Monthly update: August 2018

It’s August and… it’s way too hot. Seriously. You have no idea how much I’m looking forward to Monday, when this heat wave is supposed to break.

Anyway, let’s talk about other things. More specifically, let’s talk about the reason for this post: My monthly update. Sure, it’s a week later than usual, but that’s better than not providing one at all, right?

Well, in my mind it is, at least. So I’m going to go ahead and launch right into things by looking back at July.

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Rosebud

A white rosebud on a dark background

I don’t have a whole lot to say about this photograph, other than that it came out so much different–and so much better–than I was expecting. I thought, when I took it, I’d get a fairly simple picture of a white rosebud on a dark background.

Somehow, though, the leaves in the back gave me a bit of a swirl effect. The colours blended together wonderfully, adding to that in a beautiful way that I just didn’t anticipate. And that white rosebud jumps right out of everything in the best way possible.

At least, that’s what I see when I look at it, and I love the picture for all of that. I’m not sure that you see the same things I do. Maybe you’re shaking your head right now, thinking that it’s a terrible photograph. Which you have every right to do, of course. I hope, though, that you enjoy it at least a little bit.

Favourite five: Posted photos from 2017

Welcome back to another Favourite Five list! I know I missed a couple of months there, but I promise I’m going to try to get back on track with these.

First up, I’m going to give you a run-down on a few things that are pretty close to my heart: my favourite five pictures from 2017–those that I posted, at least. There are plenty out there that other people took that I love, too, but today’s post is focused on my own pictures. I’m not sure I could go back and find all of the pictures I love that other people took.

So, with that, let’s take a look!

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Catching up

A pre-made goal tracker and two pencil crayons

Remember in my Monthly Update on Sunday, when I talked about needing to get back into a routine and rebuild my good habits? Well, part of that involves catching up on my social media tracking and goal-setting.

Usually, each month, I set goals around how many tweets, Instagram posts, and Facebook posts I want to send out. I track my engagement, and (new in the last couple of months) I figure out where I want to advertise my prints.

I figure out what went well the month before, and what I can learn from. I track what sorts of posts and tweets I’m sending out, so that I know what’s working and what’s not.

None of that has happened for June yet. I need to catch up on my social media tracking, and actually set some goals for the month. So that’s what this weekend is about–catching up. Not only on my social media, of course, but that’ll will make up a good chunk of it.

How about you? Do you have any catching up to do?

Purple petunia petal power

A purple-veined petunia

I have some new flowers! Can you tell I was excited to photograph them? I have some red and white petunias, too, but the pictures I took of them didn’t turn out quite how I wanted them too. I’m hoping I’ll have some to share with you within the next couple of weeks.

In the meantime, enjoy this series, instead. After all, these are outdoor flowers, and I can’t be sure of how long they’ll actually last. I don’t have the greatest track record with outdoor plants….

A close-up of a purple-veined petunia

The petals of a purple-veined petunia

A close-up of a purple-veined petunia petal

A close-up of a purple petunia petal