Blogiversary: Year In Review
Apropos sentiment for my year
I stopped 5 day a week blogging last March for health reasons. When I paused I did not know that it would be such an extended hiatus. I happened to be in the middle of #40daysofprintmaking when I made the decision, but preserved with that project on Instagram. By December of 2015 I was feeling much better & inspired by the beauty of the LowCountry winter flowers I embarked on a #12daysofflowermas project on Instagram. I am now on day 63; well over 5x's the goal I set. Yay! Georgia O'Keeffe say's it best regarding flowers, & recuperative time: "When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not."
I have been documenting the winter flowers that bloom, mostly in my backyard, during the LowCountry winter. I recommend checking out the images on Instagram, as they are sure to be the cure for what ails you. Originally I thought I would just post for the 12 days of Christmas, but the blooms have been just too lovely, so the project will continue as long as I find flowers.
"When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not. -Georgia O'Keeffe
Even on the sea islands of South Carolina there were freezing temperatures last week. The camellia above froze! It doesn't look to icy, but I can assure you it was frozen. The camellia below bloomed after the freeze. And is none the worse for the chill. Nature is amazing.
Week in Review
Many of the things I observed this week found natural partners in upon review. They are paired here for your perusal.
Week in Review
Change the Perspective
I take a lot of photos. This probably comes as no surprise to regular followers of this blog. And I like sharing photos on Mondays as it gives me the opportunity to review the previous weeks work & plan for the upcoming one. Review/ critique is important & approaching subjects from different angles is crucial for success. Do you have any compositions/conundrums that would benefit from a different perspective?
The camellias are too beautiful right now to not be documented. Despite cooler temperatures they are thriving. I do not know if I will ever become accustomed to flowers in the winter, but I am thankful for them.
Despite the grey January days, there is still plenty of natural color to be found if you look for it.
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