Things That Made Me Smile (March 14, 2022) #WeeklySmile

Hi all. I’m joining the Weekly Smile today. I don’t promise this will be a weekly feature, of course, but the hashtag is #WeeklySmile. I could really use a bit of cheer today, so I’m going to share some little things that gave me joy lately. Hopefully writing about them will make me smile now too.

First up are flowers once again. Last Thursday as well as yesterday, I went for a walk and took some pictures of flowers I came across on my way. The below picture is of an anemone we came across yesterday. We initially called it a giant crocus, but I found out it’s an anemone by running the picture through some plant identification apps.

That’s my second little joy: I just love learning about all sorts of different plants and running my pictures through identification apps. I haven’t yet found the perfect plant identification app after having tried out several, but that’s okay.

Finally, a thing that’s been making me smile for days: discovering an app that will allow me (with some help) to make collages and mosaics with my photos. The app is called PhotoGrid and, though some parts of the app are free, I decided to try out the premium membership right away and didn’t cancel when my trial period (which admittedly is only three days) was over. The below collage, my staff and I made with most of the photos we’d taken while going for a walk on Thursday. I’m linking this post to Mosaic Monday. Hope I did it right.

One of my staff later suggested I use this collage as my cover photo on Facebook, so I did. I had never had a cover photo before.

It may seem weird that I, being blind, like photography. However, with the image description tools, including now the plant identification apps, on my phone, I think it’s a great way of getting acquainted with my surroundings.

28 thoughts on “Things That Made Me Smile (March 14, 2022) #WeeklySmile

  1. Astrid – welcome to Mosaic Monday! I love your collage – it is unique and it has flowers in it – always a winner with me! I hope you come back and link up again soon!

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    1. Thank you so much! I decided on the hearts and the shape of the collage. My staff initially wanted to use six photos and do them in two rows of three, but I thought why not choose seven and arrange them like this? Flowers are great indeed!

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        1. Well I’m not exactly sure I understand what you mean. I did have some vision, including color vision, growing up. I thought since crocuses are usually purple (or yellow) here, I figured a giant crocus would be purple too.

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