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morning light in the kitchen

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I must say …

I do love winter light.

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Some folks think I yearn for a big field to garden, but I don’t.  I enjoy my few clay pots and random mugs filled with dirt, tucked in all sorts of corners and moved about as my whim and the sun does strike.

It has been fun this year to grow flowers, herbs and the occasional vegetable.  The trailing green growth and splashes of color have been inspiring, as well as occasionally quite tasty.  Most of the herbs have died back or faded away completely with a few exceptions like the oregano.

I planted a few new seeds on Saturday.  Spicy cress, fenugreek and more nasturtium.  The fenugreek has already started to sprout.  Perhaps I’ll be able to harvest it for Christmas. On Sunday I picked up some paperwhite bulbs with a goal to plant them in January and perhaps soon after photograph white winter blooms against a backdrop of falling snow. Until then, I have these herbs and, oh yes, that violet.

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That is the music that I happened to be listening to as I downloaded these images, of morning light falling upon the African violets in the kitchen.  Not a bad way to start the week.  Have a good one, folks.

 

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I have been photographing this African Violet  since at least 2010.  This past year, the plant grew spectacularly well.  Mostly because I tucked it into a corner and let it be.  Now at the start of this first full week of 2014, I photograph the plant again.  It is an overcast day which is all the inspiration needed to pull out flashlights and let the artificial light play upon iridescent petals and leaves.

 

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