Lens-Artists Challenge # 115: INSPIRATION

There’s a beautiful gallery of inspiring photos on Travels and Trifles.

What gives self inspiration? Flowers. And books.

These blue flowers are so pretty. Every year, they come back, and this year the blooms have been especially profuse. They wind through the branches of the cherry trees and drape the sidewalk. No one seems to mind.

Front yard, September 2020

Self is a writer. As a writer, she finds inspiration in books. These are a few books she recently checked out from her local library:

Finally, a very special place, one that self would spend every moment of every day in, if she could: the London Review Bookshop in Bloomsbury. When she sees the orange couch, she knows she’s home.

London Review Bookshop, November 2019

Stay safe, dear blog readers. Stay safe.


  1. pattimoed said,

    September 22, 2020 at 11:39 am

    Bookstores and books and nature. We definitely are inspired by some of the same things!

    • September 22, 2020 at 1:29 pm

      Yeeees. I have always loved books. Books will get us through this stressful time.

      • pattimoed said,

        September 23, 2020 at 3:46 pm

        I’m reading The Heart is a Lonely Hunter and The Decameron…quite a combination!!

      • September 23, 2020 at 4:59 pm

        That IS quite the combination. I love it!

  2. Tina Schell said,

    September 22, 2020 at 12:46 pm

    Some wonderful sources of inspiration – especially loved the blue flowers as we have nothing similar here in the southern US. Perhaps hydrangeas but never so large!

  3. JohnRH said,

    September 23, 2020 at 4:42 am

    Excellent. I love books. Paper books. Such treasures.

    • September 23, 2020 at 2:20 pm

      Me, too. I love books as objects. Could never read on Kindle. Thank you for stopping by!

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