Here it is! Photo a day August challenge list

It’s time! Time for another photo a day list. Are you ready?

I can’t believe that I’m consistently taken a photo every single day this year {ok, I missed one but made up for it the next day}. That’s a pretty good effort. I’m the sort of person who gives up diets by lunchtime and can’t keep a routine. But this, I’m DOING this.

I’ve even managed it while moving house and other big life changes. Have you been doing photo a day? How do you fit it into your life? How do you manage to remember?

Now on to the August list. This month is challenging. People said they didn’t want any repeats from previous lists, so I listened. And I created. The reason I often do repeats is because people haven’t played every month, but most of all it challenges people to be creative. With the same prompt, you don’t have to take the same photo you’ve taken before – you have to think outside the box. Not that it matters for this month, because they’re all new.

The hashtag for August is #photoadayaug

If you’re new to photo a day, click here for instructions on how to play.  In a nutshell, just follow the list, use the daily prompt as inspiration and take a photo. Share that photo anywhere you like, Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, Twitter etc.

Here’s some more details on the list, explaining what each prompt might mean – BUT you can interpret it however you like. There are no rules.

1. Outside: Take a photo of outside {outdoors} or something outside of something. So a person outside a door, a lolly {candy} outside a lolly {candy} jar.
2. One: This can be anything. The number 1. The word one. A single item.
3. Coin: This can be money. Perhaps a coin you see on the ground. One from your wallet.
4. Somewhere you sat: Where have you sat today? Take a photo.
5. Logo: Take a photo of a logo, on something you buy, somewhere you see it or something you have at home. Or even your own logo? If you have one.
6. Writing: This could be your own writing, something you’re reading, or something someone wrote to you.
7. 8 o’clock: Take a photo of whatever you’re doing/seeing at 8am or 8pm. Or both.
8. Glasses: This could be drinking glasses, sunglasses or spectacles. Great creative in how you shoot them.
9. Messy: What’s a mess? Take a photo of it. Again, be creative. Think outside the box.
10. Ring: This could be a ring {like a wedding ring}, or a circle or even someone on the phone? It could be a whole host of things. Even gymnast rings.
11. Purple: Take a photo of something purple.
12. Spoon: Take a photo of a spoon, the eating utensil.
13. Simple: Take a photo of simplicity, whatever this means to you. Perhaps it’s a really simple photo {without much distraction} or a photo of something simple in your life {a simple dinner like eggs on toast or something}.
14. Arrow: Take a photo of an arrow.
15. Ready: What’s ready right now? Are you ready to explore? Is your lunch ready? Are you ready to leave? This one will get you thinking.
16. Food: Take a photo of food, real or play.
17. Faces: Do you see faces in things? In clouds, on cars? Take a photo. Or take a pic of real faces.
18. Inside: Go outside and look in, take a photo. Or take a photo of something inside something else.
19. Hole: Take a photo of a hole.
20. Today: Take a photo of something in your day today.
21. Cool: This can be something in temperature or something that’s ‘hip’.
22. Home: What reminds you of home? Or even take a photo of your home. Or simple a house.
23. Pair: Take a photo of a pair, two people, salt and pepper, two things that go together.
24. Path: Take a photo of a path, or your feet on the path.
25. Fresh: Take a photo of something fresh. Like fresh food, or the weather {if it’s fresh} or something cool {“That’s fresh!”}
26. Dream: What did you dream about last night? Or what are your ‘hopes and dreams’?
27. Tap: Take a photo of a tap, or someone or something ‘tapping’.
28. Clock: Take a photo of a time-telling device.
29. Down: Look down, take a photo. Or however you want to interpret this!
30. Card: Take a photo of a card, a business card, a loyalty card, a gift card or something else.
31. Hidden: Take a photo of something hidden.

So that’s the list. I hope you’ll play along.

