Watching the garden grow...

by Heidi Egerman July. 17, 2019 220 views

I have spent months getting the garden ready for my few weeks of downtime during my hip replacement recovery. I intentionally scheduled the surgery after everything was planted and fertilized, water lines in place and weeds pulled. I figured I would be back to 100% when harvest time came around. In the meantime, I would simply watch the garden grow.

I know that I am not good at sitting still but that is the biggest understatement. I am going stir crazy. I’ve convinced myself that this garden needs me (even though it doesn't). It’s nice to be needed. Right? Well, I have managed to slow down and enjoy the view. When you slow down you see things you maybe didn’t see before. I still see weeds popping up everywhere, but I also see my sunflowers bloom into gigantic yellow suns - that will eventually provide seeds for the birds. I can almost feel them breathe. There is so much beauty in this evolution. Enjoy the view!

My love for black and white is stronger than ever. I almost always go there first. We like what we like!

“Sometimes you have to be able to listen to yourself and be okay with no one else understanding.” ~ Christopher Barzak

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Jay Boggess 6 months, 1 week ago

I'm a color lover, especially when the colors are so incredible!!! 
Both of these images are fabulous! The subject, compositions, lighting & detail are perfect! 
The edits are the "cherries on the tops"! 
Glad to hear you have the worst part of your procedure in the "rear-view mirror"....
Hallelujah!

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Tsao T-F 6 months, 1 week ago

Beautiful photos.
Have a speedy recovery!

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Calvin Booker 6 months, 1 week ago

Beautiful Heidi get well soon

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Heidi Egerman Replied to Calvin Booker 6 months, 1 week ago

Thanks Calvin

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Trinicia Perch 6 months, 1 week ago

What a beautiful shot!  Yes, black k and white is so much more dramatic.

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Heidi Egerman Replied to Trinicia Perch 6 months, 1 week ago

Thank you.

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Bethany Plonski 6 months, 1 week ago

Gorgeous details! Wishing you the best for your recovery and down time too. Slowing down is definitely an exercise in patience, but it looks like it's growing on you. smile

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Heidi Egerman Replied to Bethany Plonski 6 months, 1 week ago

Thanks Bethany.
Slowing down is starting to grow on me. It’s a beautiful time to pay attention.

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Camellia Staab 6 months, 1 week ago

I truly don't know which I like best. It's almost like two totally different photos. I keep scrolling up and down trying to decide but it's futile. Sadly sunflowers in our area do not look good at all because of the weather we have had. Normally I go shoot a few times but so far have not been able to. I really like the perspective you took on this one. VERY NICE!

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Heidi Egerman Replied to Camellia Staab 6 months, 1 week ago

Thank you Camellia. Yes, I think the monochrome changed it so much. It became textures and shapes instead of a blooming flower. They are almost too tall to get a close shot with a short lens and shorter photographer. 😁

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