Tag Archive | Ordinary Things

In the square – Mundane Monday

Mundane Monday challenge is created to find beauty in almost everything.

The challenge is simple. Find beauty in everyday mundane things, capture the beauty and upload the photographs.


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Mundane Monday – Palm Tree Patterns

Mundane Monday Challenge is created to find beauty in almost everything.

The challenge is simple. Find beauty in everyday mundane things, capture the beauty and upload the photographs.

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Nature is beautiful even in the little details that are overlooked each day, like the overlayed patterns of the Palm tree.

Stages of Can – Mundane Monday

Mundane Monday Challenge  is created to find beauty in almost everything.

The challenge is simple. Find beauty in everyday mundane things, capture the beauty and upload the photographs.

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Idling with a can of empty malt. Everything is art 🙂


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Look out for the light – Mundane Monday

Mundane Monday Challenge is created to find beauty in almost everything.

The challenge is simple. Find beauty in everyday mundane things, capture the beauty and upload the photographs.

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I stood under the street lamp with three bulbs watching the World go by and probably wouldn’t have paid much mind to it except when one of the bulbs started blinking and sizzling, now that caught my interest. I wonder what spooked the light 😉


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Seeing Red – Mundane Monday.

Mundane Monday Challengee is created to find beauty in almost everything.

The challenge is simple. Find beauty in everyday mundane things, capture the beauty and upload the photographs.

 

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I was taking a snapshot of the fire hydrant for my Mundane Monday when the cyclist came whizzing past and bombed my photo shoot 🙂


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Lessons From The Stubborn One – Mundane Monday

Mundane Monday Challenge is created to find beauty in almost everything.

The challenge is simple. Find beauty in everyday mundane things, capture the beauty and upload the photographs.

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Looking at this shrub that jutted proudly and stubbornly out of the half cemented, sandy patch brought a lot of thoughts to my mind in relation to human life and I’ll share a few:

My mother always says that “when the beat to the dance changes, you change your rhythm or you are out.”

When life gets uncomfortable one just doesn’t give up, but they look for other ways of turning the discomfort into a comfort zone. That’s the only way to survive, for surely harsh times will come, but might not endure.

When others are planting shallow roots, take the extra time to make yours several inches deeper, because a strong foundation withstands more turbulence.

Sometimes, when our circumstances change, we should take our eyes away from the immediate picture that doesn’t look too bright and focus on the strength within as well as the bigger picture ahead of us. Like is said back home “that food that is hot right now, will eventually cool down, for no condition is permanent.”

It’s amazing how a small, jutting proud piece of grass made me philosophical, but what is the alternative to standing one’s ground?

Giving up?

That’s not an option!

Have a great week.

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha


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The Imp – Mundane Monday

Mundane Monday Challenge is created to find beauty in almost everything.

The challenge is simple : find beauty in everyday mundane things, capture the beauty and upload the photographs.

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Walking to my car in the garage, I noticed a curious black smear of paint or coal tar, not sure which one it is, however, the interesting shape seemed like a head of a cheeky imp and I couldn’t resist taking a photo of it. My camera has become a daily companion.


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“Beautiful Poetry of Life and Love.” Amanda

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Love thing – Mundane Monday

Mundane Monday Challenge is created to find beauty in almost everything.

The challenge is simple : find beauty in everyday mundane things, capture the beauty and upload the photographs.

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I opened a bread bag to make some toast and left the piece of rubber string used for tying the nylon bag on the counter as I ate for some reason my eyes drifted to the counter and I saw that the string reflected on the counter to form a love sign so I just decided to play around a bit.

The first photo was taken just as I saw it and the second was my son walking past in his red jersey top and his reflection also got caught 🙂

Beauty is certainly in the eye of the beholder and we can create beauty out of nothing.


Below is my first just published Poetry Book “Out of the silent breath” which is available on Amazon and Smashwords.

When you buy my book, you support me in an invaluable manner.

 

Wonderful, evocative poetry by a talented writer. Left me hungry for more. Jacqueline can write! Linda Bethea

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Dead and Alive…

Mundane Monday challenge is created to find beauty in almost everything.

The challenge is simple : find beauty in everyday mundane things, capture the beauty and upload the photographs.

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I found this flower as I walked the pavement.

Though it had weeds trying to share its space, it still stood out.

Even the dried one’s had something  beautiful about them.

They’ve lived. It’s time to go and make space for another bloom.

Possibly, their pollen will help do the job of propagating more beauty elsewhere.

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha