A few months ago, Victoria at sfgirlbybay decided to create a collaborative project called blog it forward. Each blogger is assigned a day to answer the question “What inspires you the most?”. Today is my day to answer and tomorrow you can read another point of view at the freshly picked blog here.
The premise of this blog is to showcase what is inspiring me, so to highlight that is nothing new. However, what inspires me the most is a different thing entirely. I rarely divulge my innermost thoughts here (so personal) and instead focus on things that are easier to put out there: pretty pictures and colors and so-on.
I have a whole host of things that move me beyond words: the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, peonies, open windows and dinners with friends, poetry, records playing in the background, cooking and eating and making face concoctions from my garden, God, the smell of almond oil, the blur of color and light that happens when a camera is just out of focus, patterns in everyday objects, maidenhair ferns, porch swings, and on and on and on.