PHOTO TREASURE HUNT -Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #85

This week, Tina’s lens-artist theme (here) involves a bit of a fun treasure hunt. The challenge is to use photos from archives or newly captured shots –  – while using the list below as a guide:

  • Challenge Items: Sunrise and/or sunset, Something cold and/or hot, a bird, a dog, a funny sign, a bicycle, a seascape and/or mountain landscape, a rainbow, a church, a musical instrument, a boat, a plane, a waterfall
  • Extra Credit Items:  An expressive portrait of one or more people, a very unusual place, knitting or sewing, a fish, an animal you don’t normally see, a bucket, a hammer, a street performer, a double rainbow, multiple challenge items in a single image. 😀

Here is the Priorhouse take: 

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Sunrise – Winter January 2020 – I took this photo last month because the colors that morning reminded me of the basketball hoop photo from years ago – see below:
Sunrise – Winter 2016

Saw this pink glow from the sunset 
Sunset hue gleaming through…. This reminded me what human warmth and kindness can do. This pink line – beaming through – reminded me how some people make me feel. Those who have an encouraging side. The type of person I want to become more and more (genuinely – not fake) – the kind of person that edifies and when we leave their presence we feel a residual warmth. — I also was reminded (again) this winter about how a universal smile can bring joy – how a shared smile can lift us up and connect us as diverse humans. Saw this family at IKEA – the mom was expecting any week now and she and the father had three children in tow as well as a lot of stuff to carry. The mom and I connected eyes – first she stared at me – then we both smiled – and it was an exchange like the pink slice of light here. Diffused heaviness.  Let’s all share more smiles as we go about our busy-busy lives, eh? It is good for us and the other person might need it more.

Noticed this heart on a walk recently –  not sure why seeing a glitter heart brought a smile – but it did.  Linking to Trent’s weekly smile: https://trentsworldblog.wordpress.com/2020/02/17/the-weekly-smile-for-the-17th-of-february-2020-weeklysmile/

Seeing the glitter heart made me feel this type of glow – ha!

 

This book from 2007 is what started my joining in with the LAPC treasure hunt post.

Tina mentions treasure hunt and don’t we all want to find the Most Valuable Book Ever Published?

(and note – this is in no way the most valuable book ever… lol) 

 I found this 2007 book at the used book store. It offered a few good tips – but I disagreed with more than half of the suggestions. And even though this superlative claim on the title is subjective – “most and best“ – I can say this with confidence that this IS NOT the Most Valuable Book –  No way….

 

To me, Les Mis by Victor Hugo is a very valuable book. And another valuable book that is a must read is “Man’s Search for Meaning”(1946) by Viktor Frankl. This book describes Fankl’s experiences and transformation in Nazi concentration camps. Tragedy into triumph, change happens inside of us, and finding hope in the gift of having life. The gift of having air in our lungs and the wonderful good news is that we are alive. 

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Closing photo 

I thought this saying was a little funny. Celebrating having a “passion for things” and maybe needing the next “it” or trendy item.  Now you likely know where I am going with this. I am not saying “things” or “material stuff” has no value –  – but let’s make sure our priorities are in the right place. People first, share smiles, change our perspective as needed, and let our passion be for things that are not so fleeting. It will bring us rich rewards as we age and it will make the world a better place. Just some thoughts on this Sunday in February. 

Okay, so what is one of the “most valuable books ever published” in your opinion? 

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CARE TO JOIN in with the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – or need more info?  

Use these links:

Week 1–Patti of https://pilotfishblog.com/

 

 

 

 

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75 thoughts on “PHOTO TREASURE HUNT -Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #85

    1. Janet – I did not get the song to play – but I know that song very well – and Jami Smith’s version is very special to me – whew – it was on a well-played playlist for some time – I will try and check out that version later – thanks for adding a link to it and wishing you a good week ahead
      😉

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  1. Nicely done Yvette – that pink color is really unique! I could name 50 most valuable books ever given a few minutes for my mind to cycle thru them! Thanks for getting into the spirit of the hunt!

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  2. Such a pretty sunset pic and love what you say about smiling!
    Thats a pretty big claim for that book to make. I would have been skeptical too.
    I have read sooo many books that have touched me and made differences in my life. So grateful for them.

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    1. Hi Linda – I thought of the 66 books in the Bible too / I am not Mormon – but I respect your faith and can see how that is a VERY meaningful Book for you and your hubs 🙏😋
      Thanks for chining I’m and cheers to pink in February

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  3. LOVE that first sunrise photo. Great question! (I hate when people say that in response to a great question.) 🙂 I expect it would be the book I’ve read most often, but there are very few of those. Atlas Shrugged I’ve read a couple of times. I treasure the 44+ issues of Lapham’s Quarterly I’ve read so far, though each quarterly is on a different theme.

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    1. Ally – I fully agree / it is a heavy question – it was not heavy when I asked it after seeing this crazy book title – but I myself cannot really answer the question right now either –
      Good thing we don’t have to – ha
      So let’s go with dictionary 📚

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  4. Beautiful treasure collection, Yvette. The glitter heart is so sweet. Did you leave it there or rescue it? I think most books are valuable in content depending on what one is looking for. The collection of Mr Men books which I still have 40 years in were very valuable for keeping my young son amused and teaching him to read.

