Debbie’s one-word photo theme for this week is ‘Success’. In order to be successful at something, we need to have succeeded in something. Now, let me put it on record that I’m not very green-fingered, but recently I’ve been getting the urge to create a little flower patch. I have absolutely no idea where these urges and ideas come from, but I went with it. I created a smallish patch and planted a few bulbs and scattered a few seeds. A couple of weeks later, I was astounded to see seedlings appear… several of them dotted over the patch. One of them caught my eye in particular, for it looked to me like an arm stretching from beneath the soil, and it was giving a thumbs-up sign. And if that isn’t a sign of success, I don’t know what is! Perhaps I’m slightly more green-fingered than I initially thought.


About the image:

Close-up photo of an emerging seedling taken using Galaxy Note 4 mobile phone, April 2017.

Posted by Tom Merriman

A future writer living in the present day

15 Comments

  1. Congrats. You know sometimes the smallest of seeds can sprout even from a crack in concrete. Amazing strength!

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    1. Nature always reclaims its own, Beverly, so it has to be strong to take back what we do to it! And thank you!

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  2. (Green) thumbs up to you, Tom! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Diane. Green Thumb will have to be Finger’s gardening counterpart… Tom was already taken apparently! 😀

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  3. Ahhhhh….New growth emerges! Such a glorious thing to see. It inspires. If a plant can start anew, so can we….Have a good week ahead TL…VK 🙂

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    1. And you as well, VK. I was surprised to see these little seedlings… I wasn’t expecting to see anything. Marvelous, really!

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      1. The seedlings were Spirit’s way of reminding you that you too have the strength and courage to start anew, to grow into what you desire 🙂 Take a hit of miracle grow and have fun….VK

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        1. Love this comment, VK, so thank you. And now, I’m finally getting around to replying! Time’s fun at times, isn’t it?!? 😀
          Hope you’re having a good weekend.

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  4. From the acorn the mighty Oak will grow!!! 🙂

    Big thumbs up from momma nature indeed!!! 🙂

    God Bless!

    Prenin.

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    1. Indeed, Prenin. I don’t think this is a mighty oak, however, but it’s still remarkable all the same.

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  6. It looks promising Tom.
    But we’ll need an update shot in a few weeks so that we can check it’s not a weed!
    Happy gardening.

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    1. Things seem to be taking longer than I anticipated, Debbie… but there are more seedlings now. I will take an updated photo when they are a little (lot!) bigger…

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  8. […] may remember a post back in April I published, ‘Success’, where I mentioned that I’d sowed a few seeds and planted a few bulbs, and all with me not […]

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