still smell the coffee.
Day 29-Listening I knew I wanted to take a picture of our, almost antique, receiver. My husband has had this receiver for a long time, even though we no longer have the turntable. We have a CD changer still hooked up to it, and we love to use the radio.
Day 31-August Was…. Full of Discovery. Everywhere I looked in my garden, the smallest creatures seemed to bring delight. And I continued to see more and more special scenes like this one. This a Gray Tree Frog. They are more gray when they are living closer to our trees, and green when in the garden. As I walked by the stalk of a plant, this tiny green blob caught my eye. Only an inch long, they are hard to see, but they make a mighty song in high summer when mating. The pictures were processed a bit differently to highlight this little creature.
At the end of the post is another little creature hard to see when they rest in our big ash trees, on tiny branches. Of course I am talking about the Ruby-Throated Hummingbird. This is either a female of juvenile hummer.
I am linking in with the I Heart Macro meme hosted by Laura@Shine The Divine that happens every Saturday, with Judith@Lavender Cottage who hosts Mosaic Monday, and with Wordless Wednesday (on Tuesday) photo linkup party at image-in-ing.
I leave you with a bit more sentiment about creativity and joy. Feel free to download the photo and share.
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