I regularly put forward a photograph or two to the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge and in July of this year I was freshly pressed for my wind turbine photographs but these photographs below are for a Special WordPress Photo Challenge:Inspiration.
The brief: To show a photograph of yourself doing something that inspires what you post on your blog.
Sounds easy right; it’s actually not. If you have a blog for photo sharing, how many pictures of yourself do you have taking pictures of something else? I am guessing not that many. I had to scour my photograph archives for a picture of me doing something in my garden. It is always me looking through the lens rather than having it pointed at me.
My husband took this photograph of me quite recently. I was going to use it as my profile picture but I discarded it in favour of something that didn’t involve a hat (or Wellington boots).
This one was taken at some point in 2010, I guess I was doing a bit of pruning or weeding.
But it isn’t just my garden that inspires what I write or the photographs that I take; it is the whole of the great outdoors. If I didn’t live in an area of such natural beauty with gardens to explore, trails to roam and great expanses of sky to marvel at; I really don’t think that I would take so many photographs, write this blog or be so interested in gardening and all that it brings.