A few months ago I started a little photo project on Instagram under the hashtag #learningtoletalittlegreenintomylife.
Since then I've come to grow (no pun intended... just kidding... pun totally intended) my appreciation for the little bits of nature and greenery I've brought into and become more aware of in my day to day.
It's not an aesthetics thing.
It's not a branding thing.
It's not to make my Instagram feed look prettier.
It's because sometimes when you live alone, and you don't have pets because you travel so much, it's kind of nice to have something to take care of other than yourself.
It's because it's really rewarding to rescue little pieces of nature and bring them back to life.
It's because it's so satisfying to witness something grow. And know that you had a part in it.
It's because it's nice to wake up to lush greenery in your home.
Especially when it's a million degrees outside (hello Richmond humidity).
Especially because you would love nothing more than to be in nature but you actually can't stand being in nature at the present moment because you hate sweating.
(This is another reason I love the water so much I think.... I'm in nature but readily able to cool down via. wind or water!)
It's because it feels good to cultivate life.
This article a while back definitely inspired me to jump on the plant game more than I had been, but also the slow living mindset I've been trying to carry with me and introduce into my life over the past year has a lot to do with it as well.
Plus, the mantra itself is a reminder to be open to the possibility of new things.
To not be closed off.
To let a little green into my life.
Photo projects like this are fun and help me challenge myself.
I also have...
And of course #daughterofasailor and #theknittingqueen and #thetravelingphotographer and #weddingphotographerdiaries. Though those seem to have attracted some other users lately so they're not just my own photos like the above tags are! ;)
Do you have any photo projects? I've always wanted to do a specific 365 day one! What about you?