One Community is a monthly photo project in which participants photograph their homes and communities with a theme in mind. The theme varies by month. The goal is to both showcase similarities and differences in our communities worldwide – and bring us all closer together in understanding through art.

Each month, one of the hosts picks four words for us to interpret through photographs of what we see around us in our daily lives.

The Rules:  Post one or more photos interpreting the words for the month, and add your blog post to the link-up.  Please include a link back to the link-up post on your One Community post, and take a look at some of the other links and comment on them.

This month’s words, selected by Sarah are: shower, calm, green and friendship.

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I love this shower curtain, and the new curved shower rod I recently installed. It really does give enough extra room in a small space to make charging the powerless drill worth while.

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Whenever I seek calm, I go to nature. Long hikes, time in the garden, a good swim in any body of water that won’t kill me from pollution or predators. I am so thankful to my friend Duda for giving me a flat of tomato transplants this week from her community gardening efforts. The woman is a friend through thick and thin. They were planted under a crescent moon, and therefore an iphone flash light app, when I finally got a chance to garden. Also: planted far, far away from the neighbor dogs.

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I love steamed green lima beans with a dash of garlic salt and pepper. I steam bags of these a couple times a week and add them to just about any dinner that needs a bit more. I miss the lima bean dishes of South America.

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And, friendship. My God, friendship. Carrie and I were each other’s first “stranger” blog readers. We started our blogs at similar times about a decade ago. Last week I had a chance to meet her in person when she visited Arizona with her lovely family. (I remember chatting with her about her first date with her now husband. And reading her posts after delivering her two children. It was surreal to meet them all, and also — so comfortable.

Join us this month with the One Community challenge and show us where you live! Link up here: