Creativity: Some Examples

I was going to get all wound up here but the fog, the creeks, the valley calls me. Gotta go. Grabbing tripod, rubber boots…

Go here and here. I promise you’ll enjoy these works of playful creative genius. Then if you’re really wound up, read Wikipedia’s piece on the history of the concept of creativity.

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Fred First holds masters degrees in Vertebrate Zoology and physical therapy, and has been a biology teacher and physical therapist by profession. He moved to southwest Virginia in 1975 and to Floyd County in 1997. He maintains a daily photo-blog, broadcasts essays on the Roanoke NPR station, and contributes regular columns for the Floyd Press and Roanoke's Star Sentinel. His two non-fiction books, Slow Road Home and his recent What We Hold in Our Hands, celebrate the riches that we possess in our families and communities, our natural bounty, social capital and Appalachian cultures old and new. He has served on the Jacksonville Center Board of Directors and is newly active in the Sustain Floyd organization. He lives in northeastern Floyd County on the headwaters of the Roanoke River.

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  1. Oh, those leaves are just wonderful!! I loved the California leaf – how amazing that his eye caught the coastline of California in the edge of the leaf! There was a comment that said, “yew alder leaf wilderness a loam!” – now that is some creative word play! Thanks for the chuckle, Fred.