Weekly Photo Challenge: Spare…simplicity

Posted: May 27, 2016 in Weekly Photo Challenge
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This week Krista has hit on one of my favorite words as her theme:  Spare.  “Spare” can have a variety of meanings, but in my mind it ties inexorably with the beauty that is simple and unadorned, often that of the desert.  But in this case, I use it to mean something small, common, and easily missed.

Of course, if you don’t like my shot, I may go spare, a saying used by the British and Australians to mean “become very angry.”  Just kidding, but it is an expression I enjoy.

© janet m. webb 2015

  1. Jaelle Katz says:

    It is a poetic picture, with silence and a little dropdropdrop…

  2. You mean like “Pa-lease spare me!”
    Lovely grace to the photo! 🙂

  3. thirdeyemom says:

    Lovely Janet! Have a great long weekend. I’m hoping it stops raining here!!!

    • We’re not getting rain at the moment, Nicole, but had downpours the other day and rain again this morning. Looks like more later as well. Hard to keep the grass mowed and the weeds….

  4. bythebriny says:

    I love the effect of the fog on this image.

  5. love the water droplets on the branch and the misty background, a spare but wonderful image

  6. Hammad Rais says:

    Lovely contribution, Janet. Simple but powerful!

  7. Well I certainly don’t want you to go ‘spare’, so I’ll just say that I think your image is perfectly lovely. 🙂

  8. Amy says:

    Love this take on, Janet !! Well done!

  9. Wandering among words is fun.
    Never heard that particular saying.
    Spare as simple and undadorned reminds me of some ancient relative talking when I was a kid about life waaaay back then. Always like that word in that use.
    (Nice picture!)

  10. Tish Farrell says:

    I really like your interpretation of spare, Janet. Just the image!

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  12. quarksire says:

    Kewl shoT! 🙂

  13. pommepal says:

    I will certainly not go spare at you Janet, this is a lovely interpretation.

  14. reocochran says:

    This is an evocative photograph full of moodiness and much more than a “spare” one, Janet.

  15. Su Leslie says:

    Lovely shot; and a beautiful portrayal of the theme.

  16. Sandra says:

    Very atmospheric. I could almost taste the fog.

  17. Moon says:

    Lovely and interesting picture as always.

  18. Perfect capture! 🙂

  19. pix & kardz says:

    what a lovely mood!
    your words made me think of other expressions such as spare change, spare tire, sparing no effort, etc etc. i have never heard the expression the way you’ve used it. but i do know ‘spare me!’, a lighthearted way of saying no to a lengthy story or piece of gossipy news.