I usually post my contributions to the Wordpress weekly photo challenge on my Perfecting Motherhood blog but I thought this week’s theme photos would be a better fit on this website, so here we go!

Remember you can click on each photo below to see a larger view of it.

I find it interesting, not to say awkward, to choose “renewal” as a theme in November, when everything in nature is dying or falling asleep. So most of the photos I’m displaying here were taken at another time of the year.

Well, expect for this first one, which I took last fall after a rainstorm. The clouds were still quite grey but the sun rays did their best to light up the golden leaves of the poplars that live by the San Diego River. I love to watch the rain do its magic as it revives and replenishes the trees that have been thirsty for so long, giving them one last burst of energy before they go to sleep for the winter.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: Renewal - after the rain

WordPress weekly photo challenge: Renewal – after the rain

The WordPress person who wrote the post on this weekly photo challenge suggested us to stay away from the stereotypical renewal of sunrises. Well, I love sunrises and they are inherently a sign of daily renewal. But I like moon rises  just as much, especially when they happen in the daylight. They remind us that day and night work together to bring constant renewal to the earth.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: Renewal - moon rising over trees

WordPress weekly photo challenge: Renewal – moon rising over trees

I used the photo below for another photo challenge theme but I think it fits this one perfectly. This is a small pine tree growing out of the root of a seemingly dead tree. Nature knows best how to renew.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: Renewal - new tree grows out of a dead tree

WordPress weekly photo challenge: Renewal – new tree grows out of a dead tree

Finally, nothing screams renewal more than brand new flowers in the spring. In this case, these are California wildflowers, which are also featured in my 2013 photo calendar.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: Renewal - California wildflowers

WordPress weekly photo challenge: Renewal – California wildflowers

What is your idea of renewal?

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I'm a freelance writer, artist and photographer. I write mostly for business, not enough for pleasure, and I take a lot of pictures of the world around me.

16 responses »

  1. Carrie Rubin says:

    That moon image is gorgeous. Leave it to you to have a camera at the ready to capture it!

    • mpejovic says:

      Thanks, I really like it too and several friends seemed to concur when I shared it on Facebook last year. I happened it mid morning. I took it while hiking in the mountains of Idyllwild, so yes, I had my camera ready!

  2. Moon and flowers are great!

  3. gourmandchic says:

    Makes me miss the US. I cannot wait to go back to SoCal in December. Great job

  4. R Srinivasan says:

    Nature by itself is very refreshing…. a great renewal!

    Kindly visit my idea of Renewal : Rise, Rebirth, Revival, Rejuvenate, Renaissance

  5. nrhatch says:

    I love how BIG the moon appears when it’s close to the horizon.

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  7. Love the moon shot; great job. This photo challenge has been a lot of fun for me, too.

  8. Amy says:

    Great post to interpret the renewal. Love these beautiful shots!
    This is my take on http://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/2012/11/10/weekly-photo-challenge-renewal/

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