perseverance.

April 12, 2011

flowers&brick1 flowers&brick2 flowers&brick3

yesterday on my walk to class i spotted these sweet little guys finding any which way to grow. so tiny. so unbothered by the looming mass of stone and brick above and below them. trying to find inspiration in their optimism this morning. trying hard not to get bogged down by the unfinished details of the projects i’m working on.  trying to think in solutions, not problems. it’s harder than it looks.

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18 Comments

  • Reply the southern hostess April 12, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Thanks for the dose of inspiration.

  • Reply Julie {AfternoonFrosting} April 12, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    just stumbled upon your blog and i'm in love. now following!! xxx happy tuesday! 🙂

    -julie
    http://www.AfternoonFrosting.com

  • Reply Julie April 12, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    It is harder than it looks sometimes, and then you see things like this that brings you back to simplicity.

  • Reply Thais April 12, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    That´s the beauty of life, you can always move forward looking for inspiration on simple thing…

    I´m from Brazil and just discovered your blog and already a big fan. 🙂

  • Reply Dee April 12, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    Amen. Love this post.

  • Reply jamielynn3 April 12, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    beautiful photos across your site! love, love, LOVE it…

    http://thisredheadsaid.tumblr.com/

  • Reply Erin April 12, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    @ thais, @jamielynn3, @julie so glad to have you as new readers! glad you're enjoying this space. xo.

  • Reply Danielle April 12, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    I love that you find inspiration from nature!

  • Reply Amanda April 12, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    so glad you saw beauty on your way to school so that you could share it with all of us. Love the contrast of the tough bricks and the delicate white flowers–prettiness all around!

  • Reply Doe April 12, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    perfect timing.

  • Reply Abby April 12, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Love this. Flowers are so undaunted by everything that stands in their way.

  • Reply Lauren April 12, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    wonderfully said!

    just stumbled across your blog – i'm loving it!

  • Reply Rachel April 12, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    I love unexpected flowers and persistent plants. Keep meaning to get a shot of the ivy popping out of the top of our street sign.

  • Reply Pretty Neat Designs April 13, 2011 at 3:09 am

    such a pretty reminder.

  • Reply Marjorie Rose April 13, 2011 at 3:52 am

    Great images to convey your thoughts.. I hope your mind (and shoulders) will soon be free of the small burden you're carrying.. solutions come when you least expect them. Good luck!

  • Reply Anonymous April 13, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    You seem very sad through all these posts- like the winter has maybe been long, too long.
    So may the light of springtime kindle the natural joy inside you,
    and may your soul come through like all these flowers, blooming and radiant, despite whatever tasks or bricks or sidewalks try to keep you down.
    metta from the west coast

  • Reply cindy k April 14, 2011 at 12:15 am

    you'll do it and i love to find things like this. partners & spade has a book called 'i think i can' with photos just like these. they're great examples.

  • Reply Denise | Chez Danisse April 15, 2011 at 12:01 am

    They are inspiring. I recall thinking almost the same thing about some I saw pushing through cracks in concrete a few years back. You'll get through. Hold tight.

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