A month of photos during September
Denyse set the words in advance, and invited others to join her using the following hashtags – #ShareSeptember2021 #oneword #onephoto #30days – on any social media platforms they use. I’ve joined in every day this month and enjoyed the challenge of trying to think outside the box!!
The word #love was from the first week of the challenge and I decided to share my photos from the week in a wrap-up post all about love, as all my photos fitted the theme of love very well. The second week the words were about values and connections and last week the words were another good mix of strength, likes, honour and peace, I’m cheating this week by including Thursday’s photo a day ahead of time.
This week the words are – Enjoy, Being, Touch, Compassion, Reflect, Growing, Celebrate, Freedom – I’ve had a huge amount of fun, and put a lot of thought into what photos to use for each word. Enjoy!
Day 23 – Enjoy
My sunroom is a place where I can relax, unwind and read in cosy comfort, mostly all year round. I enjoy nothing more than sitting out here in the late afternoon watching the colours dance around me, as the sun sets in the west.
Day 24 – Being
Today I’m being a domestic goddess in the kitchen. Yes, I’m releasing my inner Nigella. I’ll be baking up a storm with my online Bookclub buddies over Zoom – we’ve just finished reading The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë and we’re making a different version of the famous Bakewell Tart. Wish me luck as I’m not known for being a particularly good cook!!
We always have a cooking session once we finish a book, something from that time period that they may have made themselves. It’s so much fun!
Day 25 – Touch
Touched by the sky – can you see the heart ❤️ shaped cloud? A random sighting as I walked in the paddock yesterday, and just what the world needs more of at the moment – love, sweet love!
Day 26 – Compassion
My photo, someone else’s quote. This one seems very relevant to today’s world.
We can’t heal the world today, but we can begin with a voice of compassion, a heart of love, an act of kindness.Mary Davis
Please accept my yellow flower as an act of kindness from me to you. and have a lovely day.
My heart shaped cloud yesterday could have suited this one too.
Day 27 – Reflect
Reflections in the dam, with the beauty of the night sky. A nice way to be reflective.
Day 28 – Growing
Tulips are one of my favourite flowers and this time of year is perfect for growing them.
Day 29 – Celebrate
Late last year, to celebrate my 60th birthday, my daughters had this print made for me. It was our family at the time, and as we couldn’t be together to celebrate, this was the next best thing. Since this celebration we have welcomed little Zachary to our family, he was born just 6 weeks after my birthday.
The girls went to a lot of trouble to have it as close to real life as possible with me wearing an orange dress, (because I love orange), my daughter in England is wearing her trademark thongs (flip-flops), one daughter is holding her pregnant tummy and my youngest daughter and her little family is a spot-on replica. As you can imagine, I was absolutely thrilled with this thoughtful gift and it helped me celebrate turning 60 with a smile on my face.
Bonus photo: My youngest daughter put together ’60 reasons we love Debbie’ – what a celebration my birthday was!
Day 30 – Freedom
Although I’m sharing this photo a day ahead, it says all I need to say about freedom. Sunshine, blue skies, fluffy white clouds, bunting, being bold in midlife…what more can I ask for?
Freedom lies in being bold.Robert Frost
We’re free of winter, we live in a beautiful part of the world, we have a lot of freedom and I appreciate everything I have in my life. I’m living a bold life and I am grateful! Yes I would like the freedom to travel more, to see my family interstate and overseas, but at the moment that’s not possible – hopefully soon!
I appreciate that this isn’t actually a wordless post, as I’ve said about my previous wrap-up posts, but I make the rules on my blog!
This is the last week of this challenge, so I wonder what I’ll do next week?
Do you have a favourite photo from this week’s offerings?
- A tale of 42 foxes #WordlessWednesday
- The smell of earth after rain #SundayStills
- Is there a difference between ‘celebrating your achievements’ and ‘showing off’?
- Science is child’s play at Questacon
- How would you answer these Taking Stock prompts? #LifesStories
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A tragic accident at age 17, resulting in a Bravery Award from the Queen, didn’t deter Debbie from travelling the world. A young retiree, after being made redundant from her 22 year career managing education programs in a men’s correctional centre, she now loves reading, blogging, riding her ebike and a good cup of tea! Also known as Granny Debs to her 4 grandchildren.
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