Here is my entry into Tina’s of Lens-Artists Photo A Week Challenge with the topic of Creativity in the Time of Covid.
This has been an extremely hard time for me. Covid hit right as Spring was coming into full bloom. As many of you know I am a passionate floral photographer. I am lucky to live in an area where I have access to many flower farms and fields. 99% percent of my flowers are taken in the fields or nurseries where they grow and are still live on their stems. This Spring everyone closed the flower fields. I have chronic lung issues, a carry over of having had lymes disease, which puts me in the at risk group for Covid.
So I’ve been fighting a lot of depression this year. I believe I am not the only person who is feeling the effect of the pandemic so, I decided to get a little more creative with my blog. I figured this is a time that many of us can enjoy pretty photos and stay active blogging.
The first thing I did was start uploading flowers with the color yellow for my Flower of the Day FOTD challenge. I encouraged bloggers to look through their archives and use old photos if they couldn’t take new photos.
This is an old archived lotus flower.
Even the dandelions in my yard got photographed this year.
Then I started to doing what I call Pick Me Up posters with happy, inspiring or motivation quotes daily. I use my photography as a jumping to go along with a quote I like. I enjoy putting them together.
Here we are in the middle of August and life is returning to a semi-new normal. And last but not least, the dahlia fields are open. They have limited hours, but I can once again get out in my flower fields where I feel so alive and at home.
Part of Swan Island Dahlia gardens.
I’ve put together a list of challenges and their hosts. So if you know a challenge host, please direct them to my blog. Feel free to contact me anytime. I hope everyone will be able to use my lists.
Qi (energy) hugs