Friday, 7 March 2014

Growing Towards the Light

Wildflowers, Yay!
Our wildflower seedlings are starting to grow! I moved them on to my desk, where the sun streamed in all day. They are all leaning greenly toward the light.

Today was the first really springy day. It was warm! My visiting friend Debs and I went downtown and mooched around, laughing ourselves silly. We sat on the beach (Me getting as sandy as possible) and drank coffee. Debs said it was the worst coffee ever. I said actually, no, the worst coffee is at that petrol station on the A351 in Sandford and the SECOND worst is at the Obscura Cafe. Tomorrow, more visitors will pop in and hopefully lots more sun will shine. And we have really good coffee here, too.
What are these fucking plants doing
on my windowsill, lady? 

Although I suppose coffee quality is sort of a matter of personal taste. Some people like instant, even. I will try not to judge them.

I have got so little work done lately (ok, none at all) that my workspace is quite happy to be used as a seedling nursery. But Maggie is very annoyed. That's her spot. So tomorrow I'll send the seedlings back to the bathroom windowsill, purely because I don't think they could withstand the Wrath of Cat just yet.

I think she gets jealous because Max and I whisper sweet nothings to the seedlings whenever we are near them.

Despite not doing any actual paid freelance work, I have not been completely useless. I'm growing too: incubating creative ideas, writing lists, making schedules and jotting in my journal. I did better than most winters, keeping my work flow going right through to February before I really felt the effects of the lack of sunlight and my batteries died. I know that spring will bring enthusiasm and creativity and I'm going to be ready for it. This will be a growing year, in many ways.

Oooh, did you know about the excellent royalty-free images you can get from Getty Images? If you are a blogger and don't have your own library of images yet (you should, just get a decent camera and start shooting), you can get really interesting shots there. Getty is also looking at providing images that change the way we look at people. Looking at these shots makes me want to spend more time with my camera.

What are you growing these days?

1 comment:

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

That's great to see the little sprouts!