Still Life

Bee Bee BalmIt’s being said this has been the worst spring in twenty years. Solstice is upon us, yet it hardly feels like summer. Things are about a month behind here.

Besides the rain-the drawback for my garden this year was having so much of it trampled down by painters and their ladders. Very disappointing!

I suppose I will be photographing other people’s gardens this year, having already spotted some irises and poppies in the neighbourhood. Though I did manage to capture this shot a few moments ago of bee balm complete with bee.

Ginger BloomsHowever, to cheer myself I have bought flowers. This exotic bunch is ginger.

What a gorgeous, reasonably priced arrangement it makes, which lasts a long time. These are the blooms from the ginger root. They must look fabulous growing in their natural state.


Cherries MacroI have also been gorging myself on fresh fruit, recently arrived from the US. Too early for BC fruit.

No offence to the Chilean growers, but by the time it gets here it seems to have lost it’s pizazz. Fruit from Chile lined the grocery shelves all winter. Needless to say, so much for the Canada food guide-at least during winter anyway!

Bowl of CherriesThe day of reckoning is also upon me, and I must find a steady source of income. Would someone tell me why I am so reluctant to to out and do what I know I can do?

It is like inertia comes over me, every time I think about taking action. Let’s see, I have been building resistance to the fear.

I am surrounded by the right group of supportive people. I have the passion, the talent, certainly the persistence and now it is time to take action.

Despite one thousand doors having been slammed in my face I am about to open up door number 1001. Yes I want to do what I love and be successful at it. I want my life to be a bowl of cherries- is that so wrong?

Still Life was last modified: January 27th, 2019 by Deborah Robinson

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