When it's cold and drab outside, it's difficult to find photo inspiration. While I love all the gorgeous still life photos I see on blogs and Instagram, I can barely find time to take just regular photos, I definitely don't have time to gather things and artfully arrange them. One of my easy fall backs are my orchids. It seems like at any point in time at least one of them is blooming. You can see in the above photo, that two are blooming right now! As you can also see in the above photo, Luxie felt that I needed some help with the orchid photos. You can also see from the bits of soil around all the table, she checked to make sure that none of them needed watering for me.
A few years ago, I made the New Year's Resolution to always have fresh flowers on my dining room table. When we got Luxie, she liked nothing better than to grab the flowers and drag them out of their vases, usually tipping over the vases in the process. Since the dining room table is an antique and we have oil finished hardwood floors, that wasn't working. I've decided that she is probably ready to control herself with the flowers now. I bought a bouquet a couple of days ago and so far, so good.
I might even manage to use some of the fresh flowers in a still life! Of course, I'm sure I'll have kitty cat help. For my artsy photo this week, I once again used the Topaz Labs Simplify Plugin.