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January 31, 2011

Picture Winter Day 31

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“One Little Word”

How sad I will be not to have a photo prompt in my inbox tomorrow morning!  The prompt for today was really wide open, and the folks who took the class came up with some really beautiful ideas. The concept of “One Little Word” has been around for a while I think.  Some folks, like Robin over at Life in the Bogs, choose a theme for the year. In essence, this is what Ms. Clark asked us to do today: choose a word and represent it in a photograph.  She wrote,”Your challenge today is to either shoot for your word (finding a way to visually translate it) and/or to incorporate your word into a photo from the month. As we wrap up Picture Winter, I want you to capture an image that will remind you of your intentions. ”

I gave this one much thought, as I have for nearly every prompt this month, when my word came to me. Seek is the word I chose.  I would like to spend 2011 seeking: seeking beauty through my lens, seeking opportunity for myself to grow and improve in as many ways as possible – personally, spiritually, professionally, photographically.  I chose to incorporate my word into a favorite shot from this month because it seemed to represent my word in more ways than one:

Although I complained from time to time about some of my prompts, I really did enjoy Picture Winter.  Getting a new (or mostly new) idea  in the email each morning was something to look forward to, especially since we in Massachusetts have experienced our snowiest January on record, with another storm due to pummel us starting tomorrow.  Way to begin February! – not!  Perhaps I shall seek out another class of this style to help me continue being inspired during my least favorite season of the year.


  1. Perfect! Both the word you chose, and the photo.

    Comment by thedailyclick — February 1, 2011 @ 6:56 am | Reply

    • Thanks, Michaela!
      Boy, you are up early on the computer today – you are an hour behind us timezone-wise, right?

      Comment by Karma — February 1, 2011 @ 11:03 am | Reply

  2. What a beautiful photo! Congratulations on finishing your series! 🙂

    Comment by Photo By Holly — February 1, 2011 @ 8:20 am | Reply

  3. I like your word “seek” and how you’ve been so thoughtful as you’ve done the assignment. I think most teachers would love a student like you–one so dedicated to seeking & learning. Way to go, Karma! Congratulations on your commitment.

    Comment by Kathy — February 1, 2011 @ 8:43 am | Reply

    • Thank you Kathy. We unfortunately don’t get much interaction from the teacher during these classes, but the other folks taking the class help with that.
      I wonder if you noticed I included “spiritually” in my list of opportunites I hope to seek; as I’ve said before, I am not religious by any stretch of the imagination, but at times in my life I’ve felt the pull of something beyond myself and this immediate world. I give some credit your writing for bringing me around to thinking in this way.

      Comment by Karma — February 1, 2011 @ 11:08 am | Reply

      • I read your reply earlier and thought about it several times today. Always smiling. I know your spiritual journey will bring you many gifts…

        Comment by Kathy — February 1, 2011 @ 8:40 pm

      • 🙂

        Comment by Karma — February 2, 2011 @ 8:55 am

  4. As I said to you before I have enjoyed this month of your blogging too. It has inspired me to keep picking up that camera

    Comment by plainmama — February 1, 2011 @ 2:53 pm | Reply

    • Such a kind thing to say, Amy! Thank you. You’ve brought me joy today to think I’ve inspired anyone!

      Comment by Karma — February 1, 2011 @ 4:00 pm | Reply

  5. “Seek” is a such a wonderful word and I love the way you paired it with the photo. Beautifully done.

    I always enjoy seeing what you come up with for the prompts. Your creativity with them is impressive.

    Thank you for the link love/mention. 🙂

    Comment by Robin — February 1, 2011 @ 3:42 pm | Reply

    • Thank you once again Robin! Perhaps I will have more creativity to share… Becky is hooking me up again! 😉

      Comment by Karma — February 1, 2011 @ 4:02 pm | Reply

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