Welcome to the first monthly color challenge of 2022. With only so many colors from which to choose, there will always be repeats. We looked at the color white last February 2021.
Without resorting to black and white photography, show us the color white.
Renoir said once that nothing was so difficult, and at the same time so exciting to paint, as white on white.Ambroise Vollard, French Contemporary artist, 1866-1939
Like my post title suggests, I feel like I’m living inside a snow globe. (image provided by pexels)
Inside I’ve changed my Christmas decor to the theme of winter white. Not too much, lest it gets a tad boring readers!
The world outside my window is white as it is full-on winter here in the Pacific-Inland Northwest. La Nina has gifted many of us with a lot more severe weather than we bargained for this year. Without boring you with a weather report, I’ll let the images do the talking in the shape of a snowglobe.
Within the snow globe are the concentric rings of my life—my household, my neighbors, and recently people I see at the schools when I sub as a teacher—which are all connected by perhaps being trapped in the winter snow globe, but at the same time, we can connect physically and manage to socialize.
As Marsha suggests in her WQW post, socializing and communicating within the educational system is the lifeblood of learning.
“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”George Bernard Shaw
Currently, I can connect with the school kids and personnel face-to-face which really gives me the sense of community and a slight shattering of the glass globe that temporarily binds us. It’s amazing to watch the kids get ready to go to lunch or recess as they are given 5 minutes to grab their snow boots and snow clothes and bustle out the door as if nothing is different in their winter white world. Hard for this former California girl to reckon with.
Our school district is in a rural county and there are no plans yet (fingers crossed) to close and go back to remote learning. Other nearby districts have paused sports due to lack of covid tests and many are suggesting temporary remote learning. Please, God, no. And that’s all I will say about that now.
Some Warmer Whites
Enjoy this gallery of white that is NOT about winter. Just in case you’re too cold to go on…
Special shout out to my new favorite bird photographer Donna at Bay Photos By Donna, who shared this post of HER life in a snow-globe filled with snow geese last week!
A couple of interesting white objects to satisfy Lens-Artists: Interesting Objects. It’s not often you see a stand-up paddleboard in the bedroom. The white gate welcomes visitors to San Diego’s Del Mar Fair exhibit hall.
This was a rare, pink sunset to punctuate all the white and ended up being “last on the card” last week, as well as an entry to showcase a “weekend sky.”
Photo Challenges this Week
- Bushboy’s Last on the Card
- Hammad’s Weekend Sky
- Cee’s Flower of the Day
- Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge: White
- Johnbo’s CellPic Sunday
- Lens-Artists: Interesting Objects
- Marsha’s Writers Quotes Wednesday: Communication
A compelling image on a white winter’s day. Hope springs (almost) eternal.
Sunday Stills Photo Challenge Reminders
Sunday Stills weekly challenge is easy to join. You have all week to share and link your post. Feel free to “double-dip” with other photo challenges!
- Please create a new post for the theme or link a recent one.
- Tag your post “Sunday Stills.”
- Title your blog post a little differently than mine.
- Don’t forget to create a pingback to this post so that other participants can read your post. I also recommend adding your post’s URL into the comments.
- Entries for this theme can be posted all week.
This Week’s Links
Sunday Stills is a wonderful community of bloggers and photographers who desire to connect with one another. Below are this week’s links from bloggers who shared photos that display the color white.
- YOUR NAME HERE!
- Always Write
- Between the Lines
- Bernie of Equipoise Life shares on Instagram
- Cath’s Camera
- Calling All RushBabes
- Cats and Trails and Garden Tales
- Cee’s Photo Challenges
- The Day After
- Deb’s World
- Easin’ Along Image shared in comments
- Geriatrix FotoGallerie
- Graham’s Island
- Hugh’s Views and News
- Life Lessons
- Light Words
- Loving Life
- Musin’ With Susan
- My Forever
- Now At Home
- Philosophy through Photography
- Priorhouse Blog
- Retirement Reflections Image shared on Instagram
- NEW Sleepy Dreaming Writer
- Stevie Turner
- NEW That Travel Lady in Her Shoes
- The Blog of Hammad Rais
- This is Another Story
- Une Photo, Une Poeme
- Woolly Muses
- Working on Exploring
Themes for the rest of January are ready to view on my Sunday Stills Photo Challenge Page. This page is updated monthly and I am open to YOUR theme ideas, too!
I can’t wait to see how you interpret the color white this week! Then, please join me next week as we explore WILDLIFE.
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