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    1. Hi S
      I have not heard of the series you mentioned – but they sound good
      And I like the idea of most books having value depending on the need, etc
      Good question about the heart.
      I left it there because earlier we saw two children and a few grown ups in trust area
      and I wondering if maybe someone dropped it and would come back.
      And on that note – I might start bringing a bag and glove on some of my walks – I don’t take too many – and I always have a walking buddy – but I would like to start picking up trash 🗑-
      And another reason I did not rescue the heart – I was not in the mood for glitter – it seems like it gets everywhere –

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  5. I am with the pink people Yvette 🙂 Great gallery for the theme. Books……there are many, Siddhartha by Herman Hess, Jonathan Livingston Seagull Richard Bach, The Phantom Tollbooth Norton Juster, for a few valuable books that had an impact on my life and Wrong Turn at the Office of Unmade Lists Jane Rawson for a good read

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  6. I agree with your assessment of Les Mis, but am always reluctant to pick the best of most of anything – there are so many books to enjoy. As usual, I like both your photographs and the explanatory texts that accompany them.

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  7. Nice photos. I like the pink heart-like shape of the reflected setting sun more than the sparkly heart 😉 I saw this too late, so I am going to have it go with this week’s smile instead of last week’s.

    Most valuable book? I’m sure many would say their religion’s “Book” = Bible, Torah and Talmud, Koran, etc. I did see someone put up a “utility Book” (dictionary), which are also very valuable (I like encyclopedia). But what book changed my life, touched me? Hard to say.. So many great books to chose from! So many touched or changed me in one way or another!

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    1. Hi t – love how you funneled things down to functional book – and then touched me/changed me categories.
      And while the title still seems so funny – the most valuable book ever — I also smile
      To see there is no author name- just a group of authors – the team of writers stays anonymous just like the big tech employees – they stay anonymous behind the scenes knowing so much about us –
      Anyhow – I had a snippet of the book to share and will link it –
      In case you want to peruse a page

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  8. Great post again, Yvette! Love the first image and the pink especially – but I cannot stop thinking about The Book.
    Brian mentions two of my potential choices, Siddhartha by Herman Hesse and Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach. I would like to add Barabbas (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barabbas_(novel)) by Pär Lagerkvist. These books changed my “schoolbook” look on the world – and my self.

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    1. thanks for sharing specific books and Leya, also for the link – I am going to check these out later – how fun to get to know people a little more form the books they like or love…
      ((sorry for the late reply))

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  9. Those pair of sunrises are beautiful, but the first one with its vibrant hues, sure is stunning Yvette. I’d have to think on the best book every written … one could say “The Bible” certainly. I was an avid reader for years and one of my New Year’s resolutions was to read more … the milder Winter has caused me to fall short in that regard as I’ve been out and about and racking up miles … hope you are as well. Is the glittery heart one of the painted rocks? We had a painted rock craze which is starting to wind down a little now, but it could be simple because it is Winter.

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    1. Hi Linda – the glitter heart was actually a foam piece – and I suspect these two little girls that were in the area left it behind –
      And cheers to the Bible – I have an audio version I play some mornings –
      Also – hope your month is going well – I will be over to visit later this week my friend – peace

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      1. I see … we had such a craze with the painted rocks that everywhere you went you saw them – kids as well as adults were participating in hiding them.

        I did not know there was an audio version of the Bible. A fellow blogger suggested getting a tablet to order books from Amazon and use them as audio books … I’ve never heard an audio book before. I don’t seem to be doing well in reading anything this year after reading three books over Thanksgiving, then Christmas/NY’s long holidays.

        We are gearing up for a snowstorm tonight which will take 24 hours to pass through – on the weekend we enjoyed 50 degrees!

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  10. Such an inspiring take on the prompt, Yvette! I can’t limit my book choices down – one I think you’d enjoy is called, Stopping – How to Be Still When You Have to Keep Going, by Dr. David Kundtz. I think it may be out of print now?
    It’s a good book. Your photos always remind me of your ability to notice things around you, which is very impressive. I chuckled at the Ikea photo – and your thoughts – it’s pretty hard not to envision ourselves with all the cool stuff at Ikea when you go there looking to buy something. I rarely come out of that store empty-handed, thus I limit my shopping there to once a year at the most!

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    1. Hi Shelley – I got some outdoor pillows and some napkins from Ikea – and oh wait – a navy blue bedspread that was quite “heavy” – for the guest room – and um yeah, hard to come out empty handed.
      I will keep my eye out for the “stopping” book – that is a seriously good title….
      thanks for chiming in…. and thought of you – got some nice Vitamin E oil last week (finally) and do love it

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  11. I am completely taken with the pink hue on the building and your description of exuding this kind of warmth to others. Now wouldn’t the world be a spectacular place is we each could create that warmth for a stranger each day. I could totally visualize the IKEA scene. I’m smiling thinking about it as I type.

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  12. Yvette, profound philosophy and stunning photos make this a superb post! The pink ball of sunset is startlingly vibrant and I’m taken with your shares from the book about suffering. So true but not always easy to see at the time!

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  13. Hi, Yvette. I totally agree with you about Viktor Frankl’s book. It’s a very wise book–one of the best I’ve ever read. I should re-read Le Miserables. I remember loving it years ago. I just re-read A Tale of Two Cities and loved it. It’s a great idea to re-read the classics at different stages of our lives, I think. As for your photos–beautiful light and color. I especially like the first one.

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    1. thanks for the feedback on photos and the good reads! I am still getting through Frankl’s book – it was on a school reading list of mine from years ago but not sure how much I actually got of it… loving it – and so right about re-reading some lit 🙂

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  14. Great photos! I love the glitter heart. Glitter glimmering in the sunshine would be beautiful. And the pink glow has a heart shape too.
    I love too many books. Diary of Anne Frank, Walden, The Pearl by Steinbeck, Montaigne (complete essays)

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    1. Oo la la for the books you mentioned. I tried reading the Pearl many years ago and might explore it again because you mentioned it – back then I was not feeling it.

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      1. Pearl is a short read and you won’t regret it. The writing is exquisite. I was hesitant to start a new book but I’m so glad I did. So much insight about human emotions, longing, greed, mistrust, and loss. Hope you get a chance to revisit it!

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