Renewal. This word conjures a variety of images, from bright blossoms to meditating monks. When I think of “renewal,” I think…

Photo courtesy of Cheri Lucas

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.

I think of beginnings. Life. Opportunity. 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.

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And we hope you’ll continue to follow along — to read each day, to challenge yourself as a writer or artist or thinker, to be open to the paths and possibilities to create and share and learn.

Share a picture that means RENEWAL to you!

Have fun!

— Cheri


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      1. Sure, I’ll do that next time. Thanks for informing. I hope we can have a custom title unlike “weekly photo challenge”, cant we? The tag ‘apostaday’ I understand is necessary.


  1. We’re two 25 year old who moved from California to Nicaragua to start a business that gives back to the schools here. We wanted to start a life of our own that would allow us to incorporate our passions of travel and being entrepreneurs while making a better life for people we meet along the way. A life we could be proud of. It’s a very different life than our old one in Cali, so almost every photo we take is a photo of renewal! It will be tough picking one out, but we’re excited and up for the challenge 🙂
    -Quinn & Jonathon


    1. Great interpretation of the theme, although we’d love it if you created a new post and linked to it here (instead of posting the URL of the image itself)…


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