Weekly Photo Challenge: One

“One Heart, One Love…” is the melody by Bob Marley that’s repeating in my head tonight as I am putting this photo challenge together.

The number One as an archetype symbolizes unity and wholeness. One includes all, everything… there is no differentiation. Geometrically, the number one is expressed by a point or a circle.
Yet, in Western culture, the number One has come to be identified with standing out, differentiating oneself from the crowd, separation…

I found a few images that hopefully convey both of these very different qualities, yet still represent the number One.

The woman who wore this necklace to a jazz concert seemed delighted when I asked her for a photograph of her colorful ornament. ONE necklace, many colors, a one-of-a-kind piece of hand-made jewelry.

one necklace many colors

One little girl was fascinated by hundreds of baby chickens inside the barn. In her entranced state, she seemed to forget everything else around her, until her mother called for her.

Girl watching baby chicks

Girl watching baby chicks

This little frog statue seemed to blissfully blend into its environment and invite the visitor to do the same:

Frog among ferns

Frog among ferns

One of many sculptures constructed with hay bales for an annual hay bale contest definitely intended to stand out from the rest. It was titled “Un-luck-hay.”

Hay sculpture "un-luck-hay"

Hay sculpture “un-luck-hay”

One dog quickly disappeared from sight becoming one with the trees and the other creatures of the forest:

Dog in the woods

Dog in the woods

A solitary cow finding shelter under a huge old tree, each one of a kind:

Cow under big tree

Cow under big tree

One butterfly wing shows us the beauty of nature’s designs and, if we look at it long enough, hypnotizes us into a state of one-ness:

Butterfly wing

Butterfly wing

And sometimes two is really one, as in this ONE pair of boots:

One pair of boots

One pair of boots

This post was created in response to the WordPress Photo Challenge “One.”

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16 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: One

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  2. aiman peer says:

    this is so beautiful.. ❤


  3. Joe Owens says:

    A nice selection.


  4. Barneysday says:

    Wonderful and great inspiration. My favorite is the dog in the woods. Thanks for sharing these.


  5. Love your images of ONE for the challenge, Annette. I especially love the hay sculpture, the frog and the butterfly wing. 🙂


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  7. restlessjo says:

    Funny I was singing that same song walking into town this morning, with half my mind on the challenge. I had Bono from U2 in my head. Merry Christmas to you 🙂


  8. Kristin says:

    Now you got that song stuck in my head (lol). I like the diversity of shots.


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  10. mpejovic says:

    I like your photo choices but I’d love to see more of those haystack creations. That one is brilliant!


    • Hoping to seek them out next fall – they are spread out over the entire county… I have another picture of a hay sculpture but it involves “two” instead of “one” so it would have been heretically to include it in my “One” post 🙂


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