This week, show us something that doesn’t maintain a straight line.

The twisted apex and whorls of a snail shell. Photo by Jen H.

In nature, we rarely see straight lines. Organic materials tend to have natural curves to them, a natural movement to their form. Snail shells, like the one pictured below, twist as they grow. The center tip of the spiral — the apex — is composed of the snail’s original, baby shell. I find this to be delightfully symbolic of life itself — the path and process of growth being anything but straight and direct.

The twisted apex and whorls of a snail shell. Photo by Jen H.

In this week’s photo challenge, show us something twisted. You can be literal in your interpretation — show us the coils of your hair, a winding woodland path, or a gnarled tree trunk. Or, be more abstract, and show us something that represents life’s inherently twisty character. We’re looking forward to it!

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  1. Life is so twisted , just like your twisted snail shell ,it has so many turns we have ever expected but full of adventure and hope to reach the end.


  2. I’m not interested in the photo challenges. I’m interested in the Daily Prompts, which so far have not been restored after stopped emailing them to me every day. -Ellen Diamond >


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