And Now For Something Creative…


“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”   ~Eleanor Roosevelt


I recently took an online photography course from Tammy Strobel@Rowdy Kittens.  I wanted to dig in more and expand my horizons.  And at the end of the course, we found out about a month long photography challenge.


As this blog says, I am inspired by challenge and creativity so I decided to take part in the challenge…you take pictures daily that go along with the word of the day.  Yesterday’s word was patterns, and I knew if I went out into the garden I would find endless patterns to capture.


So here are some of the patterns I discovered…..the first is the tiger lily at the top of the page:




Queen Anne’s Lace

DSCN1767 Tree bark has endless patterns


 Hosta leaf


First sunflower facing east into the sun


Joe Pye weed before it bursts into bloom

DSCN1796The intricate pattern on the wings of the dragonfly



I leave you with another shot of the sunflower and some thoughts about creativity.  Feel free to download the photo and share….





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26 Replies to “And Now For Something Creative…”

    1. Thanks Christie…I do not have a DSLR which is the big fancy cameras (as I call them)…I have a big point and shoot that can do a lot of what a DSLR can ….it is a Nikon P510….but I have not learned to get past auto or some little other nifty features…looking forward to when I can do more.

  1. Donna, your sunflower image is so uplifting. p.s. always find it hard to commit my time for long…all the best with your August challenge. Can see you and your camera are flowering 🙂

    1. Oh thanks Laura….it has been fun finally flowering creatively in different ways. I hope to post a few of the images I take during the week on Sunday.

    1. Thanks Loret. I will still be a frequent visitor to BWG, and you can catch posts on either of my blogs as I will still post here about my critters and native plants.

  2. inspiring topics and pics….keep up the good work! u got another flower and bug lover follower on board!

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