The green gallery
This is my first week of joining in with the Sticky Fingers ‘Gallery‘.
Sticky Fingers is hosted by Tara. Photography is Tara’s passion so she launched The Gallery, a weekly feature, for bloggers to participate in.
Every Friday she offers a prompt and on the following Wednesday participants post a picture which they feel represents that prompt.
I’m not good at photography, but I do love to look through old albums and I never go anywhere without my camera. As this week’s prompt is ‘Green’ I felt this was surely a sign I needed to take the plunge and join in!
So here’s my photo. It’s of a seedling pushing its way through the soil:
Every spring I sow seeds. I sow seeds for food so we can reduce our carbon footprint and eat seasonal, local food. I grow herbs for culinary and medicinal purposes and I grow flowers because I believe you should feed your soul as well as your stomach.
Every spring I sow seeds and every year I am excited, mesmerised and giddy with delight when I see the first seedlings push their way through the soil. I mean, what kind of miracle is that? All that is required for new life is contained within a tiny seed. I don’t have to do anything apart from push it into fertile soil and water.
It gives me faith, hope and trust in the processes of life. For a moment, when that seedling pushes through the soil I feel as though everything is well in the world. It’s like a sign that nature is happy, thriving and doing what she does best.
On top of that, this particular photo makes me smile. I love how the seedling is still wearing a soil hat and I love it because I was told that these particular seeds (it’s a luffa in case you are wondering) are difficult to germinate.
What photo would sum up ‘green’ for you?
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