January Photo A Day # 30 : Nature

As an avid user of Intagram I had been wondering what the tag #janphotoaday was all about as I scrolled through my feed. Then the lovely Linda of à la mode stuff explained the photo a day challenge she was partaking in. Chantelle of Fat Mum Slim has come up with an inspirational list of themes for us followers to capture each day. Thus far, today's theme was my favorite. Nature.

These are sweet little pine cones from Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain. They sit with my other dried winter weeds collection right outside the coat closet.

Being winter and all there isn't much thriving outdoors.

So I decided to take some photos of nature which has been brought indoors. 

Most of these photos are of natural objects collected by my neighbors. 

They decorate the windowsills for which I am grateful. 

But I have my own collection in my studio and home.

I keep objects I want to fabricate in metal. 

Or pieces that I want to have cast. 

Above are eucalyptus pods that I've had cast into silver. They've been around for a few years, waiting to be enameled and made into jewelry. 

Today's theme was so inspiring that I couldn't take just one photo. Once I started thinking of how to overcome the dilemma of capturing nature in it's weakest season I realized that I've surrounded myself with pieces I've collected on walks. It seems I am not alone by the looks of our back porch.

 In the future I am planing on sharing a weekly wrap up of my photos of the day here on my blog. Why don't you partake in the fun? Get your inspiration here

happy monday!
xo, kim