Photos by L. Anne Wooley
PLEASE SEE BELOW MY BLOG, FOR THE LINKS TO THE OTHER BLOGS PARTICIPATING IN THE CARNIVAL!!!
Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus Ohio has been a source of inspiration for me for many years. I first went as child, on a school field trip, and it was only a small place then. Over the years, it's grown and flourished into a massive complex boasting a desert, a water garden, a rain forest, and a Himalayan Mountain; which boasts model trains with Tibetan style buildings made out of natural materials.
What I love beyond all the lush greenery, the sights, the scents... are the Butterflies, and the water features. There are several waterfalls around, as well as a Koi pond. I'm always inspired around water! Possibly because I'm a Pisces. But here at the Conservatory, I get back in touch with why I love writing. It's one of the places I re-charge my emotional well being as well as the creative wellspring.
Walking and stopping to write, going at a leisurely pace, and being in the moment. This is what inspires me to keep writing and rekindles the spark for my love of writing.
The self-proclaimed Blog Carnie takes a bath in this introspective musing on her favorite, inspirational spot: the bath tub.
J.C. O'Brien finds inspirations in Seattle's dark alleys, local bars and restaurants, but it's her regular visits to an Olmsted park that allow her to express her ideas through stories.
Fred Charles takes a few moments from zipping around the galaxy in his starship to explain why he finds so much inspiration in space.
"Look up at the stars not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see' and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious." ~Stephen Hawking
Wonder what this quote may have to do with my creativity and the places I find it? Be curious! Come find out!
While some are inspired by a specific location, my inspiration is not site dependent, but rather a state of mind in my inner sanctum with my Secret Garden close by while playing the writer's game of 'What if".
Inspirational places are places where I can take one look and inhale all the beauty.