Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Welcome November

I found these carrots at the farmers market in Dupont Circle while strolling around the other day.  Made me wish I had a horse to feed them to...

Radishes?  For $3.50 a bunch?  If I only I knew where Rapunzel's mom lived... 

And I wonder why these pretty sunflowers were floating in the fountains at Meridian Hill Park today...

Maybe there's a story in it.  I've had images like this spark a new scene, or even an entire novel.  My best ideas come when I'm walking, always outside, away from the computer.  What about you?  How do you come up with your ideas? 


  1. my images arrive when I have the music cranked up to the point the dog runs for cover, or after copious amounts of coffee, and, like you, wandering by foot.

  2. My ideas come from conversation, something I saw, or just off the top of my head!
    Great post~

  3. Beautiful pics! My ideas come at really random times, driving, walking, and yes, ALWAYS when I'm away from the computer . . .

  4. My ideas come while driving, or when I'm doing some boring, mindless, repetitive task at work.

  5. Chris - yes, music is key. :) I've got Alison Krauss' newest albumn, Paper Airplane, playing on repeat these days.
    Susan - you must have some very interesting conversations in your day-to-day life!
    Juliette - maybe we should start a monthly brainstorm walk around the city?
    Melanie - ideas from boring, mindless, repetitive tasks? if cleaning is one of those tasks, i'm envious!
    Happy writing, painting and picture taking everyone.