All around us are examples of order and disorder, chaotic and cohesive efforts to manage the world we inhabit. I love this week’s Photo Challenge – Arranged – because it gives us an opportunity to look around our surroundings for both man-made and natural forms of the term; to seek creativity in the magical and the mundane. Recently, I took a trip to one of my favorite supermarkets – Whole Foods - to take some pictures for our photo challenge on INDULGE. I took tons of photos of their exquisite displays of food items. For your enjoyment, I will share a new set of photos of arranged items from there and elsewhere… Come back later for the rest. TY! :-)
“I work from awkwardness. By that I mean I don’t like to arrange things. If I stand in front of something, instead of arranging it, I arrange myself.” Diane Arbus
I love the colors of the fruit and vegetable sections… What I found impressive was the way the vegetables were placed to complement textures and colors…
“It’s all in how you arrange the thing… the careful balance of the design is the motion.” Andrew Wyeth
Ladurée is one of my favorite macaron shops. I love the way they display their wares in lilac and green boxes, and I would encourage everyone to try eating just one macaron; quite impossible. Those colorful little macarons melt in your mouth and are full of flavor. Indulge.
“Arrange whatever pieces come your way.” Virginia Woolf
The burgundy forms were in the nearby woods at Storm King. I wondered if they were merely artistic pieces or meant to ward off small animals… What do they look like to you? The tomato baskets are from a local farm… Delicious. More below. ;-)
“Since the masses are always eager to believe something, for their benefit nothing is so easy to arrange as facts.” Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
I’ll eat dessert first any day… But I must say that the gelato, mini tarts and cakes will satisfy any sweet cravings we have… Plus, they are made fresh daily. Yum… More below. ;-)
“No human being can really understand another, and no one can arrange another’s happiness.” Graham Greene
The perfect way to end an indulgent day is with flowers and chocolates… Here’s sending you your virtual share. Enjoy them and arrange to pass them on. ;-) Have a Happy Palm Sunday!
Hope you enjoyed this! What are your thoughts? What photos depicting Arranged did you find? Was it easy/hard to find photos that made sense of your views on the subject of Arranged ? Were you drawn to certain types of photos for the prompt? Do share? Thank you! :-) ;-)
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This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: Weekly Photo Challenge: Arranged. Sometimes you chance across things which were arranged on purpose, or on a whim – find something in your environment which was arranged by a human hand for others to enjoy! Share a picture that means Arranged to you!
Positive Motivation Tip: When we make the effort to arrange our lives according to our plans, events occur that remind us to go with the flow… See the gift in that.
PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos from my personal collection.
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