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What do I need?

October 12, 2010

My friend Christine invited me to join Graciel’s blog challenge to go out and find/make signs that reflect what we need in our lives. Since I wanted to wander back into the woods to find my enchanted purple-leaf-hideaway anyway, I grabbed my camera, a Sharpie, and some paper, and set off into the sunshine.

It turned out to be a much more meaningful exercise than I expected. (And… oh my! What fun I had with my camera!)

Here’s the evidence:

(with music from Hot House Flowers)

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13 Comments leave one →
  1. October 12, 2010 2:57 pm

    oh, my word, heather, that was fantastic!!! FANTASTIC!! i found myself nodding at EVERY sign you held up. and today, to restore my soul, i took my camera out into nature, just as you did.

    thank you so much for playing along. i am beyond thrilled to have found you and your words.

    xo, graciel

    • heatherplett permalink*
      October 13, 2010 7:21 am

      Thanks for the inspiration, Graciel! It sure was fun playing along!

  2. October 12, 2010 3:12 pm

    Another great video, Heather. You are really gifted in making videos that have emotional impact. Thank you for making and sharing this, xoO

    • heatherplett permalink*
      October 13, 2010 7:22 am

      Thanks Olivia! I really enjoy making them. 🙂

  3. October 12, 2010 3:44 pm

    Oh wow! I loved this post. Wonderful. Thank you. It made me really happy.
    Lynna G

  4. October 12, 2010 5:40 pm

    LOVE this video! I *needed* to watch it today 🙂

  5. October 12, 2010 6:42 pm

    inspiring!

    happy song, too.

  6. October 13, 2010 12:14 am

    This is my first time to find and visit you. Please tell me what the purple leave are?! I’ve never seen them before. It’s possible we have them here in Texas and they just don’t turn that color because it’s too warm. Lovely video. I do believe I need all the things you need. Thank you.

    • heatherplett permalink*
      October 13, 2010 7:25 am

      Sharon – I wish I knew what the purple leaves were, but I don’t. This is the first time I’ve spotted them. Maybe I just wasn’t looking closely enough before or maybe I didn’t wander into the right part of the woods. They’re on vines creeping up trees, but they were only in a small area of the bush. I think they probably just blend in during the rest of the year and I was just lucky enough to come across them at their magical time.

      Does anyone else know?

  7. paulasparadise permalink
    October 13, 2010 7:04 am

    Wow. This is fabulous on so many levels—thank you!!

  8. heatherplett permalink*
    October 13, 2010 7:26 am

    Thank you everyone! So glad you enjoyed the video!

  9. October 13, 2010 8:05 am

    What a great video Heather! And I’m happy tohave found another “Canuck” who loves words and images as much as I do!

  10. October 13, 2010 11:43 am

    what an AWESOME project!! i am officially inspired. wasn’t feeling well this morning, but i think i just may grab my camera, a sharpie & paper and head out for a couple of hours … JUST what i needed this morning.

    no wonder this has been your favorite part of the week!! =)

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