Weekly Photo Challenge – Future Tense

It’s still phoneography month, and in today’s challenge I’m hoping you’ll put all of that futuristic camera tech to good use, by thinking about the shape of things to come.

As I read the introduction to this prompt I first decided i had nothing to offer. Then i looked around and realized some photos I am taking have future tense written all over them. We have the benefit of living in a rural area, with plenty of lad to experiment and indulge our passions, one of which include gardening. As some of you who read my posts know, i use to have a greenhouse business and still maintain a 12×16 greenhouse in my backyard.

This time of year is the right time to start seedlings inside for the coming spring planting time. I know many people forego the process of starting their own seeds for a variety of reasons: it;s too hard, too messy, mine never sprout, I don’t know what to do! I guess I have overcome all those questions after successfully sprouting a few hundred thousand seeds over the last decade. Last year we were not as successful because we did not attend to our seeds as well as we should.

Tomato seedlings as we prepare for 2013 vegetable gardening.

Tomato seedlings as we prepare for 2013 vegetable gardening.

No two tomato varieties will sprout on the same schedule.

No two tomato varieties will sprout on the same schedule.

Our problem was that we put the seeds in the greenhouse, but did not keep them watered sufficiently. Inside a greenhouse with the sun bearing down the temperatures even on a cool temperature day can soar into the eighties within the confines of that little space. Our young, tender seedlings wilted and dies before we had any clue they were in danger.

This year we seeded six varieties  but brought the seeding tray inside and put it over the heat vent in our living room. In this position the seedlings get the light they require and have a steady source of heat. As you can see from the picture, the process is working. Nine days after seeding we have signs of success for three different varieties.

I also included some pictures from two summers ago of some of my tomato plants and the success I had with them. Last year was not as successful as the blight and weeds won out in the tomato patch in 2012.

Another set of photos I want to add here documents the progress of an Orchid that finished its blooming cycle near the first of this year. Many people say they would never try an orchid due to the fact that they can never get it to bloom again. Well, Even though I have some experience with less complex bloomers, we are noticing signs of success getting a three year old plant to produce new blooms. In these pictures you can notice fresh buds developing on our Orchid.

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If you look closely at the picture you will see the small buds that are a few weeks from blooming.

I though you might enjoy some pictures of the Orchids I got for my wife for Valentine’s Day. She has a hair salon in the basement of our home and these are just the thing to brighten the space and provide a conversation starter for the customers. Some come in excited on every visit to see the stage of flowering these beautiful plants display.

