Monday, August 5, 2013

One Community - August

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:

ICE CREAM: Nothing says summer like ice cream. Our favorite ice cream place is called “Swirls and Scoops” and we wait every year for the countdown to begin as they are only open from April until Labor Day! That is probably a good thing…lol…but it does make it a special treat for the summer!
BRIGHT: Just as the day was getting cloudier and cloudier and we thought rain would be coming…the sky opened up and there it was….the brightest thing I know…the sun!

NUMBERS: Isn’t it amazing to think that just a few numbers on a piece of paper could be as life changing as those on a winning Powerball ticket. I didn’t win with this ticket, but I hear the jackpot is now up to $400 million. My head cannot even wrap around that number. It is fun to think about though, What would you do if you won? I would build a farmhouse with a giant wrap-around porch surrounded by acres and acres of land and my husband and I would live the rest of our lives in peace and tranquility…sounds like a plan!

SPLASH: I love to go to my local Dunkin Donuts and get my beverage of choice which is iced coffee with extra cream and a “splash” of raspberry flavoring. Rasberry was my mom’s favorite flavor and when I am having a day when missing her is really hard, I combine my favorite drink with her favorite flavor it makes me smile!

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 at

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 Arizona 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. It's so fun to see how we visualize words.

  2. Dunkin Donuts, yummm! A splash of cream is one of the best parts of my day, too!

  3. Oh, the lotto ticket was so SMART for this!