September 14

Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Life…

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“The most instructive experiences are those of everyday life.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Life… Off to the Street Market and a stroll with friends.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Life… Stop in the middle of the market to chat with a friend; they listen, we ramble… or vise versa
Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Life… Check out the wares at the porcelain table; to buy or not to buy – that is the question.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Life… Listen to a merchant share the finer points on making Nordic Crepes in NY
Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Life… Stop a passerby on the street to ask for directions… We all get lost in NY sometimes. 😉

Our guest host, Jon without an H, has invited us to contribute shots that show people “working, eating, drinking, chatting, dreaming, walking, exercising, or any of those things we do all the time without really thinking about it.” No matter what we end up doing during a typical day, it all begins with our first step out the door… heading for the streets, as it were. The first three pictures above were taken on an early morning stroll through a market in France.

“Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life, and share the same happiness with people.” Kahlil Gibran

Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Life… With our bearings intact, check out Farmer Steve’s fruits and vegetables. He has the best fruits at the market in Woodstock
Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Life… Chat with old friends as you consider buying a t-shirt; Yam or Tomato?
Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Life… Head off to Zaro’s to buy the best Challah bread in all of NYC
Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Life… Head back to the market to enjoy some grilled foods from Javier and his team
Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Life… Stop by your local health food store for recommendations on vitamins and nutritional tips.

So much happens on the streets and indoors that it was quite a challenge to pare down what to add here. I usually add a wide range of shots to share different perspectives on a post; also because I don’t want to leave a fun or interesting shot out. Are you one of those who loves to look at other people’s photo albums? I can spend hours looking through albums and still enjoy every minute of it. So, please forgive my endless shots.

“An authentic life is the most personal form of worship. Everyday life has become my prayer.” Sarah Ban Breathnach

Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Life… With all that foraging and feasting, don’t forget exercise for our everyday life energy flow – a hula hoop will do
Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Life… Biking uphill and a bit of spinning would do.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Life… A fast paced walk or casual stroll with friends would be great too.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Life… If you need more exercise on your daily outings, take the stairs… work it out!

I pulled a few photos together and noticed that a bit more are on work life… as in farmers market related clips. I’ve added some information to explain the sequence of shots and add some thoughts on everyday life. Enjoy them and I’ll be by later to enjoy your contributions to the challenge. There are some more below, so do continue and have a great weekend. Thank you! More below!

“To be really great in little things, to be truly noble and heroic in the insipid details of everyday life, is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of canonization.” Harriet Beecher Stowe

Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Life… Hop on the Metro-North train to unwind… before or after work and on your market trip
Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Life… Take a meditation/prayer break at Trinity Church before heading home
Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Life… If brave enough, take a nap/snooze on a public bench
Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Life… Better yet, chill out on a colorful Adirondack chair
Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Life… At the end of the day, join friends and family for a lovely meal. Bon appetite!

If you spend enough time outdoors, you’d invariably come across someone doing something off-putting (spitting on the street is one), or someone in need of help. With patience and tolerance, we can make our daily outings a drama-free event. Do treat others kindly and remember this quote: “No human trait deserves less tolerance in everyday life, and gets less, than intolerance” Giacomo Leopardi I’ll stop by later, as always, to check out your contributions.

Have an awesome weekend! 😉 Thank you for stopping by! What are your thoughts? What photos did you share on Everyday Life to fit the challenge? Was it easy/hard to find photos that supported your perspective on the subject? Were you drawn to certain types of photos for the prompt? Do share? Thank you! 🙂 😉

*Please bear with me as I continue to catch up on your blogs and commenting… Thank you all for your patience! 🙂

My fellow bloggers were equally creative with their selections. I listed several via Zemanta & WP Daily Post below. (I will update it and add more). We all appreciate trackbacks/ping-backs and Likes from fellow bloggers too! Check out how others interpreted the theme – Everyday Life – also below. ***

This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Life. This week’s photo challenge is guest hosted by Jon Sanwell of Without an H. Read on for more about this week’s theme and his photography tips! Everyday Life. This challenge is all about people and the things they do every day: working, eating, drinking, chatting, dreaming, walking, exercising, or any of those things we do all the time without really thinking about it. Take a walk around your neighborhood, or around the streets where you work or study, and take a look at the people you see. Share a photo that means – EVERYDAY LIFE – to you!

