Weekly Photo Challenge: Through My Eyes

crystal clear

crystal clear

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a bit warped

Here’s how it works:

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use a “postaday2013″ or “postaweek2013″ tag.

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I Saw Sunday

Bushtits mass on a birdfeeder in Salem, Oregon.

Image via Wikipedia

Image via Wikipedia

Here’s a new meme: I Saw Sunday

So, what did you see this week?

One thing or a whole list! – Words or photos or both!

Share it here with us.

The Rules

1. Write your post on your blog and include a link back to I Saw Sunday.
2. Leave the link to your post in the Mr Linky widget so we can find you.
3. Leave a comment after linking so that I know you have been here.
4. Please be sure to visit the other participants and share what they saw.

Yesterday I accompanied a friend on her errands. It’s interesting to see how different people shop. We went to Wild Birds Unlimited, a shop that sells bird feeders, bird feed, and whatever people need to care for wild birds or animals like squirrels. I just couldn’t get over the fact that a business focused on this niche could survive. It was quite cool to chat with the staff because they really know their birds. I love to see people pursuing their passion through their work.

We also went to the Chalet Nursery, which I’ve driven past all my life, but never went it. Here we picked up dog food, but not just any dog food, gourmet dog food. Clearly, I’m very sheltered because I had no idea that you can now buy duck, salmon, sweet potato and such flavors in dog food.

I’ve also discovered and am enjoying the BBC production of Wives and Daughters (1999) based on the Elizabeth Gaskell novel. I do love these period pieces. It’s a sophisticated Cinderella story in which the stepmother isn’t evil, nor is the stepsister, but life does get harder for young Molly Gibson when her father remarries. I can’t believe I hadn’t heard anything about Elizabeth Gaskell till last year.

The main characters in Outnumbered series one....

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Also I’ve caught a few episodes of Outnumbered, a British sitcom about a family with three young kids and two parents struggling to keep up with their children’s personalities. It’s spot on about the sort of thinking children engage in and the futility of using reason as a parent. Dry humor abounds. It outclasses the likes of The Middle or the ho hum Modern Family.

“Slow down and take the time to really see. Take a moment to see what is going on around you right now, right where you are. You may be missing something wonderful.”
– J. Michael Thomas