Here are some other Weekly Photo Prompt – Future Tense entries

  1. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense – Joy and Woe
  2. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense | Ese’s Voice
  3. Weekly Photo Challenge – Future Tense | Chittle Chattle
  4. Future Tense « Thoughts of a Lunatic
  5. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense | Flickr Comments
  6. WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE : FUTURE TENSE | beyond toxicity
  7. Future Tense – Praying for Spring | What’s For Dinner?
  8. Road sign | Philosophy & Photography
  9. Inspiration | Philosophy & Photography
  10. How to store information properly | Philosophy & Photography
  11. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense | The Eager Traveller
  12. Future tense | Miss Moiety
  13. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense | britten
  14. Bosch? Tefal? Rowenta? Braun? | Philosophy & Photography
  15. Photoworld 22-3-12 | ~~~ nur ein “Klick” ~~~ ein Kompendium
  16. Just a frozen moment… | ilargia64
  17. A Peculiar Party Under The Palms | Spirit Lights The Way
  18. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense | buzzingtrends
  19. weekly photo challenge: future tense | teamgloria
  20. “Zenit” camera. First model, 1952. Seven images | Philosophy & Photography
  21. Loading film into “Zenit” camera. Ten photos | Philosophy & Photography
  22. “FED 4″ camera, 1975. Six images | Philosophy & Photography
  23. Russian UAZ | Philosophy & Photography
  24. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense | So where’s the snow?
  25. weekly photo challenge: future tense | whatever a moon has always meant
  26. Evolution | Philosophy & Photography
  27. Ilya Fostiy. Actor | Philosophy & Photography
  28. We all live in a computer game | Philosophy & Photography
  29. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense | Travel. Garden. Eat.
  30. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense | Pigments of Life
  31. Hope For the Future Generation | The Diary of a Not So Ordinary Wife
  32. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense | Kaleidoscopic World in Words
  33. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense | My Caymanian Life
  34. Weekly Photo Challenge – Future Tense | Joe’s Musings
  35. Photo challenge: future tense | Curls n Skirls
  36. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense | The Eclectic Eccentric Shopaholic
  37. Metropolis II | The Eclectic Eccentric Shopaholic
  38. Weekly Photo Challenge – Future Tense | Thoze Were the Daze
  39. Blossoms of Hope | Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  40. Weekly Photo Challenge & Travel Theme: Time—Future Tense | Wind Against Current
  41. 47/365 – Future Tense | Camera Girl
  42. Weekly Photo Challenge: future tense | A Meditative Journey with Saldage
  43. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense | Creativity Aroused
  44. Future Tense | elspethc
  45. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense | It’s Just Me: My thoughts and happenings of the day…
  46. Weekly Photo Challenge – Future Tense | Just Snaps
  47. Weekly Photo Challenge : Future Tense | efenerr
  48. Waitin’… Waitin’… | Raivenne-lations
  49. Weekly Photo Challenge, Phoneography–Future Tense | A New Day Dawns
  50. Weekly Photo Challenge: FUTURE TENSE | The Adventures of Iñigo Boy
  51. Weekly Photo Challenge – Future Tense « LargeSelf
  52. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense | belgradestreets
  53. Photo Essay: Future tense and flying cats : Julie Dawn Fox in Portugal
  54. Weekly Photo Challenge – Future Tense | Isadora Art and Photography
  55. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense | « The Great Escape » Life from behind a lens
  56. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense | Sin Polaris
  57. We spend too much time waiting for the future | 祝福
  58. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense | Sigoese
  59. Future tense: Lift the barriers. | Multifarious meanderings
  60. The Urge To Wander
  61. WordPress Phonography Challenge: Future Tense | A year in the Life
  62. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense | Going Beyond The Canvas
  63. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense | marsocmom
  64. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense | Two Broads Abroad
  65. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense | Lucid Gypsy
  66. Spring beckons…. | Thirdeyemom
  67. Living and dying in a box (Weekly photo challenge) | Prompt Queen
  68. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense | Northwest Frame of Mind
  69. Fusion=Future+Confusion | Yeahthtsme
  70. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense | Jaajaabor
  71. WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – Future tense. I can feel it coming… | Richard Tulloch’s LIFE ON THE ROAD
  72. Weekly Photo Challenge: Sailing to the Future | Whispers of a Barefoot Medical Student
  73. Visual Quotations 8 | Beyond the Brush
  74. Future Tense | Miss Pelican’s Perch
  75. Weekly Photo Challenge – Future Tense | Travels and Trifles
  76. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense « Lagottocattleya
  77. Planet Earth according to Gunda | Cardinal Guzman
  78. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense (Photo Course) aka “frame and shoot – 2nd (16)” | What’s (in) the picture?
  79. Graffiti 0365 | artishorseshit
  80. Weekly not-Phoneography Challenge : Future tense | Les Petits Pas de Juls
  81. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense – A Distant Horizon | pics by peep
  82. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense | As iAge
  83. :: Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense | Belo Horizonte daily photo
  84. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense | My Life Afterglow
  85. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense | At least we made it this far…
  86. photography ~~ future tense (weekly photo challenge) | vintage french chic
  87. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense | FOTO chip – © Birgitta Rudenius
  88. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense | My DogaBlog
  89. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense | patriciaddrury
  90. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense | 2812 photography
  91. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense | The Daily Practice
  92. dediwiyanto
  93. The future for Camp Nou? | Travel with Intent
  94. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense | The Good Villager
  95. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future tense | from the top of my mango tree
  96. Future “tense”…is that nervous? Because I am. |
  97. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense | Rois
  98. WPC: Future Tense | JNYnita
  99. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense | dediwiyanto
  100. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense | Bams’ Blog

About Joe Owens

Can you tell from my writing I love God? I hope so because that is what I want you to know most about me. I am also a writer who loves taking on fiction prompts and crafting a story. One day you will read my work in print. Until then enjoy it here! For free!
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