Take52 Challenge: Week 7 – Cherish

This week, the theme for our photography challenge was ‘Cherish’. These themes are tricky things…they can be obviously simple and singularly complex at the same time. It did get me to thinking along the lines of what I cherish and Family, friends, love, happiness, memories,ย mementoesย etc, come instantly to mind. And although I have ย enough and more pictures of family, once again I wanted to tickle my ‘little grey cells’ (I’m inhabiting the Hercule Poirot universe at the moment, in case you should wonder!), and see if I couldn’t come up with a creative way of presenting abstract emotions.

This is what I thought of…although not unique, in that Google has similarly-styled pictures, I had a lot of fun getting the paraphernalia together, setting up my equipment and clicking away ๐Ÿ™‚ It helped that Hubby and Junior were sent off to dinner at KFC ๐Ÿ˜‰ Oh don’t go getting all judgmental – fast food once a month for dinner never hurt a soul! And Art involves occasional sacrifice non ๐Ÿ˜‰ Well anyway, I spent a happy hour climbing ladders and focusing and playing with the lighting until the boys came home. It’s been a long while since I had such a good time and I must say at the moment this challenge itself is something that I cherish because it has rekindled my motivation for photography, and introduced me to a group of talented, supportive fellow photography enthusiasts who are helping me learn the craft through their considerable skills.

I feel good ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

So here are a few pictures I pulled up as I always do…

And here is the one I chose for the challenge ๐Ÿ™‚


The weekend’s round the corner…

Peace, People ๐Ÿ™‚

NaPoWriMo – Day 24

Have been stumped today! It’s been a chaotic day because Ishaan is at home on a Holiday and as a result, uninterrupted thought, speech, writing, practically anything – is IMPOSSIBLE ๐Ÿ˜› Add to that the fact that my Internet has been acting up lately and it’s well nigh a recipe for disaster – well at least for one of my famous temper tantrums ๐Ÿ˜‰ That is until I found this picture!ย 

There is just something so soothing and calming about it that my poor frazzled nerves could not help but settle down a little ๐Ÿ˜‰ Perhaps the colors – that blushing purple-pink and the fuzzy pale green; perhaps just the powerful simplicity and implied promise of a beautiful flower in the making ๐Ÿ™‚ Whatever it is – I feel happier and more in control. I wonder if that’s what Spring feels like ? ๐Ÿ™‚ย