Monday, June 6, 2011

My Garden Therapy



No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.  ~Proverb


Spring brings new beginnings and fresh starts.
The outpatient therapy section of the hospital is next to a geriatric care center, and between the two facilities there is a lovely little garden designed for the geriatric patients and staff.  
I have always loved photography and I was even attending college studying website development and graphic design before I got sick. In the past few weeks I have found myself taking the camera to my appointments and wandering into the garden to take pictures. I find myself setting the cane down, and forgetting all about it and my limitations. I am crouching on the ground, climbing around objects and getting a real workout while trying to take a few pictures. It is my own private garden version of occupational and physiotherapy while I wait for my official hospital appointments. I am thinking about making a set of note cards or a photo-book to give to the geriatric center. 

I am ready to start creating again.




9 comments:

Grace Carpenter said...

Lovely!

Linda said...

Thank-you Grace.

Glynis Jolly said...

Linda, the card idea sounds best to me but the photo book isn't a bad idea. You have some real talent in this field. And your passion for it is taking you beyond your 'limits'. I hope you're thinking about pursuing this a little further.

Suzanne said...

Stunning!

Rebecca Dutton said...

These pictures are so moving to a gardener like me.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Linda .. thanks for following my blog .. good to be here .. and I hope you continue to get therapeutic exercise taking wonderful pictures such as these ..

Cheers and have a happy weekend ..Hilary

Linda said...

Thank-you everyone. I really do love taking this kind of picture!

Hilary it was nice to see your blog and I am glad to "meet" you.

Marcelle said...

Beautiful. It is amazing how when I'm doing something I'm absorbed in, I forget all about my discomforts. I like to shoot animals/people with a telephoto and I've been worried about not being able to control the camera with only one hand.

spider veins said...

Spring-the awesome season makes all happy. Its very interesting therapy you been developed. I am looking forward about using it.

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