Friday, October 08, 2010

Friday Photo Shootout - Reflections

It's been a long, long time -- but I wandered onto the Friday Photo Shootout site this morning, just in time to take part in today's shootout -- and as it happens, it's raining here today, so my world is full of reflections.

I decided to head out in search of unusual reflections -- and promptly changed my mind because, well, it was (and is) raining.

So I lay down on the carpet and took this photo of me and my camera reflected in my faux fireplace. Shades of Dante.Hmmm. Back to the drawing board.

Later in the day, I really did have to go out, rain or no rain, to pick up the ingredients for dinner. On the way, I stopped to photograph these --  grapevines and assorted other greenery reflected in the  Turtle's window --
and this, the last rose of summer nodding good-bye to a reflected tree. At that point I decided that the warmth of home sounded really good, so I abandoned all attempts at photography and scuttled back to my den.


And speaking of reflections, I've recently given some thought to the fact that my faithful little netbook might not last forever, and all those pieces of fiction and poetry hiding in its files could end up at the recycling depot, lost to me forever. The sensible thing would be to dig them out, one by one, finish them, and send them somewhere --

But for me, writing is like knitting. I have knitting projects stashed all over the house in various stages of completion. The sensible thing to do would be to finish all those projects before I start a new one, but every time I see a particularly lovely skein of wool, my mind leaps to a new pair of socks, a new sweater, a shawl -- and off I go.

It seems I am addicted to yarn. And words. I am addicted to words. I love to watch them form on the page. Finishing a project isn't as important to me (barring a deadline) as the process itself. I could make all sorts of resolutions about finishing one thing before I start another, but I'm a pretty old dog now, and stuck in my ways, so maybe I'd better invest in  (1) more plastic tubs to hold knitting projects and (2) a whole handful of memory sticks.

8 comments:

Karen said...

I love your reflections (pardon the pun) on writing and knitting and living...

GingerV said...

good to see you again. I wonder- is it about finishing. or is the idea / the implus the joy of the moment that your progects give. I have a friend in Houston that love to buy fabric. she always has plans, thought, ideas. she never finishes anything. she has a room in her house full of boxes - you know those clear plastic, stackable things. Literally one room in her house is full of this stuff. when she is down so sorts through them, rearranging, re thinking her plans.... then she goes out and works in the garden.... she just needs the room of ideas I think.

AngelMay said...

I liked your reflection in the faux fire. Way cool.

psychelyn said...

love that creative faux fire reflection. it turned out cool and artistic.

~JarieLyn~ said...

I really like your reflection in the fireplace. Very cool. Oh, and I love words too but I would feel a great sense of loss if my words were eaten by a computer crash.

Jama said...

I love that shot of you in the faux fire, great idea!

Doreen said...

oh I loved this post! and the shot of you and the fireplace. like how you thought out of the box and created a fantastic post.

Sarah-Paige Copeland said...

Great reflections :o) Love your reflection in the fireplace.

Cheers