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Friday, February 17, 2012

Passion: A Photo Challenge


Passion is a strong word, isn't it? It conjures up images that may not be suitable for G-rated blogs, I suppose.

Nope, I'm not thinking about anything featured on a daytime soap opera. Instead, I'm talking about the things that stir our souls. It's different for each of us. And isn't that what makes the world such a fascinating place?

Math doesn't stir me. I can't get excited about statistics. I have no desire to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.

We get caught up in the "have to's" sometimes. But what are the things which allow our souls to breathe in the hectic pace of the world? What makes our lives buzz with fervor, ardor, excitement, zeal and delight?

I find my passion in family and in the bonds that link generation to generation.


I find it in music. It may be hymns. It could be in the four-part harmony of a church choir anthem. I find it in songs on a Christian radio station, in the old standards and in Broadway tunes. I may even find it in the chaos of middle school choir on a day when a preteen girl finds her voice and lets it soar past her timidity.


I find it in God's creation all around me on our Kansas farm.

I find it in cooking and baking.

How can you help but find passion in sunrises and fresh starts?

Or in sunsets after a well-lived day?

Photography helps me see things around me with new perspective ... whether it's the big picture ...

Or discovered in the tiniest details.

And I find it in writing. Thanks to those of you who stop by and visit the County Line and read the words, see the photos and look at life through my eyes. May you find your passions all around you, too.

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Today I'm linked to Poetic Winter Photography challenge at Project Alicia, Live and Love Outloud, Bumbles and Light and Sweet Violet. Today's challenge was "Passion." Could you tell?!

I'm also linked to Fresh from the Farm: Farm Photo Friday.

15 comments:

  1. .....and your passion shows in your photos!

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    1. Thanks Dr. Momi! I appreciate it.

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  2. Your examples for passion are nothing short of amazing. Can't believe you came up with such a wonderful list. Each one beautiful and unique. Really love the hand with the tiny foot for family bonds, the beautiful sunrise for fresh starts, and your shot for tiny details. But wow! These are all stunning! Thanks so much for sharing and participating in the Poetic Winter Challenge!

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    1. Thanks so much, Alicia. Coming from you is a real compliment!! I have been having fun participating in your Poetic Winter Photo Challenge. Thanks for hosting!

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  3. Awesome Passion post, Kim. Alicia is right your interpretation and pictures are amazing!

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    1. Thanks, Robyn, for leading the way on the Poetic Winter Challenge. I loved your pasture photo for your blog today!

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  4. Kim, these photos are great! But I especially love what you had to say about passion stirring one's soul. It's so very true!

    Thanks so much for joining us in the Poetic Winter Photo Challenge. We're moving on to "Calm" next Friday and boy am I glad. I could use a little bit of calm in my life after this crazy week! Have a lovely weekend.

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    1. Kristi - Thanks for your kind words and for hosting the photo challenge. It's been fun to think about how to illustrate each word. I'm still working on calm, but you're right: We could all use a big portion of that! Happy weekend to you, too!

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  5. Beautiful post...I love your thoughts and your pictures....thanks so much for linking up today. :)

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  6. These are gorgeous! And what beautiful writing to go with them too, I can feel your passion for all of these things really flowing through your words.

    Thanks so much for taking part in the Poetic Winter Photo Challenge!

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    1. Combining words and photos is something that truly is a passion. Thanks!

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  7. Your photos are absolutely stunning! So much eye candy!

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  8. Your pictures are amazing. I love your interpretation of passion.

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    1. I appreciate you taking time to comment, Teresa! That is MUCH appreciated!

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