“Captured in Time” Altered Egg Shrine

I am sharing an older project from a few years back that I haven’t share before, I was shared up on the Sandra Evertson Blog back in the day. But seeing spring is just around the corner I wanted to share and upload to my Pinterest Page.

As many of you know I am a nurse but also an avid gardener, I enjoy them both immensely. During the summer months I try and bring some cheer to work and I wear a real flower in my hair. Every morning after the long night shift I pull my hair down and throw the flower on the dash while I unwind on my drive home from the crazy night I’ve just had. This particular flower dried on my dash and it was just beautiful. Instead of throwing it out the window as I drive down the driveway the next night, I actually left it there to enjoy the beauty it had transformed into. Finally I decided that I just needed to capture it in time forever.


And as Nursing and Gardening are so similar I wrote a small comparison and inspiration piece.


Nursing is like Gardening

Nursing is like gardening;
Everyday is a new day. Each day will bring new
Beginnings, new experiences. A new chance at life
To Bloom, blossom and grow.

Nursing is like gardening;
You will always have your pests.
Your frequent visitors, you’re difficult
Ones that are needy, that you don’t
Understand and never will. The
Ones that will present a problem
Around every corner and the ones that will never leave.

Nursing is like gardening
You will always lose some. No
Matter how hard you try and how
Much time and effort and heart you put
Into it. Some were just not meant to live.
For what ever reason, it was meant to be.

Nursing is like gardening;
Rewarding, hardworking, a learning experience,
Frustrating, fulfilling, distressing
Beautiful. From one end of the spectrum to the other.

Nursing is like gardening;
Worth every minute -the good, the bad and the ugly (and the stinky)

Enjoy every aspect and learn everyday. It’s
A good day when you can learn something new.
In every bad situation make it a learning experience,
And Find something good with in it.

Nursing is like gardening.

You can find the original post at Sandra Evertson from a few years back. More Close-ups can be found there also.

Sandra Evertson

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