A Photo-Challenge Contest: #mundania

Here’s a June photo-challenge that we are turning into a contest! Do you see the majestic in the mundane? the uncanny in the common? the beauty in the everyday?

Follow the prompts given for June (enough has been given that it could be daily, but you don’t have to have a photo for each one…) and bring out just how special life is; even in the normal, so-called boring moments. Do your best to make these prompts into captures of beauty.

Use the hashtag #mundania to share these pictures.

The BEST IN SHOW photo, judged by Tim & Betony Coons and Wes Sam-Bruce, will win 3 limited-edition art prints from Almanac No. 1!

1 Laundry

2 Breakfast

3 Front Porch

4 1:00 PM

5 Refrigerator

6 Lawn Care

7 Working on

8 Where I sleep

9 Mail

10 Dirty dishes

11 Morning routine

12 The commute

13 Coffee

14 Bedtime routine

15 Lunch

16 Clutter

17 Shoes

18 Pet

19 Currently reading

20 Dinner

21 Rest

22 Groceries

23 Summer

24 Garbage

25 Cleaning

26 Computer/ Tech

27 Home

28 Street

29 Favorite place to sit

30 Friends

June Theme and Poetic Intro: “COMMON”

June is here and Betony and I are in Kansas with family. That’s why we’re a little late posting this month’s theme online. But, as you’ll get the feel with the poem, it fits that we’d be late this month.

Here’s to having some empty and free days this month, to be filled with all the people and things you love!


June is a day. An empty day

free of projects, appointments,
obligations, meetings, productions,
schedules, units, measurements, team functions

a sunrise and a sunset with nothing but the common, plain,

everyday life
in between

What happens when the day belongs to you
and yours?

Summertime? Family? Life?

It begs questions because of it’s rarity

but great moments of the nothing, mundane, everyday,
common Life
is what makes the days

worth living



—- Featured image from Kathryn Buncik’s Art