Where should you share your photos? There are many places you can share your photos. Here are few:
♥ Instagram – just upload your photo each day and add the hashtag #photoadayaug
♥ Facebook – add your photo to your personal page or onto my Facebook page
♥ Twitter – share your photo and add the hashtag #photoadayaug
♥ Flickr – share your photo to the group pool

If you have any questions at all, please let me know in the comments and I’ll get back to you.

And if you’re playing along, let me know in the comments where you’ll be sharing your photos. x

Comments

  1. Amanda says

    Love this list! Some items are going to be challenging, but that is what it’s all about! Can’t wait!! x

  2. Michelle Arms says

    Love a challenging challenge! As I do every alternate month, I’ll be taking my pics on a manual camera (not iPhone!) and will be sharing these just on FB this month. Thanks again. You are awesome.

  3. Claire says

    Interesting list! I’ve been tempted to do this for a while now but wasn’t sure if I’d be able to stick with it. I’m going to bite the bullet this month though and give it a shot! How exciting :)

    • charmaine says

      claire i have the list stuck to my cupboard near my front door, i look at it each morning and plan what i might take a pic of:)

  4. says

    Filed under photos – photoadayaug. Really enjoying this along with friends who aren’t ‘official’. Some have commented that they look forward to the photos each day even though they’re not involved! Thanks for the fun.

  5. Brea says

    Joined your blog for July and now Iam hooked so here we go brig on August
    And I want to thank you for making me do something different and thinking outside my usual 9 to 5 24/7

  6. says

    I am going to do this on my website/Facebook page (www.coffsforkids.com) but with a “Coffs Harbour” and/or kids twist (where possible) to each daily theme. Should be fun!!

  7. Chantal says

    Ive been admiring some participants for months & now im going to give it a go myself! Im already secretly obsessed with Instagram so now my photos will have purpose (or MORE purpose) Cant wait! My user name on instagram is channy_j

  8. Fionna Marshall says

    I can’t wait for August, my 4th month of the challenge. I love it, and can’t believe I’ve just read the instructions for the first time! Thankyou Chantelle for inspiring me (and so many others). I love seeing everyone’s interpretation of the day’s theme.

  9. Sherri says

    I started doing these in June and have enjoyed trying to be creative. I share mine on instagram, Facebook, and twitter (@missindyjones). This month will be a challenge for sure!

  10. says

    This will be my 7th month (and only one photo missed!!)! I love it, it’s helped me so much this year in getting through a rough time…just by having something creative to focus my attention on, thanks again. I share my photos on Instagram at @yorkesgirl and at the end of the month on my blog. Am looking forward to the new month’s list…it looks great! Thanks for creating this and sharing your ideas…am posting on my blog this week some things I have created with my IG photos :)

  11. Gary H says

    A friend had started a facebook event to serve as a reminder each day, and there are many people from several countries participating now. I love it, I have been doing it for several months now, I post them on instagram (@garyharding), and on the event wall (https://www.facebook.com/events/361556670580140/). I also love your blog! My favorite entry there, the story of meeting your husband, awesome!

  12. Melanie says

    I’ll be playing this upcoming month. I couldn’t play last month because I had to order two replacement phones in the mail so I was SOL. I’m up an running now though!!!

  13. Christy says

    I am having so much fun with the Photo A Day challenge. :) I have several friends who participate as well, and it’s a lot of fun to see how everyone interprets the prompt. I will be posting on my facebook wall in a specific photo album just for the August challenge. Christy Burns

  14. says

    After wishing I could join in but knowing I’d never grab the camera and actually post a pic on facebook or the blog every single day II finally got an iphone last week and promptly joined up with Instagram. Now it’s going to be super easy so I’m finally joining in and I’ll be sharing my pics on Instagram. I’m 1onthesunnyside.

