Wednesday, September 03, 2014

e pluribus unum

e pluribus unum

September 3, 2014

This week's challenge selection is e pluribus unum by Christine.  Check out my pals for their interpretations on this theme: Fishing Guy, Katney, Imac, Lew, and Christine Anne.

The Seal of the United States of America includes the Latin phrase e pluribus unum.  That means, "out of many, one." It may also be translated, "One from many." My first thought for the theme would be a macro of the phrase as it appears on our smallest coin. On the dime, it is a little more than a centimeter across. One of my favorite things in life is a healthy lawn. That one lawn is actually made up, not just of many blades, but also out of many individual plants that are groomed to look like one unit. A lush, green carpet of bare-footin' goodness!  (The rainbow in the header was real. What a bonus!)

It's impossible for me to read this tiny Latin phrase on a dime without help.

Out of many drops, one rain.

Out of many tissue papers, one flower.

Out of many seeds, one overgrown lawn.

Out of many bricks, one wall.


imac said...

Neat show here my friend, with your Lawn with rainbow and post pics good work

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Interesting takes Craver, loved the dime.

heritagemom said...

Nice images to portray the theme. I agree--what a bonus that rainbow was!

George said...

I really like your take on this theme. You did a great job of showing how many individual 'things' make one entity.

Lew said...

Nicely done! Time to get bigger coins and to crank up the lawn mower (same problem here with a rainy week).