Over the last five years my camera has provided the greatest release from stress and brought a good deal of joy to my life. I call it photography therapy. Few things challenge my skills and awaken my creative juices like the Scavenger Hunt Sunday featured on Ashley Sisk’s website.
Each week she provides five word prompts. This week we were given: photographer’s choice, lunch, starts with the letter G, my town, and words to live by.
Here are my photograph interpretations and my thoughts for this overcast Sunday:
1. Photographer’s Choice – Is there anything more difficult than choosing, when the sky is the limit? As I considered what one picture to feature for this challenge I decided to capture the toys I plan to enjoy with my children this week. After months of house hunting followed by actually moving and then the holidays we’ve had very little down time. This week we launch into art with window markers, a 1000 piece puzzle and a few slow hikes in the woods. How does your week look? Is it a frantic return to normal life after all the celebrations? What is your choice of therapy?
2. Lunch – Growing up in Miami citrus was a treat that we didn’t have to go to the store to purchase. While shopping this week I found the biggest grapefruit I’ve ever seen before. I am not sure how it is going to taste, but I am anxious to dig in and give it a try. This will make one very large lunch, no matter its flavor.
3. Starts with the Letter G – When I woke it was gray gray gray. When I opened the door to release the hounds for their morning run, the woods were strangely quiet. A few minutes later the dogs ran past the back door and bolted up the hill behind the house. As I got to the window to see what had their attention I spied two white tailed deers bounding deeper into the woods in an effort to escape their predators, and a flock of turkeys burst out of the undergrowth to find safety in the higher tree branches. It only sounded quiet…as it turns out there was plenty of life out there!
4. My Town – Since we now live a far piece from our town, I decided to share my Christmas village with you today. After all, it is the 12th Day of Christmas.
5. Words to Live By – I’ve always loved this china…I think the quote says it all and I am so happy to find an excuse to share this setting with you.
So…The question of the days is: Is your Christmas down? When do you plan to box it up? And if you have already filed your pretties away in the attic, when do you normally do that? I find that the older I get…the longer they stay up.
Merry 12th Day of Christmas!