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carpe diem

we have the most humble window box, especially now that the pink petunias are kaput. we're not supposed to have one at all (law breakers), but it's kind of in a discreet place. i built a little ledge to keep the window box stable and added some small stones and shells from the beach to keep the soil from splattering when it rains and to retain moisture. they look nice, too.

right now, it has some hens & chicks from my mom's garden and i just planted salad greens with matchbook seeds. there's also a lagging nasturtium and our squatting morning glory with the support of a couple of chopsticks. it's not much, but so nice to see mother nature up close.

ms. une fleur pour toi mentioned that this week's word is carpe diem - seize the day, so this is my interpretation. if you'd love to grow something, grab a little bit of space legally and do it, even if it's matchstick size. enjoy your weekend!

xo, cindy

ps i don't have a macro lens, but almost exclusively use a 35mm prime lens (no zoom), crop the photo close (not too much) and always to 5" x 7" (ocd). the lens has no image stabilizing feature, so i hold my breath a lot. actually, it's best to exhale and then hold your breath to reduce camera shake.

22 comments:

Line said...

this is gorgeous, life growing so poetic so strong, thank you this post makes me smile, happy friday!!

dawn said...

testing...

i'm using a different computer :) let's see if it's just my home computer that doesn't allow me to leave comments.

(hi!)

dawn said...

hey! it worked! hmmm... now i wonder what could be preventing me from leaving comments on my computer at home. it only happens on blogger blogs that use this comment layout. oh well. hehe, sorry to turn your comment section into my little experiement.

Anairam said...

Life is good when you can have your very own window box of beautiful little plants. Enjoy every moment of them!

Joyce said...

I like seeing the start of life- and the heart within the leaves. Beautiful! Have a golden weekend my friend! xoxo

cindy* said...

i love your window box!

Nicky Linzey said...

Lovely photos so sweet and delicate. I started off a bit like this and now I have an allotment and grow most of my own vegetables. Keep growing!

Bella Sinclair said...

Beautiful photos. It's like looking through Martha Stewart's Living here. :) And thank you, thank you for those camera tips.

I love gardening and look forward to doing some container gardening of my own. Hens & Chicks are some of my favorites! And did you know you can add a little nasturtium to your salad, too?

Have a great weekend!

cindy said...

experiment all you want to, dawn! thank you so much everyone!

**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

Great tip about the exhaling...thanks for that Cindy!
Did you get my email?About Tell All Tuesdays?
Char

SimplyGrove said...

So lovely!!!! Have a great weekend Cindy!! xx

L'Atelier said...

how wonderful!
love your photos

and the tip on exhaling! will think of that next time i make photos :)

so cool you joined the weekword- its fun isnt it? :D

wild child said...

what a sweet post :) but your P.S. totally made me laugh because I can't even TELL you how much I hold my breath every time I take a picture! I thought surely I must be the only one! LOL! I'll try your recommendation of exhaling first next time - Ruffles photo shoot this weekend! LOL!

Meg xoxo

julie king said...

such a cute mini garden you have going on, cindy. i like the idea of gardening in miniature. your photos are always just wonderful. you certainly know how to crop for maximum impact. i'd never thought about exhaling and then holding my breath for a good shot. it would be much easier than holding a big breath in. enjoy your weekend!!

simplesong said...

Love! Happy weekend to you!

My name is PJ. said...

Great shots, Cindy! Why don't you have a macro lens? You, of all people, should ask Santa for one. You do one heck of a job with close shots already!!

Megan Coyle said...

Lovely pictures of your window box. You've done an amazing job without a macro lens.

Suzanne : : S.HOPtalk said...

Great shots and great tips. Love your little succulent!

marie-louise said...

A window box - lovely idea!

please sir said...

Looks like a wonderful place for plants to grow happy!

Vana said...

Yay! Finally am able to leave a comment! Lovely little space you have created Cindy!

aimee said...

so happy you're jumping in on weekword! i missed it last week and what a great theme it was. beautiful contribution - can't wait to see what you come up with for this week!