Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Saying goodbye to WordPress Photo Challenges


I’ve enjoyed doing the WordPress Photo Challenges over the years, but this week, with no explanation, they have decided to stop. The last photo challenge is to post your all time favorite photo.

Well that’s not going to happen. Even if I found the time to sort through thousands of images I’m fairly certain I don’t have an all time favorite.

Broken heart and tears.

So I’ll post an image I took yesterday. It represents my broken heart and feeling of loss.

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

18 thoughts on “Saying goodbye to WordPress Photo Challenges

  1. I’ve enjoyed viewing your lovely photographs, and will be sorry to see the end of the WordPress Photo Challenge. I hope you’ll keep sharing your own, here on your blog!


    • Thank you. Yes, I almost always have some sort of photo in a blog post. Funny. When I started this blog back in 2008 it was all written. Then I figured out how to insert a photo and now it’s almost all about the photos and not so much about the writing. I need to find a balance.


  2. Perfect! You chose well. I love bleeding hearts but have never tried to grow one.


    • I wonder if it would grow down where you are. I know when it gets really hot at the middle to end of summer the foliage of the bleeding heart dies away to nothing. So if you’re much warmer than us it might not work. Do they sell them in your nurseries? There are two basic kinds. One has the kind of flowers you see here. The other has many more flowers, but they are each smaller.


      • There are native bleeding hearts on the west coast as well, and they’re also shade-and-moisture-loving. (Tried to photograph some natives in Oregon the other day but too small and too much effort to get to them, sigh. But lovely.) I had the CA natives in my garden in San Jose, which gets very hot, but in a generally shady but brightish, so it was usually much cooler than the air, and well mulched area, and it did fine.


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  4. Katie will still be posting on her blog, though, right? Oh….it’s your blog? 😀


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  6. Very sad news. But, yes, I know that I can count on you to continue doing amazing photos. You know, if you wanted to invent your own daily or weekly challenge, you could just work your way down a list like this one:


  7. I have done a few of the challenges through the years. Maybe they figured since so many people do the different challenges on their blogs it was no longer needed.


  8. I used to really like these. Pouting right now, thinking they’re gone…for now…


  9. Welcome to that little voice and thank you for following my blog.

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