i am participating in artful adventures
with natalie kalbach. the idea is that we stroll through
our neighborhood and see with new eyes. she gives a daily prompt
for us to photograph and post. i have been posting on
instagram but will try posting the photos along with my comments
here as well. i am posting several prompts here to catch up.
thanks for bearing with me!
i know i'm home when i brush by these Epidendrum orchids
to enter my front door. They are from my grandfather's cuttings.
my mother also had pots of them in various stages and colors.
a peek through my side fence.
i see the garage and sunrise every morning
from my studio window.
today i clear this bit of a space
to make room for a raised bed garden
i grew up with one grandfather who was
a gardener and another who grew his own
vegetables in the back yard. whenever
i touch the soil, i picture them bent over,
nurturing the ground that fed their families.
it's that kind of day. big clouds, no cars
on the street, endless dreams.
my mailbox is across the street with my neighbors.
my block is the only block in the city where the mail is not
delivered in front of the house. they say it is to save
the mail person from driving on both sides of the street. i don't mind.
i like chatting with my neighbors at mail time.