Photography Challenges

CMMC- Begins with an A

For last week’s Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge- January Letter A at the Beginning I found the perfect subject when I was poking around at my favorite thrift store. An angel! And not just any angel but one of my latest collections.

My obsession … I mean collection began innocently enough. I had noticed these angels for years when I was thrift store shopping but there was one problem. They were always broken in some way, most often the wings or halos. And I was looking for specific months- the months my kids/grandkids were born.

I finally caved when I kept stumbling on these poor little ladies missing a wing or a pigtail and I felt so bad for them. They had been given as a gift either to commemorate a birthday or add to a growing collection. And now they were abandoned at a thrift store, getting shoved aside in a sea of discarded knickknacks.

Three years later I find myself with a growing collection of ten. Lucky for me they are on the small side and do not take up too much space.

Have you ever found yourself the collector of an item without realizing it or am I the only one this happens to?

Have a great day!


Photography Challenges

The Color of Winter

White and gray coupled with January immediately brings images of dirty snow to mind. Luckily I don’t have any photos of dirty snow so the ones I’m using for the Sunday Stills photo challenge feature the cold, crisp and sometimes sparkly feeling associated with January.

“The color of springtime is flowers;
the color of winter is in our imagination.”

Terri Guillemets

“Winter sunlight is a warm old soul, spreading love in the bitter cold.”

Angie Weiland-Crosby

Sunday Stills Monthly Color Challenge- Gray and White

Enjoying a mild winter here in the Midwest,