Friday, August 31, 2012

Connections

Tomorrow marks the start of a new month. School has begun. Some of you are already starting to feel changes in the weather. So come, sit down. Enjoy a few moments with us as we muse on a new theme......connections.



I believe that as humans we are hard-wired to be in relationships and connected with one another, whether that's as family, friends, or even acquaintances.

I thoroughly enjoy sharing a cup of coffee or tea with a good friend. It is a time for the two of us to catch up with one another, sharing our hearts and offering mutual love and support.

Here at Focusing on Life, most of us have never met in person, but the ten of us share a love of photography and life. And that's what not only connects us to each other, as we share our photos and stories from our lives, but it's how we are hoping we connect with you, our readers! I like to think that every time we share a post, it's like sitting down to have a cup of coffee or tea with you!

And while I feel our human relationships are the most important connections, I know there are many others out there that can be found. That's why I chose a rather broad and open-ended theme. I hope that as you look around this month for all kinds of "connections" that perhaps you find some that you may have never considered before or see others in new ways.

Perhaps you will find a connection between generations of family members......


Perhaps you will find a connection between siblings......


Perhaps you will find a connection to technology......


Perhaps you will find a connection to a new "love"..........


Perhaps you will find a connection between two unseemingly connected objects.....


Wherever you find your connections, we want to see them in the flickr group! And if you want them to be considered for the InFocus selection each week, please tag them with "FOL Connections."


P.S. Even though tomorrow is officially the first day of September and our new theme, we will still choose a "barn" themed photo for the InFocus selection. Our first "connections" InFocus selection will be on September 8th.

16 comments:

Leigh said...

love, love, love the collage! What a great idea Steph! I look forward to exploring this theme this month and can't wait to see all the photos from everyone.

Dotti said...

Stephanie, I just love this collage and the post is so heartwarming. This is going to be another FUN IN FOCUS month at FOL. Oh, I can't wait!

:-D

Barbara said...

These are wonderful Steph, love the one of your little girl and her legs with the phone. Just way too darn cute.

Kim Stevens said...

Really, another great theme! And I love that it IS so open-ended, as it will make for some great conversation and directions and I can't wait to see where everyone takes it!! Fabulous collage and I love all the photos, but am so drawn to the first one. Those two sets of hands, there is just something about generations and history and love and you captured so much emotion.

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

*blushing* I just sent you an email asking you what the "theme" was... LOL sorry, never mind. I love the theme and think we will have a fabulous variety in our Flickr pool!

Love your mosaic and so look forward to this fun month!

Hugs

heyjudephotography said...

This is a great theme Stephanie - there are so many directions to go with this and I think the flickr pool will be a fun, fun place this month. The mosaic you made of all of our cups is beautiful. It was fun to share a cup with all of you on this beautiful last day of August.

Deanna said...

Another fun month ahead...what a great theme and what great images to illustrate the variety of connections one has in life.

Cathy H. said...

Wonderful theme this month! I'll be looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with! I'm with everyone else...I love your mug mosaic!!

Viv (modifica) said...

Great theme love your collection of mugs ...

AFishGirl said...

Wheeee, this sounds glorious. Connections! I'll shoot the hook and eyes on the back of my corset. Haha. Kidding, kidding. Beautiful post and delightful mosaic. Connections. A plus B. Oh yeah, this is thrilling for me. Thanks for such a great theme. I feel off the fence and failed to get a barn shot but I'll make up for it this month.

GailO said...

Beautiful photos! I have always been inspired by your style:)

terriporter said...

Love the mug mosaic and how it shows the connection between us in a different and unique way! Also love the photos you chose to illustrate the different kinds of connections, making it easier for people to think outside the box. I love this theme! I know we are going to have some great contributions to the gallery.

Carol said...

(I knew you were too skinny - it's that corset....) I fully expect to see a fish on the line somewhere in the connections!

Carol said...

Late coming to the party - but I have to add my two cents. I just love the banner, and the whole idea of us sharing a virtual cup of coffee - can't wait to make it a reality some day. Nice theme too - and I love your daughter with the phone. I have one of my daughter, about age talking on a cell phone in a hot tub! (At her father's of course!) Their lives are sure different than ours were, but I digress - Anyway - beautiful shot!
Thanks for the coffee - see you in Flickr

Linda said...

Connections will be fun! The mosaic turned out great! I think I'll stay and have another cup.

xo,
Linda

sherrygaley said...

Inspired theme and beautiful selection of photos to illustrate. I look forward to participating...

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