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the-galleryThis 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?


  1. tartankiwi on April 27, 2011 at 5:36 am

    Great photo! You are so right about the excitement of watching seedlings pushing through. I love it!

  2. nazima on April 27, 2011 at 9:27 am

    Gorgeous. A new life begins x

  3. Jennifer on April 27, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    I love your photo. The seedling looks like it’s glowing!

  4. [email protected]/blog on April 27, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Wow, I love this photo. I’m always fascinated when seeds actually grow! It’s like magic, isn’t it! You captured a great moment.

  5. Bev on April 27, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    It’s fab to grow isn’t it? I have blogged about similiar to you. I never fail to get excited when the first little shoots appear! 🙂

  6. Rachel on April 27, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    What a great picture – really sums up the Spring, time of growth and all that. We will be acquiring a greenhouse soon so I may be after you for some tips! 🙂

  7. Preseli Mags on April 27, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    What a lovely green shoot – I like the soil hat too. I’m an avid seed-sower. It seems seems such a miracle when they grow, such magic. Perfectly pictured.

  8. TheBoyandMe on April 27, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    That is a fabulous photo! I love the lush green of new seedlings.

  9. Dawnie Brown on April 27, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Fantastic photo 🙂

  10. Kizzy on April 28, 2011 at 7:16 am

    Fantastic photo. This is something I need to do, just don’t seem to find the time, but I am going to in the next week. I love the idea of growing some of my own food.

  11. tiddlyompompom on April 28, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    ooh that’s fab! we have been planting seeds too 🙂

  12. Inside the Wendy House on April 30, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    That is a wonderful photo. Our seedlings are just starting to grow much to the excitement of the children!! x

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