Picture a day at the beach: luxuriating in the heat of the prairie sun only to run into the lake…

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Photo by Krista Stevens

Photo by Krista Stevens

Picture a day at the beach: luxuriating in the heat of the prairie sun only to run into the lake to cool off. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. My boyfriend (now husband) and I walked along the shore that shimmering day so long ago and he discovered something I treasure, half-buried in the sand. This heart-shaped stone has followed us for over 25 years together, through countless days and three house moves. Worthless to anyone else, it’s priceless to me.

photo (27) What do you treasure? What’s most important to you?




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    1. Photo by J, age: 9 years old; elected vice president of the school student council (two years younger than his batchmates); straight A student, choreographer and performer in benefit dance concerts for children with ailments, winner in science, math, and chess competitions, carer of Argo, the rescued pup, apple of Myra’s eyes, a loving child, now a budding photographer —
      it’s the photographer and not the post, the singer and not the song — J is our treasure, and this is our entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Treasure at (pls click):

      A weekend full of treasure, everyone!


  1. Wonderful challenge, and I love your story. I collect stones from beaches, and I have a few that are especially important to me. My favorite is the one I gave to a friend a few months ago; he carries it everywhere calling it his “lucky rock.”


  2. I’m not posting a picture on my blog because it is solely for my creative writing. However if you go to my blog you will see my treasure. They are my Robin books I have written. Go to to read it.:)


  3. I’m going to have to think long & hard about how to make this photo about an object rather than a person (or persons). Of course, no one says I HAVE TO use an object! Can’t wait to look at these.


  4. Krista … I don’t know how to say this without offending you, but … you need a haircut! And how come there’s all that fuzz growing out of your ears, for heaven’s sake?! Honestly, you’ve let yourself go, my dear – it has to be said …


    1. Heh! No offense taken, M.R.! My furry companion is far more photogenic than I so gave him more photo real estate. One of these days I’ll get brave and get a proper photo taken, sans at and sunglasses disguise.


      1. Dunno if you took a gink at any of the Selfies (joke!), but most of ’em were cheats. It seems there are an awful lot of people who think they don’t look good enough. Crazy, in my EXTREMELY humble opinion. Not. :-D



    This sight greets me on most days from our front porch. All other treasures pale when I see this. Maybe because I am still in awe of it after over a decade of this view, and grateful for the fact that I can actually see it. It is not every day you are touched by Divine Grace, but then sometimes each evening brings a gentle reminder of a treasure beyond words, beyond prayers.


  6. Being smitten with insanity, I prepared a post on ‘Smitten’ for this challenge. It has now been squashed and squeezed to fit the ‘Treasure’ theme as well – I really HATE waste! :) little life
    is what the heading now says
    is the old heading.which seems to be the link.


  7. None of my posts will show up in my Reader and I haven’t said anything wrong. This place is a joke for me anyway; I get very few likes or comments. Obviously nobody wants me here! I’ll leave my two blogs up for one week so you can take anything of interest you want, if you haven’t already. Come next Saturday, I’m terminating my blogs; have a nice life…


  8. it may just be a piece of rock or a simple souvenir. it may not mean much to most people. but don’t tell that to the person who has picked it up from the beach or bought it from the shop. to that person, it could be somethimg to be cherished, representing a moment in time shared with a special someone.

    it’s sentiment that gives a memento its value. it’s the emotional connection that later turns it into a treasure.


  9. I am new at the whole blogging thing and am loving it. This was my first challenge and am happy to see that people like my photo. I am appreciative for the Weekly Challenges and the Daily Prompts. One Question that I can’t seem to find the answer to and if someone could tell me what is Reblog?


  10. Wow! I have found the same shaped stone on an island in Thailand couple years a go and I still have it! It means a lot to me too! What a coincidence!! :-)) I wish I could post a picture of it here but it won’t allow me! :-(


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