I love doors. Anytime I see a cool door and I have my camera handy, I have to take it. Maybe it’s the symbolism that a door has or maybe it’s because I’ve always wanted to paint my door a funky color, I don’t know. Either way, I went up to Mount Vernon to take some photos of my girls in the famous Tulip fields because the last time I was there this season, they weren’t with me. On the way back, I noticed this blue barn door. Cool huh? I would love to shoot someone in front of it one day.
It was a good trip up to the tulips as it was the last weekend. Most of the blossoms had already died but they had one large field in the back of the farm that still had plenty of colorful blossoms. My girls had a good time running through the beds (which they highly discourage) but they were careful not to trample any flowers.
I also stopped at the gift store on the way back to the car because they had been selling my Children’t book Ellie Blossoms. They had almost sold out of all 20 books they had purchased! With only 3 left, they said that the book was a hit with many tulip visitors and that they would gladly place another order next season. That was really inspirational to find out that people are enjoying my book.
I had had the idea for Ellie for many years but kept putting it on a shelf as something to do “someday”. I find that many people do this with things that they wish to accomplish. It wasn’t until I had my first child that I decided then was a good time to sit down and write it. Of course, it took me a long time to actually find an artist to bring Ellie to life and to put everything together, but just writing it down was a start. What is something that you are putting on a shelf to do “someday”. Take a risk and take that first step towards your goal. Go ahead and step through that blue door. You’ll be surprised at what you find on the other side.