Taking a dare

My neighbors already think I’m crazy, out there at all hours of the day, lifting leaves and pushing aside stems to get at just the right shot of a blossom, a bug, a baby fruit. So, I thought, what will they think if I’m out there working on Christina’s dare in the garden? Will they think I’m completely nuts?

Genie times four

Nah. They didn’t seem to care all that much. And I was having way too much fun to even notice either way.

21 Responses to “Taking a dare”

  1. 1 anniebetty August 13, 2007 at 1:22 pm

    This might be the very coolest thing I’ve seen today. I’ve read the challenge (and aren’t HER pictures just great!?) Genie, these pictures are awesome. They capture who you are … or at least who I think you are … which could be, well, um, I think they are perfect.

  2. 2 inadvertentgardener August 13, 2007 at 2:05 pm

    Yeah, AB, her pictures totally rock…I’m a huge fan of her art and photography and all that. And it was such a delicious dare! Glad you enjoyed the shots. :-)

  3. 3 Nicole August 13, 2007 at 2:08 pm

    Love these photos, Genie! Sorry I haven’t been in touch but I want you to know how much fun I had hanging out with you at BlogHer! I’ll be in touch soon!


  4. 4 inadvertentgardener August 13, 2007 at 2:51 pm

    Nicole! So good to see you — yes, BlogHer was a blast, and I owe you a couple of pics of you eating with chopsticks. Hope your travels are going well, and I’m looking forward to hearing more about your adventures!

  5. 5 Heather August 13, 2007 at 8:59 pm

    Wow, great photos. I think I have to do this, but I may not have the guts to post my results. Though I’m usually happy with my face in photos, just not my body. You look peaceful and content.

  6. 6 inadvertentgardener August 13, 2007 at 9:27 pm

    Thanks, Heather! I can definitely be the same way — happier with face than body — but I liked how these came out. And…it was a little scary to post them!

  7. 7 ruth August 14, 2007 at 4:42 am

    My family think I’m crazy as I totter and teeter and plough through the undergrowth in my quest for a photo :o)

  8. 8 inadvertentgardener August 14, 2007 at 7:12 am

    Ruth, my neighbors definitely give me funny looks. But oh, if they could just see the pictures…

  9. 9 cole August 14, 2007 at 7:17 am

    You are just lovely. With or without the dare, you are lovely. But because of the dare, we all get to see it for ourselves.


  10. 10 inadvertentgardener August 14, 2007 at 7:18 am

    Cole, you’re such a sweetie — thank you!

  11. 11 LindaK August 14, 2007 at 8:56 am

    AWESOME! You are beautiful… keep up doing what your doing – you do it so well with both words and pictures!

  12. 12 inadvertentgardener August 14, 2007 at 9:18 am

    LindaK, thank you so much! :-)

  13. 13 jackiesgarden August 14, 2007 at 9:20 am

    Wow, you took some really great shots. What a neat thing to do. That Christina is a pretty smart cookie.

  14. 14 jackiesgarden August 14, 2007 at 9:20 am

    P.S. How did you get that Green Thumb Blogroll on wordpress? I spent three days trying to figure it out – and finally gave up.

  15. 15 inadvertentgardener August 14, 2007 at 10:27 am

    Jackie, she definitely is. As for the blogroll, I have to do it by hand — WordPress won’t allow the javascript that runs it automatically, unfortunately. Of course, that means half the time the blogroll’s out of date…

    GTS folks, if you’re not on the blogroll, feel free to email me and let me know! :-)

  16. 16 NRouse August 14, 2007 at 10:39 am

    Hey Genie – I loved reading about ‘the dare’ and am impressed that you took advantage of the opportunity. It’s so great to see your pictures, and as LindaK remarked, truly captures who you are as expressed in your writings both here and on the thread. Need to see more of you on the thread!

  17. 17 Chigiy August 14, 2007 at 1:48 pm

    Your pictures are beautiful.
    It’s so nice to put a face to your blog. The picture in your about section is kind of small.
    I went to Christina’s Dare.
    She does some beautiful photography too.
    I don’t know If I would have the guts.
    After all there’s a big difference between 29 and 48.
    Stay tuned.

  18. 18 inadvertentgardener August 14, 2007 at 3:23 pm

    NRouse, thanks — that’s such a sweet and wonderful comment, and I do appreciate it! I’m working on my thread appearances…I promise!

    Chigiy, thank you! I was thinking I needed to update the About photo…I’ll do that shortly. And you most definitely have the guts. I believe in you!

  19. 19 Christina August 16, 2007 at 5:02 pm

    YOU ROCK (with lots of exclamation points not included here for the sake of not using up my life-time allotment of exclamation points). What a brave and wonderful thing to do. You’re lovely!

  20. 20 inadvertentgardener August 16, 2007 at 5:05 pm

    Thanks, Christina! All exclamation points are gratefully accepted. :-)

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