Weekly Photo Challenge: Work of Art

What is a work of art? Merriam-Webster defines art as something that is created with imagination and skill and that is beautiful or that expresses important ideas or feelings. 

As Michelle W. notes, “Art is everywhere, though: in nature, in architecture, in literature, and more. It’s anywhere we see beauty and meaning.”

So, for this week’s Daily Post challenge she asks that we share a photo of something that’s art to us.

Like many I used to think of art as merely the visual arts, but no longer. Now I realize art can be portrayed in so many ways from great writing, to music, to dance, to design, to film and television production, to creative marketing, to street art, to Mother Nature’s designs, etc. Art can make me smile and bring me joy.

What’s art to you?

Weekly Photo Challenge: On the Move

This week Cheri Lucas Rowlands wants us to share our interpretation of “on the move.”

Whether we realize it or not we are always on the move since the earth is always turning. Yet, it is in the still and quiet moments when we find our true selves. These are also the moments when we may notice and appreciate movement around us.

There is always something on the move at the aquarium.

Obviously there are cars on the move on freeways, but not every city has a double-decker duck boat.

I’m always grateful when I capture wildlife on the move.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Spring 2

This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge is brought to us by Ash who requested that we share a photo of what spring means to us.

You might think Hawaii does not really have a spring. Our seasons are more subtle. Yet, we do have seasons and since I started gardening a year ago, I have more appreciation of the subtlety created by the rotation of our planet and the shorter days.

Other signs of spring:

And a favorite in Hawaii because May Day is Lei Day:

Lei for any occasion, especially Lei Day.

Lei for any occasion, especially Lei Day.

I am grateful I live in an area with subtle seasons.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Letters 4

Cheri at The Daily Post asked:

For this week’s challenge, share a photo with letters — no matter the alphabet. You can capture a neon sign, a sentence scribbled in an old phone booth, a random letter that’s seemingly out-of-place, or anything else. As you look through your lens, think about how your image might convey something bigger: a snapshot of how we communicate with one another, even if we don’t speak the same language.

I haven’t had as much time as I would like to address this challenge, so I looked back at old photos and used my phone to capture inspiring sayings I saw at the store this week. I look forward to seeing what others shared.