The Life in My Years

An anthology of life

This week’s Len-Artists Photo Challenge is hosted by Leya who challenges us to pick one or more words from the list below and illustrate that word (or words) with a photo.


“To be full of being is to live as a body-soul. One name for the experience of full being is joy.”
― J.M. Coetzee, The Lives of Animals

Lexi having a romp in the park      

“I call for a collective adventure in generalized joy and freely interdependent exuberance.” ~ Bob Black

Exuberant in victory


Dead trees at Norris Geyser Basin – Yellowstone

“I like weeds and hardy plants.” ~ Hope Jahren, Scientist

Life grows between the cracks of a stone wall.

“Oh what a tangled web we weave….

Caught in the spider’s web

When it comes to getting comfortable, dogs are pure artists.

A pair of tired Irish Setters

Lexi likes a nice comfortable shoe

To see Leya’s contribution and those of other lens artists click on this link.

19 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #112 – Pick a Word…

  1. Tina Schell says:

    These are terrific matches for this weeks words Paulie but your puppy photos are truly fabulous!

    1. Paulie says:

      Thank you Tina. Dog photos are usually the favorites (much more so than dead flies in spider webs).

  2. Prior... says:

    oh so nice – and I really like the “interdependent exuberance”

    1. Paulie says:

      Thank you so much for visiting and for commenting.

      1. Prior... says:


  3. Sheree says:

    Great photos! I particularly like the ones of Lexi

    1. Paulie says:

      Thanks Sheree. Lexi is the definite crowd pleaser.

  4. pattimoed says:

    Perfect choices, Paulie. I especially love the ones of your dogs. Sleeping. on a sneaker! How wonderful is that!

    1. Paulie says:

      Thank you Patti. Lexi is actually the second of my Gordons to use my shoe as a pillow. Doesn’t look comfortable to me but dogs seem to be able to find comfort almost everywhere. The Irish Setters aren’t mine. I don’t have enough energy to harness that much doggy energy.

      1. pattimoed says:

        I guess they’re comforted by the smell of their owner??? Or they’re dreaming of chewing it??

  5. Leya says:

    Well done finding photos for every word! And I think exuberant is the beautiful word for your beautiful Lexi. Are the other setters also yours? All beautiful anyway! So happy you joined in this week.

    1. Paulie says:

      Thank you so much. Exuberant is indeed the word to describe Lexi. The Irish Setters are not mine. That would be more exuberance than I could handle.

      1. Leya says:

        Ha, I guess it would. The setters I know are very lively – that is the least I can say…

  6. Awwww, well I gotta love the dog photos! 😊💗

    1. Paulie says:

      Yeah, I guess the dogs are more lovable than a dead fly in a spider web

  7. JohnRH says:

    Excellent selections. Great, great dog shots. Well done.

    1. Paulie says:

      Thank you for the mention. Dogs take comfort to a new level of artistry.

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