Turning Over A New Leaf – Seeing The Other Side


For many, the phrase turning over a new leaf means making a big change in some way, but if you are anything like me it may mean something different. In the picture above, most people might notice the way the petals have lost their deep color and have taken on the look of old lace. At a glance, I can easily see the obvious fragility in the beautiful decay, but what really draws me in is the tiny sliver of the underside of the leaf in the top right corner.

The desire to see more of what is hidden in the shadow distracts me and one story becomes two as my mind digs deeper into the well charted mental landscape I refer to as,” What if ? ”  If you read my last post, then you know what a struggle it can be for me to keep things organized and focused especially with the never ending stream of ideas circling in my head.

I know it would be a stretch to think there might be a magic solution to help keep me on track, but I did want to share a link I received from Jennifer McGuiggan of The Word Cellar. Jennifer is a professional freelance writer and editor and she very kindly left me a link to a guest post she did over at Magpie Girl.  In it she talks about an idea known as The Wheel of Work and how having an understanding of the eight phases of a project can help when it comes to working with your individual strengths and weaknesses as you move a project from conception through post-production.

I also wanted to thank you all for your comments and suggestions on my Ground Control post. You were all so kind regarding my photographs and I can’t begin to tell you how much fun it is to share what I see here and have someone else enjoy it as well.