Positive Motivation Tip: Every day, life offers us an opportunity to embrace all the good it sends our way… to say yes to life! Have an abundant day!

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

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


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    • TY Julie! You spoil me…. Some of the shots are fuzzy and taken in way too much bright light but I’m a student photographer, and learning everyday what I need to do to improve. I thank you! 🙂

  • Like you I enjoy looking at people’s albums. It is interesting to see how they have changed over the years – and to see the places they have gone.
    From this series of photos I enjoyed the ones of those taking a nap.

    • Interesting choice Colline! I suspect after all that gallivanting, a nap/rest is in order. TY for your feedback! 🙂

  • A wonderful series and I like your accompanying quotations musing on everyday life! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.

  • Wow! Amazing post! Felt like watching a video when i went through the pictures and your descriptions…Great compilation! Every time photo challenges turns out to be a story challenge when it comes to your blog!

    • Ty Shibin! 😆 Hope I can keep up with the stories too… They are quite a challenge for me, and I truly admire bloggers who can pick one shot and be done with it… 🙂

  • your caption that included “a t-shirt, tomato, or yam?” was such a perfect description of every day life in a street market…and everyday life in general, as people go around making decisions big and small.
    Your posts are always well thought out and full of life-lessons, but this one especially so. 🙂
    Great stuff!

    • TY for the comment and glad to see you back here again…. I assume the blog bug/culprit was caught? 🙂 Yes, the hula hoop lady wins the day. She’s a terrific doctor too. 😉

  • You picked some great shots to convey everyday life – great job! It’s a lot of work to pick those all out (I speak from experience!).

    Thanks for subscribing to my blog. I’ve enjoyed poking around yours – you have some great stuff here.


    • TY Nancy for the vote of confidence! I enjoy the process so the time simply flies by…yes, it is work and I appreciate your generous feedback. 🙂

  • Love it all! A celebration of the fun and surprises of everday life. I enjoyed going through each picture like I was there myself. The people, the market wares, the excitement. Thanks.

    • TY Madhu! She is an excellent hula hooper if a word like that exists… and can spin it for long periods of time. TY for your feedback! 🙂

  • Hi Elizabeth:
    Yes, I did my link and I signed up to follow you. Strange that it didn’t come through. Here’s my link again.
    You would have received it as well when you signed up to follow.
    Blog sphere technology can be a strange place. 🙂

    • Thank you Tracy! I got it now. I wish you the best on your new site and keep on blogging. Thanks for the visit and comment.

  • What a great set of photographs. I love French markets, they’re so different from the ones we have here in the UK. I’ve never been to NY, it’s on my list, maybe one day

  • I love to see those pictures.
    I’ve never been to another country, so it’s so interesting to see ‘everyday life’ of other countries through some pictures 🙂

  • what a lively collection. OK, some images were of people at rest, but juxtaposed with all the others, they were all enjoyable. the one that made me smile was the woman giving the hula hoop a workout. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  • I love the hula hooping woman and the napping person…what interesting activities to do right out in the open. Beautiful! Enjoyed your everyday images…:)

  • Awesome pictures of every day life. I had a blast looking at them. You are brave to take pictures of strangers on the street. This was so much entertainment!

  • Eliz,
    You’ve got some really great ones here. I love the market photos, as well as the hula hoop and sleeping person.

  • I honestly think this may be one of my recent favorites! I love to celebrate the ordinary. I consider an ordinary day with “ordinary” activities just a wonderful celebration of life uninterrupted. We really would be better off to celebrate like this all the time! 🙂

  • Mirth and Motivation is an inspiration to me and so I have given you the ” Very Inspiring Blogger Award”. Laughter is the best medicine for all that ails anyone.
    This award was given to me and I am passing it on to those that inspire me also. Thank you for motivating me.

  • Your entry certainly talks to me! Wonderful on- the- spot pictures where you have caught people in the act…of doing something special out in the open. Lovely and inspiring.

    • TY for your feedback! I appreciate it. I love looking at how people present their vision of the challenge always fun for me too.

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