Happy New Year: Sharing

photo by sara b. healy


You can’t miss seeing me.
You with the bucket full of fish.
I stand; belly hungry.
Just one would fill my empty dish.

They come easy to you.
You get them with barely a fight.
I stand; eyes locked on blue.
Hoping one soon comes into sight.

You sit in your small chair.
You catch many with just a pull.
I stand; mouth begs. Please share!
Thank you, now my belly is full.

photo by sara b. healy

How do you plan to share in 2012?

Pick one, two, or all of these questions to answer in the comment box. Please let me know the question(s) you picked.

  1. In this New Year, what do you want to share with others?
  2. How do feel when you share with someone or someone shares with you?
  3. Why do you think sharing is so important?

Note to my readers…

In case you’ve wondered where I’ve been. We took a short vacation. I bet you can’t guess where!

It was so nice to come back and find so many wonderful comments in my box. I’ll be out visiting very soon. I’m looking forward to catching up with what you’ve been writing while I’ve been away:~)

Story Photo: Wood Pictures

Knot in Wood

I enjoy taking wood pictures, particularly photos of the knots in wooden boards. For me, a wooden deck or walkway is a portrait gallery of wood faces.

I will see them everywhere in the wooden boards, looking up at me. Some are silly, some seem sad, some smile and others give me the heebie jeebies with their malevolent stare.

Today, I’m giving a sampling of some of my favorite wood faces for you. I picked these because they speak to me. The question is will they speak to you?

Knot Picture One

Knot Picture Two

Knot Picture Three

The Challenge

Look at these pictures and pick the one that speaks to you. Here are some questions you can answer about this wooden face. You can answer all of the questions or you can choose just one…it’s up to you.

  1. What is the name of the face in the wooden board?
  2. What emotion does this face show?
  3. What would this face say to you if it could talk?
  4. What would you say to this face if you talked to it?
  5. Did you see something other than a face and if so, what did you see?

Be sure you indicate which picture you picked in the comment box and, if you don’t answer all the questions, indicate which ones you did answer.

Quickie Challenges

1) What’s your favorite subject for photography and why?
2) How old were you when you first learned how to tie a knot?

Have fun, be creative and enjoy:~)

Story Photo: What’s to See?

Speak to you

I am not going to spend a lot of time telling you why I took this photograph or what it means to me:~) Instead, let’s get right to it.

Today, I want you to tell me what’s to see in this picture. Stop for a moment and look at it. How does this picture speak to you? When you’re ready, choose one of the challenges and respond in the comment box. It’s that easy!

The challenge

With this challenge, you can answer one, two or all the questions. It’s up to you.

  • What do you notice most about this picture?
  • How does it make you feel?
  • Is it at the beginning, the middle or the end of something? Why?
  • What do you think this is?

The special challenge

Your comment must include answers to ALL of the following questions. You can answer them sequentially or you can create a story that answers them.

  • If you were to give the object in this picture a name, what would you call it?
  • Where do you think this object lives?
  • Would it be friend or foe? Give reasons for your answer.
  • If this object were to talk to you, what would it tell you?

I’m ending this Story Photo Challenge with a quote from one of my favorite photographers.

“While there is perhaps a province in which the photograph can tell us nothing more than what we see with our own eyes, there is another in which it proves to us how little our eyes permit us to see.” ~ Dorothea Lange

Have fun, be creative and enjoy:~)