Wanderings & observations

Love That Weekly Photo Challenge

This weeks’ Daily Post Photography Challenge is “Love”.

At Pike Place Market in Seattle, a smile speaks volumes of love for a bundled up pet.

Flower market workers appear lost in the love of beautiful spring bouquets. I know I may be romanticizing – they’re probably underpaid – but I suspect they do love those bright flowers.

Caught behind a protective plastic tarp, these flowers express love more lyrically, to me anyway, than all the pretty bouquets displayed in the aisles.

A pianist’s fingers may be bandaged, but he plays long and hard. For money, yes, but if you could hear him you would know it’s also for love.

And I see love here, even without color.

All photographs taken at Pike Place Market, Seattle, in 2012.

Many more renditions of Love, from all over the world, can be found here:


14 responses

  1. they are all lovely, but i really like the movement in the one with the red tulips and yellow daffodils.

    January 30, 2013 at 7:33 pm

  2. LOVE the pianist – any your comment about him. Well done.

    January 30, 2013 at 7:39 pm

  3. A beautiful collection of photos to represent love! I love them all, the first man with his dog to the pianist and the white flower (is it a rose?)

    January 30, 2013 at 7:55 pm

  4. Nature and natural creations are definitely the best expression of love… What a beautiful way of approaching this week’s theme!
    Sometimes, love for something bigger than oneself is all that we need… this collection of images showcase exactly that – kindly, I ask you let me know what you think at the post’s comment section! Thanks in advance! :o Peace & love!

    January 31, 2013 at 4:31 am

    • Getting out of yourself and falling in love with someone, or with a pet, a flower, a scene – is a good remedy for a gray day, inside or outside.

      January 31, 2013 at 12:21 pm

  5. Oh Pike Place Market is a photographer’s dream!!! The flowers and fruits and vegetables, oh my! I can’t imagine how much it cost to take photos there back in the days of film!!!!

    January 31, 2013 at 6:03 am

    • That’s funny! Good point. Always something to see & taste there.

      January 31, 2013 at 12:19 pm

  6. Love all of these photos – you have a gifted eye! And yes, Pike Place Market is a photographer’s dream; I still have a large batch of photos from my last trip there. Can’t miss with those wonderful intensely colored flowers in the market and all of the street musicians. :-)

    January 31, 2013 at 9:51 am

    • Yes, in spite of being a place tourists frequent, it’s always satisfying.

      January 31, 2013 at 12:18 pm

  7. I like these. In response to your theme you have managed to get beneath the surface and in so doing have expressed your own feelings. The pianist picture is a gem. Even the girl at the flower stall obligingly wears an appropriate T-shirt!!

    January 31, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    • Louis, you’re kind! I struggled with the pianist because I couldn’t get a good angle – lots of people in the way, etc. And when you’re listening & feeling the energy (which with this man is substantial) the photo often doesn’t seem to do it justice. You’re observant – but I knew that.

      January 31, 2013 at 2:36 pm

  8. I love the flowers through the plastic…how we see so much of life, sometimes, through all of the things that have made us what we are, and the world is still beautiful…and the pianist, too…how his heart must stir to sit there at the piano again…after maybe years in a life where he hasn’t been able to…wonderful photos, all, truly…..

    February 2, 2013 at 8:55 am

  9. I’m glad you mentioned the flowers behind the tarps – I have a series of them, and there some of my favorite images, though obviously not to everyone else’s taste. But what you said about them is really interesting, and I hadn’t thought of it that way, so thanks for that thought. Who knows about the pianist? Maybe he’s been doing his Pike Place gig for many years…in any case, his heart’s definitely very much in his work, and that’s the big treat for all who walk that way. Your words are appreciated!

    February 2, 2013 at 2:26 pm

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    February 20, 2013 at 12:20 pm

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