Photo Challenge: Warmth

My first response of 2015 to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge is a new decorative addition to my bedroom. The challenge is WarmthThere’s so many pictures that can encapsulate warmth – a roaring fire, a tropical locale, a loving couple to name a few. On my day-after-Christmas shopping trip, I stopped at Target to grab some essentials I browsed through the home decor section. My bedroom was recently repainted and I am in the process of rearranging, redecorating, etc. I saw this wall hanging on sale and had to have it. As I was waiting to check out, I saw that the new challenge was Warmth and I knew this had to be the focus of my photo challenge response.

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This new wall hanging is a great symbol of warmth to me for a few reasons.

First, the wood plank backing brings ideas of warmth to me. A warm house in the winter, a hot wood pier on a summer day, or even elicits an image of a warm, cozy cabin surrounded by snowy slopes.

Second, the large metal heart on the wood is pretty self-explanatory. Hearts, love, and all that warm, fuzzy, feelings provide much warmth to people.

Lastly, I love that the heart is golden. Gold is one of, if not the warmest color in my opinion. Gold just seems like such a warm color to me and reminds me of summer days when the sun’s glorious golden rays are shining down. There’s a reason why “golden” and “summer” are two words often linked together and why happy/warm memories are often described as “golden”.

There are so many different ways you can see and feel warmth. I’m glad I found this piece and that it’s my first photo challenge entry of 2015 because it’s a good note to start the year on. I’ll see this hanging on my wall every day and maybe it will remind me as famously quoted in the movie Love Actually “Love, actually, is all around”.

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