  15. Sandras says

    Hi Chantelle, thanks for another great list, I’ve been going since January and the repeats have never bothered me. I just thought they were an extra challenge. But that’s very lovely of you to accommodate the requests for new prompts and the list looks fun. I’m a little like you, I don’t normally see things through, so I’m a little baffled how I have kept going every day. I suspect sharing on, and being slightly addicted to, instagram helps! Thanks again Sandra x (@s_gale)

  16. Tima says

    I’ve had so much fun with this. I started in January. I’ve taken March and July off because of vacations without internet connections. But I’ll be starting back again in August. I have a huge calendar above my desk that I write EVERYTHING on. So I pencil in the day’s photo so I can see it at a glance all day and remember to take my pictures. Thanks so much for doing this. It’s really inspired me to get back into photography.

  17. Lisa says

    I have not been able to complete a month yet. So my resolve is to complete Aug. I will be sharing my photos on Instagram and Facebook. Thanks for doing this. I may not keep up but I love it and I love it when my friends get involved.

  18. says

    I have been looking for a photo a day challenge! I will be doing this one! Other don’t really give much direction but this one looks fun! I will be sharing my my blog, instagram, FB and anywhere else!

  19. says

    Love love love photoaday. I get excited for the lists each month. I share on Twitter, instagram @aubreyzaruba Facebook and my blog aubreyzaruba.blogspot.com

  20. Erica says

    I’m going to try and start this month! Missed out the first few days last month and so then just didn’t start… hopefully will be sharing on facebook and instagram (ekdavey14) if i figure out how to use it!

  21. Nora Johnson says

    Starting my 3rd Photo a Day in August, having so much fun! Sharing on Facebook and Instagram, lots of friends have joined in. Thanx for the inspiration Chantelle!

  22. says

    I do try to keep up! But sometimes life just gets in the way! I have a new dslr withe an eyefi card in it which send directly to my phone, this will make it easier for moi! I also have for the past couple of months had the list as my lock screen, so every time I unlock my phone I get a reminder, rather than having to go to the saved photo to check what the prompt is! Does anyone else do that?

  23. Glenny says

    Awesome list! I’ve been playing since march, I found your website in the middle of february.
    I’ve been sharing my photos on instagram & pinterest (feel free to follow me: @glennygs

    Thanks for coming up with this idea and the lists for each month.

  24. says

    Great list! I started playing mid-June and love it. I started a blog because I wanted to share more about the photos I took. I also have a public album on Facebook.

    Thank you so much for doing this!

  25. Heather Powell-Thornhill says

    I will be doing this for the first time, I have been keeping track of two girlfriends doing this for awhile and joining in, will be posting on Instagram @heatherk73, can’t wait!

  26. Heather Powell-Thornhill says

    I will be posting on Instagram @heatherk73 can’t wait to start, I have been following two girlfriends and I love to see what they post daily

  27. Christine says

    I’ll be playing on instagram! I totally missed out on this month due to a busy schedule but will do August

  28. kylee Hardgrave says

    I sore this on a friends Facebook page…so I’m new to this but I’m going to give it ago for August. Thanks this will be lots of fun to do….cant wait. :)

  29. says

    Going to play along again, I’ve missed a month or two but this will be my 3rd time playing along..,..posting on Facebook and my poor neglected blog…
    Thanks for the great list! :)

  30. Paula Elder says

    Love the new list. I started back on the 1st Feb and plan to do the whole year. As a stay at home mum it really helps explore my creative side and look into my everyday life. Some days it really helps when everything else isn’t going to plan. A few of my friends have started too! Thank you for starting this up Chantelle and all the work that goes into it every month. You can follow me on Instgram & pinterest as Paulamikegracie

  31. Marthe says

    This is so fun!! Im in!!
    I’ll be sharing on Instagram, username; frumk
    Thanks for inspiring me to take pictures, and have
    a little fun every day:)

  32. says

    I like this challenge! I’m playing since July and I love it! I always make soms time free to make the photo of the day, it’s really a moment for myself AND it’s getting me more and more creative :-)) So thanks for this new list!

