Summer Photo Fun – 2014 – Simple

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Simple was the theme set by the kids this week for our summerphotofun project and as ever some lovely, thought provoking and funny pictures came in.  Many of you used the theme of simple pleasures with things stripped back to their essence, nature, food and experiences featuring strongly along with a couple of very moving but simple memorials.  You hear a lot about wanting to live a simple life as an antidote to the perception that life is now too complicated or fast paced.  I’m not sure personally that I buy into the over complication argument but I also know that I live a simple, slow life in many respects and have done a long time before the slow movement became a fashionable thing.  For me to enjoy life all you need are to concentrate on the simple things, time with family and friends, good food, spending time outdoors and enjoying new experiences, get that right (and I don’t think it’s difficult to do) and you have a path to contentment.  All things outside this are just distractions, ignore as many of them as you can.  I think when you look at the photos that have come in this week a lot of them are perfect slices of this way of living, none more so perhaps than the photo at the top.

As ever thanks go out to all of you who have contributed and come up with such a lovely varied gallery (I loved the oil and water shot), just click on the gallery to open it and see the photos full size.  Do let us know which ones you liked in particular this week.  I hope I haven’t forgotten to include any but if I have let me know and I’ll amend the gallery.

 

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