Do You See a Pattern Here?

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“Tears of the Arizona” Pearl Harbor

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Skylight, Honolulu Courthouse

Summer Paca beams

Painted Overhead Beams, Summer Palace, Beijing

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October Moon through the trees in New England

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Paris rooftops from the Eiffel Tower

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Dancers – Closing Ceremonies, Beijing Olympics

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Shadow of Spring leaves on a Connecticut walking trail

Have you ever stared at something for a long time, and then realized that a pattern has emerged?  It often takes quite a while to see a pattern in seemingly random behaviors, events, or images.  But if you look, there are patterns everywhere around us.

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Waikiki Beach bird prints

I have no idea how many birds walked over this pristine wet sand at the beach, before this pattern emerged.

This design surely wasn’t created intentionally.  So when does a set of random things become a pattern? And is the pattern only in the eye of the beholder?

There are so many wonderful patterns in nature – repeating seasons, lovely shapes and sounds, colors and light. And so many patterns emerge in our lives – habits, schedules, even daily conversations.

Look around – which patterns would you like to change, and which do you embrace? I’m going to try to find a new pattern somewhere today…  and see where it leads me!

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This post was written in response to the WordPress Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Pattern.  To learn more about this challenge, and to see other bloggers’ responses, click here.

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34 Responses to Do You See a Pattern Here?

  1. ilargia64 says:

    Hi TRS!!!
    I love the October Moon!!!! You took a magical picture!!!!

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  3. frizztext says:

    the rooftop glass construction of Honolulu Courthouse, wow!

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  4. senimahar says:

    Yes I agree with all … it’s magnificent!

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  5. Marianne says:

    Great patterns TRS 🙂

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  6. cyberbonn says:

    lovely photos

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  8. Marie says:

    The moon through the trees was really quite dazzling!

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  11. dadirri7 says:

    just beautiful patterns, all of them … but especially the snow and shadow … nature the artist!

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  12. Tina Schell says:

    Very nice! Especially love the skylight.

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  13. I haven’t done this one yet. I actually wanted to try to use some powers of observation to get a photo or two for this challenge. You’re right. Random? Pattern? Eye of the observer. These are beautiful. Especial Pearl Harbor.

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  14. Wonderful pattern shots – you have a way of creatively looking at what’s around you.

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  15. mylifeinfocusblog says:

    Love the moon shot! Excellent photos.

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  16. There certainly are patterns everywhere and you got some lovely ones.

    janet

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  17. Touch2Touch says:

    Really interesting, not just the terrific photos, but your commentary.
    All three questions — which to embrace, which to reject, and stepping out searching for a new pattern — are inviting.

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  19. Ese' s Voice says:

    What a variety! And all of them really beautiful!

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