Have you ever dragged your feet on doing something even though it was extremely simple to do? Something that you knew would be easy to tackle, would require little effort and afterwards you would be so glad you did it? Well, that is my story when it comes to growing microgreens. Unopened seed packs have been sitting on my kitchen counter for months. Then one day, out of the blue – I stopped planning and started planting.
A few weeks ago I decided to start shooting with a DSLR 50mm lens that’s been tucked away in my camera bag for months. The lens was an impulse purchase that I had barely touched since I bought it. On this particular day, the sun was shining bright in the garden. I reached for my polarizing filter and attempted to screw it on my lens, but guess what? It didn’t fit. Ugh!!
I get really excited about the beginning of a new year. I enjoy the process of ringing in the new year with family, choosing a fresh new calendar, refining my diet and exercise habits (again), and setting the intention for my garden for the upcoming year. Whether you are in the midst of a frigid winter like me (temps were 12 degrees F last night) or joyously growing in a warmer climate, January is still the perfect time to think about the purpose of your garden. To get your gardening juices flowing, think of one word that encapsulates one thing you want give your energy to this year? Your options are endless. So, what will be your 2018 garden word of the year?
I’ll be honest, winter is not my favorite time of year. It’s cold outside and I don’t like being cold. I love spending time in the garden every day and honestly, there’s not much for me to do in winter. But just because I’m inside doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot going on outside! Since I don’t do a big fall garden clean-up birds, pollinators and other wildlife are able to live and thrive in my garden throughout the frigid winter months. Although my garden is rather untidy at the moment, I bet you’ll agree that it’s still beautiful and full of winter interest.
What is chimping? It’s a simple and kinda funny sounding digital photography term used to describe the habit of immediately checking every shot on the LCD screen right after its captured. So is chimping a good thing or bad? A sign that you’re an amateur photographer, a seasoned pro or somewhere in between? Here’s what I think.
Disclosure: Photowall provided me with a free canvas print in exchange for my honest review of their product.
I love taking photos of my garden. There is something purely magical about slowing down, silencing my mind, and focusing on nothing but the subject in front of me and the connection I feel with it and my camera. Some of my photos are good, others could be better, but it is the zen experience of connecting with nature that truly fills my cup. So far, I’ve only shared my garden photos here on the blog or on my social media. But I recently partnered with Photowall on a project and have since taken a bold leap. Who knows, you may be inspired to leap too.