January Photo a Day 2013…Today!

1. Today: It’s the first day of the new year, so take a photo of how you spent the day.


Today!  The first day of the new year is an overcast drizzly day here in Southeast Texas…It’s the kind of day that isn’t calling me to venture outside.  It’s just the kind of day that’s good for thinking about all of the years possibilities…

I am spending today with my BFF, my husband.  We started today off by sleeping in, something we rarely have an opportunity to do.  We enjoyed a cup of coffee and some homemade pumpkin bread.  We talked about our upcoming ski trip and the major project that will begin in our backyard in the coming weeks.  We ate breakfast while watching the Pasadena Tournament of Roses, Rose Parade.  Now we are curled up on the couch where we will probably spend the rest of day…watching one College Bowl game after another, 6 games, 11 hours of continuous football…At some point I will close my eyes and catch the proverbial 40 winks…

The “January Photo a Day 2013” prompt was to post a photo of how I spent the first day of the new year….after giving it some thought, not too much, I decided that all that I have done and will do today is my choice…and I am thankful for that freedom…

I started Today, the new year, being thankful that I live in country that allows me many freedoms; religious freedoms, freedom of speech and the pursuit of happiness. I realize that these freedoms are not unique to the United States, but there are more people that do not have these freedoms than those who do…I pray that each person who visits this blog who enjoys these freedoms will make a difference in the life of one person who does not enjoy these freedoms.  (Hmmmm, an idea for a future blog post)

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Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

This is the first day of the month long “January Photo a Day 2013” challenge.  The challenge is being hosted by FatMumSlim.  You can follow along by visiting her blog or Facebook page.  Please leave a link to your “January Photo a Day 2013” photo in the comment section and I will share it with all who stop by a visit…  Have Fun!

What are the prompts and what do they mean?

There are no rules when playing along with photo a day, you can be creative as you like! Interpret the prompt as you please. For those that need a little help, some more suggested details about each prompt are below:
2. Something new: Take a photo of something new. Something physical, the sunrise, a new attitude. Be creative!
3. Heart: Take a photo of a heart, or a heart shape.
4. The view from here: With many people around the world on holidays, it’s a great way to see where people are. Take a picture of your view from where ever you are.
5. Movement: Get moving and take a photo. You could take a photo of cars whizzing by, somebody jumping or you could even take a run and take photos as you’re jogging along.
6. Mine: Take a photo of something that’s yours. Perhaps it’s a thing, something you’re proud of or a person you call ‘yours’.
7. Street: Take a photo of a streetscape.
8. Something beginning with ‘T’: Take a photo of something today starting with the letter ‘T’.
9. Paper: Take a photo of something made from paper. Perhaps it’s someone reading the newspaper, or it could be wrapping paper. Think outside the square.
10. One o’clock: Take a photo of whatever you’re doing in the hour between one and two. It could be in the middle of the night {you party animal, you!} or during the day.
11. Water: Perhaps it’s the beach, a river, water in a glass, the bath {keep it PG!} or even the rain.
12. Surprise: I love when I stumble across coins when I’m walking. It’s a lovely surprise. That would be a lucky photo for me. Can you think of a way to capture surprise?
13. Circle: Look as you go about today for things shaped in circles. Is it the tyres on a bus? A big sign? Or something else?
14. Something yellow: Find something yellow in your travels today and take a photo.
15. An ordinary moment: Choose an ordinary moment and capture it. Is it you grabbing your daily coffee? Or playing with the kids? Or something that you do often and consider it as kinda ordinary?
16. Two things: Look for things in pairs today. Is it a lovely old couple that you see from behind? Or the salt and pepper shakers sitting on the bench? Find two things and take a photo.
17. Ready: Is it a photo of your dinner being ready? Or you ready to catch the bus? Or something else. It’s a toughy – but it will get your mind thinking!
18. Shadow: Find a shadow and shoot it. It could be your own, or a shadow of something else. Shadows look great with a black and white filter over the top {just sayin!}.
19. Delicious: What’s delicious to you? Is it the chubby cheeks of your toddler, the hunk at the gym or a cake you plan on eating for afternoon tea?
20. Something you saw: Go about your day with eyes wide open and take a photo of something you saw.
21. What you do: Do you go to school? Train elephants at the circus? Write at home? Play mum to your kids? Act as CEO to a big business? Paint in your spare time? Dance when no one is looking? Take a photo of what you do {something that makes you ‘you’} and share it.
22. Corner: It could be a sharp corner of a building, a corner of an artwork, a corner of your home or something else. Corners are everywhere. Shoot one.
23. Electric: This could be a simple photo of your toaster {but get creative} or something else electric.
24. Stripes: Look for stripes in your everyday. They could be in the zebra crossing on the road, or in your outfit or somewhere else.
25. Landscape: Step back and take a photo of a landscape near you. Or even take a little trip just for the photo. Would be nice to explore your town for a beautiful photo.
26. Together: There are many definitions for together. One is: In or into a single group, mass, or place. Take a photo of together, whichever definition you’d like to use.
27. Sun: Whether the sun is out in full force, or hiding behind the clouds today – take a photo of it. Or you could get creative and take a photo of sunlight or some other interpretation.
28. Through: Take a photo of looking through something – through the window, through the gate, through the trees… whatever you please.
29. Grow: People do it, plants do it too… get creative and take a photo of something that grows.
30. Down: Is it looking down or something that makes you feel down? Interpret it however you like.
31. Yourself: Take a photo of yourself. Or something that represents you.


Filed under 2013 Photo Journal, Photo a Day Challenge

5 responses to “January Photo a Day 2013…Today!

  1. It looks like you’ll have plenty of opportunity to figure out your new camera with all these challenges in January. I can’t wait to see what you come up with 🙂

  2. Looking forward to reconnecting with blogging friends and enjoying your photos in 2013! Sounds like you had a lovely, relaxing start to your year. Cheers!

  3. you just reminded me, I didn’t watch the parade today- GASP. however, I went and stayed all night on the cold sidewalk a couple times in my youth…froze my butt…and then the sun came out, we got some warmth, and we slept during the parade. that’s enough for me.


  4. Reconnecting with you this year …
    Hope you stay in better touch with each other.
    •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  5. Pingback: January Photo a Day 2013: One o’clock…somewhere! « jeanne's blog…a nola girl at heart

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