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Weekly Photo Challenge: Treasure

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“Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.” George Sand

 wintering  birds in our yard

Weekly Photo Challenge:Treasure Cherished wintering birds in our yard

A wintering bird in our yard

A wintering bird in our yard

Wintering birds in our yard

Wintering birds in our yard

This week’s photo challenge calls for a treasure or treasures we cherish. The obvious comes to mind and I’ll acknowledge that above all, our relationships carry more currency than any objects. However, we all do cherish other additional things and experiences. We have birds that winter in our garden and yard… I have feeders for them and they give me joy with the songs and playfulness. I will add more later. This is what I want to share here.

“Treasure your relationships, not your possessions.” Anthony J. D’Angelo

Wintering bird in our year

Wintering bird in our yard

You are searching the world for treasure,
but the real treasure is yourself.

What treasures come to mind when you think this topic? Where do you find yours? Is there one you hold dear?  Do let me know in a comment below.
Thank you EVERYONE!

This post was inspired by a prompt from Weekly Photo Challenge: TREASURE  For this challenge, snap a selfie with your camera-phone or camera.  Feel free to get creative and clever, and if you don’t want to share a photo of yourself, think of a way to approach this challenge in a different way. (Hint: silhouettes and shadows are your friends.)

For more, check out how others interpreted the theme – WP Daily Post: Weekly Photo Challenge: TreasureWhat do you treasure? What’s most important to you? IN A NEW POST CREATED SPECIFICALLY FOR THIS PHOTO CHALLENGE CAPTURE SOMETHING YOU TREASURE. –Krista

Positive Motivation Tip: Our treasures are often closest to our heart and then, they extend beyond it to touch others.

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

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

37 Comments leave one →
  1. 16/02/2014 1:06 pm

    Time is something I treasure since I retired. Walking without rushing. Planning over a cup of tea. And those occasional days when there’s no reason to look at the clock at all.

  2. 16/02/2014 1:07 pm

    Wow! These are all so beautiful! This is a great photo challenge.

  3. 16/02/2014 1:36 pm

    Awww, I love the pictures of the birds you got. We have lots of birds up here, too, but then again – we live out in the sticks.

  4. 16/02/2014 1:40 pm

    Very nice pictures thank you for sharing. I love looking at bird pictures.

  5. ia2ca permalink
    16/02/2014 1:45 pm

    We’ve been seeing a lot of new birds today also – hopefully that’s a sign Spring is around the corner!

  6. 16/02/2014 2:17 pm

    Wow, that’s so awesome that you were able to capture such amazing photos of the birds. They are beautiful!

  7. 16/02/2014 2:22 pm

    You are very fortunate to have some wonderful birds visiting your yard.

  8. 16/02/2014 2:39 pm

    The red cardinal is a beauty and a pleasure to look at.

  9. 16/02/2014 2:40 pm

    Nicely done – quotes well chosen for the lovely birds 🙂

  10. 16/02/2014 3:31 pm

    Beautiful treasured birds. The quotes,paired so perfectly .

  11. 16/02/2014 3:43 pm

    Beautiful birds! Looks like you had an amazing time taking these pictures.

  12. 16/02/2014 3:52 pm

    Treasures everywhere…Yes, even the lovely birds…Aren’t we fortunate!

  13. 16/02/2014 4:57 pm

    Oh you’ve got a dove!! We have a feeder we hang from the porch rafter so the squirrels cannot get into it. I’m amazed at how many birds stay…and it’s been a harsh winter!

  14. 16/02/2014 8:27 pm

    These are some great photos. It must be even more beautiful to see these sights up close and in real life.

  15. 16/02/2014 8:43 pm

    Beautiful birds! I love bird watching and you must have had a wonderful time photographing these lovelies!

  16. 16/02/2014 9:27 pm

    Oh…how pretty. The birds are so pretty. You just reminded me that I haven’t seen a cardinal in a long while. Come to think of it…the birds and the squirrels seem scarce lately. Must be all of the snow.

  17. pamatiw permalink
    16/02/2014 10:48 pm

    Beautiful pictures and I love pictures of cardinals. I definitely agree with the quote regarding treasuring ourselves. People are the greatest treasures and we need to embrace that.

  18. 17/02/2014 4:05 am

    Great shots! I think the winter bird on the second photo is especially wonderful. I hope to join the photo meme soon!

  19. 17/02/2014 5:16 am

    What what stunning photos and what beauty each picture holds. I use to live on a walking trail and my son and I loved bird watching:) These brought back some great memories:)

  20. rh0ze | My Online World permalink
    17/02/2014 5:43 am

    All the birds are so beautiful….looking and listening their voice everytime is feel so good to our spirit…we feel relaxing and calming…thanks for sharing…

  21. rosemariegonzales permalink
    17/02/2014 5:45 am

    All the birds are so beautiful….looking and listening their voice everytime is feel so good to our spirit…we feel relaxing and calming…thanks for sharing…

  22. 17/02/2014 5:57 am

    great pictures! I love cardinals!

  23. 17/02/2014 6:46 am

    Great job capturing the birds. Besides my family and health, I cherish the sun! I love a bright beautiful sunny day…makes me feel happy!

  24. 17/02/2014 9:25 am

    Blogging has taught me that the first pic is a cardinal, beautiful!

  25. 17/02/2014 10:16 am

    Beautiful pictures…we often have red cardinals and blue jays at our bird feeder, they really liven up the yard!

  26. 17/02/2014 4:10 pm

    Beautiful pictures. You capture gratitude so well.

  27. 17/02/2014 4:51 pm

    My treasure isn’t a thing but a person! My son! He’s the one that comes to mind.

  28. 17/02/2014 7:44 pm

    Some beautiful parts of nature definitely can catch out eye.

  29. 17/02/2014 9:13 pm

    very nice photographs. I just love birds. Very nice

  30. 18/02/2014 3:57 pm

    The woodpecker is gorgeous. I also love the dove with her feathers puffed out.

  31. 18/02/2014 4:31 pm

    You got some amazing shots. We had a family of birds that lived in our tree but haven’t seen them all winter. Our weather has been getting better so I’m hoping they come back.

  32. cindy b permalink
    20/02/2014 12:54 pm

    Wow these photos are gorgeous! love seeing animals in nature!

  33. 20/02/2014 6:31 pm

    Great pictures. Those birds are gorgeous!

  34. Brett Martin (@brettbmartin) permalink
    20/02/2014 6:57 pm

    you have a lot of birds in your yard in the winter time!! I like that second shot you got 🙂

  35. 21/02/2014 4:42 am

    We love all the birds in winter. We have a cardinal in our backyard. They look so pretty against the snow.


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