Courthouse Square in downtown Prescott (pronounced Pres – kit) effervesces with interesting people walking around just before Christmas, trying to take their own pictures, watching and listening to bands practice for New Years’ Celebrations, playing ball. Just relaxing. Here are just a few of them.

Posing for Mom

Celebration adds a note of gaiety, festivity, hilarity to our lives. After all, Jesus rejoiced so fully in life that He was accused of being a winebibber and a glutton. 

Richard Foster The Celebration of Discipline

Mom was probably wanting to send a Christmas email or greeting to the grandparents. The kids had done some elaborate preparation for the pictures. They seemed to be having fun together.

Marsha’s Busted – They Caught Me!

Mom There’s a Stranger Taking My Picture

Far and away the most important benefit of celebration is that it saves us from taking ourselves too seriously. 

Richard Foster

Even animals can be a little paranoid and in need of a celebration. This little guy reminded me of our dog – clingy! 🙂

Play Ball

People of our time are losing the power of celebrationInstead of celebratingwe seek to be amused or entertained. Celebration is an active state, an act of expressing reverence or appreciation. To be entertained is a passive state – it is to receive pleasure afforded by an amusing act or a spectacle…. Celebration is a confrontation, giving attention to the transcendent meaning of one’s actions.”

Abraham Joshua Heschel

My husband saw his chance as the ball rolled toward him. He rolled it back. The toddler’s grin widened to the size of the sidewalk.

Missed it – Again!


“Man’s celebrative and imaginative faculties have atrophied.”

Harvey Cox

This guy never moved the entire time we walked around shooting pictures. I decided he must want his picture taken.

You Looking at Me?

“A million dollar question everyone is asking these days is what I am going to do with rest of my life. It is really really very Indefeasible thought. Let you keep it very simple by just being amazing today.” 

Rajesh Goyal

Two girls in blue hair took their service dogs for a walk. I’m not sure what the service was, but the girls had their 100% loyalty. After they crossed the street another lady met them and was asking strangers to ask to go pet the dogs. I guess I’d already broken the ice and the dogs passed with flying colors. Celebration time!

The little service dog was not to sure that this was a celebratory moment. But he was going to do his duty and protect his trainer. It’s not obvious, but he put his paw on his mistress’ foot and gave me the look.

These photos were taken in response to the following challenges. For more great entries click on the links.

14 responses to “CFFC: Catching People Unaware in Downtown Prescott”

  1. Cynthia Martins Avatar

    Nice one😊 the images reflect a lot

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Cynthia. A thousand words, right?

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  2. Teresa Avatar

    That was fun!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks! It was! Thanks for commenting, Teresa.

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      1. Teresa Avatar

        My pleasure, Marsha!

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  3. bloggingwithjrp Avatar

    This is my favorite of all your blogs. I was taken by the proposed definitions of “celebration.”

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I’m glad you liked it Monica. I’m so happy that you read my posts. Who knows, we may be closer than ever – just not close enough to play Hey with the Stalker. 🙂 Love and miss you guys. 🙂


  4. Janis @ Avatar

    Yikes… I was today years old when I learned the correct pronunciation of Prescott!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      LOL I was today minus the time we’ve been looking for houses old when I learned it. 👏🥳🤗

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  5. Cee Neuner Avatar

    Yes you were definitely caught by the kid. 😀 😀 Terrific grouping of photos 😀

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Cee. Did I read this challenge right and you have the black and white challenge catching people unaware for this week, too?


  6. runningp Avatar

    Great photos!! Keep them coming!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Sally! Miss you!


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