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Weekly Photo Challenge: Renewal

on November 10, 2012

From WordPress:   Renewal. This word conjures a variety of images, from bright blossoms to meditating monks. When I think of “renewal,” I think of starting a new job, arriving in a new city that’s ripe for exploration, walking through a new apartment with white walls, and taking a hot shower after a challenging day. I also recall a trip several years ago to the Lan Su Chinese Garden in Portland, Oregon, which is where I took the photograph above. This lone pink flower amongst lily pads makes me feel renewed, fresh, and ready for what’s to come.

What images does Renewal conjure for you? Get creative. Think beyond the usual images (a sunrise, a birth). We want to see what else you can come up with.

Ugh.  This is a hard one.  For me, the word ‘Renewal’ is part of my every day language.  I work in insurance, so I am constantly dealing with clients’ renewals.  So it’s not a glamorous word in my world.  In fact, I almost wanted to skip this week’s challenge.  But then I looked through my photos and came up with a few.

Renewal reminds me of Easter and the resurrection.

“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength…” ~Isaiah 40:31

“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” ~Psalm 51:10

Butterflies are the ultimate renewal, are they not?  Starting out as ugly caterpillars, being renewed as beautiful butterflies.

“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.” ~2 Corinthians 4:16


New to The Daily Post? Whether you’re a beginner or a professional, you’re invited to get involved in our Weekly Photo Challenge to help you meet your blogging goals and give you another way to take part in Post a Day / Post a Week. Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.

Here’s how it works:

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.

3. Subscribe to The Daily Post so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements. Sign up via the email subscription link in the sidebar or RSS.


12 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Renewal

  1. Kavita says:

    Lovely captures!!! I simply loved the second image… It’s stunning!

  2. janna hill says:

    I once had a similar photo titled ‘skipper on cone’. There is just something about butterflies and flowers that never gets old. 🙂

  3. kz says:

    beautiful butterflies. i just love butterflies…i wish i could photograph one

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  6. dorseyml says:

    Hey, I am soo sorry that it took me this long, I just wanted to personally thank you for nominating me for a blog award. Here is the post if you are interested in seeing it.

  7. That picture of the butterfly is awesome!!

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