I awoke this morning excited for the Day 2 assignment to be revealed in my inbox, but first I had to feed the cats. I chuckled when I finally opened the e-mail “How do you begin your day? Capture a vignette of your morning ritual.”
I grabbed my camera (which I leave on the dining room table in plain sight) and rushed back to the cat dishes just as they were licking their lips and walking away. Hmmm? I opted for giving them a little more food.
My lazy mornings often begin around 6:00 with two cats meowing outside our bedroom door and sending my husbands dog into a tailspin of dramatic whining that someone is going to steal her food.
As soon as the door is open I’m escorted directly to the food dish, if I detour along the way I’m scolded. My kitties are old and spoiled, but I wouldn’t start my morning any other way.
My first love is photography…I have always been a shutterbug and remember my mom making me do chores to have my 110 film developed. I think I still have that first camera along with a collection of others I’ve had through the years. Two years ago my handsome prince bought me a new camera a Nikon Cool Pix L610. It’s a point and shoot with a 14X optical zoom lens and I LOVE it!
I’m also a big fan of learning new things. Several years ago I started following the Big Picture Classes blog and Facebook page. On April 23rd, I responded to a contest post for a chance to win a free spot in Tracey Clarke’s self-paced class Picture Spring by leaving a comment sharing your favorite springtime flower. The next day I had a notification that I had won! Lucky me! I have taken several self-paced classes and found them to be a huge inspiration in my photography journey.
So for the next 30 days, I will receive an e-mail to awaken my creative spirit. Today’s assignment “capture an image that symbolizes the beginning of something–of anything–and let’s begin together in celebration and wonder.”
As I thought about the new beginnings that I could capture and feeling somewhat sad that our new calf is not expected for another 3 weeks I thought what better a beginning than to capture the beauty of our fruit trees in bloom. Soon these beautiful blossoms will take the shape of tiny apples and pears.