Collective Creativity: 7Oct2022

by Barbara Lehtiniemi

I take photos daily—at least one each day and sometimes hundreds—as part of my Photo-a-Day project.  That adds up to thousands of photos most years.  Some subjects and themes recur, sometimes by accident and other times by design.

Maple tree in clearing.  This lovely tree sits alone in a clearing in the woods where I walk and ski.  After taking some winter photos of the tree, I decided to take photos in all seasons.  I used cedar trees to frame the shots, which helped me achieve similar angles in shots taken over the course of a year.

Maple tree in clearing.

Lorne School.  This former one-room schoolhouse is a favourite photo subject of mine.  These photos were taken over the course of five years.  The bottom-left photo is the oldest (2016), and the bottom right the newest (2021).  The top two photos were taken in 2019 (left) and 2020 (right).

Lorne School. 

Corn crop.  For a few weeks in late spring, until the corn got too high, I walked between the rows.  These photos span three weeks—from late May to mid-June.  This is my Green Giant pose.

Corn crop. 

Baking.  I don’t bake as often as I used to, so a cooling rack full of cookies or pastries is worthy of a photo.   The top-left photo is my first attempt at Runeberg tarts, a Finnish pastry traditionally served on February 5, the anniversary of Finnish poet Johan Runeberg’s birth.


Share the wealth as there are so many ways to be creative! All Collectif members, share your impulses! 

Send JPG image(s) to with up to 100 words per image describing what you did, materials used, inspiration, mindset, etc. 

Share how/if creativity affects (controls?) your life. Please include size (height by width), title & media for each image.  

Writers – we want to hear from you! Send poetry, lyrics, an excerpt. Please try to include an image of some sort. 

Everyone, share informative, inspiring Show & Tell demonstrating the creative mind.


  1. Really like the time lapse approach, Barbara. The idea could produce some interesting collage images framed together.


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