I really enjoy participating in the Weekly Photo Challenges that WordPress hosts. I can’t usually come up with a picture to add to the mix and I am certainly inferior to the talented photographers that participate, but I do love taking pictures and connecting with other people from all over the world through these challenges when I can produce something.
This week’s photo challenge was “Containers.”
The definition of contain is “to hold or include, to have capacity for, to keep under proper control, or to prevent or limit the expansion of something.”
On Friday, the day when a new Photo Challenge is released, I could think of nothing around me to photograph to submit. When today rolled around, however, my eyes were opened to so many containers. Maybe being “contained” all day in the house with the kids is good for my creative brain!
Here’s what I came up with:
This is our chicken coop that Jason has spent HOURS of his life on! Our first batch of chickens, which I got for my birthday in April, was massacred a couple of months ago by several different animals that found their way into the coop. Jason has spent a lot of time “fortifying the coop,” so hopefully these chickens will make it!
Here is one of our little chicks that is contained within the coop. We have 2 Americanas, 2 Silkies, and 4 Rhode Island Reds. I thought they were so sweet until the night before last, when one of them bit me and another one flogged me while I was trying to get them up for the night!
A pile of watermelon and cantaloupe from our garden. In spite of the lack of rain (until today) in our area, our garden has been very plentiful this year! Watermelons contain such…goodness!
These are our rows of green beans, which Jason has worked SO hard on. They contain a great surprise….
…beautiful, colorful zinnias! The kids and I planted zinnia and sunflower seeds in between all of the green bean plants in hopes that they would grow tall and the beans would run up the flowers. However, the flowers didn’t grow as fast as the beans. I love walking through the green beans and catching glimpses of colorful zinnias.
And my last container….I recently rearranged our living room, putting this beautifully old trunk that my mother-in-law gave us in the center of the room. Whenever Charlie and Maddie’s friends come over, they have to see what is contained within it. Much to their dismay, it is full of blankets! I should fill it with some sort of treasure one day, just to give them a little fun.
I enjoyed this weeks photo challenge, and I hope you did, too!