home : window box
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!
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.