Weekly Photo Challenge: Community (and Sub-community)   41 comments


One of my favorite times of the year is when communities of beautiful wildflowers pop up from their winter prisons, like these bloodroot blossoms in a nearby forest bottoms from last Spring.

With Spring comes new life, and with new life comes new beauty, and with new beauty comes new youth and energy.

No matter how old one is, Spring brings with it a youthful energy that has us perking up, smiling more, and doing things . . . like Spring cleaning. What other time of year does one have the energy for that?

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And within every community exists sub-communities that feed off from one other. And isn’t this what makes the world go ’round?

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Posted December 13, 2013 by Cris in Cris Coleman, Fantasy, Missouri, Mystery, Photography, Photos, Pictures

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41 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Community (and Sub-community)

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  1. Fabulous take, Cris. Refreshing. ;-)

  2. I loved both the photos but my choice would be the bee and the flower. excellent community photo.

  3. An original choice for this challenge, Cris!

  4. The flowers come and go, but their beauty is always the same, “eternal”, it incarnates only in new specimens..

  5. Love the pics of flowers. I like the way you describe them as “communities of flowers.” Love the shot with a bee in it. :)

    • Thank you. I appreciate that. That “bee”, I think, is actually a deer fly, or some close relative. That thing didn’t move the entire time I was there photographing different angles. That thing, whatever it was, was close to an inch long. I’m glad it was on the flower and not me.

  6. Great! You just made up a really good quote too!

  7. Oh, these amazing little wildflowers are small wonders in their own ecological setup. And this quote made them more significant: “With Spring comes new life, and with new life comes new beauty, and with new beauty comes new youth and energy.”

    • Thank you for your comment. Interestingly, to me, at least, you’re the second person to quote that back to me. If the quote belongs to someone else, then all I can say is, great minds think alike. :) We all have access to the great unconscious mind, I think Jung or some notable called it. Thanks again.

  8. beautiful flowers :D

  9. I love your interpretation. Flowers happen to be one of my favorite forms of community.

    • I have to admit that flowers are one of my favorite communities also. While I love garden flowers, I especially love wildflowers. :)

      Thank you for visiting and commenting.

  10. Very good take on the Community-challenge! :)

    • Thank you. I appreciate that. I much prefer that community than the community of snow as I look at the window. :)

      • We’ll have that in a few hours … big system approaching! :)

        • Well, judging by your handle, it sounds like that is something you would approve of. I know my son would. When my son was a scout, he loved to go camping in the snow. Brrr. Not me. :)

          • He he! I DO … very much, because I think about July, and what it’s like then and how I suffer! :)

          • I’m more of a Spring and Fall guy myself. I don’t like extremes in either cold or heat. Call me a fair weather friend. :)

          • LOL So am I, I guess … I think it’s the humidity that really gets to me! That’s what makes you feel really miserable :)

          • True. Humidity and snow make for a very ugly winter to me—wet, heavy snow, especially out in the boondocks where roads don’t get plowed, make for some treacherous driving. It makes the hot hotter, too, a different kind of hot than, say, in Arizona and New Mexico where there isn’t much humidity.

          • We’re right at the Atlantic seaboard, +two rivers meet here, so it’s humid most of the time.

          • It’s pretty much humid here in Missouri as well, although the closest “real” river is about an hour drive away—The Missouri River. There are other rivers between here and there, but for most of the year they are fairly low. I don’t know why it’s so humid here, or maybe it just seems so humid compared to Utah where I lived for many years—Utah, famous for its “dry” snow. Still, it gets pretty stifling in the summer and the snow is usually pretty wet in the winter.

  11. Great Moment in the year. First flowers and colours. Beautiful pictures and a good idea for the challenge!

  12. Very interesting post and beautiful pictures.

  13. “With Spring comes new life, and with new life comes new beauty, and with new beauty comes new youth and energy.”

    i like this quote :)

    • Thank you. I just made it up, but probably someone before me said something like it. :) You may use it anyway you desire. LOL

      Thanks for dropping by and commenting.

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