Photo Challenge: Patterns

This week’s SDAWP photo challenge was on patterns.  I don’t know why I had a hard time with this challenge.  Perhaps it was due to starting school this week.  I was so focused on what I had to do in my classroom, that I did not have a chance to really “see” my environment to look for patterns.  I felt like I didn’t have a chance to slow down at all this week.  It is hard to use your peripheral vision when you have blinders on.  Getting ready for my students took all my focus.  I did mangae to take some photos.  Here are some of my favorites.

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The first picture is of a section of carpet I saw in a hotel lobby.  The second one is of the wine cork basket in my kitchen.  The last photo is the backrest of the chaise lounge in my backyard.  I liked how these patterns repeated itself in a predictable pattern.  I, especially, liked the cork basket with its criss-cross pattern and curved design.

Later in the week, I found my eyes drawn to patterns that were not predictable.  The next photo is a wall of paneling at my district office.  The last photo is a barrier wall at a local restaurant near my home.

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I really had to look hard for patterns this week.  It’s strange because I am always telling my students patterns are everywhere.  Maybe they are so prevalent that I have become desensitized to it?  I am not sure.  And, as I said earlier, my mind was preoccupied with back to school things.  Next week the challenge will be on repetition.  I hope to do a better job focusing on this.  For now, here is a collage of favorite patterns I found.

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