I spent a little time this morning in historic Duluth. Jeremy and I met some long time tweeps, checked out an eight week oil painters class, and just enjoyed a quiet morning on a street that wouldn’t be so deserted on a Saturday afternoon if it weren’t for the rain. Planted up and down the street is ornamental kale. I never expected that healthy green to have a sexy side. I may have to plant some of the Brassica oleracea in my garden at home this season.
The life in my favorite park has been mostly snuffed out by a diminishing number of sunlight hours and bursts of Georgia cold. Still, I seem to be able to find a cold kind of beauty in its dry state, with its suddenly open passageways revealed after all the foliage protecting it dies. Still, before life comes death, and we are in a season of death now, and every part of the park is reaching out, waiting for spring.
I’ve started to take a look around my house again. I didn’t have space in my brain to continue to do the things required for home improvement for the past year but now I do plus I have an extra pair of hands willing to help me tackle most projects. The plants around my yard needs some work. I have a tiny yard (on purpose!) but I still like flowers and some garden decor. I noticed the peonies had stared blooming while I was gone. I’m thankful that there’s a yard crew that takes care of most of the annoying work (mowing, trimming, mulching, etc) so planting flowers and watering them are the end of my yard responsibilities. I was thinking of planting some Checkered Lillies or maybe a large assortment of Ranunculus. I love Ranunculus. Anemones are my second favorite. Maybe I’ll just plant them all and see what happens!! It’s not like there are any rules, right?
I’m enjoying the fall colors. I always do. And this year, after my inital allergy attack on return from my trip, I haven’t had any attacks since. Lets hope this stays that way!
I’m also trying something new. With watermarks. Usually I don’t watermark anything. I hate watermarks. But now I’m seeing my stuff…everywhere. Maybe a small white tasteful watermark and full metadata will help drive some traffic back here. :)
I’ve heard a lot of ‘do it daily’ opinions across the blogs I read lately. Essentially, the challenge is to produce something of quality to push your talent and skill forward incrementally as opposed to the leaps and jumps in quality and ‘wow’ we want to make.
I’m going to give it a shot. Lets see where that philosophy takes me. Post something daily, something good, something imperfect, but something on the path to somewhere else.
This photo is not technically satisfactory (to me) but I’ve used that excuse now for days, posting phone photos or not at all instead of an image that may only be 80% of what I think is good.
Critique is always welcome. These flowers were about 2-3mm or so in radius: quite tiny. I used flash to isolate them from their surroundings.