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Weekly Photo Challenge: Abundance & Spread The Word

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“To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance.” Buddha

Weekly Photo Challenge: Abundance - Fruit stand at a market in Caen, France

Weekly Photo Challenge: Abundance - Fruits & nuts at the market in Caen...

Weekly Photo Challenge: Abundance - Home made fruit jam jars at the market in Caen...

Weekly Photo Challenge: Abundance - Vegetables & Pumpkins... more from the market in Caen.

For this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge assignment on Abundance, I selected a few pictures I took at a busy farmers market (marché de producteurs), on a lovely Sunday morning, in  Caen, France … I will have to edit them and add one more later. Also below, I added shots  from the deer and ducks around my neighborhood. Last but not least, today is Spread The Word to End The Word Day. It is a day to bring awareness to our use of certain words that are offensive to others; specifically towards people with disabilities. The information is below and please read up on it and support the site that raises funds for the Special Olympics. Thank you! 🙂

“Not what we have But what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.” Epicurus

Weekly Photo Challenge: Abundance - many ducks feasting...

Weekly Photo Challenge: Abundance - deer in droves...

Because of the weather conditions this winter, the deer and ducks linger around longer, foraging for food. The day I took the picture of the deer, there were two groups of about 20 deer (10 each) in our backyard. They were startled when we came home and then ignored us and went back to foraging for food. The ducks were at a local park and they completely ignored us. The duck photo was taken with a cellphone camera; hence the fuzziness…  🙂

March 2, 2011 is Spread the Word to End the Word day…

Spread The Word to End the Word against using "R" word...

“Spread the Word to End the Word is an ongoing effort by Special Olympics, Best Buddies International and our supporters to raise the consciousness of society about the dehumanizing and hurtful effects of the word “retard(ed)” and encourage people to pledge to stop using the R-word.”

If you are unfamiliar with the issues raised by the Special Olympics and other group mentioned above, do check out their websites. Show your support by signing a simple pledge to not use demeaning words; especially the “r” word. There is much we can learn about matters that affect people with disabilities. What are your thoughts?

In terms of the Weekly Photo Challenge on Abundance, What abundant things did you share? Do Tell!

Positive Motivation Tip: Abundance is inside us and around us; all we need to do is look and then share…

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos for this post are from my personal collection… Divinely inspired, yes 😉

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

33 Comments leave one →
  1. 03/03/2011 12:04 am

    Great photo’s Eliz, love the ducks and deer. Thanks for being up to date.

  2. 03/03/2011 12:14 am

    Thank you Jackie!! I am laughing because I was in the middle of doing something else and trying to finish this… Even my credits are off. LOL!!!

  3. 03/03/2011 12:45 am

    Beautiful fruit stand! Makes me want to visit our farmer’s market.

    • 03/03/2011 1:44 am

      Thank you Nancy and it was called a farmers market with many local farmers gathering early with their wares. We bought fruits, food and some cider. The cider was so awful, it tasted like vinegar mixed with gasoline.
      The next week, we went back and the farmer who sold the cider looked at us as if we had two heads…. je ne sais pas … he said. Oui, he had developed convenient amnesia. It was funny. LOL! 🙂 Otherwise, it was a lovely experience all around.

      • 03/03/2011 10:55 am

        Mais oui! Fresh Cider is delicious . . . but Cider Vinegar is decidedly unpleasant, though seldom fatal.

        Glad you survived his attempt to poison you.

    • 05/03/2011 3:28 am

      Thank you! 🙂

  4. 03/03/2011 3:19 am

    I like your picture “Home made fruit jam jars” at a market in Caen, France
    we buy weekly a self made jam by our local farmer …

    • 05/03/2011 3:28 am

      They are quite delicious and have real chunks of fruit and that home made flavor we cant miss 🙂

  5. Kamakshi permalink
    03/03/2011 5:57 am

    Now you have made me super hungry…looks like a healthy snack should do it on my way back home 🙂

    • 05/03/2011 3:32 am

      Welcome Kamakshi! Do you have a blog? I’ll happily visit and say hello. The foods at the market were abundant and fresh. They had cooked food too… Ah good memories. 🙂

  6. 03/03/2011 8:43 am

    Nice to meet you.How impressive photos! I have never seen these food.

