One of the blogs that I really enjoy reading on a regular basis is One Man's Travels by Graham Ettridge. He has the most fabulous insights and eye for photographs. Anyway, I loved his idea for a monthly challenge and I decided to give it a go this time. The theme is TIME and the guidelines are as follows:
1) Take a photograph that in some way, manner or form represents the theme of "Time". You are welcome to use your artistic touch to manipulate the photograph using a photopackage such as photoshop. Be as creative as you desire!!! You are even welcome to sumbit a video clip, if that is your preferred media.
2) Include a brief explanation of how the photograph(s) relate to the theme. The photograph doesn't need to be outside, it can be of somebody or of something around the home.... it just needs to represent the theme of the month.
Since I have been struggling lately with the concept of time and how it has factored into the massive changes I have made lately, it started me thinking about things that change quickly over time, so my relevance to the theme is the change that occurs because of time.
Time is not terribly friendly to flowers. They emerge as beautiful blossoms and morph into fragrant, eye-catching flowers (in this case roses, which I love). Within only a day or two a rose becomes saggy and wilted and by the next day, brown and shriveled. It is so sad that this beauty cannot last beyond those few days, but I think the secret to a rose or anything beautiful in nature, is to enjoy its beauty and substance while it does last.People are often not as quick to cycle through this process as flowers, but nonetheless change so greatly with time. An example of this is a sort of photo log I keep of my son each year to track how drastically his appearance changes with time. He has so quickly changed from an innocent, helpless babe, into a responsible, caring, loving young man, who I am so proud to have had on loan to raise until he comes into his own.
Time is unstoppable. It's the one constant in a world of uncertainty. You can count on it to be there day after day, methodically and dutifully carrying on until, one day, it runs out.
Please respect the artwork, photographs and writings of this site and do not copy or otherwise distribute without prior consent/permission. All images, unless otherwise posted, belong exclusively to the artist.
FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER
Sunday, August 17, 2008
I'm a Certified Professional Organizer and Spiritual Life Coach who loves helping people reach their ultimate goals.
I grew up on the ocean and was recently fortunate enough to move to beautiful, coastal Oregon after a very long stint in the southern desert of Arizona.
Please contact me if I can help you create the life you want.
Thanks For Visiting and Please Tell a Friend if you like what you've seen
For years I’ve wanted to blog about being raped, not only for therapeutic reasons but also for anyone else out there who has been through...
I never would have guessed that I would ever find myself facing such a thing as A.D.D. in my adult life, never having had it as a child, ...
I am having such a good time with this matting process. This is a double matte that my friend Andy and I cut the day I was up there, and sh...
My bosses birthday is tomorrow and I had the idea for this "humorous" card. He usually has a great sense of humor, I hope it does...
A few months ago I had the amazing blessing of reconnecting with my best friend in California and we shared a room in a B and B where we ...
I love "ghost" tracking and one of the things I liked best about going to Bisbee, Arizona, was the ghostly legends and original ...
I have always been quite "sensitive" and those of you who have known me for a long time know that from time to time I am privy...
My son and I took some guests to Tombstone this weekend and I got some more great pictures. I forget each time, just how much I love visiti...
I'm sure you've heard the adage, "When one door closes, another door opens." It seems this has been happening around...
I think most people would look upon the quote, “Into each life, a little rain must fall,” with negative connotation. I, however, have gro...