One of my favorite sites that I used to visit and participate in is Carmi's writteninc. Now that I am back in the blogging world it is one of my first visits. He gives out a photo theme for the week and any of his readers can take photos and do a post on the theme and then leave a link to that post in his comment section. It is delightful to see what other bloggers do with his theme. No prize just sharing among bloggers which is so much better. I like getting to know my fellow bloggers and the exchange of interpretations and ideas is fun. This exchange is what draws me to blogging and keeps me coming back.
The top photo was actually taken for a contest on MyShutterspace.com (which at the moment is having problems). This particular photo contest had the theme of minimalism and since I didn't really understand the theme, I just took lots of photos and guessed. The top photo did not qualify as the dirt kept it from having clean lines (no pun intended, of course), one of the qualities of a minimalist photo.
If you would like to check out how others have interpreted this theme click here.