Ordinary moments may be special…

“Joy comes to us in ordinary moments. We risk missing out when we get too busy chasing down the extraordinary.” – Brene Brown

The beauty of a curled up fern …

or the texture of a snail’s shell…

or some unexpected tiny growth in plants…

Or the texture of a dead leaf…

Or a sunburst slowly creeping behind the roses…

For this week’s Lens Artist Photo Challenge hosted by I.J. the theme is Ordinary.


  1. Thank you for that response to the challenge. You have brought together a beautiful set of little things in nature that we tend to overlook, but which we really should look at again. I love the fern spiral and the dried leaf. Lovely macros of tiny vegetable growths, and a great study of the snail.

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks I.J. Since the pandemic and the lockdown, I haven’t had the chance to look at a topic and then take photos for it. So thanks for this, because this week is my first after a long while to go about searching for photos which is not in my archives. ❤️

      1. Glad to have that response. I spent my lockdown days cooped up with my camera in the flat, taking photos of ordinary things like scrubbers and washing.

        1. Teresa says:


  2. These are amazing and peaceful images..so beautiful

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks so much!

  3. Tina Schell says:

    Some truly wonderful examples this week Teresa. I loved your first two images especially

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Tina. I had to squeeze under the tree for that first one and had to kneel on my bad knee for the second one…but all good! 👍🏼 😂

  4. nesfelicio says:

    Extraordinary finds!

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Nes.👍🏼

  5. picpholio says:

    Wonderul detail photography.

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks. ❤️

  6. Sofia Alves says:

    Wonderful, simply wonderful!

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks so much!

  7. Tranature - quiet moments in nature says:

    Beautiful images Teresa, your macro shot of the fern is especially gorgeous! 💚

    1. Teresa says:

      That’s my fave too. Thanks 🙏🏻

  8. Amy says:

    You brought the beauty of the ordinary to us, Teresa! I love all of these, they are incredibly beautiful. Well done.

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks so much…greatly appreciate your comment, Amy!

  9. Priti says:

    Excellent photos ☺

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks 🙏🏻

  10. Alison says:

    These are lovely, so well captured with so much detail.

    1. Teresa says:

      Greatly appreciate your nice words!

  11. A diverse series of photos, lover your work!

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks a lot ❤️

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    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks John!

  13. Mama Cormier says:

    Your macro shots are wonderful.

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks so much Mama. Much appreciated!

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