One Community: February

February 5th

One Community is a monthly photo project in which participants photograph their homes and communities with a theme in mind. The theme varies by month. The goal is to both showcase similarities and differences in our communities worldwide – and bring us all closer together in understanding through art.

Each month, one of the hosts picks four words for us to interpret through photographs of what we see around us in our daily lives.

The Rules:  Post one or more photos interpreting the words for the month, and add your blog post to the link-up.  Please include a link back to the link-up post on your One Community post, and take a look at some of the other links and comment on them.

This month’s words, selected by me (!) are: style, heirloom, heartbeat, warmth.

I currently live in what some might call a “transitioning” neighborhood. There are wealthy pockets and very, very poor ones. I’ve never lived in a place that had both ends of the extreme living quite so closely to each other. Trailer parks crammed full of tiny, dented tin homes — with piles of children, kittens and the random chicken wandering the street. One block over? A county island with a private drive winding past custom homes, on acre-plus lots.

For my four words this month — I’d like to show a bit of the style, heirloom, heartbeat and warmth of the Phoenix Homestead neighborhood, tucked in a pocket of the community I described above. The Homestead neighborhood is a historic district in central-east Phoenix. Oddly enough, the neighborhood includes a greek orthodox monastery. It is quiet; you can hear the birds, and this time of year — nearly every bird is here visiting.

One Community: February

One Community: February

One Community: February

One Community: February

One Community: February

One Community: February

One Community: February

One Community: February

One Community: February

One Community: February

It is neighborhoods like these that make me stop and pay attention. There is such a crazy love of color, gardening and community. I imagine these folks are all friends — they swap cans of jarred tomatoes and get together for dinner parties. Needless to say, I’d really like to live on this street one day!

Link up with us, and play along:

Thanks for playing!
~Kelli

 

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8 Responses

  1. Love the fun funky colors!

  2. The colors are so cheerful. I love it!

  3. I agree with Colleen, I LOVE the colors. Very cheerful indeed. How enlightening it must be to be in a “transition” neighborhood.

  4. That verandah, with the rocking chairs! Love! My post will be a little late … but it’s in the works.

  5. What beautiful, colourful photos.
    Love how they all represent the four February words. xx

  6. What a beautiful area, I love those funky, colorful homes. I had to look this area up on Google maps. It’s not far from where I live but I don’t think I’ve been through it. Thanks for the tip!

  7. Phoenix looks like everything I love about summer all year long. I really need to get my butt to Arizona. I have never been there.

  8. not sure why I’m just now seeing this post, but OMG THE COLORS! THE SUNSHINE! Thank you so much for sharing… I can’t wait to visit again! (Preferably not in August this time, though!)