Being Square in December

For those of you who were not aware, this year I joined Becky for her Square in September photo challenge.

Following her prompts In the Pink, Tickled Pink and (simply) Pink, the challenge was to post a daily photo that fit the theme, with the only other condition being that the first photo in the post had to be square.

Inspired by what I noticed one afternoon as I lovingly gave all my plants a drink of water, I decided to take up the challenge and highlight all the pink in my garden.

It took a bit of dedication, as well as thinking outside the box, but I loved every minute of the challenge.  With the exception of two posts about being Tickled Pink – once over my new camera, the other over a perfected recipe – I was amazed at how many plants I had to share (some of which I was equally tickled pink over) and even finished the month with a conglomeration of plants that didn’t make the cut, but only because I ran out of days.

It was an exhilarating experience posting each day in keeping with Becky’s theme and, over the course of the month, I only missed the schedule two or three times (for one reason or another) but caught up by posting twice the following days.

Becky issues her square photo challenge four times a year, and next month is Square in December.  Becky’s theme this time is Time and here are Becky’s timely thoughts to help everyone get underway:

  • A stitch in time saves nine
  • Early bird catches the worm
  • In the nick of time
  • More haste, less speed
  • Time & tide wait for no man (or woman!)

I can see all manner of possibilities and variations just waiting to burst into the blogosphere.

– ⋅ o ♥ o ⋅ –

As I’m sure you’ve already guessed, my personal spin on Becky’s theme is Christmas Time Squares and I’m already excited about how I’m going to meet this challenge.

One of my favourite ornaments

(No I have not put up my decorations already.  These are photos I took last year.)

I’ve never really done much blogging around the festive season, preferring instead to leave everyone to themselves.  But this year will be different and I will be sharing my own Christmas stories, memories attached to ornaments, special times with our girls, special family recipes, and gifts that keep on giving.

I’m looking forward to sharing what Christmas means to me and my family and hope you enjoy the ride I take you on during the month of December.

For now, I’m off the start planning because that first post is due on December 1 and then there are 30 posts to follow.  Time (ha, ha) for me to start my preparations.

Wish me luck 🙂 but know I am going to enjoy every moment of Being Square in December.


Click here if you’re interested in seeing my posts from September.

11 Replies to “Being Square in December”

  1. I too enjoy Beckys squares. I don’t miss a day as I sit down once a week and do all the square posts for that week and schedule them to appear on the days I want. That is one thing I discovered doing Beckys challenges and now do it when I have to post a photo a day. Give it a go.

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    1. Thanx Bushboy. I started using the scheduler rather early on in my blogging career (for want of a better description). It was most helpful indeed when Dean and I were travelling around Australia and I’ve continued to use it on and off ever since. Yeah for the WordPress Happiness Engineers.

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  2. oh wow Clare this is a lovely lovely intro to next month’s Time Square. I cannot wait to see your Christmas Time. Thank you xx

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    1. Thank you, Becky. I am really looking forward to joining your challenge and having a wonderful (festive) time of it.

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