How I Spent My First Fifteen Minutes

Clematis close up

In yesterday’s post, I invited you to participate with me in a six-day experiment to do something worthwhile for 15 minutes a day. I committed to taking photos each day, and thought you might like to see my first effort. I’ve recently been fooling around with some macro lenses, and the image above is the very center of a clematis blossom, taken with a 10+ macro lens. I spent about 15 minutes setting up a tripod, trying different settings, and taking a number of shots. A little sunshine came in and hit the blossom during this time, which I thought made the pistils look like a tiny sea anemone.


To put this weird photo in perspective, here’s the same blossom shot from a different angle a few inches back:

Clematis blossom


Here’s a photo I took over the weekend, of the clematis vine in the early evening sunshine:

Clematis vine

How about you? Would you like to commit to spending 15 minutes a day this week doing something worthwhile? (It’s not too late to start.) You know we all want to hear what you’re up to.

Hugs, and here’s to making good things happen in manageable increments this week,

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About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

How I Spent My First Fifteen Minutes

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