  33. Sharon says

    Love the challenge. Been following since beginning of June and have a great time finding things to take my photos of. Thanks
    I post on instragram. Username is Shazkeay

  34. says

    Hello :)
    This will be my first photo a day challenge month!
    I’m excited :) I’ll share the photos on Facebook and Flickr.
    See you around on the world wide web! ;)
    Have a nice day!
    Monica

  35. Anna Johansson says

    I just found the photo a day challage this month but I am already hooked and I will definitely take on the August list. I added a little twist by adding the prompt into the frame of the photo. I have not yet figured out how to knot the August photos together. I am sharing in Instagram, @egoannaj.

  36. says

    This was my first month doing any kind of photo a day challenge. It has been fun sharing on Instagram (timecrafted) & seeing how others interpret the themes. I’ve also do catch up posts with the photo a day pics. Looking forward to seeing what everyone is snapping next month too! :>

  37. says

    Not to sound like a broken record, but thanks for making this list of challenges once again! July was my first month of actively participating in the challenge and I can’t wait to continue for August! I love being reminded to think outside the box and get creative at least once every day. :)

    I share my photo-a-day challenges on Instagram (@apey83) & Twitter (@april_denise83) simultaneously, and Pinterest. Then what I do is make a collage of all of the photos I took (broken up throughout the month, like the first 10 days, then the rest of the month), with the day and prompt written on each individual photo and share that on my personal blog/Tumblr/Facebook.

  38. says

    I have tried a few times to do this – I really enjoy it even though I am not a good photographer. I seem to recall you tweeted something that allowed you to put the prompts into an iPhone calendar? Are you able to supply that link again, if I didn’t imagine it that is :-) Thanks

  39. Jasmine says

    I definitely will be doing this! It’s my first time doing a Photo A Day Challenge, so I really want this to be a creative project for me!

    Instagram @jazzyisabel

    • says

      Been telling myself to do this January but I was afraid I might be bad and fail at it. Here’s to being hopeful, that this month is only just the beginning! :)

  40. says

    I am going to try this, I have tried doing this a couple months ago and failed, mostly because I didn’t have the list at hand. But I will do it this next month. :D

  41. Lara says

    I have been doing “photoaday” since April, and am hooked – my kids are great at thinking of ideas too – which brings out the creativity in all of us!! Definitely great for taking time out of the day to day routines of life, and to share on Instagram and FB is wonderful. Also love that celebs are on board such as Pink! I have managed to recruit a few friends each ,onth and plan on marketing through a noticebaord at work as well.
    Thanks so much Chantelle #fatmumslim
    <3 #laraelliott2

  42. Melinda says

    This will be my first month playing, not sure that my pics will be as good as others, but I’ll give it a go! They will be shared on fb

  43. Holly says

    Love these! How do you make the challenge list? In photoshop or do you have an app for that? Thanks!!

  44. Helen says

    This is great thanks for sharing it with us hope to do better this coming month.. i put mine on @Skylawest instagram and on facebook

  45. Anne says

    I’m going to play now that I’m back from my holliday. I post at Instagram under dammand. Love the list.

  46. Karen G in Colorado says

    August will be month 4 for me.
    I love how the challenge has ignited my photography
    bug again!

    I post on Instagram @krbeegee and on Facebook.
    Follow me and see what you have inspired!

  47. Samantha says

    This past month I started this challenge. I missed a bunch of days but I’m gonna try again for August. I post the photos to Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

    You can find me on Instagram and Twitter @Samanthat4d

  48. says

    Wow, that’s pretty cool, I’ve been taking a picture every day for the last couple of years, it might be fun to try and follow a list. I think I’ll give it a try for August.

  49. Lauren says

    I discoveredthis throught a friend on twitter and I LOVE it! Last year I took a picture a day and posted them on FB, and it was a so much fun I decided to do it again. However it was a little boring so I stopped. But this is fantastic, having a topic to think about all day, how you’re going to represent it, is so much fun. I’ll be sharing on twitter and FB. Thanks for doing this!!

