Renewal. This word conjures a variety of images, from bright blossoms to meditating monks. When I think of “renewal,” I think…

  • Want to participate? Each Friday, we’ll provide a theme. Publish a new post with a photo interpreting the weekly theme. Create a pingback to this week’s challenge to share your post with the community. Learn More

Photo courtesy of Cheri Lucas

Renewal. This word conjures a variety of images, from bright blossoms to meditating monks. When I think of “renewal,” I think of starting a new job, arriving in a new city that’s ripe for exploration, walking through a new apartment with white walls, and taking a hot shower after a challenging day. I also recall a trip several years ago to the Lan Su Chinese Garden in Portland, Oregon, which is where I took the photograph above. This lone pink flower amongst lily pads makes me feel renewed, fresh, and ready for what’s to come.

I think of beginnings. Life. Opportunity. What images does Renewal conjure for you? Get creative. Think beyond the usual images (a sunrise, a birth). We want to see what else you can come up with.

You may have noticed the changes we’ve implemented recently at The Daily Post, including new features such as blogger profiles, the return of daily prompts, and the blog’s updated design. If you haven’t, poke around and see what’s new. We’re excited about these features and look forward to where The Daily Post is going.

And we hope you’ll continue to follow along — to read each day, to challenge yourself as a writer or artist or thinker, to be open to the paths and possibilities to create and share and learn.

Share a picture that means RENEWAL to you!

Have fun!

— Cheri


New to The Daily Post? Whether you’re a beginner or a professional, you’re invited to get involved in our Weekly Photo Challenge to help you meet your blogging goals and give you another way to take part in Post a Day / Post a Week. Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.

Here’s how it works:

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.

3. Subscribe to The Daily Post so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements. Sign up via the email subscription link in the sidebar or RSS.

Show Comments


Comments are closed.

Close Comments


      1. Sure, I’ll do that next time. Thanks for informing. I hope we can have a custom title unlike “weekly photo challenge”, cant we? The tag ‘apostaday’ I understand is necessary.


  1. We’re two 25 year old who moved from California to Nicaragua to start a business that gives back to the schools here. We wanted to start a life of our own that would allow us to incorporate our passions of travel and being entrepreneurs while making a better life for people we meet along the way. A life we could be proud of. It’s a very different life than our old one in Cali, so almost every photo we take is a photo of renewal! It will be tough picking one out, but we’re excited and up for the challenge :)
    -Quinn & Jonathon


  2. Hi friend, this time it was really hard challenge for me, I had no photographs for this as I’m new to photography. I hope my entry does not disappoint you. My link-


  3. Lothar is the name of a low-pressure system that resulted in a violent cyclone sweeping across Central Europe on December 26, 1999, causing major damage in France, southern Germany, and Switzerland. Wind speeds reached more than 250 km/h (160 mph) on some mountains, like here on the Black Forest in Germany. Throughout the affected region, 137 people were killed and damage was estimated at US$11.3 billion.

    My RENEWAL photo shows the Black Forrest 10 years after Lothar.


  4. I am loving this challenge. Here is my 3rd gift to it. It is continuing the theme of renewal from my previous post on the subject of the city as a place of departure in finding renewal. Here it can be found where sky meets mountain. A peaceful place of zen and nature. The image is entitled: “The In-between Space: Sky And Mountain”. I hope you enjoy.


  5. Good Evening: San Francisco lives in a constant state of renewal as reflected in its non-stop construction–
    Vonn Scott Bair


  6. Тази чудесна снимка провокира у мен размисли за нашия 21 век Доста време преди да се включа в интернет, само наблюдавайки хората от България и света по телевизията аз започнах да мисля за самотата Струва ми се, че в нашия век тя превзема все повече и повече света И всички , смея да твърдя за целия свят боледуваме от тази сташна съвременна болест И в интернет , и в ежедневния живот всеки иска да бъде чут и разбран Аз също нададох глас и търся хората от цял свят Подайте ми ръка, подайте ми ръка!


  7. when i think of renewal, it’s something that is new and refreshed , so i connected it with the sea because it refreshes all the time giving you something new to capture


  8. That, what is my 14 month old kitten named Jester does after playing hard outside our home. she, is more my pet than my son’s and his mothers. Real darling of two dogs having the time of their young life.They are really cute and handsome puppies. What kind of breed are your pups.?


  9. I am still focusing on the recovery/renewal aspects of my life for this challenge. This digital collage was created in 2004 after my move to South Carolina. I was still in the early stages of recovery and my sobriety was beginning to influence my art in a positive way. When I was creating this piece and the recovery series, I was preparing for an exhibit at the North Charleston City Gallery. Here is another selection for renewal.


268 Responses Want to participate? Publish a new post on your blog interpreting the theme. Create a pingback to this week’s challenge and we’ll list your post below. Show instructions

Pingbacks are easy! Just copy and paste the code below into the HTML tab of your post editor and you should be all set.
Please note that sometimes it takes a little while for your post to show up in our grid.

<a href="">Renewal</a>