Friday, July 5, 2013

One Community

One Community is a monthly photo project in which participants photograph their homes and community with a theme in mind. The theme varies by month. The goal is to both showcase similarities and differences in our communities worldwide – and bring us all closer together in understanding through art. This month’s themes are:

Red, White, Blue

NOSTALGIA: I am lucky to live in a community where historic properties provide both nostalgia and current purpose. The Asa Waters Mansion is one of those places. Some of history’s prominent people who once visited the Asa Waters Mansion are Daniel Webster, Henry Clay, President William Howard Taft and Alexander Graham Bell. The mansion is used for many functions to this day including weddings. Our children gather around its gazebo for photographing at prom time each year.
SEASON: Nothing says summer like the views from my own backyard. The sparkling water amidst the green trees and watching the parade of geese and ducks go by is a view I am blessed to see everyday in the summertime.
CELEBRATE: My little town of Millbury MA recently celebrated its bicentennial. It is a quiet town where any day of the week you can travel through Main Street and have barely any traffic.
RED, WHITE, AND BLUE: A beautiful arrangement of red, white and blue flowers found at my local Walmart. It just proves that you do not need to go to a fancy florist to enjoy a festive array of patriotic flowers!

One Community participants include:
Sarah is a life-long Missourian who shares her home with her husband, one (soon to be 2) son(s), and an old grumpy dachshund. Like every good Midwesterner, she can (and will) talk to you at length about the weather. Sarah blogs at
Colleen lives with her handsome hubster and two feisty felines in Portland, Oregon. She loves rain and sun (in that order), words and pictures, and chatting up the neighbors. She blogs
Rebekah lives in Kilkenny, Ireland with her husband. An American by birth, she's discovering what it means to be an expat on the Emerald Isle. She blogs at Honeysuckle Life.
Kara is a cheerful nerd living in downtown Phoenix, AZ with her law-studying husband and an anxious pound puppy. She works full time in the mental health field but in her off time enjoys sunshine, great food and the occasional craft beer.
Wife and Mom to a houseful of boys in sunny San Diego; word geek and all-kinds-of writer; maker of things both creative and useful. Sue is now blogging again at
Teresa lives in Massachusetts with her husband, college aged daughter and two crazy cats. She is a creative spirit who tries to find the lesson, blessing and humor in everything and she blogs at
Kelli lives in New Jersey with her dog, Willie Nelson Mandela, and her boyfriend, Dutch. A native Arizonan, she is enamored by the lush landscape, and looking to build community. She is a novelist, public health advocate and United Methodist. She blogs at:
Stephanie is a lifelong Wyomingite with ranch girl roots. She has her own marketing and graphic design business and in her free time, she enjoys knitting, fishing with her boyfriend, and team roping. She blogs at:
Eduarda Schroder is a curious, visual creature who believes all pictures tell a story. She hails from Mozambique, via Portugal and NJ, and now is desert rate living with her husband and two teenage daughters in Chandler, AZ.


  1. Love this! So well done! And i had no idea that was your view. Lucky you!

    1. Thanks Kelli...I am a lucky girl...I love watching the seasons pass and the view of the pond changing along with it!

  2. Just once I want to put up red white and blue bunting on my house! Gorgeous.

    1. I was thinking the same house may be little but gosh darnit I think the bunting may go up next year!

  3. That is the view from your backyard?! Beautiful! I love all the red, white and blue all over. How patriotic!