Awkward Growth

“The tiny seed knew that in order to grow, it needed to be dropped in dirt, covered in darkness, struggle to reach the light.”  -Sandra Kring

I’m not quite sure why I’ve been leaning towards pink and purple lately. I think it’s because I’ve been feeling hurt and angry, and I wanted to calm myself.

I think my images express my thoughts and moods even more than I realized. Maybe backwards though, because they tend to project what I want to feel, rather than what I do feel. I can live with that. 😉

Anyway, I shot this on my last visit to the old zoo. What’s interesting about the tree is that it’s growing somewhat sideways (and no… I didn’t tilt the camera). So… it works as a pretty good featured image for my weekend thoughts… about Growth.

I’ve already mentioned that I had some weird experiences last week. What’s funny is that I really was sent into a mini tail-spin for a day (or two)… BUT, I’m kind of excited now because I discovered that it was really just an opportunity for growth.

Pushing through the awkwardness, you could say.

I’ll do some follow-up posts this week, about some of the things I’m learning, and hearing- which means YES, I’ve been listening.




  1. I think this image is lovely-Creativity, I understand is connected with the subconscious so perhaps it is a combination of all three above, below and right here and now. Bless you, Janet, I’m inspired by your curiosity, openness, and honesty

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  2. I think this is a very true statement…”they tend to project what I want to feel, rather than what I do feel.” I know for me color is very influential on my mood, and if I put on a a brightly colored shirt, then it tends to brighten my mood. (I never wear gray on Monday, the first day of the work week!)

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    1. Yellow, absolutely! For me today, brown. Okay, not the most exciting color, but it’s not gray! (I should have worn something brighter!)

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