I used to be indecisive…

…but now I'm not so sure

weekly photo challenge: phoneography – future tense


In today’s challenge we want you to grab an image from your world that holds the promise or portent of the future.

I decided to focus on the two words ‘challenge’ and ‘future’.  I had a new jigsaw, which I thought I’d start on Sunday because the weather was so grim, and it looked a bit of a challenge.  I hoped that I might get it finished some time in the future!

City doors jigsaw box

jigsaw pieces

jigsaw pieces close up

I was right – it was a challenge!  It was quite a bit harder than I thought but, thanks to the miserable weather continuing during the week, I did it!

City doors jigsaw complete

City doors jigsaw close up

There’s a little story behind the jigsaw.  I bought it on my trip to Dallas in January when I went into a fabulous Barnes and Noble bookstore.  I love jigsaws and they had a vast selection of them so it seemed wrong to leave without buying one!  I spent ages in the shop.  Mr Decisive (for whom bookshops do not hold such attraction, indeed any attraction really) even bought a book – but then went and had a coffee while I looked round every floor, and every display shelf.  I was in seventh heaven – books, cards, stationery, jigsaws, card games, small gifts, lovely children’s books – it was all wonderful.  Our only local ‘proper’ bookshop has closed down, which is such a shame, so I was enjoying this one while I could.  It was about 8.30 in the evening when we were there, and the place was busy – some people browsing the shelves, lots of people sitting in the comfy chairs reading, a group of teenagers chatting on some floor cushions in the children’s department – everywhere I went there were people making excellent use of the shop.  So, when I was doing the jigsaw this week I had happy memories of Barnes and Noble.


9 thoughts on “weekly photo challenge: phoneography – future tense

  1. Juts love the idea of building a puzzle like this!

  2. What a wonderful choice for the challenge. So nice to do a project that brings back such happy memories. That way, you get to live the experience twice.

  3. I love jigsaws too. Great idea for the theme.

  4. Oooh, I love a jigsaw. Think I have one in the cupboard waiting to be done. Might be just the thing for this weekend!

  5. I find playing Words with Friends therapeutic. Never did get on with jigsaws.

  6. Elaine, whenever I start a new project, in my mind I see it as a jigsaw puzzle at first, exactly as your photo with the pieces in the box. Only in my mind, there are usually another two jigsaws mixed in!
    I like jigsaws, luckily! 😀

  7. Great photos for the challenge, Elaine. That jigsaw puzzle looks really cool and fun. It makes me yearn to do one myself.

    I share your love of bookstores and could browse in a Barnes and Noble for hours. I loved spending time there so much that I applied for a part-time job there. Sadly, working there every day ruined it for me! Not really, I still love to browse there, but some of the ambiance was removed because I had to stock books, put away all the books people left lying around, clean up coffee cups and run the cash register. 🙂

  8. I love the theme of the puzzle. I’ve always loved the city door posters, puzzles, etc. Doors are a distinctive part of a city’s identity, and they make an excellent photo collection. ~James

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