This is my Favorite Photo that I’ve Ever Taken. Show Us Yours!

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I took this photo 15 years ago at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City. I love the position of the arms of the fourth nun from the right and how the third nun from the left has twisted around to look behind her, plus the three feet kicked up as though skipping or doing a small jig.  A friend I showed it to asked me what I would name a group of nuns and this started a back and forth conversation of suggestions.  With this in mind, I have two requests to make of you.

  1. Please post your favorite photo that you’ve ever taken on your blog, Facebook,  Instagram or Twitter page and post a link to it in the comments below.
  2. Then give your idea of what you would call a group of nuns. Do not Google to see what a group of nuns is actually called. That’s cheating and also might block your own creativity.  Please also share this with us via comments. 
  3. Here are my ideas:
    A murmuring of nuns.
    A habit of nuns.
    A cloister of nuns.. oops.. cluster.
    Girls of the hood

    A squadron of nuns
    A file of nuns
    A river of nuns
    A flotilla of nuns

Here are favorite photos of those responding to this prompt:

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Lynette’s Favorite:

38 thoughts on “This is my Favorite Photo that I’ve Ever Taken. Show Us Yours!

  1. Anton Wills-Eve

    Hi thereJudy I haven’t used  wordpress for a bit due illness, covid, etc but am still alive!! Here’s my contribution;  a  CONVENTION  of nuns. MY own favourite photo by me (attached) was taken from my study window of a mummy seagull and two chicks. I  looking down on next door’s roof. enlarges if you wish. Hope you’re well xxx Anton


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    1. lifelessons Post author

      Mia Culpa. I have used it at least twice before in the past eight years. A group of penguins is called a rookery, convent, muster, creche, colony, tuxedo, huddle, or muster. All of these would suit nuns, too. Funny that whoever named groups of penguins saw the similarity as well!

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  3. Marilyn Armstrong

    I can see why that would be a favorite. It reminds me of a children’s book illustration and I’m forgetting the name of the books (it’s a series about a girl in Paris).

    I have one recent favorite and a few from nine of ten years ago. I’ll post them tomorrow. But I do have favorite in various genres: favorite sunrises, favorite sunsets. Favorite birds. Best flowers. Best picture of Garry. Best pictures of autumn leaves. Best garden shots of daylilies and roses. Probably more if I slow down and try to remember them all. I suppose that’s the trouble with taking a lot of pictures. There are a LOT of pictures. For example, more than 2000 in April and May.


  4. Marion Couvillion

    Oh “GOLDEN CHEEKED WARBLERS” sitting on a wire, preened by the grace of God.

    This photo reminds me of long ago (as usual). In South America I would often be invited to dances, some from the “upper crust” and even more from the next class (down). But usually held in open sided. straw or palm leaf, thatched roof “buildings” called a “palapa”. As you know the nights often cool off after a warm day. At this one dance I noticed all of the Señoritas were sitting next to each other, on a bench along the outside edge of the “building”. Each had a head and arm covering matching exactly with their billowing skirts. It took me a while to figure out how they made this perfect combination. Then looking closely, there was the answer~!. They do not sit on those expensive skirts, they tuck they outward and sit on (little else) where it will not rumple them, they then just bring them up and over from the back and bring the fabric up to cover their shoulders and head~! A perfect match, keeping this Gringo trying to figure them out.

    Speaking of the palm thatched roof, a few days back you mentioned scorpions. I have them here mostly coming up the drain in my shower. But in Centurial and South America I often had to spend the night sleeping in a hammock under just such an edifice. My fear was that the scorpions also lived in that roof material and a couple of times I had them drop down on top of me during the night. Well I had one of those small “black light flashlights” sent to me, and carried it around. Each night I would shine it up at the straw and if there was a scorpion up there it would glow~! Never did figure out how to keep them from hiding in my boots at night, unfortunately~!


    1. lifelessons Post author

      Did you post your photo of the warblers, Sam? If so, can you post a link here? I loved your descriptions of the women with their beautiful dresses over their heads. Wish you had snapped a photo. That story deserves to be a post, by the way.


  5. Manja Mexi Mexcessive

    A congregation of nuns. 😀

    Tomorrow you’ll get my post. I already have 17 favourite photos selected. Did you call me Ms. Excessive or what? 😉 Funnily enough, I’ve recently taken and posted a photo of a nun testing a drone. That was fun. Never took a photo of more than two together though.


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