Because the weather outside is frightful, this week’s edition of Photo Friday is all about bringing back a little bit of summertime warmth.
Here in the deep South, we are in the grip of what appears to be our annual deep freeze. About this time last year we were out of school for 3 days because of an ice storm…which is rare. Right now, we are sitting at a chilly 29…which is rare. I take comfort in knowing that these frigid days won’t be here for much longer. Soon our temperatures will be back up in the mid-60s, and we will put our winter coats away. The heat will get turned off, and we’ll turn on the fans because the houses will be slightly uncomfortably warm. Almost all of the plants have been brought in from the porch, and our house looks like a jungle. Those that were left – the kalanchoe, the begonias, the purslane – are dead, frozen to first slimy stalks and then sad, dead things.
As summer was ending and the leaves were falling (or would have been falling if we had a bunch of trees in the heart of Dixie that lost their leaves), I snapped several photos of zinnias. Zinnias are happy, easy, joyful flowers. Toss out a handful of seeds and they will grow and grow and grow, giving you cut flowers for the home from summer through the end of fall. I never did anything with those photos, and every once in awhile when I was scanning through photos on my phone, culling them and clearing them out, I’d see them and wonder what I should do with them. I never deleted them; I wanted to hang on to those little glimpses of summer.
I know that I said in last week’s post that I wanted to make my Friday posts a place to show-case my Big Girl Camera 365 photo project. However, I’m not sure what I was thinking when I said that or when I designed my intention of completing a 365 photo project with my Big Girl Camera. With my job, it is almost impossible for me to get any outdoor shots with the BGC. It’s dark when I leave for work; it’s dark when I leave to go home.
So. That means a revision to that intention. I’m still doing a 365 photo project. With my phone. On Instagram. For my BGC photo project, I’m thinking now that a 52 weeks project is more appropriate. I should be able to get some good photos (& I have an idea of what the over-all theme of that project will be – I’m excited about the possibilities! Watch Facebook for an announcement and a give-away in the next couple of weeks!) each weekend, which I can then post on Fridays.