It all started with a tweet I read on Monday. A global simultaneous photo shoot for peace - a worldwide moment for peace. It had happened last year on August 8th (08/08/08). The idea was to do it again this year on September 9 at 9:09am in the +09GMT time zone. (09.09.09+09GMT@09:09)
The Worldwide Moment website had lots of information. The trick was figure out when the moment would be happening in your timezone. +09GMT is Tokyo. On the west coast of the US, that was 5:09 on September 8th.
I signed up and sent a tweet out. One of my Slow Travel friends, TrekCapri decided to join in. She took an excellent photo of the rainbow Peace Pace flag. You can see her photo on - TrekCapri's Blog.
I had several different ideas for my photo. I was set up to take a picture of a Buddha Hand Citrus that is ripening in our backyard. The fruit is often given at temples as a symbol of happiness, longevity, and good fortune. But I turned around and loved the look our garden in the setting sun. The garden is our peaceful refuge and my photo for the moment.
Check out the Worldwide Moment website in a couple of days to see the gallery of this year's photos. They are still organizing the over 1100 photos received from 58 countries.