Thursday, September 13, 2012

Seven Work Phrase for Photo Art Friday

Chinese Lantern with logo and phrase 

I found this weeks prompt excruciating as a personal exercise.  I had not given it much thought to what I would call my journey into art/photography.  I have such a lot to learn and have inner glee to learn as much as I can.  I love to look at what others have done and I learn from them.  How I survived before I discovered blogs is a wonder.  How I survived before I found photography courses and wonderful photographers to emulate I wonder.

The photo is a Physalis alkekengi or Chinese Lantern plant.  This one escaped my notice until it bloomed.  Normally I pull the plant out when I see it as it an aggressive spreader.  It is pretty in bloom but no friend to the garden.  My words suggest my artistic journey as having its ups and downs but always a work in progress as the world is a colourful place to be.

I am joining Bonnie and friends for PhotoArtFriday at PixelDustPhotoArt.com.   Have a great weekend.

 

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16 comments:

Lavender Cottage said...

Love that lone lantern Val and I agree, look how much blogging has influenced us.
Judith

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Val, I like your words...beautiful photo. Have a great weekend:)

André Lemay said...

Even weeds make beautiful pictures; I love the plant in the foreground in focus and the backgroung out of focus. Great picture.

Lorrie Orr said...

Your words are beautifully expressive of what I have found in blogging, too. And what a fun photo for your challenge.

bailey-road.com said...

A lovely bloom in gorgeous color.

kareninkenai said...

Your words are perfect. Love your photography also; lovely image. Thanks so much for sharing. Karen

lorik said...

Great words and lovely photo. You followed the prompt well:)

NatureFootstep said...

great choise of shot for your words. And keep on shooting. :)

eljaygee said...

I like the uncertainty you've expressed - the ups and downs, and the one lantern that got away to give your garden some unexpected colour

Heather said...

Your journey has been very inspiring to those of us who dabble in photography. Each week you share another beautiful photo. Thanks for sharing your thoughts - life is certainly full of ups and downs.

Ida said...

I was delighted to see your Chinese Lantern photo - I featured them in a post last Friday on another Meme.
I like the 7 word sentence you used. Life is a lot like that with it's, "Ups and Downs." as well. Well done.

momphotographer said...

it is amazing how much we all learn from each other here, in the blogosphere. isn't it!

PrairieJill said...

Beautiful image!

Miriam said...

I think this is the most supportive group I post to. I learn so much from you all. I love the orange lantern and I didn't know it was invasive! thank you.

Currie Silver said...

sometimes the ups are down and the downs are up... it is ALL a grand Journey!! I love how you express this and how BEautimous your photo and how it then contrasts with what you share about its NOT BEing friendly for a garden. this is often how I see the digital photography Journey. what I think is driving me crazy is only reforming me and taking me down far enough that I can push off and go "up" somewhere altogether new and different!!

Bonnie said...

Sometimes 'excrutiating' helps us learn more about our complex, multi-layered selves.
:)

Nice that you found your phrase just as you found the delight of a surprise lantern flower. Your imaginings and images are glorious and I feel privileged that you share them at PAF. Thanks Valerie.