The Weekly Photo Challenge | Sheer Joy Merge

So I’ve had a few questions as to what exactly is the “Weekly Photo Challenge”.
Since I’m getting quite a collection under that category I’m guessing an explanation is due. WordPress bloggers, you may disregard this for obvious reasons. You are considered an “Insider”. But I’d like to hear comments about what the Photo Challenge means to you.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Blue

For the rest of you, the Weekly Photo Challenge, by virtue of its title, may be self-explanatory. But for others, here’s the inside scoop.
The staff at WordPress came up this idea to stimulate creativity for those of us who handle a camera, be it the most humble cell phone camera—which is becoming not so humble anymore—to the most advanced, light years ahead of most.


The Weekly Photo Challenge has just ONE rule.
Your photo must capture the one-word theme put out by WordPress. That one word is let out of the bag every Friday. I am stunned at how many are off to a running start. They answer the call with lightning speed. If you want to see some breathtaking photography drop by any Photo Challenge.
You will see some of the most incredible art.


Me? Well, I’m just a bit different.
Let’s just say my right brain must be awakened slowly. I churn over things. I think. I ponder. As I’ve said before, most of my creative thought takes place in front of a sink. A light or visual catches my eye and I’m out the door, camera dangling, in a vast array of attire, all very incidental and unplanned.
It’s a good thing I live in the country.


Another thing—I don’t publish every theme.
I’m so busy with the day-job, chasing kids and pets, home creating, garden-keeping, and squeezing in a number of avocations that mine are a bit more random and, albeit … late. I usually have an idea but it sits on the back-burner until I can attend to it. But the great thing is …

WordPress bloggers are the most forgiving and patient of folks. I am humbled they still visit, even if I am two weeks late!

Friendship—The All-Time Favorite … naturally

I’d be honored if you’d hang out a bit at my Weekly Photo Challenge category place.

I hope you enjoy my visuals. They’ve been exceptional fun to create.
As for me, I eagerly catch many others that post and am impressed at the creativity that extends to a summit beyond my vision.


I find it all to be inspirational and quite simply— fun.
Sheer joy.

What about you?


“There is something that brings joy to each of us.
Find out what it is for you and work hard to get more of it.”
~ Stephen Deal


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  1. newsofthetimes

     /  August 18, 2012

    Great post. All fantastic photos, but that last one is absolutely priceless – sheer joy!! 🙂

  2. Northern Narratives

     /  August 18, 2012

    Great photo collection 🙂

  3. Thank you for sharing the beautiful color and joys with us! Beautiful post!

  4. Lovely Posts! 😉

  5. I love “inside.” And friendship and purple and movement.

    • So glad you dropped in. These are a few of my favorites, too. It’s easy to get carried away but I felt the Challenge needed a nice Tribute.

  6. Hi, We’ve nominated you for the Beautiful Blogger Award. To accept follow this link to our site to see what you need to do next to accept.

    • Once again, I am so honored! This is now my third award. I’m not used to having all this attention! I will do my best to accept but it may be some time. You will definitely have a place there.
      Again, I so appreciate it!

  7. I laughed out loud when I read “most of my creative thought takes place in front of a sink”. That’s wonderful…a lot of mine come while mowing the grass! You have a great blog with outstanding photography. I’ll be following with interest…


    • Haha. Yes, it’s in the mundane, everyday tasks that we find the gems. I’m glad you laughed out loud!
      Thank you for your visit and follow. Your compliment about my photography means so much.

  8. In awww of the photos…you are now on Liz’s blogroll. A link to your site will be placed on my homepage. If you do not like the description let me know asap, and i shall change it! Love your site! Interesting topics…

  9. Lovely photos. Doesnt matter at all if they’re late in coming. 🙂

  10. gorgeous photos! i loved ‘blue’ ‘purple’ ‘sun’ the best but they were all brilliant thank you for sharing this with us
    i hope you have a great day 🙂

  11. @Simply Sage – You have been chosen to enter into this writing challenge:

    This is a difficult challenge, many will enter and only (1) will claim victory!

    Believe you have what it takes to win…do you?

    “History post challenge’ from LizEccenctric7.

    You are invited…shall you win? Noone knows until 7 days from today…..

  12. niki

     /  September 6, 2012

    You have a wonderful collection there. Each picture has its own beauty. Those purple little flowers are amazing!

    • Thank you so much. I wish I knew what those purple flowers are. The little description card got buried in the ground and I’d have to dig up the flowers to find it. They are beautiful indeed and bring me joy.
      I’m glad you liked the post. Thanks for dropping by!

      • niki

         /  September 6, 2012

        I think they are called Livingstone Daisies. You can search on the web and find more about these lovely little flowers.


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