Evoke the excitement of entering a new year with a photo that shows growth.

Crocus leaves emerging in autumn. Photo by Jen H.

“The important thing is somehow to begin.” — Henry Moore

This fall, I was surprised to find crocus bulbs sprouting in my front yard. Where I live, crocuses are typically a herald of Spring, so it was several months too early for them to be starting their life cycle. I admire their vigor, and hope they’ll thrive once the weather begins to warm again.

Crocus leaves emerging in autumn. Photo by Jen H.

“Our growth depends not on how many experiences we devour, but on how many we digest.” — Ralph W. Sockman

In this first week of the year, many people anticipate beginnings, changes, and opportunities for growth. Share with us an image that evokes this spirit of change and newness — the smile of a new friend, a freshly planted garden, an empty journal waiting to be filled. Growth is very personal, and I encourage you to interpret this as literally or as broadly as you like. Happy New Year — we can’t wait to see your photos!

Show Comments


Close Comments

Join the conversation!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


  1. I’d love to be thinking of spring, but it’s so cold here that it’s impossible. I’m simply dreaming of temperatures (both real and with wind chill) that are above zero degrees Fahrenheit! Simple joys. 🙂


    Liked by 9 people

515 Responses While this challenge is closed to new entries, we encourage you to visit the Reader to find other avid bloggers.