Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Coffeegirl Challenge #6

[what's brewing: depends where you are...]

It's that time of year again when my internal clock resounds with the fullness of fall. As the calendar turns over to the autumn months, my seasonal sensations kick in and I start to crave the quintessential elements of fall. Choosing my favorite fall element would be an impossible task (apple cider? pumpkin patches? candy corn?), but certainly one of my all time favorites has to be the crunching of leaves after they've changed color, fallen to the ground, and been blown about on the sidewalks. Ooh, I just love that feeling.

Knowing that those of us who convene here at Coffeegirl Confessions are presently scattered throughout different hemispheres, climates, cultures and countries, we certainly aren't all in a place where we can enjoy a taste of fall. On several blogs I've seen creative efforts being put forth to create a sense of fall where it is nowhere to be found, and I've seen others who are embracing their chance at spring while those in the north are slipping into autumn. And there are others who are indeed experiencing fall, but in a different way in a different land than they are used to.

I love the diversity that is represented among us in so many different ways and I thought this would be a good time to celebrate that diversity...

Coffeegirl Challenge #6: a tribute to seasons around the world!

Your task: Take an artistic photograph that captures the current season where you are living, be it hot, cold, fall or spring - or something in between - and submit it as an entry into Coffeegirl's Celebration of Seasons photo contest. All photos will be displayed next week, October 13th, and readers will vote for their favorite entry to determine our winner. (If you submit a photograph, be sure to let your friends and family members know so that they can turn out and vote for you!)

As a reminder, by asking for an artistic photograph I mean nothing against your kids, teammates or home decorations...but leave them out of it, indulge your creative side and give us a taste of the culture you're living in. Remember this definition from our Field Day event?

Artistic Photograph: photography that is…done to express the artist's perceptions and emotions and to share them with others.

The stakes: The winner will receive their choice of a $20 gift card to iTunes, Amazon.com, or Shutterfly.

Details, details: Photos should be submitted to coffeegirlconfessions@yahoo.com by Monday, October 12 at 9:00am Mountain Standard Time (2 hours behind East Coast Time). Please specify which details you would like to have posted with your photo, i.e. name, Blogger name, or initials; country of service, etc.

Need some inspiration? Check out the last batch of artistic photographs that were submitted for our Field Day event back in June!


Duane and Carin said...

Sounds like fun.
Look forward ro seeing the results.

Jamie Wright said...

Just stumbled across this blog and saw three of my friends blogs listed as Coffeegirl Regulars, then scrolled through the pics in the Field Day link, and saw 2 more! Small world indeed!
Can't wait to see the submissions for this challenge. So fun!


Becky Aguirre said...

What a fun idea! Am very much looking forward to the results! :)

Stephanie said...

Oh, how I wish I could take good photos... but I just really DON'T have the talent!! :) I will very much enjoy the results, as well. Have fun!!!

Please add me to your blogroll:

Anonymous said...

I'm new to wOTH and very excited about the coffeegirl confessions blog. What a great name for a blog - wish I'd thought of it (grin). No pics from me this round- but i'll be tasting the weekly brew on a regular basis.

Gary & Tammy Goertzen said...

I was looking at Challenge #6 - I am in England this week, enjoying a bit of rest and respite while Gary has meetings. It is the fall season here and how amazing and beautiful the countryside is! What an awesome Creator we have! I didn't realize how much I missed this season after living in Africa for the past 2 years. I will go back to Angola this weekend and hopefully find spring bursting forth. What a blessing to enjoy 2 amazing seasons within the span of a week!


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