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“The beautiful souls are they that are universal, open, and ready for all things.” Michel de Montaigne

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Ready or not, time and life marches on, carrying along our memories of all its offerings; the bountiful, beautiful, bothersome and even the plain old boring… When do we ever feel ready? For this challenge, I found myself gravitating towards two specific groups of examples; food and transportation. Interesting, I thought… until I took a closer look. We need food as fuel to get our minds and bodies ready for everything else. We need all kinds of transportation to take us from point A to point Z so we can be ready for whatever awaits us at the other end… Enjoy the selections and come back for more. Few words, more photos. 😉

“We are always getting ready to live, but never living.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ready... Ripe and ready to be sold and consumed...

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ready... Gelato flavors ready to eat

“When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.” Paulo Coelho

The local farmer’s market had baskets of tomatoes ripe and ready to be consumed. I debated using it as the lead photo. I was drawn to the colors and the baskets. The Gelato ices were shot at a popular New York City Patisserie – Veniero’s Pasticceria.

“If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.” Henry David Thoreau

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ready... for the next leg on a long flight

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ready... for a mustang spin...

On a trip to Germany, I switched flights and took an Air Berlin commuter plane for my final leg from Dusseldorf to Munich. As anyone who has flown them will share, Air Berlin offers superlative service and cute little heart shaped chocolates when you disembark… Loved it. The Mustang was in our local car dealer shop. I was drawn to the bright orange shade and imagined going for a quick spin in the car; just for fun. More Below 😉

“Miracles come in moments. Be ready and willing.” Wayne Dyer

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ready… for breakfast

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For years, I rarely ate breakfast because I hardly ever felt hungry in the mornings. Now I swear by it. Breakfast is an important foundation to our day. Even a piece of fruit and a cuppa would suffice. The set table and meal were part of a Thanksgiving celebration. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, many are ready to celebrate love and all it stands for… Are you ready?

“To hope means to be ready at every moment for that which is not yet born, and yet not become desperate if there is no birth in our lifetime.” Emily Dickinson

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ready... to fly for some food action

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ready... to call this a wrap with a tall drink of still water

The bird above is a straggler from my recent seagull photo excursion, and the water was served at a lovely little cafe upstate, NY. The cafe bakes its own bread daily and had a deadly chocolate chip pecan pie. WoW! Our photo challenge on READY wasn’t a piece of cake, but the more I thought about it, the more I found photos that I felt might speak to the challenge. My fellow bloggers were equally creative with their selections too. I listed several below. Check out how other bloggers interpreted the theme READY below. *** What are your thoughts? What photos depicting READY did you find? Was it easy/hard to find photos for your examples of Ready? Were you drawn to specific examples for the prompt? Do share? Thank you! 🙂 😉

This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: Weekly Photo Challenge: Ready. This basket, this bike, are ready to be put into motion, to be filled up, to be useful. To start the next journey, the next task, the next action. Share a picture that means READY to you!

Positive Motivation Tip: Ready or not, life marches on bringing along all its offerings; the bountiful, beautiful, bothersome and the plain old boring… Where are you in all of this?

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos from my personal collection.

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

42 Comments leave one →
  1. 10/02/2012 12:19 am

    I’ve not seen anyone with so many takes on ‘ready’. Well done!

    • 10/02/2012 5:34 am

      TY! Perhaps a reflection of the struggle to make meaning of it all. 😉

  2. 10/02/2012 12:24 am

    I’ve been pondering on the ready theme…it’s difficult. Love your selection

    • 10/02/2012 5:35 am

      I agree… it is a tad difficult. TY for stopping in Piglet. I’m making the rounds catching up on everyone’s blog again. How do we do it? 🙂

  3. 10/02/2012 12:42 am

    Wow what collection of photos interpreting ‘ready’ good one. 😉

    • 10/02/2012 5:36 am

      TY Cobbie! Glad you liked the selection… 🙂

  4. 10/02/2012 5:40 am

    I like the bird photo which will eat food.

    • 10/02/2012 5:54 am

      Same here… It is from the Hope for the Birds collection of photos. I took at least 100 shots that day. TY! 🙂

  5. 10/02/2012 5:47 am

    You have covered everything for your submission to the challenge. It goes to show that you have to be “Ready” for anything. I enjoyed it very much.
    Thanks for the ping back and for stopping by.

    • 10/02/2012 5:54 am

      Now that is an interpretation I like. We must be ready for anything. TY! 🙂

  6. 10/02/2012 6:09 am

    nice to watch the results of your recent seagull photo excursion!

  7. 10/02/2012 6:11 am

    You got me so ready . . . that would be with the deadly chocolate chip pecan pie to go please!!! 🙂

    • 10/02/2012 6:15 am

      You wouldn’t believe it, but I resisted getting a slice that day and have been kicking myself ever since. I will visit the cafe again and share the results. Stay tuned for a dive into decadence… 😆 TY!

  8. 10/02/2012 6:27 am

    Wonderful selection of photos! Great entry for the challenge!

    • 10/02/2012 6:35 am

      TY much as I do appreciate your keen eye in these matters. 🙂

  9. 10/02/2012 10:22 am

    I love the quotes you chose for this theme ‘ready’. Beautiful post!

    • 10/02/2012 8:06 pm

      TY! I love the quotes too. It is a fun part of my blogging effort. 😉

  10. 10/02/2012 12:47 pm

    I want to now feast, feast, feast and fly, fly, fly!!! Such a glorious celebration of food and transportation! Also, I really appreciate the quotes on making decisions about how to act upon challenges, especially the totally unexpected one! Mr. Coelho was very wise.

    • 10/02/2012 8:07 pm

      TY Granbee! I love the Coelho quote too. 🙂

  11. 10/02/2012 1:52 pm

    You’ve made me hungry with the food photos! 😉

    • 10/02/2012 8:05 pm

      😆 I’m hungry too for those eggs with shiitake mushrooms. 😉

  12. 10/02/2012 2:43 pm

    Oh I LOVE gelato! Every one of your photos fits the theme perfectly. Great job 🙂

    • 10/02/2012 8:02 pm

      TY Laura! I love Gelato too but didn’t indulge the night I took the picture… 🙂

  13. 10/02/2012 3:27 pm

    Excellent collection of ‘ready’ pictures!

  14. 10/02/2012 7:50 pm

    Love the Mustang, just not my colour!

    • 10/02/2012 8:01 pm

      Tehe! I wondered about it too… and then a few hours later as I was driving near m home, a man drove by in one; exact color… I had to laugh. 😉

  15. 10/02/2012 9:51 pm

    I love the gelato photo! This might have been a tough challenge, but you rose to it! Very cool! Debra

  16. 11/02/2012 4:46 pm

    Great variety of shots for the theme, and the words and quotes the kind of inspiration I need right now – thx 🙂

  17. 11/02/2012 11:28 pm

    awesome photos 🙂

  18. 12/02/2012 9:14 am

    “We are always getting ready to live, but never living.” Ralph Waldo Emerson…Love this quote! Sharing it on Twittet..

  19. 12/02/2012 8:31 pm

    Your selections always make me think. Great post.
    Thanks, Elizabeth!


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