    • 05/03/2011 3:34 am

      Pleasure to meet you too Coco! Thank you. I am an amateur but I love photos and enjoy sharing and looking at them. Thanks for stopping by. I returned the visit to your lovely blog too. 🙂

  7. 03/03/2011 9:06 am

    I love markets like that. I have one of a confection stand in Barcelona that I love.
    by the way… you weren’t kidding about living in the country!

    • 05/03/2011 3:35 am

      Oh that must have been quite colorful… I’d love to see the photo when you post it. Oh yeah, I’m a country girl… LOL! 🙂

  8. 03/03/2011 10:32 am

    Love the photos! I especially like the ones of the ducks and the deer. It must be lovely to have deer in your own backyard! I’d love to see even one deer; I don’t think I’ve seen even one deer in my life.

    • 05/03/2011 3:36 am

      Yes, it is lovely until we think of lime disease and the fact that they demolished my garden… my tulips and more. But, these guy are fearless and they are kinda adorable… 🙂

  9. Bree permalink
    03/03/2011 12:58 pm

    The fruit and vegetable stands are very colorful. I bet the smells of food was strong too!
    Its great when all life forms can find ways to share space and grow.
    This series is a lot of fun!

    • 05/03/2011 3:39 am

      Oh yes and there was cooking going on and music. It was quite hectic. I took pictures of stands that had a handful of people around. Most of the truly colorful ones had too many people around and I wanted the fruits and veggies not people in the shots… It worked out somewhat. 🙂

  10. 03/03/2011 3:41 pm

    What a colorful way to express abundance — it’s as if I can smell the fresh veggies in my office! Thanks!

    • 05/03/2011 3:41 am

      Well, thank you Marge! I was thinking about the market again today and it would be wonderful to visit again… I love traveling… Such a wonderful way to escape and be elsewhere for a little bit. I have visited you back and thank you for the visit. 🙂

  11. 03/03/2011 5:23 pm

    I’ve never been to Caen but I did visit Mercat de La Boqueria in Barcelona last Spring and your photos remind me of that. It was such an amazing place. Abundance is the perfect word!

    • 05/03/2011 3:44 am

      I love that word Abundance too… I’d love to see your market shots in Barcelona. I bet they are stunning. Actually, I’ve noticed that no matter where in the world, markets are always so colorful and rich and I enjoy those types of shots… all that fun activity. 🙂
      Thanks for your visit. I paid a hello visit to you and will visit again!

  12. 03/03/2011 6:18 pm

    Oooo, love all the colorful fruit and veggie pics. We all need fruits & veggies!

    Keep up the good work. I like your blog.

    • 05/03/2011 3:45 am

      Hi Pam, I loved visiting your blog too… those fruits and veggies on your front page are exquisite. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  13. 03/03/2011 6:33 pm

    I love the farmers’ market! And it looks like you found a lovely one there in Caen!

    • 05/03/2011 3:47 am

      Yes, it was in town and even though it was a chilly day, we had a lot of fun. I took a picture of the huge paella pan at one of the stalls. We bought some and ate it for a few days. Oh the memories… 🙂

  14. 03/03/2011 8:33 pm

    I love shopping at our local Farmers Market, fresh fruit is so delicious ! there is always unique foods to choose from, and a variety that gives you so many choices. It’s totally an awesome experience. 🙂

    • 05/03/2011 3:48 am

      Farmers markets are the best because you know where the produce is coming from and can chat about what fertilizers they used and all… love it 🙂

  15. 04/03/2011 12:11 pm

    Great pics! I too love the farmer’s market for it’s produce and unique entertainment. So true, you do see some interesting folks and vendors at the market. LOL!

    • 05/03/2011 3:49 am

      That is so true and because they want to sell off their perishables, you get a chance to negotiate and chat and enjoy the outdoors. Love markets 🙂

  16. 04/03/2011 2:52 pm

    I loved the market photos from Caen – beautiful and colorful, and of course, food is always a good thing 😮

    • 05/03/2011 3:51 am

      Yep… Love fresh foods… being a vegetarian, I truly appreciate having a wide variety of foods to choose from. Such color and fun. 🙂


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