I confess, I usually run like the plague from those themed blog things - it's not that I don't want to join in, it's that I know I'll get so far with it, and then forget, and the it'll all be spoilt and everyone will hate me. Well no, not really. It's really that I'll get so far with it and then forget, and then I'll feel like I've failed. Well you know what - who cares? A good friend of mine has just got to grips with embarking on something she's been thinking about for ages. Years pretty much. And she finally confronted her demons over that whole "expectations" thing - what will other people think, what will people say if....you know the ones. So this, on a smaller scale, is ME confronting MINE.
So - the idea - it's called the Alphabet Photography Project and has been started by Podcast - you'll find their "A" on that link. Which scuppered me for a moment, as my first thought was an "abandoned" picture too. I'm sure there's no rules against me choosing the same, but no, I wanted mine to be something different to any others I'd seen - it would have felt like cheating otherwise. I also wondered if it's possible to so far as possible make my posts on this theme about things that for whatever reason make me happy. That sort of links in with #100DaysHappy - another thing I've not joined in with.
So.....A - is for Aquilegia.
Beautiful, delicate flowers, coming in all manner of colours - I love them and when I see one for sale, in full bloom, I can rarely resist buying it. As a result, our little strip of flower garden is full of the things - which, at this time of year, makes me smile each and every time I go out there. Now that's GOT to be a good thing, hasn't it!