  50. robert says

    Im gona try to make it through the whole month this time, this one looks fun. Follow me on instagram @liankeeng

  51. Liv Coyne says

    Hey there! I’ll be playing along on instagram: @livinsydney and sharing on facey: Liv Christina Coyne! Looking forward to my first photoaday challenge! August, here I come! :) :)

  52. Carola says

    This will the forth month already that I’ll be participating. I sometimes miss of forget to upload for a few days, but I do catch up on them most of the time, because I do really love the challenge :D
    You can find me @damaniacarola on both Instagram and Twitter.

  53. says

    Chantelle, as you know, July was my first month of doing this, and I am hooked! I have loved the creativity and waking each day to see what the next prompt is! Looking forward to Aug now x

  54. says

    I’m looking forward to starting this project tomorrow… I love taking photos, so I’m glad that there are themes available to challenge my creativity!

  55. Monique says

    I’ll be doing it on Facebook. I take hundreds of photos a day anyway (mostly of my kids though) – this will force me to be more creative! : )

  56. says

    yep I’m up for the August photo a day challenge…thank you so much for hosting this….I’ve done 2 months previously (well almost every day), and have totally enjoyed it! It’s a challenge in itself to post every day, and to have a photo to go with it….great fun!
    I will be posting on my blog and also on Facebook (when I remember to)

  57. Nicole says

    My 1st time participating I am looking forward to the whole being creative with pictures should be fun. Will be sharing mine via facebook :)

  58. says

    Hi Chantelle, I’ll be doing the August Challenge with you. I’ve done the last three months and enjoyed it very much. I share on Face Book and my other blog, Barbs Random Things.

  59. Kelly says

    This is the first month I have participated and I will be uploading my photos via Instagram :) Looking forward to the challenge!

  60. says

    Thank you so much for doing this!!! July was the first month I participated, and I had an absolute blast.
    My photos are under @pinkpostcard. I enjoyed it so much I am sharing your blog and the August challenge on my blog today :) Thanks for keeping us connected and creative!

  61. says

    This looks like a ton of fun! I found this via another blog and I think it’d be fun to join in! (I’m an instagram addict anyways at least now I’ll have a purpose!) I’ll be following via Instagram and Twitter

    Instagram: @axdancexmommy
    Twitter: @axcowgirl

  62. suzanne says

    so much fun and challenging! I have been posting on facebook for July and plan to do the same in August. Makes me look around creatively everywhere I go…and carry my camera. Loving the challenges!

  63. says

    This will be my 4th month of participating. I sometimes forget to upload, but I do catch up on them after a few days. You can find me on Twitter and Instagram @damaniacarola

  64. says

    I share on Instagram (@caseylhenry) each day and on my blog (www.poodleism.com) at the middle and and of the month! Thanks for doing this!

  65. Mandy Wright says

    hmmm.. This is just what I need I think to blow away the cobwebs and get a bit of sunshine today.. I don’t really know why we’re do this, but it sounds like fun.. So I’m in and will probably post them on my FB page.

  66. says

    I share at Instagram ylmommyx4.
    I really have fun with these prompts. Sometimes I cheat and use old photos because I forget or just don’t have the opportunity to capture that shot on that day. Thank you!

  67. Crystal says

    I played along last month. This will be my first full month of playing along. I just became aware if this website when I did a search for photo a day August. Last month I only posted on instragram. This month I think I will post on twitter, Facebook & instragram. This is a lot of fun!!! Thanks for helping us be creative.

  68. Michelle Cordova says

    Had fun doing July…am really proud I only missed three days!! Looking forward to August. I will be posting on Facebook and Instagram (urmysunshine02).

  69. Anonymous says

    After a very lazy July, I will be return to taking and posting pictures for August. My photos will be posted to http://www.michelemaybe.blogspot.com. Thank you so much for creating this lists. I may not take my pictures as consistently as I’d like, but I always make sure to share you lists!!

