24 January 2011

The Creative Exchange: A January Garden

Kale Sprout, Jan. 2011
Here's my offering for a new meme I just joined in on, The Creative Exchange, hosted by Lisa and focused on "photography from the heart." I love these round-robin things because not only do they get me thinking creatively, they also get me blogging regularly. And I probably would not have taken this photo were it not for some prompting to think about what, at this moment, is my heart's desire, and is right in front of me. I look over from my desk and see the lettuce and chard sprouts soaking up the sun, and I feel happy that I can garden, if only a tiny bit, right here in the dead of winter. I'll need to transplant these soon, or eat at least some of them as microgreens, which sounds like a great idea now that I think about it. Thank you, Lisa, for being another source of creative inspiration, and thanks to everyone who stopped by to see what I've been up to today. As always, I hope you were able to get some creative time today, too.

10 comments:

lisa said...

Thank YOU Anna, and welcome to The Creative Exchange! I love the way you described this photograph, as it is precisely the idea I have in mind for The Creative Exchange.

It is a beautiful photograph, and a truly wonderful post.
Thank you so much for sharing it with us this week!
Have a wonderful evening!

lisa.

stregata said...

Fantastic, Anna! I want to dive into that green and never come out. Spring seems so far off.
Love your mosaic in the earlier post as well - I have a soft spot for lichen.

Lesley said...

Love this photo, Anna, so fresh and GREEN, a colour we're not seeing enough of these days!

Anja said...

Dear Anna, I can understand your text very well, you wrote me out from my heart, a german proverb, perhaps it exist also in english. I scrolled your other recent posts, very nice fotos and also your selfmade jewellery is so nice done.
Have a good time and it is so nice to enjoy something growing also in wintertime! Anja

Pat said...

Lovely photograph - cheering on a cold winter's day! Planning now for summer tomatoes!

Dorian Susan said...

I love the name of your blog and your photos are so pretty. I know nada about jewelry, but your inspiration for pieces is wonderful.
I love that photo from July of the flower in Philly...remembrance definitely better...keep thinking, soemthing will come. So sorry for the loss, but how nice to create something pretty from it.

Pretty Things said...

That's such a beautiful photo!

Evelyn S. said...

Beautiful little green....beautiful focus!

Tricia said...

Gorgeous capture & I especially like the 'flutterby' image in your sidebar... very beautifully shot! =)

tchesney said...

I can see why these are close to your heart, they are absolutely beautiful! This is an awesome image...loving those little details!