Why I Blog?
You might not think this such a difficult question to answer. I didn't. But given that I've been thinking on it for a week now and have tossed away more ideas to answer the question than not, my opinion of the question has wavered.
In an effort to not bore you, it seems the answer should be brief and to the point. But considering that we are emotional beings, nothing is ever simple is it?
This stem of angel wing begonia blossoms was found on the ground this morning. It seemed a shame to toss it. It's delicate, feminine countenance called to be photographed.
I suppose that is one of the most significant reasons I blog. To share with you small moments of wonder that draw me in, moving me to the point of expression through words and photographs.
There are countless photographs of this angel wing begonia in bloom on my hard drive. It's planted in a colorful ceramic pot with complementary plantings but none of those pictures has ever moved me to post about it. It's the small, beautiful and simplest of moments that I find myself wanting to tell you about.
Maybe it has something to do with gardening in such a pernicious climate...where what might appear to be a simple happening is really a triumph in survival. The mercury was climbing toward 90 degrees when I came across this bloom still looking as fresh as those thriving on the plant.
What is it about a stem of two blossoms in a vintage Listerine bottle that inspires someone to write about why they blog? Who knows! We humans are complicated. All I know is I followed my heart's desire.
It's my hope that this blog will inspire you to create and grow a garden, literally or as a metaphor for life, that is a reflection of your heart's desire.