  70. says

    Thanks to Ali n Son for pointing me here! I have been thinking about doing this, and have decided August is the month. I will be posting to Facebook with possibly a weekly round up on my blog.

  71. says

    I’ve been doing photo a day for two months now, I’m really loving it!
    I’m posting the pictures on my blog and instagram ( happycheerfulthings)
    I can’t wait to do this months list!

  72. says

    I’ve been tempted to try this for a couple months, but haven’t because I just KNOW I won’t be able to keep it up every day. Well, I finally decided I’ll never know for sure if I don’t give it a try, so… I’m giving it a try. I’ll post them over at Twitter: @charleenlynette

  73. says

    I’ll give it a shot. This will be my first Photo-A-Day too. I’ll aim to post on my instagram @erykacherise1, twitter @erykacherise, facebook, and my blog.

  74. Céline says

    Love this concept! I’ve just heard about this today from a friend. I will try my best to keep up! I’ll be sharing my photos on Instagram and Twitter, both @sleenfox. Great opportunity to take time out for a few minutes a day! Have fun snapping everyone!

  75. says

    What a wonderful idea. I’m going to join in the fun! Found this via Make, Do and Spend and glad I did – love your site too! Am going to add you to my reader so I don’t miss your posts :)

  76. Mandy Wright says

    Did do yesterdays, but thought I’d join yesterdays and todays together and called it “One outside the box”…
    Any ideas where I can show it off?

  77. Kelly says

    I’ll be doing this in my twitter and instagram :) @BYEkelly and kellylynnteresa
    Never done one before really excited :)

  78. says

    I’m finally going to play for the first time! I always forget until the middle of the month but this time I’m going to do it. Will be posting on FB. and maybe twitter

  79. Wendy says

    Looking forward to this. Did the 365 project and was pretty faithful for about 5 months. This is a little different and will be a challenge! Will be posting on fb! :)

  80. KP Reilly says

    OMG, I just stumbled across your site and the photo list. I am a few days too late, can I join in. I LOVE this idea and can’t wait to do this.

    ~k

  81. Naia bowman says

    I’m doing the challenge and it is just awesome come and like my photos on instagram my username is heyNi_ Ni X

  82. Anonymous says

    I’m so happy to join the photo a day challange for the first time.
    Thank you so much for this great list!

    Renaade
    Instagram @titatoni

  83. says

    I’m gonna play! Starting late, but better late than never! Looks fun. I’ll post via Instagram most likely, and also to facebook. nevermouse is the username. :D

  84. says

    Hi just wanted to pass by and say thanks for hosting this photo challenge. I’m having a lot of fun with it and it’s inspiring me to write differently to usual as well.
    I’m posting on my blog and it also is shared on my twitter account: @thisislemonade :-)

  85. says

    Just came across your site, love the photo a day and will try very hard to keep up with it. Using Instagram loaded up onto Facebook. Will first appear on my profile page but then I will share on your page. Thank you for the chance to be creative!

    Shellee

  86. Amanda Carr says

    Thanks for such a fun game Chantelle. Friends of mine have done June and July and I’m relly excited to start. I’ve hopped on at day 13 ( my son’s 12th b’day..eek!) I’ll be leaving mine on instagram under amandayogaglow and sharing on facebook http://www.facebook.com/amanda.carr – where are yours?
    Warmest regards, Amanda.

  87. Jo says

    I’ve been doing this since March and posting on my blog. I now have a teammate who wants to join and another that is always asking me what the photo prompt is for that day… and making photo suggestions. Who knew it would be such a team building activity. http://jolizie.blogspot.com/

  88. Amy says

    This is my first time doing this – loving it! Makes me think of taking a shot everyday when i’d normally think ‘i’ll take it later’. Thanks to my sister (http://morselsandmusings.blogspot.com/) for suggesting it to me, and to yourself for creating it! I’ve been following some other peoples, and figured I’d put mine up here, see if anyone wants to take a look. On instagram: ‘globallocal’ and flikr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/global_local/sets/72157630859429110/

  89. Christina says

    What do you do with your pictures after the month is over? Do you upload them somewhere and then print them? I am curious to see what others do.

