…your making.  Jake’s Weekly Photo Challenge subject  is “Simplicity”.

The simplicity here isn’t necessarily in the form or content, but in the context. The context seems to be a story that weaves in and out of everyday settings at home and beyond. It’s a simple story that I invite you to narrate.













Shells probably from India; moon shells from East Coast beaches;  bed in a small cottage in Connecticut; cream pitcher made in 1998 and signed HP; boats in New York Harbor; curled skunk cabbage leaf at Mercer Slough, Bellevue, WA; aprons at Hains House, a Baking School and B&B in Olympia, WA;  Tateuchi Viewing Pavilion at Bellevue Botanical Garden, Bellevue, WA; aloe leaf in the Volunteer Park Conservatory, Seattle, WA; the flowers are Forget-me-nots.

More responses to this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge are at:


  1. Pingback: sunday post: simplicity « my sweetpainteddreams

    • Well, if you ever get to the Pacific northwest you could not do better then to spend time at Pat’s farm – Hains House – where this was taken. She will welcome you and feed you amazing things from her huge wood-fired outdoor oven, and then you can go off and explore the coast or Mt. Rainier. I’m glad you like the photo – I was annoyed with that down jacket, and it took forever to get the lighting right because I didn’t pay close attention to what I was doing at the time – I’m a quick shooter, and it shows.


  2. Ah, make a recommendation for eating or birding and you’ll sucker me in every time, thanks!
    I didn’t really even notice the coat, that’s how enamored I was with the aprons! I think the lighting is perfect.


  3. The use of sepias, gentle greys and soft focus suggests memories of the past – probably memories associated with someone who sailed away. The stronger colours used in the eighth picture suggest that the memories have been evoked by a return to a once familiar room. The final two pictures comprise an interesting pairing: the aloe, associated with bitterness, and the forget-me-not. Perhaps this is a clue to the nature of the relationship (and parting) between the narrator and the person who sailed away.


  4. A well-conceived photograph truly generates a strong narrative. Each frame suggests a different story, and each interpreter responds according to their life experiences. Nicely done–each of the images pitches my thoughts.


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