Just For FunJuly 20, 2008
[This was the post I originally posted for last week's Photo Friday... I had the theme a little mixed up but thought this was JUST BRILLIANT! (ha, yea right) and want to post it anyway. I had so much fun thinkin' it up and then a whole lot of embarrassment... Point is, I'm inspired by all the comments to Moonbeam's lastest post about blogblock and blogging obligations and self-censoring, etc. I again realized that I do this silliness for ME, damn it. Not you. Or maybe I need only redefine who YOU is. the universe? But of course, I very much looooove the feedback and participation I get from all of you. ("you" being you readers & bloggers, but not necessarily the 'universe'; does that make any sense?) AND, I am also inspired to use this blog to be the better me that I want to be. Not dreck and dross about lost spoons - although that, too, was me using this medium to force out negativity and it DID work. I hope to rechannel my focus to help me explore more the relationship I'm having with my world. You know, purpose crap, passions and all that.
oh - and an update: Got the Orange Spoon back! found it in my mailbox. What? You are wondering if it came with a note? nope.]
Ok, read on my original 7/18 PF ==>
Usually the first thing I think of upon waking on a Friday is ‘Today is Photo Friday!’ I realized this particular morning that I had not yet looked at the theme. I was hoping that I would be able to find something in my photo file folders that would be appropriate since I had not done my typical Thursday prep for this auspicious occasion. I admit that I felt a bit guilty in that I had not yet checked on what the topic was to be and the very first window I opened was Jan’s A Curious Affair blog to find out.
OK, then. JUST FOR FUN. This can’t be too difficult, I thought… I finished up my daily&Friday morning chores of feeding the dog, making the coffee, picking up dog poop and taking out the trash.
Of course, by this time, I had decided to grab my camera and create something specific and unique just for this theme rather than wade through whale photos, cairn pics, and the other stuff that occupies most of the space on my hard drive…
Liatris: OO La la! Look at me! I’m so pretty! and you, poor POOR Hydrangea – what’s this? only one wee flower to show off? and it’s not even very blue, but faded.
Liatris: My official name is KOBOLD Blazing Star. Quite bold and fancy, doncha think? In my Blazing Glory! Ah, so nice to be here with my brothers and sisters, soaking up the sun, attracting me some butterflies…
Ya know, Mistress of the Garden planted my mother only last year. and now look at us! I have many siblings sprouted here there and everywhere. And you? Just one of you and only one bloom. Tsk, tis a pity. Oh, I’m sorry – you DO have a sister. Way over there across the bed, between 5 or 6 of my brothers. Goodness – does she have NO blooms? If I wasn’t so joyful, I’d be so sad for you.
Liatris: And my colors! So much brighter than lavender – more a pink violet? FUSCHIA! yes, yes!! And look how TALL I am! Just me alone, I have three tall stems of flower. I’m a STAR!