Music and nature continue to inspire Louise and I, both in our writing and photography. This Midweek Moment takes us in different directions along the creative path.
What is a flower without petals? Can it still be beautiful? The texture caught my eye first: soft, fuzzy. It reminded me of ageing, of the way we are all young with soft, unlined skin one day … and then time dresses us differently. I wondered, does this seed head still have value or is it doomed to be invisible in a sea of younger, prettier flowers? And yet, it caught my eye. I see its value: the tiny seeds inside, that will give life to a new generation.
I love Louise’s photo today – she snapped it before taking her sons to school. There’s always music coming from all over her house, from early in the morning to late at night. Louise says: “At times it gets very noisy, with instruments playing and metronomes clicking and voices singing, but I know I’m home when I open the door and hear it coming all over the house. Sometimes, they even join together and play with each other, and that’s the nicest sound of all.”
Once a week, Louise (of Louise Allan: Life From the Attic) and I team up to share creative photos on our websites. It’s all part of our challenge to stretch ourselves creatively.