Mystery is at the heart of creativity. That, and surprise.
All of a sudden, I was surrounded by wings. The Swallowtail butterflies floated on soft, invisible breezes everywhere I turned. I quickly reached for my camera when a butterfly lit on these rose-colored rhododendron blossoms.
The sun in my eyes made it difficult to see—I simply pointed the camera in the general direction. I hoped to avoid my usual picture of blurry wings disappearing off the top of the photo!
I was definitely surprised when I saw the picture. The light obscuring my focus made the butterfly's wings glow like stained glass. I loved seeing all the beautiful details and lines.
I'm sometimes unsure when I sit down to write. Temptation sits right down next to me then. It insinuates I should surf the internet (for a few minutes, ha!). If I just get started and point the words in the right direction, I'm often surprised by how things turn out.