Keep Moving

Movement, big or little, is a part of human nature.  There are social movements…

And musical movements…

We use movement to express ourselves…

To test ourselves…

Out of playfulness…

…or out of necessity.

We celebrate forward movements…

The world keeps turning and so must we…

Don’t forget to have fun along the way.

…or to stop and smell the roses.

It’s okay if you move at your own pace…

…or to give and receive a little lift along the way…





All images and words Copyright 2012 Naomi Baltuck

Click here for more interpretations of the Weekly Photo Challenge: Motion.


  1. Excellent post!
    It should win an award and I don’t mean a silly blog award, a real one!
    (I can’t even decide which picture is my favorite, they are all so good)

  2. Fabulous pst Naomi!
    I loved every picture and what you wrote for all of them; the one of the stop sign and the person in the background smelling the flowers made me smile!

    Hope you are having a great weekend!

  3. Dear Naomi I loved how you can take one word and see it in so many forms. I think that is the definition of creativity. One concern i have is : Did you put Thom in that washing machine chute. I do not think that is legal. Is he alright? Sincerely concerned, Monica

    1. Dear Monica, you crack me up! That was a big long tube slide that we used to get from Country Boy Mine in Colorado back to the lower parking lot. On the way down, Thom did scrape his back, (but it was only a flesh wound.)

      Thanks so much for stopping by. You were there when I took that final series of Bea in the parking lot of our B&B in Ireland; it was just before we got into the car to drop off Thom, Eli, and your rental car at Shannon Airport and go on to Donegal. Love, n

  4. That was really inspiring! Thanks. I needed that reminder to stay in motion. 🙂 Love your pictures.

  5. Love the energy of this post. The soup can take on Warhol was my favorite, but I have to say the For your safety pic had me wondering who was going to accompany this adult…just kidding. It looked like fun……. 🙂 🙂 🙂 Terri

    1. Hi Terri, oh, my gosh, you might be kidding, but there is truth in what you say! My husband scraped his back going down, and if you could see the photo my kids snapped of me popping out of the tube, you would know why I should never have been allowed down that slide! Thanks so much for the visit, and for taking the time to comment.

  6. Your series are wonderful, and this one especially – such good movement of photos and notes. loved this: “Don’t forget to have fun along the way.”

  7. This is wonderful, Naomi – the pictures are fantastic. I love the piggy back one…. so reminds me…

    A wonderful movement!

    1. Thank you so much! Our whole extended family met at my sister’s place in Juneau, and that was my nephew Duncan helping his cousin Jane to cross the stream when we were gold panning. It was such a sweet moment. I am looking forward to hearing some of your stories!

      1. Thanks Naomi – as in, responding! It does seem a VERY sweet moment. I remember gold panning, I do. We do it at “Ballarat” here in Melbourne. I remember thinking it was wholly in my capacity to pull “a big one” out of the stream, despite the decades of MEN who had done it before me! Well….. maybe next time… 🙂

  8. I always love your Photo Challenge entries, Naomi. You always seem to nail the theme, but you also regularly surprise me with a unique interpretation of the theme that I never would have thought of.


    1. Thank you for one of the sweetest comments I have ever gotten on this blog! It is always good to hear from you. I really appreciate your taking the time to visit, and to share your thoughts.

  9. Thank you for following my blog! Yours is a PERFECT way to start the work week!! Inspirational!!

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