Photography Challenges

Playing Jacks

Wandering through an antique store recently, on a shelf of jars one caught me eye. It was about four inches tall and at the bottom were a handful of jacks and red rubber ball. It was odd- jacks in a jar. But it brought a smile to my face as I thought about all the time I spent playing jacks on the basement floor as a child. I was meticulous about following my own self-imposed rules of play. Maybe there were “real” rules but knowing me and my penchant for following a strict routine when it came to certain things- jacks, piano practice, coloring, etc, it was probably all me. I would start with onesies and if I successfully picked up all the “one” jacks between each ball bounce, I would move on to twosies, picking up all the pairs and so forth. And if I missed, I had to go back to onesies and start the process again.

I don’t know if it helped me improve my jacks playing skills but it definitely kept me occupied. I still have my original jacks and balls in the fabric drawstring bag I kept them in. Writing about this makes me want to dig them out and try my hand at jacks once again. I can just picture the look on my son’s face if he came upon me sitting on the floor, pushing dogs away while I frantically bounced a ball and scrambled to pick up ….. would he even know what they are?

Ah, the good old days. But getting back to the jar of jacks in the shop- I have to wonder at the unique display decision. And also, what was it priced? Hmmm

Colors and Letters- J

Happy Sunday!


Photography Challenges

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge- Texture

Here’s another fun prompt- Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge- Texture. I had to limit myself to three photos. It would have been so easy to go crazy!

When we pay attention, whatever we are doing…is transformed and becomes a part of our spiritual path. We begin to notice details and textures that we never noticed before everyday life becomes clearer, sharper, and at the same time more spacious.

Rick fields

Have a great day!


Photography Challenges

Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge- Macro or Close up

It’s no longer midweek but hey, it’s still the same as the week as the challenge is taking place for Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge- Macro or Close Up.

I couldn’t resist sneaking in one of my favorite dandelions!

Have a great weekend!