Last night I was taking a look at the Be Still 52 assignment for Week 11. Talk about perfect timing! I’ve had a very busy 10 days with three of my grandchildren visiting and I’ve loved every moment of it.
But this morning suddenly, I am all alone …
So I had time to think … what does stillness look like to me?
Well, it’s a quiet cup of coffee all by myself. Looking out the window. It’s being able to concentrate on one thing at a time (ahem … it getting harder to multi-task as I age) and so when I have the grands, it’s all about them. I don’t go trying to set up a photo shoot, it just does not work for me. Plus I want to be present for them.
But today! ah the freedom!!
It wasn’t long until I wandered out into the garden. Then I found myself at the potting bench with a handful of flowers and berries, excited to set up a little vignette. These potting bench vignettes take time: I create an arrangement I think will work, then I have to run up the stairs to look down on it, and then back down the stairs to rearrange, then back up, then back down … I can do this 10 times before I’m satisfied.
This morning I had a couple of prompts from IG that I was trying to incorporate. One was “vantage point” and the other was “shapes”. I’m quite pleased with the results. I took the photo with my phone since it’s the easiest and today it’s all about easy …
Now it’s time to head out for the day. I have places to go, things to do (no people to see) and I’m quite sure I’ll be taking a few side trips down country roads. I hope I “find” something to share with you tomorrow. Until then, have a creative day!
so, so beautiful! enjoy your peace and quiet! :)
Have fun Barb love your set up .
This is a lovely photo and your creativity, and love for this shows through.
The same thing with set ups happens at my place too. Sometimes I’m worn out before I get to the processing! So the sitting alone with a cup of coffee and enjoying the view is perfect stillness. Love love your vision of stillness!!! Total sweetness!
Love hearing the stories of the build up to the photo taking! Lovely image!
Cathy H. says
So creative and beautiful! I love all the round shapes you found! Wonderful textures, too!
Caz Sultz says
Love your vision of stillness Barb ! At least going up and downstairs so much must keep you fit :) !
Gail O says
I am preparing myself for a very busy next two days as my older grands will be staying here with me….fortunately, the past few days have been very quiet and peaceful and I have plenty of rest! Love this photo and set up….
Love! We the white berries snow berries? And is that flax in your coffee? Lol
Beautifully done! I love your set up and background. Enjoy your time to yourself and have a great weekend!
Such a lovely still life!
Have a great and quiet time :-)
Beauty and exercise all at the same time! :-)
Sounds like a win win situation to me.
This is really lovely, Barb.
Ten days! I’ll bet you are missing them and relishing the quiet at the same time. Lovely photo.
So Very beautiful. I love stillness and quite and try to seek it most morning.
Im behind on Be Still and I know I will catch up soon.
I love your potting bench.
oh Barb…. this is beautiful stillness…… truly… love every single morsel…..
perfect be still loveliness…. xo
There is a “daintiness” to the photo that conjures peace… love it!
I love this photo so very much :)