As fall begins to settle into our area I find myself struggling to find interesting things to photograph. My hikes have become focused on finding the ever dwindling supply of insects, hoping that one will be something that I have never photographed before. In the back of my mind I am always thinking about what I am going to do when the insects are gone. Last year I became interested photographing birds, which I know will happen this year too, but for right now I am kind of between interests. Today I became inspired to embark on a new project. Eliza Waters has a wonderful blog that I visit often. She takes amazing photographs, has inspiring words, and is wonderful blogger. One of the things she has been sharing are some flower arrangements that she creates with a variety of materials that she finds. They are amazing! Today as I was reading her blog I saw her latest arrangement and realized that I had access to all of the plant material she used in the arrangement. Suddenly I was inspired to attempt to create an arrangement similar to Eliza’s just to see if I could do it. So tonight on my hike I decided to gather some of the things that I would need for an arrangement. When I started on my hike I was naturally drawn to the insects that I have been photographing (I brought my camera). I found that it was hard to focus on both photography and looking for plant materials. But after awhile I started really focusing on what plants were in the prairie. I spent 90 minutes on my hike, and the last hour I didn’t take a single photograph! The plants were suddenly at the forefront. Although my arrangement doesn’t come close to the fantastic arrangements that Eliza creates, I am very proud of how it turned out. Thank you Eliza for the inspiration! Please check out Eliza’s blog,where I am sure you will be inspired too!