Morning Pickins

Real Estate Agent with GreatWest Realty DRE# 00827565

To say I have enjoyed my summer garden this year would be an understatement.  The rains late in the spring season, followed by hot temperatures the last couple of months have produced more vegetables than I know what to do with.  

I continue to be amazed at how I pick all squash I see one morning, but when I return the next day there will be the occasional squash that has hidden itself well and grown into a giant in comparison to the others. That was the case this day.  I've also enjoyed turning these little beauties into still-life photos.  

The picture above was taken this morning.  The photo below was taken in late June.


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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I just had some fresh yellow squash with steaks last night.  So delicious.

Jul 31, 2017 11:38 AM #2
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Great pickins from your garden.  I am using some of that yellow squash in our lasagna this evening...A

Jul 31, 2017 12:32 PM #3
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Myrl I love grapes and the grapes in the picture look really good.  Enjoy the bounty of your garden :)

Jul 31, 2017 02:32 PM #4
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Myrl- I must buy a bunch of grapes each week! Your "Still life" is beautiful and I'd say you definitely have a green thumb. 

Jul 31, 2017 05:47 PM #5
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

What a beautiful picture, i just throw my veggies in the sink and get to washing. We had such a late spring, everything is behind. I have only been picking squash a week now, the cukes are almost ready, peppers are good, my green beans are amazing. I picked a carrot today while weeding and they are almost 2 inches. Gardening gives me a good break from the stress Myrl Jeffcoat 

Jul 31, 2017 06:47 PM #6
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

That's quite the spread Myrl.  Your veggies have turned out wonderfully. We've been growing tomatoes & cucumbers but they don't look nearly pretty as yours 

Jul 31, 2017 07:03 PM #7
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

That aint Slim Pickens, that is a true cornucopia. I am ready to eat just looking at the picture.

Jul 31, 2017 07:19 PM #8
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I love your photographs. Thanks for sharing your home garden bounty.

Aug 01, 2017 03:49 AM #9
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

We seem to have the same challenge when we have a bounty from our garden everybody else has the same problem. Too much food all ripening at the same time Myrl Jeffcoat 

Aug 01, 2017 04:22 AM #10
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Myrl, what beautiful photos! I can feel the pleasure to pick the veggies, and the fresh taste they have!

Aug 01, 2017 07:46 AM #11
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

You're a very good photographer, Myrl Jeffcoat ... looks like I could just reach out and grab (and eat) those veggies!  


Aug 01, 2017 12:00 PM #12
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Myrl loved your selection, just  one  quick question, where is the Dill to go with they Yellow Squash? Endre

Aug 01, 2017 06:39 PM #13
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Beautiful!  The food and the still lifes look so wonderful.  I have to admire all those little tomatoes, what a great variety.  It's so much fun to do the picking, and like you say, finding the surprises lurking under the leaves!

Aug 01, 2017 08:03 PM #14
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

These photos are gorgeous works of art, Myrl. Is that a new medium? Arranging vegetables in such a creative way and taking pictures of them? If not, it surely should be. You have a real gift for this.

We've got a ton of vegetables in our gardens on the other side of town, too. Even though we planted only ONE plant of each kind, you're right about the squash going wild. Our neighbors in Land Park are keeping the blinds closed, but I spy their beady little eyeballs peeking through the slats, waiting to see if I'm sneaking up on their porch with a bag of squash.

Aug 02, 2017 08:59 AM #15
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

What a blessing to have this every morning from your garden:) 

So beautiful and surely delicious! 

Aug 02, 2017 06:45 PM #16
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

You must be really proud to be able to grow such wonderful fruit and vegetables in your own garden patch Myrl Jeffcoat 

Aug 03, 2017 06:45 AM #17
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Your picking from your garden look great.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Aug 03, 2017 07:00 PM #18
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Myrl,

Those photos show how talented you are not only in your gardening prowess but your skill as a photographer.  Surrounding those grapes....well... nothing but pure art!

Aug 04, 2017 08:00 AM #19
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Myrl Jeffcoat, all I can say when I look at those yummy fruits and vegetables, is I wish I was your next-door neighbor. 'Cause I just know you would share.  You are soooooooo lucky! 

Aug 04, 2017 02:09 PM #20
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I just love your presentation against black background Myrl Jeffcoat 

Oct 03, 2017 07:43 PM #21
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