Sunday, May 6, 2012

Mountain Bike

I went riding on my mountain bike today. I really didn’t know how stiff I was until I tried to get on my Bike, wow, what an eye opener. I got on my bike and what did I do, well I almost fell on my face, lucky I landed on some nice soft grass. I scraped my shin a bit but it will heal. I finally got riding and went for about 20 city blocks. The wind was fairly strong, and I had to adjust my saddle a little to use the bike more efficiently. Well about half way out I thought I better get back before I run out of energy. It got harder to pedal as I was going against the wind, so I shifted down and was able to get back with no problem. Well I wasn’t really gone for long, so when I got back and put the bike away, I went into my garden to relax in the sun a bit. The sun was so nice I sat there for a good 1/2 hour. Then the birds were getting a little angry at me for interfering in getting at their feeders. So I looked around my little garden and saw a few of my plants were blooming. Now my brain starting wiring and clicking, and I thought, yes I should take a few photos of these beautiful blooms, but how do I do this, hmmm. So I went into the house and looked for my skinny vase, and there it was. I hurried into the garden and cut the 3 blooms that were blooming, put them in the vase and hurried back into the house. Then I thought, hmmm, how do I set this up, hmmm. I know I will do a still life. similar to how I took the still life of the Big Camera that I have. Then I took several different angles and came up with the photos I am about to show you.  I hope you like them.

 

    First flowers 2012 still life copyStill life flowers copy

     Horsts first flowers in his Garden

                First flowers copy   

48 comments:

  1. I am so thrilled to read you can bike. Not long ago it seems you had a hard time. Take it slow. Walking is the best I found. I love all the photos. The first one is tops for me. Have a great week ahead.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Well, you certainly had a good day: A bike ride, a rest and great photos.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Sounds like you had a great day Horst, accept for the fall off your bike. Glad to hear you are okay, and hope you feel okay in the morning. I have had my share of falls while riding my bike also. I love riding my bike on the trails but don't ride on the roads anymore than I have to.

    I love your header by the way, and your fresh cut flowers in the base turned out great. Very nice presentation, and beautiful compositions as well.

    Well you take care and have a wonderful week ahead.
    Dianne :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Sorry about your foot, my friend: (
    The pictures you are very nice and very artistic!!
    Best wishes!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. My foot is OK, just a scratch. Thank you for the great comment on my flowers.

      Delete
  5. Oh yes .. I like them :)
    Your question about a fox on my blog ... I have named her Vittass because she has a white hind foot :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hermosas fotografias para hermosas flores. Gracias, que tengas un buen día
    Un abrazo

    ReplyDelete
  7. Congrats on the bike ride, keep it up.

    The flowers are gorgeous. Great job!!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Sounds like you had a good ride, if a bit taxing. Beautiful shots Horst, that 3rd one really took my breath away.

    ReplyDelete
  9. A little added note to Scott, I have had my hip replaced last Aug. 29. So riding my mountain bike was a big thing for me. The end result was that I did it and no bad things happened and I am so happy with myself. My other hip is not so great, but I will not let that stop me from doing things that will keep the rest of me healthy.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I don't know! The minute I take my eye of your blog you get yourself into trouble on a bike! Didn't stop you taking great photos though :) I think you did amazingly well to get out on your bike actually after having the hip replacement. My ex-work collegue who also had this op' done certainly wouldn't have been able to achieve that! Hope your shin makes a speedy recovery :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. Very beautiful Horst, I love them all... I miss riding my bike. in years past I would ride from 5 to 10 miles every day twice a day... Have a wonderful week my friend... hugs

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Doris, glad you stopped by, and thank you.

      Delete
  12. I always love any photos you put here. And isn't it grand to go out on your bike like that? Things have changed so much for the better.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I love to ride my bike, I sure missed it when my hip started to give me problems.

      Delete
  13. Wonderful Horst... it's lovely to see something you grew in your own garden.
    Keep up the bike rides it won't be long before you get fitter... or at least don't fall off.
    Take care Drew

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Andrew, I plan to ride my bike as much as I can.

      Delete
  14. Beautiful photos of the lovely flowers. I am glad yoou didnt hurt your self to bad when you fall of the bike.

    Have a nice day :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. As soon as it warms up a little I will go riding again. Have a great day Susanne.

      Delete
  15. Beautiful Flowers Horst and from your own garden. Well done on your bike glad you didn't hurt yourself though.
    Have a GREAT Day
    Sheila

    ReplyDelete
  16. I like the last photo best, Horst, but most of all I am so pleased that you got out and about on your bicycle!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Hope you have had better weather than we have .. because here it rains all the time now

    ReplyDelete
  18. That Was a drive...
    ISo...the birds were getting angry...you are funny!
    But yes...I do like the little flowers! Very good pictures, indeed!
    have a nice day...and do not fall of your bike! Okay?
    (sorry: my English is not so good...)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Don't worry, I think your English is OK. No problem.

      Delete
  19. Oh...I forgot: I love your header! A lot!
    BShell

    ReplyDelete
  20. Horst, nice images with soft pleasing backgrounds..
    I sure need to get on my bike hopefully this year!
    Take care.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I haven't been able to get on the bike for the second time yet, to busy.

      Delete
  21. Horst, these are wonderful!
    I love the simplicity of each one.

    ReplyDelete
  22. After the bike riding you had enough energy to take a beautiful picture of these flowers!
    Nice is the wooden background!!

    ReplyDelete
  23. You had an eventful day, Horst!

    Glad you found a soft landing (bonus)... and flowers from your own garden to photograph (double bonus).

    Hope future biking days build stamina, strength and flexibility. Perhaps a stretch before your next outing will help.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Daniel, will try to remember to stretch.

      Delete
  24. So beautiful. Have a great week. Greetings from Romania

    ReplyDelete
  25. Nothing worse than going for a ride and then suddenly it hits you that you have the same distance to ride home again. No problem when you are fit and in training, but starting out as I will have to-do again this year, it means lots of stretching and thinking seriously about distances!

    Love the photos. Diane

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I have to remember that when you go down hill you have to come back up the hill. Have a great day Diane.

      Delete
  26. It was beautiful with the bike riding with picture what is your life are that making your happy.
    My friend Caroletn with Katie was told me about yours being photographed it see me all your good to get for your loved photographed.
    Michiko

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Michiko, thank you for stopping by, and thatks for you wonderful words. I hope you like my blog and my photos.

      Delete

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.