Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit

This week’s challenge of free spirit was exactly that-  a challenge!

Here’s a gallery of free spirit (to me) as I perused the archives, thinking about the definition.

My interpretations have a wide range of the meaning- including a feral cat, The Angel of the Waters Fountain in Central Park, Andy Warhol, a motorcycle guy choosing to go helmet less-  free spirit not limited to  flower children dancing at Woodstock or Haight Ashbury.   I should have gotten a few of my friends to pose and I don’t have consent to post some shots I already have but I when I think free spirit, they come to mind. Next week is the Art Fair in the Park in Mellon Park Pittsburgh so I’m thinking an opportunity for new images of free spirit.

I found this quote on another blog but when entered this text  it says author unknown-

 “Free spirits are inclined to explore life and taste new experiences that hold true to the deepest parts of themselves vs. being influenced by what the masses around them are doing. They are often people who think freely and have the courage to hear their own voice and follow their own integrity.”






One of the feral cats we were able to capture, get fixed and inoculated.  There are two and we feed them on the back porch.  Our neighbor Ann had cats, cats, cats and then moved to a home and then passed away and we inherited the two that called this neighborhood, home.



Concert goers enter the Altar Bar, a repurposed church in the Strip District of Pittsburgh.



Italian Festival in Bloomfield.



Shohei Toyoda performing in Worthington OH



Angel of the Waters Fountain, Bethesda Terrace, Central Park New York City.  It was featured in the movie Angels in America.  In fact, it’s been featured in many movies.






You might remember this shot from the Andy Warhol Museum as I was leaving at night, the party was just starting.

Photographer friend Joycie in Grand Central Station. 


30 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit

  1. I think your gallery of pictures show that we all have a bit of free spirit in us. Right now, I definitely feel like a free spirit!

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  4. Nice collection, Ruth, although another label comes to mind whenever I see someone riding a motorcycle without a helmet. Is that a younger Maura flying into her Mom’s outstretched arms? Wonderful shot!

    • Yes, you are right, John. Good eye. Maura has been featured the past three days and I am sure the three other grandchildren will be wondering when it will be there turn again. And when they see someone on a motorcycle they all say DANGEROUS! and then when they see someone on a motorcycle without a helmet they do a sing-song “dangerous AND stupid”. I am sure they got it from their Dad as they observe the world. But I don’t want to offend my followers who are “riders.” OOPS! I just did.

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