Friday, May 30, 2008

spt



seems like the may photo challenge was a big hit! (have you ever seen so many beautiful blue eyes?!?) i love the range of photos and thoughts that were shared each week. i am thrilled to see so many new names and faces appearing each week!! i will be the first to attest that my current state of sleep deprivation is singularly caused by excessive blog surfing...

it was such a relief (for me) to have a month's worth of challenges already out there. i found i had more time to think about my own responses. i also found i had more time to work on my general photo composition skills. and while my photos didn't always feature my *face,* there was always a part of my *self* in there (hands, toes...) are you remembering to put a part of your *self* in your spt?

a new month is upon us, and i am ready with four new challenges. i hope you enjoy them!


photo courtesy freefoto.com

in the U.S., we are in the charmed time of early summer, between Memorial Day and Independence Day. school is winding down. the pools are open. the grills are fired up. we linger longer in beds made up with crisp cottons. and freshly bathed children smile up at us with sun-kissed cheeks before dreaming of strawberries and picnics and fireflies. it is a magical time of year.

we have the chance to honor our history during this time of year. to remember how our nation came to be. to remember those who have lived and died to protect the things we hold most dear. no matter what country you call home, there is opportunity here to celebrate every homeland. every nation.

i hope you will recognize these challenges - they are all borrowed from patriotic songs. and there is so much room for creativity within these lyrics.

tuesday, june 3rd the emblem of the land i love
tuesday, june 10th the twilight's last gleaming
tuesday, june 17th my home sweet home
tuesday, june 24th stars and/or stripes forever

photo courtesy slrobertson.com

see YOU next week!

17 comments:

Jennifer H said...

Lelly, just beautiful! I can't wait to get started!

Marie said...

I like getting the month of challenges at a time too. I can think about them and plan out a little better. Thanks for making blogging fun!

crystal said...

Love these challenges!!!

That phrase..."linger longer"...is so perfect for summer.

Bren's Life said...

Oh wow! You are so creative.. Sorry I have been horrible remembering to put a real peace of me in each spt. But I will work on that. It is so fun to have a month to think about each thing & what to do..
You are AWESOME!

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

These are great, Lelly. They're going to really make me stretch. Thanks for coming up with such incredible ideas.

Lene said...

ooohhh....I love these challenges. I have already started planning ahead. I am having so much fun with SPT. Thank you Lelly!

Holly said...

Oooh! I love the scope of these challenges. My mind is whirring.

I'm glad that posting them a month at a time is helpful to you. I like being able to think ahead a bit too.

This will be FUN!

Cristin said...

Another great idea...

Rhonda said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. So nice to have visitors.

I love your STP challenge. Now I will have to try and do this...I so love the subjects you chose.

See ya around, I hope!!!

Jenny said...

Looks like I need to start thinking. I love the idea of 4 ahead of time. Brilliant Lelly!

Chris said...

I love this! A month to think is great, eventhough I missed the blue challenge this week. I will be better about my "self" in self portrait. :-) Thanks for sharing your creativity. Makes it fun!

Amy said...

Great challenge! I am excited to see all of the creativity that will undoubtedly be shown!

Amy said...

Great Idea!
Yipee! "Lelly: our SPT Leader"! (that is your new name, btw...)

annalisa said...

what a great idea! I'm thinking. I'm thinking... Oh and I love having sometime to compose too instead of scrambling at the last minute.

Lucy said...

Awesome topics, lelly. I can't promise to participate, because this month is crazy and I'm really out of practice, but I love that you provide this opportunity for so many of us.

Jill said...

I love getting the entire month's assignment like this.

Rebekah said...

i can't wait to start SPT-ing again. thanks for not forgetting me!