  90. Lindsay says

    i did this for several months in a row and got burnt out. i’m ready to go again in September!! thank you for doing this. :)

  91. Karla says

    This looks like fun. I am at Luvmyfamof5. I will have to have my daughter do this too. she is a great and creative picture taker!

  92. Nanny Bug says

    This is really fun. I got into it in July with my son and he gf. Now a dtr in law wants to do it so looking forward to Sept. Thanks.

  93. filipa pais rodrigues says

    Hi Cantelle, I am looking for ways to turn my blog more dynamic, but I just noticed that the challenge finished… is there another nice challenge to start soon? hope so… please let me know, thanks, filipa

  94. Jrosie0816 says

    I’ve done a couple of these challenges without having seen this sight, as I found them on Pinterest! I’ll be on Instagram @Jrosie0816!

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  4. [...] Today’s photo theme is writing.  Below is a photograph of my (weatherproof) journal that I wrote in each night when I hiked the first 60 miles of the Appalachian Trail back in October of 2007.  I often write in journals when I go on trips so I can remember all the wonderful (and sometimes not so wonderful) details in later years.  I know that somehow, epic experiences (past, present and future) are one of the keys to happiness for me.  Recollection of the past ones is important! [...]

  5. [...] Today’s photo challenge is glasses.  What you see below are all of my glasses from the last decade.  I keep them on hand because the prescription is very similar in each pair.  Just in case I break my current glasses (which are those shown in the very back) I’ve got a back up…and a back up to that…and a back up to that!!   I need to donate some of these, don’t I?!? [...]

  6. [...] Today’s photo theme is ring.  I thought about taking a picture of my favorite ring(s).  Those would be my wedding band and engagement ring, both of which I adore, especially for what they mean.  Then again, I figured the zillions of people partaking in the photo challenge were going to take pictures of jewelry (rings) today.  I wanted to be more creative and take a picture of something different.  I asked my hubby David for some ideas and he mentioned a few things, including a ring and pinion gear.  Admittedly, I had thought about a ring and pinion too, but I didn’t think we had one readily available that I could photograph today. [...]

  7. [...] Today’s photo challenge theme is simple.  There were some complex happenings that led up to my “Simple” photo. After going for my morning walk with my friend Gwen, I came home and ate breakfast.  When I rinsed off my dish at the sink, I looked out the window and noticed that the porch really needed to be cleaned.  So, I went out there and scrubbed the heck out of it…all the boards, spindles, railings and anything else that could be scrubbed, washed and rinsed.  I even cleaned and vacuumed the chairs!  After that, for some reason, I started to do weeding in the plant beds.  After that I washed some windows and then after that I swiffered the kitchen.  I’m really not sure what got into me!  If I were to guess, it was the fact that we finally have low humidity and lower temperatures.  I’m not sure why this is happening in August, but I’ll take it!  After showering and eating, I was able to go out on my sparkly clean front porch and work on my social media duties for the remainder of the afternoon. [...]

  8. [...] Today’s photo challenge theme is food.  The photo on the left shows the fish tacos I had for lunch.  The photo on the right shows the Summer Ratatouille I made for dinner.  I was going to make polenta squares too, but after chopping a zillion veggies I simply ran out of steam (and time)… thus the cheese and tortilla chips.  I’m glad that happened because it was a yummy and fun way to eat the ratatouille! [...]

  9. [...] Today’s photo challenge theme is clock.  Many years ago, my dad was in the military and he was stationed in Germany.  Upon his return to the U.S. he brought this clock back to give to my grandmother (his mom).  I have it in my craft room now, but I don’t use it to keep time (it’s one of those that you have to wind up!).  I use it more for aesthetics and to bring back good memories. [...]

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