Friday, June 28, 2013

Focus on life week 26 ?????

 Well, this being week 26, we're just about to embark on the second half of the Focus on Life Challenge. Most every week, Sally's blog sends me out and about on a walk to see what I can find- that's one thing I love about this project - getting out of the house, thinking about something I wouldn't normally be thinking about on my weekly 'Sally Walk', camera in hand.

A couple of weeks ago I started noticing some of the little plants that grow up between the cracks in the sidewalk. Ever since I saw the book Wild Green Things in the City, I've been enchanted with these little wonders. Kind of make me think of my own life, forever pushing my way past this and that obstacle and (hopefully) coming out on top. 



When I went on my walk today, the first thing I saw was this lovely feather out on the sidewalk. Thought I'd photoshop it up a bit- I loved the week we all altered our photos- what fun that was. Something I really want to continue investigating.

Thanks Sally, for all the great ideas, and for getting me a little ways further outside my box. Looking forward to the next 26 weeks! Come see what everyone else is thinking about this week at Sally's blog!

17 comments:

Islandgirl said...

I have a little path that goes from the orad to the gallery... the Johnny Jump ups florish on it... I like them so I leave them.. (everything else is carefully weeded) It's interesting to watch people try to avoid tepping on them as they walk from the steps to the gallery!

Beti Horvath said...

I love your choices this week! Plants are very determined, and the bird gifted you with beauty for the day!

Alicia said...

Beautiful pictures - I am always in awe of the power of those green little things, and it's a great reminder that we are stronger than we seem :) The feather is gorgeous!

Patty Woodland said...

It has been fun, hasn't it? I love the feather shot...so pretty

Annette said...

I'm always amazed at what will grow in unseemly places. I noticed a daisy in the bricks of the median in the road this week.
The feather is pretty awesome!

A Polymer Penchant said...

I would love to find such a lovely feather! I've noticed a few different bright coloured song bird popping by our backyard lately (must be a new feeder nearby?) anyway I wish they'd take the chance to drop one near us

Cindy said...

Now you've got me wanting to look out for little plants growing where they can! Just recently one of my sons noticed a little tree growing in a gutter in our neighborhood. Your feather is such a beautiful find - jus tlook at those stripes! I wonder what kind of bird the feather came from?

Diana Taylor said...

Beautiful pictures - it's amazing what is right outside our door! I love the photo of the feather too.

Courtney said...

Looks like a wonderful walk! That feather is wonderful.

Becky Pancake said...

You found interesting stuff on your walk this week. I just pulled the plants from my sidewalk cracks yesterday. They make it hard to get into the house so I pull them.

Marlene Cupo said...

Great shots of intrepid plants, but have to tell you we had a vine that had to go. Where was it you ask? Growing up the inside wall next to my bedroom window, of course!

Shel said...

Super shots - all of them! Love the way you talked about your life in comparison to the plants and pushing up and onward. do you know what kind of bird the feather is from - it's so pretty!!

Ema Kilroy said...

I love how plants will always find a way to thrive. All great shots but the tree on top of the wall is my favorite.

Janet Bocciardi said...

Love the feather photo! Those little plants that struggle to survive - kind of amazing, isn't it?

Alice said...

Beautiful photos, especially the feather!!! Another inspiring walk.

LoriF said...

Beautiful job, Laurie! I especially love that 'shopped feather, and your plant-in-the-crack comparison. Very thoughtful!

glassbead, isinglass design said...

Now y'all have to remember- the feather has been photo shopped. I'm pretty sure it's just a mocking bird feather. It was not blue, actually, I think it was grey and black. I like how photoshop accents things you can't even see.